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Secrets

You're the inquisitive type, aren't you? I like that.

For Your Eyes Only

The Man From Beyond puts you at the heart of a story, but it is also a game. Our gamemaster has leaked the following trade secrets to help you make the most of your time with us.

  • The room contains challenges, all of which you must complete in time.
  • Ask why. Why is this here? Almost everything in the room is important.
    Explore. Use your eyes, ears, and hands. Read. Check all sides of an object. Objects given as rewards are particularly important.
  • A key works only in one location. Once the key unlocks a reward, that key has served its purpose.
  • If an object needs a code to open, the solution will not involve guessing.
    Have faith. You will know the answer when you have it.
  • Talk to one another, and play as a team. If you don’t “get it,” share it.
  • Don’t shy away from asking for a hint when you need it.

Company

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Haley E. R. Cooper

Bio
Haley E. R. Cooper is co-artistic director of Strange Bird Immersive and one of the creators of The Man From Beyond. She is well-known in the escape room world for her deep thinking and passion for the art form, but she loves best the chance to connect with you, the players, inside an imaginary world. On stage, Cooper’s favorite credits include: As You Like It (Rosalind), Comedy of Errors (Adriana), Richard III (Buckingham), Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice), Proof (Catherine). Directing credits: The Man From Beyond, Hamlet, and The Merchant of Venice with Rice University’s Baker Shakespeare program. After earning her B.A. at Rice and her M.A. in intellectual history at the University of Wisconsin, Cooper pivoted from academia to the arts and hopes even stranger things may yet happen. For a behind-the-scenes glimpse, check out Immersology, her blog dedicated to the practice of immersive theatre.
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Bradley Winkler

Bio
Bradley Winkler is a Houston-area actor, sound designer, director, and playwright. He was last seen as Aryeh Lev and Jacob Kahn in My Name is Asher Lev at TheatreLaB Houston. Other recent Houston work includes Devil Dog Six (Landing Theatre Company), The Importance of Being Earnest (Classical Theatre Company), King Lear (Classical Theatre Company and Prague Shakespeare Company), Sylvia (Texas Rep), The Boys Next Door (Dionysus Theatre), and Troilus and Cressida (Trebuchet Players). His sound designs have been featured at Classical Theatre Company, A.D. Players, Houston Family Arts Center, and HCC–Southwest. Brad has also acted and directed in his native Milwaukee, and his stage adaptation of Corrie ten Boom's The Hiding Place has been produced at theaters around the United States, Canada, and the U.K.
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J. Cameron Cooper

Bio
J. Cameron Cooper is a co-artistic director of Strange Bird, and one of the team that created and built The Man From Beyond, including (but not limited to!) writing the script, show control programming, the scenic and lighting design, and prop building and finish carpentry (including the mantel). He played Brendan O'Neill in the limited-run pandemic special event The Strange Secret of Mr. Adrian Rook. He will also on occasion hold seances as Daphne's brother Devon, when Daphne is indisposed.
Cameron is no longer regularly active in other theatre, but in the past appeared at Texas Rep, Back Porch Players, Shakespeare in the Shade, Baker Shakespeare, and more.
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Amanda Marie Parker

Bio
Amanda Marie Parkeris a Houston based actor, singer, and entertainer. When she is not conducting séances at Strange Bird Immersive, she can be found in various other venues. Amanda is the co-producer of Bewitched Burlesque and partners monthly with Thorn & Moon Magickal Market. She moonlights in burlesque shows across the city and serves as a resident company member of The Broad's Way, a Montrose-based musical theatre review show. Amanda also enjoys a rich career in theatre. Some of her favorite Houston credits include: And Then There Were None (Vera Claythorne), A Grand Night For Singing (Lynne), at Unity Theatre; Little Women: The Musical (Meg) at A.D. Players and Unity Theatre; Eurydice (Eurydice) at the Pearl Theatre. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Sam Houston State University. There are rumors that she works as a part-time Disney princess as well. For behind the scenes adventures connect with her on Instagram @pamandabelle. Until then, stay strange.
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Wesley Whitson

