Untameable is an immersive diamond heist performance aiming to make financially accessible and commercially viable theatre. Now, what is the most unusual part of that sentence?
In all ways possible, Untameable is a project that strives to challenge conventions. The format of the play is immersive, meaning that the action unfolds simultaneously around its audience, who is free to pick which side of the story they’d like to see. The heist genre is challenged with a cast composed of eight women, two dancers, a cast that is over 50% artists of color, and a stone slotted to get back to its origin country. And we’d like to challenge the standard production model as well. We want to keep tickets affordable, pay our artists well, and offer a free outreach night to a disadvantaged demographic that might ordinarily not be able to come see the show.
-Daria Miyeko Marinelli, playwright & co-producer
To this end, each performance of Untameable offers six different available tickets – from a $0.99 “Attendant” ticket to the $99.00 “Heir to the Throne” – each with different perks / duties attached. Sleep No More, the most popular example of immersive theatre, similarly uses a tiered ticketing system but with an $85.00 base price.
I’ve included the full list below – but don’t forget to get your tickets here!
Attendant: $0.99 (2 available per show)
Attend for a bargain and assist the Lady Queen/Boy Prince as they process through the evening. Audience member may be asked to carry light props & stand closer to play action
**For Weds. November 4th & Thurs. November 5th only***
Preview Ticket: $10.00 (50 per show on 11/4 and 11/5)
See the show in its final days of development at a discount! Some activities of one of the tiered tickets may be assigned to audience members.
Security Guard: $15.00 (10 available per show)
Help keep the jewel safe. Audience member may be asked to stand in specific areas during certain parts of play.
Museum Guest: $30.00 (30 available per show)
General Admission. Includes light beverages through performance.
Thief in Training: $50.00 (8 available per show)
Learn the tricks of the trade. Audience member has the option to be guided by one of our thieves during the action. Light refreshments included with experience.
Heir to the Throne: $99.00 (2 available per show)
Receive the Royal Treatment. Experience includes beverages, refreshments, and the personal guidance of either Lady Queen/Boy Prince through the show.
While $99.00 isn’t an example of the most accessible pricing, I will tell you that the package included will be awesome. But what’s even more awesome than being personally escorted by two mythical characters from the play – having a choice of what kind of ticket you can purchase.
Actors are nothing without an audience, and Untameable’s fundraising page on hatchfund.com is aiming to raise money to pay their artists, and guarantee that as many people as possible can afford to see the show. A full house, an audience that doesn’t feel taken advantage of, and artists paid for their time – how great would that be?
If you feel like this is as AWESOME as I think it is, please take a second to learn more about Untameable and donate to the project. Thank you!