Red Monkey Theater Group (RMTG) presented their third annual Dungeons & Monkeys immersive event November 9th, inviting the community to partake in the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) in Cahill Theater at the College of Mount St. Vincent.
The D&D charity gaming event allowed participants to battle the forces of evil alongside their favorite RMTG actors and crew. And 100 percent of ticket proceeds benefited the Midnight Run, an organization that invites volunteers to travel to midtown Manhattan to hand out food and clothing while engaging in conversation with the homeless.
“Dungeons & Monkeys is an experiment in collaborative theatrical storytelling,” says RMTG Artistic Director Tal Aviezer. “We’re inviting the public to join us for one day in creating stories together with us, having fun, slaying dragons, and supporting a great cause.”
For the third straight year, Dungeons & Monkeys set a new record for participation, as Red Monkey, the college's in-residency theater company, brought in sold-out crowds for two afternoon sessions during which the public participated in the game, then enjoyed a free actor-led performance at 8:15 p.m., where RMTG actors embarked on an adventure before the audience’s very eyes—complete with special music and sound effects created by the theater’s design team.
The event will also include a raffle with D&D and theater prizes, as well as a miniature painting workshop.