If you would like to be cast in one or more of our Interactive Drama events, be sure to read and understand the House Rules. You must join the Taiwan Interactive Theatre Society Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/taiwaninteractivedrama. You must also contact the troupe director, Brian David Phillips, for an invitation to join the troupe active membership AND contact the scenario director for casting (after first gaining troupe membership). The active members list is maintained offline.
Troupe performances have been on a brief hiatus but we are now organizing new events and quite looking forward to the new season and beyond. We have begun scheduling new events for Fall 2013. Watch this space for more information and be sure to join the Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/taiwaninteractivedrama now!
- THE FUTURE OF OZ: Celebrate a Royal Birthday and a Special Wedding (Something Wonderfully Wicked This Way Comes!), 4 January 2014, 6:30pm (some folks may arrive a bit earlier to help with setup). Post-New-Year Costume Party with an OzIaN Supernatural Horror Fantasy with Intrigue, Espionage, Suspense, and Otherworldly Otherness. This is a what if scenario set in a world of Oz with lots of weirdness thrown in . . . as if the novels of L. Frank Baum were thrown through a mixer with all sorts of dark and dangerous things.
This scenario is a steampunk fantasy meets supernatural weirdness and storybook horror. This is a massive scenario with well over forty participants already slated to play. Come to celebrate Queen Ozma's birthday and a special patchwork wedding but be ready to sleuth your way through some Ozian fun.
Interactive Dramatists, Alexx Kay, Charles Sumner, and Mark Justin Waks. Directors, Brian David Phillips and Lorraine Phillips.
See here for scenario information.
- TEMPLE OF THE WINDS, 8 January 2014, 9:10am (RESERVED PERFORMANCE). A Fantasy Freeform Interactive Drama
Live Action Roleplaying Scenario. This session is limited to students enrolled in the Oral Training and Reading courses taught by Dr. Phillips and Mr. Cheng in the English Department at National Chengchi University.
Interactive Dramatist, Morgana Cowling. Directors, Brian David Phillips and Michael Cheng.
See here for scenario information.
- THE TRIAL OF THE BIG BAD WOLF, date TBA. Barn Yard Animal Fantasy Murder Mystery Whodunit Theatre-Style Freeform Interactive Drama Live Action Roleplaying Scenario). Interactive Dramatist, Joshua Sheena, Josh Rachlin, Nat Budin, and Sage Shepperd Adaptation and Director, Brian David Phillips.
- THE IMMORTAL MURDERS; Murder Mystery Whodunit Theatre-Style Freeform Interactive Drama Live Action Roleplaying Scenario). Interactive Dramatists, Mary Lee and Andrew Boxall. Adaptation and Director, Brian David Phillips.
- FLASHTRAINS, date TBA. Science Fiction with a twist (an original Near Future Cyberpunkish Science Fantasy Gothic Horror Theatre-Style Freeform Interactive Drama Live Action Roleplaying Scenario). Interactive Dramatist and Director, Brian David Phillips.
- FIRE AT MIDNIGHT, date TBA. Interactive Dramatist, Frank Branham. Director, Brian David Phillips.
It has been a looooong hiatus. We are looking forward to the reboot! Not all events are listed here. Some events here are undated due to server changes. See the galleries for more events and photographs of a number of our unlisted activities, including educational interactive drama events.
- Mini-LARPapalooza, 27 November 2010, 3:00pm. An afternoon of mini-LARP scenarios . . . costume not required. We will be playing a few quick mini-scenarios - short games that are perfect for folks who are new to live roleplaying as well as those who want to exercise their improvisational roleplay muscles. These are short simple scenarios, including BUS STOP, BELL THE CAT, and others. Contact the Directors, Brian David Phillips and Lorraine Phillips if you would like to play. See here for more information.
- THE BIG BAD THYNG: SOMETHING VERY WICKED THIS WAY COMES, 30 October 2010, 3:00pm. Halloween Costume Party with a Supernatural Horror Fantasy Whodunit Mystery with Intrigue, Espionage, Suspense, and Otherworldly Otherness set in a Night Club that happens to be one of the many entrances into the Other Side! Interactive Dramatist, Brian David Phillips. Directors, Brian David Phillips and Lorraine Phillips.
Best Roleplayer: Michael Cheng. Best Costume: Lily Lee. See here for scenario information.
- PARADISE LOST, 18 September 2010. Science Fiction Murder Mystery Whodunit Theatre-Style Freeform Interactive Drama Live Action Roleplaying Scenario). Interactive Dramatist, DeAnna Knippling Adaptation and Director, Brian David Phillips. Best Roleplayer: Michael Cheng. Best Costume: Beatrice Wang. See here for scenario information.
- ALL I WANTED WAS A NICE QUIET VACATION, 20 February 2000. Interactive Dramatist and Director, Michael Cheng. Best Roleplayer: Brian David Phillips. Best Costume: Mandy Wang.
- NEW YEAR'S EVE ALL NIGHT TABLE TOP ROLE PLAYING GAME KILL FEST, 31 December 1999 - 01 January 2000. We celebrated this very special New Year with a very special game. This was an all night session of tabletop RPGing with the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons system. Sorry, no pictures this time . . . we were too busy fighting evil monsters, rescuing princesses, and hunting for magickal treasure. Dungeon Master, Brian David Phillips.
