an atmosphere


A space by wildrence


An enchanting space in LES that is designed to fully immerse those who visit in a journey through five individual environments. Thoughtfully curated and magically interactive, The Mist can be adapted to diverse creative programs and is host to a live interactive fiction, Refuge, that will be opening on Dec. 1, 2016. The space is founded by design studio, Wildrence with other partners to develop many programs.


Design & Execution / Wildrence
Tech / Ari Novack



Happening at The Mist


Trailer shot by Rebecca Sheckman edited by Wildrence


An immersive performance and gameplay experience set in a mirrored 2016 reality where coastal cities are going underwater, temperature increases have caused nearly all vegetation to disappear, and natural disasters are wreaking havoc across every continent. Every day is a struggle to survive. Yet in a world that’s collapsing, one ruthless billionaire mogul, Alex Ayers, has found strategic ways to thrive through the crumbling economy and environmental apocalypse, amassing her wealth off the backs of the impoverished. Say what you want about Alex's tactics, with civilization in shambles she’s succeeded where nearly all others have failed, and now she wants to see who else has what it takes to thrive. The call has gone out, and now it is your chance to see if you can demonstrate the same traits that lead to Alex’s prosperity. Most will fail, but those who pass her test might just earn the reward of a lifetime.



Good Times at the Mist

A monthly membership event series that bring unique artists to specially hosts nights at The Mist. 


Trailer by Tyler Sparks


A long-term immersive work that will run in episodic format that audiences can witness the series unfold over time.  Each new episode expands on the previously crafted narrative, which is being devised from scratch, so there is an ever-expanding storyline with new characters and the continuation of existing characters’ trajectories over time.


Be part of the story...

Audience members will begin their journey at your bar on an hourly rotation of 5 at a time. 

PREVIEWS FEBRUARY 19-26. Tickets released February 1, 2017.


Conceived and Directed by Kelly Bartnik
Written by Kelly Bartnik, Donna Costello, Jeff Lyon, Zach Martens, Tori Sparks
Produced by Kelly Bartnik, Wildrence LLC, Lisa Leighton, Tori Sparks

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The Mist is now open for rentals. Please contact us for more information.