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We Go Mad

  • 18th and Union 1406 18th Ave Seattle, WA (map)

We Go Mad is a new play by Amy Escobar, developed and produced with support from Artist Trust and the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture.

A woman inherits a brooding estate and she journeys through its many rooms, uncovering her family’s dark secrets. Like all houses in tales such as these, it has a history and there are more than skeletons in the closet.

We Go Mad features multiple puppetry techniques including cinematic shadow play, modified bunraku, and object manipulation to bring this enchanted world to life.

Following the success of her first play, Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine, Amy Escobar brings Seattle audiences another eerie fantasia filled with old school theatrical magic. This time, she is starring in her own version of the classic haunted house tale, articulating the felt experience of hauntings that linger in the body and are passed down from generation to generation.


Amy Escobar


Alissa Cattabriga

Lauren Freman

Mandy Rose Nichols

Alyssa Norling

Additional Puppetry by:

Cassie Bray

Zane Exactly



Amy Escobar: Producer / Writer / Director

Gavin Reub: Producer / Dramaturg / Director

Andy Buffelen: Producer / Production Manager

Sarah Ross: Stage Manager

Ben Burris: 3D Puppet Fabricator

Zane Exactly: Lead Shadow Puppet Designer

Jaqueline Donovan: Shadow Puppet Designer

Geahk Burchill - Shadow Puppet Artist

Cassie Bray: Lighting Designer

Leanna Keith: Composer

Fantasia Rose: Costume Designer

Em Allen: Prop / Set Designer

Elana Lessing: Prop / Set Associate

Amy Lambert: Choreographer

Harry Todd Jamieson: Sound Designer

This project is independently produced by Amy Escobar and her team of collaborators, a group of creatives driven to tell a resonant story. As independent producers they have prioritized the compensation of each artist involved for their time and work.  Every dollar raised will go directly towards to above artists who make this show possible. Show your support and make your contribution here:

Earlier Event: August 18