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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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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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Bradley Winkler

Bio
Bradley Winkler has been a Resident Artist with Strange Bird Immersive since its inception in 2016. He originated the role of Harry Houdini in MFB, designs sound, and oversees Strange Bird’s PR and marketing. He played Prof. Gene Hazard of the School of Accidental Photography in the virtual experience The Strange Secret of Mr. Adrian Rook, and wrote/performed Ode to the Television in the audio experience What Happened Here. He has also acted with Houston companies Classical Theatre Company, Texas Rep, TheatreLAB, and Landing Theatre Company; with Prague Shakespeare Company; and with Milwaukee’s Boulevard Ensemble and Acacia Theatre Company. His stage adaptation of Corrie ten Boom's The Hiding Place has received over 50 productions around the United States, Canada, the U.K., and Germany. Brad is also a bodywork practitioner with a private massage practice, and is training with Chicago’s Canis Bodyworks to bring his skills to four-legged clients.
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Amanda Marie Parker

Bio
Amanda Marie Parker is 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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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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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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Rebecca Bernstein

Bio
Rebecca Bernstein is an actor, director and native Houstonian. She serves as artistic director of Zoom Shakespeare Productions, which she founded in 2020 and has produced over sixty virtual productions, including the whole of the Shakespeare canon and two world premiere adaptations. Her favorite directorial credits include ZSP’s adaptations of Coriolanus, Edward II, The Taming of the Shrew, and Peter Pan in addition to Angel Street (Company Onstage) and The Grapes of Wrath (Houston Theater Company). Some of her favorite acting credits include Laura in The Glass Menagerie (Pasadena Little Theater), Mariana in Measure for Measure (Troupe D’Jour), and Theresa De Lamballe/Revolutionary in Marie Antoinette (Sankofa Collective). She is a long-time cast member of the murder mystery show, The Dinner Detective and has appeared in several sketch comedy and improv shows with Pronoia Theater. She is thrilled to be joining this incredible company and is a big proponent of strangeness. Find her @rebeccafloren00 on Instagram.
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Brock Hatton

Bio
Brock Hatton is a Houston based actor, singer, voice over artist, D&D and boardgame enthusiast, and part time custom shoe painter from Tyler, Texas. He is so excited and proud to be a member of Strange Bird Immersive. He can also be seen in theatres across Houston. Favorite credits include: Main Street Theatre: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly (Arthur DeBourgh), Pete the Cat (Arthur Biddle/Gus the Platypus), Mr. Popper's Penguins (Mr. Popper), The Wizard of Oz (Cowardly Lion), Shrek the Musical (Little Pig #3). Unity Theatre: Now and Then (Jamie), Plaid Tidings (Sparky), and A Grand Night for Singing (Martin). Standing Room Only: Assassins (John Hinckley). Stageworks Theatre: It's a Wonderful Life (George Bailey). Brock would like to thank this amazing company, Lee, his family, and his friends for all their love and support. He can be found on Instagram @brocksterh
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Allen Otto

Bio
Allen Otto has been involved with performance and production since 2003, including acting, directing, coaching, and training. He holds his Bachelor of Arts from Trinity University and Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston School of Law. Allen took his love of storytelling into his career and as a chief trial attorney in Harris County, has gotten to advocate for crime victims in more than 50 jury trials. Allen remains active in the Houston theater community, creating clinics and experiences for high schools and middle schools across the state to promote the joy of theatre in youth. In addition, Allen travels nationally to assist choral groups in developing organic performance through song. Allen's passion is creating stories that connect with audiences, so he was hooked after his first encounter with Strange Bird Immersive and is thrilled to be a part of the magic made here. www.allenotto.com
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Jeana Magallón

Bio
Jeana Magallón is a graduate of the University of Houston where she received her B.F.A. in Theatre. She is a co-founder of a local media production company called Says Who? Productions. Favorite credits include Lysistrata at Classical Theatre Company, Body of Christie at Stages Repertory, and Secret Lies of the Gossip Teen, a comedy webseries Jeana co-produces with Says Who? Productions. She also enjoys performing new works with Brave Little Company where she is also a company actor. When not summoning the dead, Jeana is a teaching artist at Young Audiences of Houston where she has been teaching theatre to Houston students for three years. Find out more about her work at Says Who? Productions and on Instagram @jeana_96 and @sayswhoproductions
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Angela Pinina

Bio
Angela Pinina is an actor, singer, and native Houstonian. She is elated to be a member of Strange Bird Immersive; she enjoys the meld between acting and improv and is excited to take players on an unforgettable journey through the unknown. Her vocals have been captured in a time capsule on Spotify in the cast album Call Me Ann: A Rock Opera. Angela is a regular in Catastrophic Theatre's Tamarie Cooper Shows produced every summer. Other stage credits include: Catastrophic Theatre: Speeding Motorcycle (Angel, Oboist), Small Ball (Mrs. Horton). Dinolion: Lionshare (Lioness). Main Street Theater: Mr. Popper’s Penguins (Mrs. Popper), Curious George (Netti), Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type (Cow 1), Wizard of Oz (Aunt Em, Flying Monkey), Bunnicula (Ann Monroe), Duck for President (Pig), Shrek the Musical (Dragon, Ensemble). Stages: Panto: Wonderful Wizard (Flying Monkey). When she isn't performing, she is likely whipping up some creation in the kitchen.
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Christian Tannous

Bio
Christian Tannous is a Houston-based actor and is currently working towards his B.A. in Fine Arts and Arts Administration at University of Houston-Downtown. He is incredibly proud to be a part of Strange Bird Immersive and considers himself blessed to do this magical work alongside this strange flock. He is an avid fan of football, basketball and baseball—and he truly believes that Ross and Rachel were, in fact, on a break. A few of his favorite theatrical credits include: Twelfth Night (Sir Toby Belch), Ring Round the Moon (Romainville), Reasons to Be Pretty (Kent), and Romeo & Juliet (Romeo). You can also see Christian perform with 4th Wall Theatre Co. in their production of The Sound Inside by Adam Rapp, set to open January 19th, 2023.

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