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A surprising trek... Makes for some kidlike fun... I was so into it and so determined to protect the innocent that I might have derailed the performance if firm hands hadn’t stopped me... It's kind of a trip and it's original.
- Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight
A rollicking good time, and definitely something out of the ordinary. It’s a great concept and I’d love to see more takes on this type of roving audience participation theatre in the future.
- Kimberley Davison, vanvantage.com
It’s a brilliant concept, and wonderfully crafted by The Virtual Stage. I honestly want to spill my guts about this experience, but you really have to see it for yourself!
- Dan Culic, Homorazzi
This unique theatre experience is as close as anyone can get to making “Choose Your Own Adventure” books a reality... The factor of surprise is what makes this production so special...
- Anja Savcic, Vancouver Weekly
I had fun and really enjoyed the innovative concept of this show... Worth checking out...
- Tessa Perkins, Press+1
Vancouver seems to have set a standard for site-specific theatre... The Virtual Stage – which specializes in multi-media presentations – has taken things a step further with The Zombie Syndrome... A uniquely fun adventure...
- David C. Jones, The Charlebois Post
Writer and director Andy Thompson effectively puts us on edge early into the show, as we quickly found ourselves constantly looking over our shoulders for the next zombie interaction... What could be described as The Amazing Zombie Race, the prize at the end of The Zombie Syndrome isn’t a million dollars, but the supposed satisfaction in knowing that you (hopefully) saved mankind.
- Mark Robins, Gay Vancouver.net
A production by THE VIRTUAL STAGE
Conceived, Written, Directed & Produced by ANDY THOMPSON
Associate Producer, Production Designer & Stage Manager JESSICA OOSTERGO
Associate Producer, Technical Director & Production Manager JORDAN LLOYD WATKINS
Dramaturgy by THE CAST & CREW
A theatrical experience created by JESSICA OOSTERGO, ANDY THOMPSON and JORDAN LLOYD WATKINS
Associate Producer & Box Office Manager LESLIE DOS REMEDIOS
Lead Makeup Designer ELIZABETH McLEOD
Key Makeup Assistants (see below for specific dates) JENNIFER RUTH, ASHLEY YOUNG
Makeup Assistants (see below for specific dates) LANNY BROWN, CANDICE HARVEY, APRIL HRAPCHAK, JESSICA HEWITT, MICHELLE LUI & KORAL THRAVES
Lighting Designer & Site Manager IAN CONNOR
Poster Design LIAM HAYES
Box Office & Website Design ADAM JONES
FULL CAST (all shows combined):
Corporal LESLIE DOS REMEDIOS
Private JESSICA OOSTERGO
Sergeant Sullivan RAPHAEL KEPINSKI
Elevator Zombies JO WILSON & MAT OLLSON
Dr. Josef Mosenski ANDY THOMPSON
Peter Mosenski JAY CLIFT (understudy: KURTIS DOLEZSAR)
Park Zombies STEPHANIE BALLY & ANDRESSA ESTER (understudy: KAZZ LESKARD)
Guardian DEVA NITINS
Guardian Zombie STEPHANIE ELGERSMA
Operative MATT BEARISTO
Locksmith RYAN McDONALD
Cured Lab Rat GILI ROSKIES
Traumatized Lab Assistant AGNES TONG & MATT LAIRD
Container Zombies ISAAC KEOUGHAN, BYRON NOBLE, TYLER CLARKE, LEO BALAZS, JOHN CONNOLLY, KURTIS DOLEZSAR, AVI SIDHU (understudy: BYRON BERTRAM)
Driver KRIS NOVAK
Emily Dubois PAULA BURROWS, CAITLIN McCARTHY, SARA ANDRINA BROWN, AMY HALL-CUMMINGS, GOLDIE HOFFMAN, LINSAY WINCH & STEPH MOROZ
Please click on a specific date to see the cast and makeup artists working that day:
Thursday October 11, 2012
Friday October 12, 2012
Saturday October 13, 2012
Sunday October 14, 2012
Tuesday October 16, 2012
Wednesday October 17, 2012
Thursday October 18, 2012
Friday October 19, 2012
Saturday October 20, 2012
Sunday October 21, 2012
Tuesday October 23, 2012
Wednesday October 24, 2012
Thursday October 25, 2012
Friday October 26, 2012
Saturday October 27, 2012
Sunday October 28, 2012
Tuesday October 30, 2012
Wednesday October 31, 2012
Thursday November 1, 2012
Friday November 2, 2012
Saturday November 3, 2012
Publicist CYNNAMON SCHREINERT
Production Photography BETTINA STRAUSS
Pre-Production Photography DEAN BUSCHER
Pre-Production Photography Models ANDREA HOUSSIN, GRAEME McCOMB
Final Site Stage Manager MICHAEL BROOKS
Rehearsal Stage Manager STEPHANIE ELGERSMA
Production Assistant YEONHWA NOH
Props Assistant LOLA POLNIK
Props Buyer CHRISTOPHER GAUTHIER
Improv Coach TAZ VANRASSEL
Lawyer HARVEY MELLER
Grant Writing Assistant HANNAH JOHNSON
Electrician ADAM WEIDL
Audio Editing EAR WORM SOUND
Brenda Racanelli, Matt Frankish, Percy Nacario, Daisy Chin, Joe Oliveira, Fraser McElroy, Roy Liu and all the staff at the Roundhouse Community Centre
Stephanie McLellan, Cael Hopwood - City of Vancouver
Jenny Jung - Vancouver Parks Board
Wayne Sherris - Vancouver Police Department
Bill Knight - TransLink
Roy and Jacqui Oostergo
Just back from The Virtual Stage's production of The Zombie Syndrome! It was fantastic, and I highly recommend it! Probably one of the best interactive shows I've been on - lots of fun, and some big plot twists along the way. The rain didn't hurt one bit!
