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Welcome Home: An Immersive Experience

Updated: Aug 17, 2023

Come see Shoji Yamasaki's MFA Thesis, "Welcome Home," an immersive experience that utilizes the entire campus of California Institute of the Arts!



To purchase tickets, please follow the link below! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welcome-home-tickets-559800697957


Hello! We are ecstatic for your registration for our open house tour of this gorgeous property at 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia, California 91355. This property is situated only 30 miles north of downtown Los Angeles and occupies 60 acres in the city of Santa Clarita. Step into this luxurious home that boasts 4 spacious floors with a grand party room with vaulted ceiling, infinite storage space, and even an onsite columbaria! The various outdoor spaces can be transformed to any of your pins on Pinterest and can host well up to 1000+ guests and even park their own cars! It even has a heliport for any of your quick trip to your nearest grocery store! At Arachno Realty, we strive to make your dream home a reality! Welcome home to your new home!

Written, directed, and choreographed by Shoji Yamasaki, “Welcome Home” is an evening-long immersive experience that takes place on the campus of California Institute of the Arts.


PERFORMANCES:

March 11, 2023, 7pm

March 12, 2023, 7pm


LOCATION:

Please check in at the Blue Wall


RUNNING TIME:

90 minutes, with no intermission

PLEASE NOTE:

+ This house tour consists of being in moments of complete darkness, loud music, flashing moving lights, and surrounded by spiders and spider webs.

+ You will be on your feet for the majority of the house tour, either standing or walking. PLEASE wear comfortable clothing and most importantly, wear comfortable shoes. High heels and flip flops are NOT recommended.

+ Touring the beautiful outdoor space is part of the house tour. Unfortunately, we cannot control the weather. Again, please dress accordingly and in case it rains, bring your umbrella. Rain gear will NOT be provided.

+ Please arrive ON TIME no later than 6:45PM to check-in. Due to time constraints, the house tour will begin at 7pm sharp. You will forfeit your spot and ticket if you arrive late. No refunds.

+ Restrooms for guests are available once the house tour begins, soon after you enter the building. Thereafter, there will be no available restrooms. The experience is approximately 90 minutes.

+ Disability accommodation is available upon advance notice. Please feel free to email to arachnorealty@gmail.com should you have any needs or questions.

+ NO CINNAMON ALLOWED. If you are found carrying cinnamon, it will be promptly confiscated, and further consequences will ensue. Keep it in your spice rack at home.

+ The closest parking is Lot 1, in front of the main entrance. A “Blue Wall” is the landmark where you check-in and begin your house tour. There will also be a red wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man in the front to welcome you.

CAST:

Olivia Xing: Jane (Realtor)

Josephine Núñez: Agnes (CEO of ARACHNO Inc.) / Wilhelmina (Spider Bunny)

Kody Nelson: Agent X (Madame Aranya)

Eden Algoso: Security Dancer

Manya Aggarwal: Security Dancer

Risa Padilla: Security Dancer

Matreya Teichrow: Security Dancer

Madeline Wray: Security Dancer

Savanna Gonzalez: Red Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm-Flailing Tubeman


CREATIVE TEAM:

Shoji Yamasaki: Creative Director/Script/Choreographer

Chris Lyric: Composer

Amanda Carter: Composer

Byungkyu Lee: Sound Designer

Sohyong Lee: Projection Design

Angel Lam: Animation

Mahedi Anjuman: Costume Design

Aaron Wilson: Lighting designer

Zhen Lu: Graphic Designer, UX designer

Gefei Liu: Producer

Gin Xie: Stage Manager

Yuki Shiyu Ding: Scenic Design Consultant

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