On January 1, 2019, 4 immersive creators invited people to immerse themselves in a world created to offer a glimpse into an alternate dimension of drama, horror, and noir. They create to challenge, move, disturb, disrupt, connect, to change your way of being. BL4KM4SS was founded by a team of 4 who share and rotate artistic/creative roles: Alex C. James, Amori Stewart, Paul Stephen Edwards, & Reyna “Chainsaw Queen” Velarde.
“We started out anonymously because we wanted our art to speak for itself, we didn’t want people to have a certain expectation of who we are or what we do.” – The 4 Founders.
BL4KM4SS began with the “M” storyline: Prelude, M-Part I, Clausen: Inauguration, and coming this Winter, Part II. Written and directed by Alex C. James, “Immersive theater is intimate unlike any other form of storytelling. You are not safe behind a screen or in an audience. You must make choices and feel the consequences.” Inauguration has 2 more slots available on 11/23.
BL4KM4SS then brought you P4TH0L0GY, written and directed by Reyna M. Velarde & Paul Stephen Edwards. “We created a show that we can do anywhere and access anyone.” P4TH0L0GY is an active show with shows in Northern California and San Diego coming soon.
BL4KM4SS has an amazing cast, led by Casting Director, Amori Stewart. Most of the art created for their Instagram page, short films, and all other media is created by Art Director, Paul Stephen Edwards. Scheduling & Communications is led up by the “insanely organized” Communications Director, Reyna Velarde. While everyone shares a creative role, their lead Creative Director is Alex C. James.
Since January of this year, BL4KM4SS has produced a show every month and will continue through December with plans for at least 16 shows in 2020.
BL4KM4SS will be presenting “H0L1D4Y with BL4KM4SS”, a show every month on a special holiday. Participants may elect to buy a HOL1D4YP4SS to purchase multiple shows and guarantee a spot for each H0L1D4Y. 4-P4SS type will be available, limited to 3-5 passes per level, and each show will be limited to 5-10 participants. Shows will only run once. Each H0L1D4YP4SS will come with different perks (like a sweater, t-shirt, calendar, extra passes, and more!). Shows will run 20-90 minutes. Some shows will be group experiences. All shows will include a segment where you will be alone. Some shows will include food and/or drink. Those who have an approved application on file will receive information on how to book their pass. Individual shows are $150 but booking multiple shows in a “P4SS” can save guests up to $495!
For more information on future shows, follows along on Instagram @BL4KM4SS. To apply for shows, email email@example.com. Once your application is approved, you will receive show information before anyone else, priority registration, and select discounts.
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