- Megan Gray
Thanks Andy Thompson & The Virtual Stage for The Zombie Syndrome!!! This is the most interactive theatre I've ever experienced! A brilliant concept, and so much fun!
- Dawn Zoe
Went to the 3:30 show today and our entire group had an amazing time!!! So fantastic, everyone involved was fun, and did a great job! We can't wait till next year - will definitely be back!
- Heather Cook Anderson
So amazing. Wonderful acting, stupendous make up. Wish I could see it again!
- Teri Walker
I was there too and couldn't agree more! Well done, what a great adventure!
- Karen Bond
Loved your show! Keep making great shows like this please!
- Steven Pugh
We had a great time tonight on our zombie adventure. Thanks so much to the cast and crew - you were all amazing!
- Lisa Wylie
Did the Zombie Syndrome today and had a blast! Kudos to all those who made such a fun afternoon. Time and money well spent. Thanks!
- Jeanne McKinlay Hansen
This show was awesome.
- Evelyn Chew
- Kristin Hauff
Tons of fun!!
- Owen Barrett
- Gabriel Crane
Great show! We had lots of fun! :)
- Angela Hamre
Great job Guys! Went to the show on Wednesday. LOVED how interactive it was! Are you going to be doing another one? Maybe we have to save Santa!
- Shannon Boudreau
Had so much fun at #ZombieSyndrome by @TheVirtualStage, I had to do a video review. youtu.be/kpN3vIXfLh4
- Justin Saint
Did #zombiesyndrome tonight - a truly awesome experience. Live interactive theatre at its best. #recommended!
- Will Woods, Forbidden Vancouver
Had an AMAZING adventure tonight!! I LOVED IT!! @TheVirtualStage #ZombieSyndrome
- Dru Chan
Had a blast at #ZombieSyndrome. A clever idea perfectly executed. Actors were fantastic, can't say enough about how great it was! Go see it!
- Brent Furdyk
"The Zombie Syndrome" was an awesome experience by The Virtual Stage, looking forward to more.
ZOMBIES IN VANCOUVER! Had so much fun doing #ZombieSyndrome
- Kerry Morrow
#zombiesyndrome awesome experience this Saturday! Loved the 'adventure'! Great use of tech in an innovative way. Thanks.
#zombiesyndrome wicked awesome fun! Hope they do it again next year
- Lisa Mack
Saw a preview of The Zombie Syndrome last night. What an entertaining, unique performance, check it out!
- Ruven K.
Loved loved loved #zombiesyndrome I hope it'll come back next year!
@TheVirtualStage It was a really fun experience :) Thanks for putting on such an awesome show
- Allan C
@TheVirtualStage #zombiesyndrome was a wicked date, muchos fun indeed! #YVRlovestheirzombies
- Lauren Jackson
If you have a free night in Vancouver you should check out #zombiesyndrome You will not be disappointed
- Lisa Mack
#ZombieSyndrome was super fun! Adrenaline, paranoia, smiling uncontrollably all part of the @TheVirtualStage production.
- Mashed Thoughts
Zombie Syndrome was so much fun!
The zombie syndrome was actually a lot of fun!
- Neven Szary
It was a blast, even in the rain.. zombies don't care about the weather!