Atlanta Immersive Theater – The Golem: Storms of the South

DATE:  December 22nd, 2022  * TIME: 7PM to 9PM *  Facebook

PROJECT NAME: The Golem: Storms of the South * GENRE: Immersive Theatre

SYNOPSIS: The human experience is best described by story.  Journey into an immersive 19th-century New York marketplace where Jewish immigrants are busy selling their wares on the last day of Hanukkah. You’ll hear incredible real-life stories of how they escaped the “Storms of the South:” ten years of persecution in Western Russia. Upon reaching America, they discovered freedom but brought with them something they could never have imagined.

Everyone is excited it’s the last day of Hanukkah, yet they are also full of fear. Every year on this day the village is tormented by strange entities. However, this year, Rabbi Bezalel has had enough and summons up a Golem – a Frankenstein-like creature – to rid the village of its tormenting demons, but nothing goes as planned.

After a surprising discovery and unexpected reconciliation is made the connection between the future and past is sewn together. And yet, the story continues.

Created & Directed by: Louis Kyper

VENUE: Distillery of Modern Art *  2197 Irvindale Way, Chamblee, GA 30341

TICKETS: $75 General Admission * $250 VIP (2 tickets, limited availability) EventBrite

General Admission Includes:
Drink Ticket, Post-Show Appetizers, Golem Rocks Glass

VIP Experience Includes:
Private Pre-Show Entertainment, Pre-Show Appetizers, Post-Show Celebration, Enhanced Performer Inter-action, Collectible Bottle of DOMA Vodka, (2) Golem Rocks Glass, (2) Drink Tickets

CREATED BY: Louis Kyper and The Immersive Theatre Ensemble
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE: The Steven Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library
SETS PROVIDED by  A. Tyner Antiques   + The Atlanta Opera 


General Inquiries:

Shellie Schmals  (770) 490-2771
Press Inquiries: Mindy Olser * Caren West PR  * (404) 614-0006


Louis Kyper; “I got started in the show Stomp on London’s West End in 2002 – my debut was on Halloween! I then went banging trash cans and breaking brooms around the Americas for five years. A lot of great stories came out of that experience – the best being my beautiful daughter, Finn!

Since then, I’ve continued to tour nationally and internationally with a variety of shows; I’ve been a regular at BBC Radio 4 where I’ve appeared in half a dozen or so radio plays; I’ve performed Shakespeare in the West End, and I even joined a travelling group of team-building African musicians, for a while.

No matter if I’m loading a set into a van myself or getting flown around the world, as long as I’m bringing joy, and enjoying it myself nothing else matters (well, getting paid helps).

I’m a published writer with a number of plays produced. I also have a number of screenplays available. I have an MA in journalism and have worked for a number of well-known news organizations.”


Shellie Schmals is Stage32’s Director of Community, a role that allows her to be a cheerleader for the entertainment world by connecting industry professionals to next level career opportunities, amplifying the voice of Stage32 Thought Leaders, and boosting the profile of Stage32 Brand Ambassadors.

Previously, Shellie was Senior Program & Industry Relations Manager at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, instrumental in selecting the nearly 800 films that are considered for each annual Festival. She has 25 years of experience in the non-profit universe, holds an MBA from Brenau University and EDM in Higher Education Administration from the University at Buffalo.

As a talent wrangler and producer/emcee, Shellie has been involved in many projects past and present, including Roxie Roz burlesque, Georgia Pinup Posse, and a burlesque/short film collaboration with the Philadelphia Jewish Film & Media (2021). She loves vintage style and her puppy-dog Bowser!

Shellie currently sits on the national board of the Film Festival Alliance (FFA), state-wide Georgia Production Partnership (GPP) as Membership Chair, and locally, as Women in Film & Television Atlanta as Vice President of Programming where she coordinates WIFTA industry panels at Dragon Con (Film Track) and Cinema Life Collective. Previous WIFTA positions include: co-chair of the WIFTA Short Film & Talent Showcase (2017-2020) and WIFTA Secretary (2016-2020).