It’s Friday, November 2nd 2012. You wake up. A deadly outbreak is ravaging the streets of Toronto. Mass panic is imminent. But ByoLogyc is here to help. Buy a ticket, and retreat to their exclusive safe house. Fight for truth, fight for survival, or simply stand back and watch it all unfold – the choice is yours.
But how did we get here?
ByoLogyc is a Toronto-based leader in the field of lifestyle biotechnology. They are hugely successful in their field and have been growing rapidly. Underneath their success, there is tension amongst staff members and an online hacker group called EXE targeted ByoLogyc. EXE has been leaking confidential information from inside ByoLogyc, hounding them with disruptive attacks, and generally plotting their destruction. In May, EXE hackers gained access to ByoLogyc internal systems and managed to corrupt the plans for a new drug called ByoRenew. ByoLogyc released the drug a few months later causing an emergency and small evacuation of those sampling the drug. Shortly after, ByoLogyc also confirmed the outbreak of a newly discovered virus. They warn the public through a press release and Nuit Blanche installation, offering their assurances that the effects are negligible.
The Zed Toronto event picks up during the deadly outbreak. The retreat to the ByoLogyc safe house is an immersive adventure theatre experience. You and 300 other adventurers choose your own fate in the interactive adventure based on which ticket you purchase:
ADVENTURE – Experience ByoLogyc’s stronghold first-hand as a member of the general pubic headed to the ByoRetreat refuge and play out your role in the end of the world! Who knows what will happen…
ACTION – Want action? Join EXE, the resistance faction working to make sure ByoLogyc pays the price for its actions! Spread propaganda, recruit spies from the general audience, and escape SCD interrogation squads!
POWER – Want power? Join ByoLogyc’s SCD Division to protect the population and destroy EXE! Step over the line between reality and fiction, go on patrols, round up the resistance and take back control of the site once and for all.
PRIVILEGE – If you’re seeking luxury, right down to the last minute, become a ByoLogyc board member. Help CEO Chet Getram keep tabs on a volatile situation and, if necessary, cull the herd. Complimentary refreshments and hors d’ouvres included!
You will never see the Brickworks the same way again after you experience it as an end-of-the-world safehouse.
Even the transportation method you choose to get to the event will reveal a distinctive part of the ByoLogyc simulation. I know this is last minute, but this event looks so crazy that it cannot be missed! I’ll be picking up mine as soon as I can decide which “choose your own adventure” ticket I want!
RSVP: Shows are at 6:30 and 9:30pm on Friday November 2, and Saturday November 3.
Tickets for all four shows available here.
Use discount code “ARTSWORKER10” for $10 off your tickets!