Bio
Wesley Whitson is a Houston native and artist and is thrilled to be a part of the Strange Bird Immersive Company. International Credits: Comedy of Errors (Prague Shakespeare Company). Regional Credits: Romeo and Juliet (Virginia Shakespeare Festival), Cymbeline (Virginia Shakespeare Festival), And Then There Were None (Unity Theatre. Houston Credits: Lysistrata (Classical Theatre Co.), Twelfth Night (Alley Theatre), Feathers and Teeth (Mildred’s Umbrella), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (REC Room), Macbeth (Houston Shakespeare Festival). Thanks to friends and family for their undying support. Keep the secrets, but not too well!
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Lexie Jackson

Bio
Lexie Jackson is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Sam Houston State University and holds her BFA in Musical Theatre with a Dance Emphasis. Memorable credits include Pulsate: A Vampire Musical (Shelby; Rec Room Theatre), The Rocky Horror Show (Magenta; SHSU), Cabaret (Frenchie; Obsidian Theatre), As You Like It (Jacques; SHSU), Hairspray (Prudy/Female Authority Figure; SHSU), and more. Other favorite stage credits include performing alongside Kristin Chenoweth on the Coming Home Tour and at the Broadway Theatre Project Showcase at Feinstein's / 54 Below in New York City. Lexie is ecstatic to join the Strange Bird Immersive company and looks forward to what the future holds!
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Brittney Jones

Bio
Brittney Jones is a recent graduate from the University of Houston’s BFA acting program. Some of her favorite credits include: Woyzeck (Rec Room Theatre Company), The Stories of Us (Theatrx Theatre Company), 5 Minute Play Festival (Cone Man Running Theatre), Lysistrata (Classical Theatre Company), Yellow Lilies (Fade to Black play festival), and 154 Sonnets (Boiling Point Players). She has also been a member of the cast of The Polar Express at Galveston Railroad Museum. Brittney is thrilled to get to work with Strange Bird Immersive Theatre Company, and she hopes that everyone enjoys the show. You can find her on instagram @brittneylynnaj
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Andrew Roblyer

Bio
Andrew Roblyer is a Houston-based director, actor, acting coach, designer, and writer who is no stranger to theatre that challenges the relationship between the artists and audience. Over the 5 years he founded and ran This Is Water Theatre, the first professional theatre company in Bryan/College Station, TX, he produced 12 full-length plays (including 3 world premieres and 5 regional premieres), 8 short plays, and 7 staged readings in found spaces and experiential spaces, culminating in the first-ever full-length immersive show in Bryan/College Station in 2018, The Undertaking, as the closing show for the company. Outside of theatre, Andrew works as the Director for Clinical Simulation at the University of Houston College of Medicine, where he puts his theatre and educational experience to use helping to train future physicians. Deep love and thanks to his husband Joe and their pandemic pup, Mimi. www.andrewroblyer.com
 
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Chaney Moore

Bio
Chaney Moore is a Houston based film and theater actor, singer, voice over artist and podcaster. She is over the moon to be a member of Strange Bird Immersive. Some of her Regional Theater credits include Miss Bennett Christmas at Pemberly (Mary Bennett; Main Street Theater), Proof (Claire; Pasadena Little Theater), First Date (Casey; Island ETC), Sista's the Musical (Heather; Emsemble Theater), and Wizard of Oz (Wicked Witch of the West; Main Street Theater for Youth). Some of her film and voice-over credits include Dororo (Dororo), Food Wars (Fuyumi), 7Seeds (Matsuri), and Life Insurance Lottery (Joni). Chaney also co-hosts a podcast, Two Sisters Present: America's Sweethearts and has a YouTube page which combines musical theater and puppets.
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Keenan Chiasson

Bio
Keenan Chiasson is a Houston-based actor, director, writer, theatre educator, and dad who is ecstatic to join the Strange Bird flock. International credits: La Navire (Captain; Bred-in-the-Bone Theatre), Hère-Os (Mémé; Collectif À Vous de Voir), and Secessionville (MacNeil; RBC). Favorite roles include: The Importance of Being Earnest (Algernon; SFASU), The Hairy Ape (Long; RBC), and The Man With the Plan (Klein; Cone Man Running). Directing credits include: Curse of the Starving Class, Attempts on Her Life, and Motherf*cker with the Hat. He began training at Stephen F. Austin State University before receiving his BA with Honors at Rose Bruford College in London. Other favorite credits include co-producing the Festival Rêves d’Avant L’Aube in Paris and singing at Carnegie Hall. When he’s not belting showtunes he can be found running the Theatre Arts department at Landrum Middle School where he teaches children the importance of staying strange.
 
 

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