In addition to being a unique and beguiling
form of entertainment, Interactive Drama also has the potential
to provide corporate America with the negotiating skills, creative
thinking, and cultural experience needed to succeed in the modern
international marketplace, according to Dr. Jeffrey L. Bradford,
Chairman of the Marketing Department at Drake University.
"American business is realizing that critical thinking,
characterized by linear, sequential, and analytical thought processes,
does not provide the competency necessary to solve problems in
dynamic, complex and unstructured situations," said Bradford.
"As these business situations have become the norm, corporate
America is embracing the need for creativity and innovation."
"Our new shows incorporate social and business customs
from other cultures which may be unfamiliar to American businessmen.
It's a lot better to make cultural faux-pas at one of our interactive
dramas and learn from your experience than to learn the hard
way at the negotiation table in real life," said Alan Lance
Andersen, Director of PALLADIAN Interactive Theatre.
"Interactive Drama is the coming
thing for stimulating creative thinking. It's also great for
team-bonding. There's something about it. People may come as
perfect stranger, and for or five hours later they're like old
INTERACTIVE VERSUS TRADITIONAL MURDER
commercial "murder mystery companies" operate
on a format where actors mingle with the audience members and
stage a murder, after which the audience tries to solve it. Some
of the audience gets involved, but a lot of them end up confused,
and just sit around watching and trying to figure out what's
At a PALLADIAN Interactive Theatre event, on the other hand,
the audience members play all the parts (and sometimes kill each
other) - and our staff ends up trying to figure out what's going
For dramas that feature a treasure
hunt, the company has gathered real treasure from around the
world - including coins from shipwrecks and ancient Roman and
Hindu coins. The cash value of the major treasure may be up to
three or four times what participants pay for the entire trip,
and may consist of gold, silver, banknotes, jewels, stocks, bonds,
or other valuables. In some cases, it may be a specially designed
work of art.
Any treasure may contain items of greater or lesser value
- part of the challenge is to determine which things are really
valuable and which are not. Gold coins are obviously worth more
than copper pennies, but the distinction is not always so obvious.
PALLADIAN Interactive Theatre lets
you explore the actor within you.
Who knows - you might knock 'em dead ...
For more information
on booking a Mystery Dinner Drama
please contact your nearest Interactive Drama Representative:
The PALLADIAN Interactive Theatre,
1684 Northwest Drive
Des Moines, Iowa 50310
Phone (515) 388-5573