The Severance Theory: Welcome to Respite


Upon visiting your family’s home after your mom’s passing, you are whisked into a forgotten memory from childhood. Each interaction is as meaningful as it is fascinating when you rediscover your past and delight in the simplicities of being a kid once again. However, something is not quite right. Perhaps it’s the masked tension between your parents. Maybe you are hearing voices that only seem to be in your mind. It could even be that there is a monster hiding in your closet. After all, respite is only temporary when you are at the whim of your own mind. Welcome home Alex. The Severance Theory: Welcome to Respite is a psychological-thriller that explores the parts of our mind that both help us and haunt us through the lens of a mental illness called Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), formerly known as multiple personality disorder. This fictional story allows audience members to step into the shoes of Alex, the main character and Host of the Personality System, as they embark on a surreal journey into a forgotten childhood memory. Participants will encounter some of Alex’s alternate personalities, as well as theatrical recreations depicting the symptoms of this disorder.



Director: Sooyoung CHOE
Producer: Mina HYEON
Assistant Director: Kwanghyun LEE
VR Technical Support: Jungmin HONG
Translation: Mina HYEON, Sooyoung CHOE
Translation Support: Jiwon KIM
Live Cast: Bohyun Park, Inhyeong CHOI
V.O. Cast: Mook LIM, Bohyun PARK
V.O. Recording: Culture Connection
Poster Design: Seungyeon Kang
Trailer: Sungeun AHN
PR: Ji-kyung NA, Myoungeun LEE
Production Assistant: Sohee KIM
Executive Producers: Jay KIM, Rene Hyewon LEE, Sugon KIM

Production Company

GiiÖii Immersive Storytelling Studio (Korean Version)
CoAct Productions (Original Immersive Theater)
Ferryman Collective (VR Immersive Theater)