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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 the built The Man From Beyond, including the script, programming, scenic and lighting design, and carpentry. At Texas Rep: Of Mice and Men (Slim) and Greetings! (Andy). For Back Porch Players: Tea and Sympathy (David Harris). Touring: Leaving San Jacinto (Sam Houston). For Shakespeare in the Shade: As You Like It (Jaques), Comedy of Errors (Antipholus of Ephesus), and Midsummer Night's Dream (Demetrius). Directing: Hamlet and As You Like It for Baker Shakespeare at Rice University. He also engages in scenic and lighting design.
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Amanda Marie Parker

Bio
Amanda Marie Parker located to Houston after graduating with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Sam Houston State University with an emphasis in acting. She has been actively working in the Houston theatre scene since. Amanda is continually elated to be a part of Strange Bird Immersive. Credits include: Unity Theatre: And Then There Were None (Vera Claythorne), A Grand Night For Singing (Lynne), Little Women (Meg); The Pearl Theater: Eurydice (Eurydice); AD Players: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (The Witch), Little Women (Meg); Main Street Theater: Holes (Kate Barlow), Pride and Prejudice: A Romantic Musical (Kitty); Stages Repertory Theatre: Xanadu (Erato), Road Show (Ensemble); Queensbury Theatre: Elf (Mrs. Claus/Ensemble); Obsidian Theatre: Cabaret (Kit Kat Girl), Trojan Women (Helen); Sam Houston State University: Much Ado About Nothing (Hero), The Seagull (Nina), Urinetown (Ensemble).
 
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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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