GUMSHOE Experience

A New Paradise Laboratories Production

Mobile Experience

April 8 – September 1, 2017
Parkway Central Library, the Rosenbach, and in between

Missed the live performance? You can experience the GUMSHOE immersive adventure using your mobile phone.

  • Got 45–60 minutes? Start in the lobby of Parkway Central Library with your mobile phone and text the keyword FULLSHOE to the number 215-GUMTHAT (215-486-8428). Follow the secret prompts.
  • Got 20–30 minutes? Start in the lobby of Parkway Central Library with your mobile phone and text the keyword SHORTSHOE to the number 215-GUMTHAT (215-486-8428). Follow the secret prompts.

Already participated in GUMSHOE? Please let us know what you thought and you’ll be entered to win a MYSTERIOUS PRIZE!

Messaging and data rates may apply.

Parkway Central Library, the Rosenbach, and in between
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5322

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About New Paradise Laboratories

New Paradise Laboratories (NPL) is an ensemble-based performance company that explores innovative means of expression to bend and reshape the art of theater. Founded by OBIE award-winner Whit MacLaughlin, it sees theater as a perceptual lens into another world—an alternate reality—fraught with beauty and unpredictability.

New Paradise Laboratories works both inside and outside of conventional theater spaces. Sometimes it installs performance into unlikely places: on the internet, in smartphones, or in a library. NPL practices a collaborative model of creation that incorporates designers and performers as devisers.

GUMSHOE Credits

Conceived and Developed by: New Paradise Laboratories
Creators: Whit MacLaughlin and New Paradise Laboratories, Tassos Stevens (Coney), Lauren Feldman, Jorge Cousineau
Director: Whit MacLaughlin
Experience Designer: Tassos Stevens (Coney)
Writer: Lauren Feldman
Production/Media/Sound Designer: Jorge Cousineau
Production Manager: Nick Jonczak
Costume Designer: Katherine Fritz
Prop Design: Alicia Crosby
NPL Ensemble Core Creators: Kevin Meehan
Performers: Nia Benjamin, Jeffrey Cousar, Camilla Dely, Jessica Johnson, Jenson Titus Lavallee, Kevin Meehan*† and Jo Vito Ramírez
Stage Managers: Maya Neville and Nicole Labadie-Bartz

* Actor appears through the courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
Company Member

We the Detectives is made possible through a generous grant from the William Penn Foundation.