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Totally Human is definitely, for sure, absolutely a group of actual humans making interactive human encounters based in human connection. Totally Human hacks theatre and games to create experiences that actively engage participants in complex topics through play.

The actual, very real humans behind Totally Human:


Arlo Howard (They/Them/Theirs) is a non-binary creator working at the intersection of theatre and games. Their work focuses on creating positive change and learning through playful theatrical experiences and games. Arlo has directed and created immersive and interactive theatre in five countries and is the former Artistic Director of Chicago based (re)discover theatre. Their work includes full building immersive take overs, intimate one-on-one experiences, and board games. Arlo has trained with Punchdrunk, Third Rail Projects and worked with interactive companies such as Coney, ZU-UK, and Blast Theory.


Julian "Joolz" Stroop (They/Them/Theirs) Ah, stranger, quick, come in from the cold… have you met Joolz? Joolz makes art. Sometimes Joolz makes other things. Strange, terrible, unspeakable things. You may have seen them in the Passage Theatre’s ALL-ONE! The Dr. Bronner’s Play, in This is a Chair as part of Haven Theater’s Directors Haven, in Masque Macabre with Strawdog Theater Company, or most recently: screaming silently in your own nightmares. When they aren’t polymorphing into other creatures/things, you may find them doodling monsters, writing stories, or playing D&D. If you’re feeling brave, follow them on Instagram @itsjoolz


Ella Raymont (She/Her/Hers) is a nomadic playwright, actor and director that specializes in new play development and immersive theater for all ages. NY/Regional Work: Broadway Asia, Lookingglass Theatre, Mercury Theater Chicago, Summer Theatre of New Canaan, American Theater Company, Strawdog Theatre Company, iO Chicago Theatre, Bros do Prose, Chicago Dramatists, Filament Theatre, Commission Theatre plus many more. Ella also teaches workshops and residencies at the high school and college level. Want to know more? @ellaroseray or

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