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The Dante Effect

A brand new form of audience-driven interactive puzzle gaming theatre, combining the immersion of theatre with the changeability of games.

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Gaming
  • Location Boston, MA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2010
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

'The Dante Effect' is a project being produced by the Unorthodox Arts Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 non-for-profit established to produce and support unusual art of all kinds. 'The Dante Effect,' an experiment in long-form ongoing puzzle solving and 'theatre gaming,' debuted in early 2010 and has been incredibly successful in its current stage.


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    Kat Kingsley
    Artistic Director & President

    Boston Redevelopment Certified Artist & graduate of Boston University with a BFA in Theatre Production. Kat is an accomplished special effects artist and properties artist, working with several universities in the city of Boston, and also is an Operations & Business manager by trade.

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    Evan O'Brien
    Treasurer & Associate Artistic Director

    A graduate of Emerson College in 2003, Evan has extensive experience in entertainment management, artistic direction, and writing. He has written, managed, and directed several popular tours and attractions in Boston over the past nine years. A professional actor, singer, and storyteller, Evan has always had a passion for history and specializes in the blending of history with performance art to create truly unique, entertaining, and educational

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    Dr. Kristin Bezio PhD.
    Secretary & Creative Public Coordinator

    Dr. Kristin M. S. Bezio integrates the study of literature into the leadership studies curriculum. Her areas of specialization include leadership in literature and film, leadership in performance, and cultural and political history in Early Modern England. Her teaching and research focuses on the ways in which literature, drama, and film have influenced society and the way people think about issues of leadership and followership.

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    Josiah George
    Production Manager

    Josiah George is a professional stage manager, performer and director who has worked for prominent area companies including Boston Lyric Opera, Riverside Theatre Works, Maine State Music Theatre, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Boston Opera Collaborative, North Shore Music Theatre, Yellow Taxi Productions, and Stoneham Theatre where he currently serves as Production Stage Manager. He is fascinated with Mozart, victorian era London, the Titanic, earl