Middlemist Red

Middlemist Red

Written & Directed by Kate Douglas

Assistant Directed & ART DIRECTED by Tori Sparks
Music & Sound Design by Matthew Marsh
Set Design by Rebecca Hamilton

Middlemist Red aims to reconnect children of the digital age with the importance of conservation through an immersive, analog mystery experience. The adventure begins in the classroom, when a visiting botanist comes to teach a workshop on the themes of interdependence, recycling, and sustainability. She tells children about the secret history of a rare flower in a botanical library nearby that used to be maintained by a secret society. When children visit the library in person, they discover that the flower has gone missing. On the journey to find the plant, audiences uncover the story of the Middlemist Society and the mission of a gardener who is trying to stop even more plants from disappearing.

Middlemist Red has been developed as part of New Victory LabWorks at the New Victory Theater in New York City and at SPACE on Ryder Farm as part of New Victory Theater's Institutional Residency.

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Funding has been made possible by the Puffin Foundation.