As a child who grew up in Truckee, Cayman didn’t know much about its history. After a mutual friend referred him as a writer for the Historical Haunted Tour in 2017, he now finds himself researching and writing the scripts. Cayman is quoted in saying “It’s great to see the people react positively to the acted scenes. I just hope they enjoy their evening, that is the goal.” From what we have seen and heard from our guests, that goal has been met.
Cayman, a 25-year-old Truckee native, readily shares that wireless giant Sprint was actually born of the acronym of the Southern Pacific Railroad International Network Telecommunications. It is just one of many historical tidbits Cayman has learned since becoming a writer for the annual Haunted Historical Tour.
“I think involving the audience in the scenes has opened up some new opportunities for the tour,” says Cayman. “I’m pretty certain it was done before I started writing but I try to get the audience involved in some way in every scene, even if it’s just breaking the fourth wall and acknowledging that they’re there. I think it makes the tour feel more like a haunted landscape they are journeying through rather than a series of plays they are watching.”
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