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Dances and kidnappings filled our festive fundraising party

It’s a big week for The Republic. We met our Kickstarter goal (thank you again!) and are heading into a weekend filled with building as many walls as we can to continue to transform our performance space from an empty warehouse into 18,000 square feet of fully themed environments.

As we ready ourselves for another weekend of excitement, we are looking back at last weekend’s fun-filled fundraising party, which offered the world a first look at several of our characters. Those who were there had a blast interacting with our performers. Though they weren’t in costume, they were most definitely in character the entire time.

For those who couldn’t make it out, today I offer you a glimpse at a few highlights from the party, including a particularly passionate and manic tango performed by Jana Bernard and Steven Kabick, as the Medusa and Minotaur, as well as a kidnapping at the party featuring our CEO (played by Kathryn Fabbroni), Oracle (played by Chris Brown), and Silver (played by Michael Corinella):

Now, the exact moments featured during the party will not be part of our production, but do give a sense of the type of interactions that players will enjoy while experiencing The Republic.

Other performers seen in the video and photos above include Steven Finkle as Daedalus, Emmi Green as a Bronze, Kim Lopez as a Slave, Jim Inzirillo and Clare Ghezzi as Surgeon, Justin Jones as HR Boss #1, and Gus Rodriguez as HR Boss #2. We announced these characters during the party, though have withheld details about who they are really are – on purpose. You’ll have to come out to experience The Republic beginning in May to meet them yourself.

Though… we are planning a few more surprise appearances between now and then.

Over the next couple days, our engineer Phil Burgos will be leading a team to make that happen. Check out all these 2×4’s he and The Republic creator Sarah Elger loaded up today:

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 – Ricky Brigante / Rogue: Hypnos


Kickstarter party fun as our goal sits within our sights

This past weekend, we introduced Orlando to The Republic – or at least a small sampling of the society we’re creating.

Saturday night, we held a mysterious and intimate party inside our performance space. Amidst sets still very much under construction, our Kickstarter backers had a chance to interact with our performers in character for the very first time. We served themed drinks while the design team mingled with our future players, also offering a variety of live entertainment aimed at showcasing our performers’ many talents.

It was a tremendous success, both as a special event and as a fundraiser, getting us quite close to our Kickstarter goal. We’re currently just 14% away from our goal, with just over $1,000 to go!

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At the end of the night, we took a group photo with our cast, crew, design team, and the last few remaining guests who stayed for the entire duration of the party:

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We’ll be sharing much more from the party this week, including a closer look at who our characters are along with video of some of the live performances that took place at the event. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

In the meantime, help us reach our Kickstarter goal! We have just over 1 day remaining, so make your contribution now to nab one of our many exclusive rewards.

 – Ricky Brigante / Rogue: Hypnos


7 days left to back our Kickstarter – Help us fully realize our vision of The Republic

We’ve reached the final week of our Kickstarter!

With nearly $4,000 already contributed, we’re more than halfway to our goal of $7,500… but definitely not quite there yet. We need your help today to get us there!

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The $7,500 we ultimately raise via Kickstarter will help tremendously with bringing The Republic to you exactly as we have envisioned it, with the highest production levels throughout the experience. It will enable us to purchase more props, set dressings, furniture, electronic equipment including lighting and audio, special effects, makeup, costumes, and much more.

There are no outside investors or big corporations behind The Republic. Our core design team is paying for every expense out of our own pockets and now that we have started building, those expenses are rising dramatically. Reaching our Kickstarter goal is unquestionably crucial to keeping this project moving at the pace it has been, on track for a phenomenal opening weekend in May.

Whether you contribute $5, $100, or even $1,000 (as a couple backers have!), your Kickstarter support of The Republic is invaluable to us – and we know you’ll love your rewards too.

So please head over to our Kickstarter now and back our project with any amount. Thank you!

And don’t forget that as a Kickstarter backer, you can attend the incredible party we have planned this Saturday evening, March 28. Full details here. You won’t want to miss this special event.


You’re Invited: THE REPUBLIC Fundraising Party with exclusive, one-time special experiences

We are announcing a very special event that will allow you to step foot into our world for the first time, nearly two months before we officially open.

You are invited to attend THE REPUBLIC Fundraising Party, to be held this coming Saturday, March 28, 2015 inside our performance space near downtown Orlando!

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Come party with the cast and creators of The Republic immersive theater experience on the final weekend of our Kickstarter campaign!

This one-time event will feature a chance to fully explore our 18,000 square-foot warehouse amidst our production build while enjoying specialty drinks, music, live performances from our actors – and a few surprise encounters and announcements.

Special Kickstarter rewards will be available during the party for exclusive experiences, including a chance to have your friend (or enemy) kidnapped!

You never know what will happen next…

Our goal for the event is to reach our Kickstarter goal during the party! A donation (of any amount) is required for admission. We will have computers set up to make contributions upon entry. And anyone who backs our Kickstarter before the party will get instant admission. Just let us know at the door that you’ve already contributed and we’ll escort you right in to this exclusive event.

RSVP now on Facebook! SHARE with your friends!

Location is near downtown Orlando. Exact address to be disclosed later this week via the event’s Facebook page. Doors open at 8pm. Arrive on time. Ample parking will be available. Must be at least 18 years old to enter. Event runs until 11pm.

Expecting the unexpected. In The Republic, anything can happen.