- CHRISTMAS POT-LUCK COSTUME PARTY, 25 December 1999. Coordinators, Lorraine Phillips and Brian David Phillips. This was a pot-luck costume party for members and their families or significant others. It took place in the Phillips Family Home and started 6:30-ish and ended whenever we decided to kick the last guest out around midnight-ish or so. While this was a Christmas Party, we tried to stress that guests did not need to bring or exchange gifts at the party. As always there was no alcoholic drinks or smoking. We did get up an impromptu session and played a short scenario from TSR's old 1986 Partyzone series of interactive dramas. The Inheritance turned out to be a nice introduction to the genre for the non-regular-players present who gave it a go. Director, Brian David Phillips.
- HORROR AT BRADLEY MANOR, performed 19 December 1999. Interactive Dramatists, Tonia Walden and Louise Parker. Director, Michael Cheng. Best Roleplayer: Brian David Phillips. Best Costume: Mandy Wang.
- THE TEMPLE OF THE WINDS, performed on 21 November 1999. Interactive Dramatist, Morgana Cowling. Director, Brian David Phillips. This is our very own "cursed scenario." This session was originally scheduled for 29 August 1999 but was cancelled at that time due to attendance problems. It was then set for O3 October 1999 but that was before Taiwan was nailed by the biggest earthquake to shake the island in over one hundred years. It was finally performed in November and turned out to be a great session, well worth the wait. Best Roleplayer: Ellen Li. Best Costume: Michael Cheng.
- HALLOWEEN PARTY, 31 October 1999. Coordinators, Lorraine Phillips and Brian David Phillips. This was a pot-luck costume party for members and their families or significant others. It took place in the Phillips Family Home and started 7-ish and ended whenever we decided to kick the last guest out around 11-ish.
- THE SECRET WAR: THE MYSTERIOUS STONE ARTIFACTS OF THE MAN OF THE MOUNTAIN (A Super Snipers Water War Adventure), performed 08 August 1999. Interactive Dramatist and Director Brian David Phillips.
- THE WOLVES ARE RUNNING, performed 18 July 1999. Interactive Dramatist, Jessica Tiffin. Director, Lee Campbell. This scenario has been removed from our repertoire.
- THE MARIN COUNTY NEW AGE SOCIETY COCKTAIL PARTY, performed 20 June 1999. Interactive Dramatist, James MacDougall. Director, Michael Cheng.
- ARCHANGELS, performed 16 May 1999. Interactive Dramatist, Evangelos Hugo Paliatseas. Director, Brian David Phillips.
- THE FINAL VOYAGE OF THE MARY CELESTE, performed 18 April 1999. Interactive Dramatist, James MacDougall. Director, Brian David Phillips.
- MURDER AT TALL OAKS, performed 09 January 1999. Interactive Dramatist, Murder Mystery Party's Thomas Watson. Coordinator, Brian David Phillips.
- ROMAN RUINS. Interactive Drama from the How to Host a Murder series.
- LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY by Aimee Yermish and Stephen R. Balzac.
- WHITE COLLAR CRIME by Scott Beattie.
- REVENGE IN PENGHU by Michael Cheng with Brian David Phillips.
- BUS STOP by Douglas Milewski
- FERRY BOAT by Michael Cheng
In the Pipeline
- SIDEKICKS ANONYMOUS. The Incredible Zip - superhuman, supersonic champion of speed - MISSING. Commander Patriot - Ex-Army hero of the American Way. MISSING. Ultrababe - Fearless (and drop dead gorgeous) vanquisher of the worst evils. MISSING. The League of Really Good Guys has been decimated by a strange malady, affecting only the strongest heroes. The only ones left are the kids and worse - sidekicks and misfits, holding awesome power, but immature. Summoned to the League's Mansion Headquarters by the hyperintelligent Doctor Starburst (just before he too vanished) they must find out what nefarious criminal has planned the disappearances, and save their older, more capable counterparts. This is a tongue-in-cheek comedy heroic scenario for 25 or more wannabe superheroes (we MUST have a minimum of 15 confirmed players for this scenario to run, more is obviously better). Interactive Dramatist, Nick Huggins. Director, Brian David Phillips.
- THE FUTURE OF OZ by Alexx Kay, Charles Sumner, and Mark "Justin" Waks.
- TAROT: THE GREATER TRUMPS, 26 May 2006, by Ken Brown, Hugh Eckert, and Dave Singer
from an original idea by Ken Brown.
- FOREVER AUTUMN, performance set for when we get around to it. Join us in the days of Legendary Japan in the world of Legend of the Five Rings. The Seven Clans have gathered for a conference with the mysterious strangers from the wastelands. Interactive Dramatists, Fergal O'Brien and Oli Bird.
- THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING, performance date to be announced. This scenario is set in legendary Celtic Britain. King Arthur is dead. Excalibur is gone. The leaders of the Isles are meeting in a last desperate attempt to forge a lasting peace. Interactive Dramatist, Ashley Perryman of Omentide Games.
- THE SECRET WAR: BATTLE FOR REALITY (A Super Snipers Water War Adventure). Interactive Dramatist and Director Brian David Phillips.
Interactive dramatists should note that just as a playhouse will often make changes to a playwright's drama for individual productions, we often make alterations to previously written material in order to adapt it to our own needs - often even so far as the last minute when players continue to drop or add. This usually includes but is not limited to things like adding characters or changing the sex of roles in order to fit the gender mix of our own troupe. Shakespeare's plays often go through even more radical interpretations for performance and so don't be surprised if the version of an interactive drama we produce is somewhat different from the one originally written.
Just as any traditional theatre troupe assumes certain liberties with a drama . . . once we endeavor to run an interactive drama, we assume the right to produce or direct it in the style or manner we see fit in order to suit the needs of our troupe. If this policy is not acceptable to you, please do not send us your scenarios. Our performance philosophy is to adapt the scenario to the players, not the other way around.
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