These are some of the more fundamental questions that we are asked when we explain that we are engaged in Murder Therapy. Feel free to look through these and to contact us if you want any additional clarification or have other questions. Who knows? We might add your question to this list in the future!
Q: Are you licensed or certified to provide Murder Therapy?
That is not what we are about. We are NOT actually providing therapy. We are looking to create an environment to make participants more open to the therapy that they are already engaged in. For certain subjects, such as marriage counseling, we have some more generic scenarios to get people to discuss topics about difficulties in marriage. Anything we provide is not actual therapy and we are not approved by any association or board or government agency. Then again, we're providing entertainment, not therapy.
Q: Wouldn't a murder cause problems considering the subject matter?
Actually the murder part of the mystery is fairly tongue-in-cheek. No one actually thinks anyone died and the details of the death are usually not the focus of the show. It's more about the motivations that a variety of characters may have had. We want people talking and having a good time, not upsetting them about details of a murder. We do have other options, such as robberies, etc., but we find we don't usually have to resort to that.
Q: How do you think a show can help people?
Our shows aren't strictly on-stage. Usually it involves direct interaction with the audience and gets them working as teams to solve the crime. By doing so we get the participants to bond and learn to trust each other a bit more. So it's not really the show that helps, but the individual desire to connect and create a bond of mutual assistance. As mentioned, this is not for people just starting the process, but for people that have already moved forward to where they are looking to make these connections.
Q: Do you have public shows to see?
A lot of our people have public shows, but we rarely perform in public as a group. The rare times that we do are usually for charity.
Q: Are there other things that you can do that could help?
Probably. We do a lot of things to get people to bond and work together. Scavenger hunts, for example, are great activities to get people out and interacting with one another. If you really want to discuss any of a number of options, simply contact us and we'd be happy to discuss.
Q: How much do you cost?
We freely admit, we're not cheap! We're used to working for large companies. If the time permits, we make ourselves available at discounted rates. The fact is, though that these things cost a lot if they're done right. We simply refuse to do them in the wrong way as a bad show could have an extremely bad effect on people. The last thing that we would want is to cause someone to relapse or regress.
Q: Why should be trust you?
While not directly applicable, we have a wide range of highly visible clients that have enjoyed our services and discovered that we could help them to work together and more efficiently. This has included helping one another and supporting the efforts of others. Likewise, it speaks to our professionalism and our abilities to deliver upon our promises. Call us. Talk to us. Trust your instincts.
Q: What is your name?
Our name is THEY improv. Murder Therapy is the name of the shows we offer in this area. Technically it would be, THEY improv Presents: Murder Therapy.
Q: Where are you based out of?
We began the company in South Florida, serving Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach as well as the Keys. We then expanded into New England operating out of Boston. Then was Rochester, NY (don't ask). Our Director lived in Fort Worth, Houston, Washington, DC and Chicago, so those locations soon followed. Milwaukee, Lake Geneva and Madison became a big area for us and that led us to Minneapolis. We serve Colorado and Wyoming out of Denver while serving Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska out of Kansas City. Later we added specific other groups in Omaha, Atlanta, Seattle, Phoenix, both Portlands, Los Angeles, New York City, etc. It wasn't long before we had the lower 48 covered. We have people in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau Alaska as well as on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii. Any place that we haven't reached yet, we can drive to. We recently used 450 actors around the country in one year. Simply contact us and we'll discuss what we can do for you.
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