A Reunion of Epic Proportions
10 quest lines.
Welcome, demigods, to Mount Olympus!
The gods have gathered their children here tonight to reconnect and engage in friendly inter-pantheon competition.
But not everything is as peaceful as it seems. Certain gods have gone missing,
and Mordial, the god of all gods, rises.
It's up to you, demigod, to uncover the hidden plot to restore Order... or fight for Revolution.
The gods welcomed the guests as their "demigod children"and enlisted them to help with quests, games, our volunteer designed escape room, and puzzles.
Our 35 volunteer actors represented four mythologies: Greek, Maya, Chinese, and Egyptian.
We weren't restricted by the same boundaries of reality...I learned more about people, but even more about myself.
- ASCEND Participant
ASCEND highlighted important social issues, such as racial equality, gender parity, and environmental protection within a complex, themed narrative world.
Through direct physical engagement, participants left the experience knowing more about these issues and, most importantly, understanding their own agency in making change a reality.
Felt like a "hero"
to a friend and
stayed for the
entire 4-hour event
Created, directed, and produced entirely by students at the University of Southern California, ASCEND incorporates live theatrical performance with interactive gaming to create an unforgettable, personal narrative experience.
Anahita Dalmia ([email protected])
Administrative Director/Production Coordinator:
Anastasia Barbato ([email protected])
Director of Games/President of EscapeSC:
Madeleine Dile ([email protected])
Director of Design/Production:
Nicholas Griffith ([email protected])
Creative Director/Theatrics Director:
Jack McCarthy ([email protected])