“San Zita is a third year Graduation Project, produced and production managed by Alix Nicholson and Samantha Agnew (both final year stage management students). We wanted to create an immersive escape room that students and staff could enjoy together in teams of 4-6 players. This event included lighting, sound, and video, incorporating these technical elements into the challenges. We had cameras and microphones in each room to have a live feed to our control room where we were able to help out the players as they made their way through the 4 rooms.
We decided on the escape room concept during our second year. Once we knew the direction we wanted it to go, we brought in Marcus Lim(2nd year DR student) to help make our ideas a reality.
Working as a team, we were able to brainstorm different games and challenges that eventually made the entire event the success that it was.
This project was a long time in the making, and we are so thankful for all those that helped us along the way” – written by Samantha Agnew to describe the project.
Control Station. Photo Samantha Agnew
Team briefing. Photo, sanzita_escape
Starting the get in. Photo, sanzita_escape
The event was based on the disappearance of Susie Barret. The following description is taken from the eventbrite page where contestants could book to attend:
“Susie Barret was a young girl who always had big dreams. After singing in her church choir and forever making up her own music in her bedroom, she sought after her own big break in the music industry. She used to gig at her favourite bar, San Zita. This is where she met her boyfriend, a fellow artist. They often collaborated together but everyone always preferred Susie’s individual work.
Last year, Susie & Mark went missing after she left her home to meet her friends for a drink. According to statements by her friends, Mark was very jealous of Susie & had just broken up with her. Suspicions then turned to the boyfriend. Both of their whereabouts is unknown.
It has now been 1 year since Susie had first confirmed as a missing person and the case has gone cold
However, recently, an anonymous tip was posted to the home of Ms. Barrett’s parents in a letter that read “My soul was left at Zita’s”. San Zita is known as a place that “unlocked the music in you”, but it has since shut its doors due to being under investigation linked to the case and has been left to crumble.
We are sending you, our elite team of detectives, in to this bar to uncover any evidence linked to Susie Barrett’s case”.
Leader board. Photo, sanzita_escape
Creators. Photo, sanzita_escape
TTA staff team. Photo, sanzita_escape
SM and Costume students. Photo, sanzita_escape
Student team. Photo, sanzita_escape