Interactive and Virtual Murder Mystery Citizen Detective Opens November 18 | Playbill

Streaming Interactive and Virtual Murder Mystery Citizen Detective Opens November 18 The Geffen Stayhouse production has been extended through February 2021.
Mike Ostroski as Mickie McKittrick and Paloma Nozicka as Andrea Piedra in the Geffen Stayhouse production of Citizen Detective. c/o Geffen Playhouse

It's time for digital theatregoers to put on their thinking caps and enter the world of 1920s Hollywood as the world premiere of Citizen Detective opens November 18. Written and directed by Chelsea Marcantel, the virtual production is presented by Geffen Playhouse as part of its Stayhouse programming and has been extended through February 7, 2021.

Mike Ostroski plays Mickie McKittrick, a best-selling true crime author who guides the home audience as they uncover evidence and follow clues to solve a murder mystery. Paloma Nozicka plays Andrea with a creative team including dramaturg Rachel Wiegardt-Egel and casting director Phyllis Schuringa.

Detectives sometimes work together as a whole, while at other times break out into smaller squad rooms for a more intimate examination of evidence and clues. Ultimately, the entire group will make choices to determine the show’s conclusion. Citizen Detective takes place via Zoom with participants taking a brief personality survey quiz one week prior to their performance to determine the best fit for the detective squad they will be assigned to.

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