"The 'Arts Innovator of the Week' is someone who is working to cultivate a thriving arts community in Central Florida through adventurous creativity, transformative advocacy, tireless effort, or bold generosity." This week, we bring you two innovators, Sarah Elger and Ricky Brigante. Together, they are the backbone of Pseudonym Productions — an immersive theater company based in Orlando.
The company has explored the new forms of theater through their three shows, “When Shadows Fall,” “A Study of Dreams” and “The Republic.” Elger is the CEO and Creative Director. And this week, Brigante sold his company, “Inside the Magic,” to become the full time Producer & Technical Director at Pseudonym. It’s a bold leap, as “Inside the Magic” has a huge following through their social media accounts and podcast. The “Inside the Magic” YouTube page has more than 890,000 subscribers.
In a blog post on “Inside the Magic,” Brigante writes, “I am not leaving behind the themed entertainment industry by any means. Instead, I am eager to finally be pursuing a dream, replacing my unplanned career as a journalist with my lifelong desire to be a creator.” Elger and Brigante both embody adventurous creativity in their work and in life. It’s this kind of creativity that will continue to shape the global perception of Central Florida as a place known for creativity and innovation. We wish them well as they press into innovative theater right here in Orlando and beyond!