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Corporate Chaos - Murder at the Worldwide Prestige Annual Conference

The annual conference for Worldwide Prestige will be held at the Grande Plaza Hotel in New York City.  The CEO, Mr. Eric Wilde, is to present the yearly report and prove to the Board of Directors and investors that he has not only saved the company from imminent bankruptcy – but rather, has doubled profits from the highest profit year in the history of the company! 

            At corporate headquarters in the lovely city of Anonville, the employees were buzzing about the upcoming journey to the Big Apple!  That is until the announcement on the overhead speaker notified everyone that Mr. Wilde is missing!  His personal effects were found in his desk; his car hasn’t moved in the employee garage since Friday afternoon, and not a single light is on at his home!  The board believes foul play may be at hand, but the police cannot be involved. The media would throw a Doom’s Day spin on his absence, causing stocks to plummet.  The show must go on! Everything must appear normal, or Worldwide Prestige will be destined for disaster.

            The board has appointed Jasmine Aurora to serve as the interim CEO until Eric’s return.   The board is proceeding with the annual conference in great hope that Eric Wilde will be found in time for his presentation. 

            The conference will begin with breakout sessions and critical thinking seminars.  Jasmine has plans to announce that Mr. Wilde is suffering a relentless case of ‘jet lag’ from an early morning flight to stall for time once the conference commences. Hopefully, the stockholders will believe the story.  All should be well until the formal dinner and awards banquet in the South Oak Ballroom when Eric is set to speak.

            The board is unaware there has been great strife between the employees, which has heightened with the stress of Mr. Wilde’s absence. Scandals are surfacing and causing rifts between most of the staff. Jasmine is doing her best to hold everything together, but this trip to NYC may lead to disaster. You are an employee of Worldwide Prestige, and your trip is booked for the conference. This is where your story begins.

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Guest List


Jasmine Aurora
Interim Chief Executive Officer
This domineering interim Chief Executive Officer at Worldwide Prestige slips by with minimal hours and nominal efforts but can morph into a horse of a different color the moment she faces a board member. A self-riotous hypocrite who’s on a beach more than work, Jasmine rules with an iron fist. She has demoted and even fired employees over minuscule violations. Stay on Jasmine’s good side if you want to keep your job!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Formal business attire.

Misty Rainbow
Director of Employment
Hide the corporate ladders!  Misty Rainbow is the ravenous ladder climber of Worldwide Prestige.  Only six months ago, she landed a gig in the mailroom, but she has clawed and connived her way to a lucrative and powerful position of Director of Employment in Human Resources.  Moody and insensitive, she’s anything but trustworthy. Some say she’d push her Granny in front of a train if it meant a raise and a more prestigious title!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Formal business attire. Copies of a fake resume to slip to your superiors as an optional prop.

Stoney Oxadoddy
Chief Operations Officer
Stoney Oxadoddy has journeyed a scandal-tinged path to the position of Chief Operations Officer.  Stoney began as a low-level manager. In a record five years, this powerhouse bulldozed a path to the executive offices. Many of Stoney’s promotions happened after discoveries of huge blunders in paperwork. After catching an error and saving the company from a 20K loss, Mr. Wilde promoted Stoney to the open COO position!  However, Stoney may have made the original error, but blamed it on superiors!  Never turn your back on Stoney!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Formal business attire.

Calyx Lovage
Executive Assistant to the CEO
Calyx Lovage is the grumpy executive assistant to the Chief Executive Officer.  Calyx openly suffers from a lack of confidence and low self-esteem. These personality deficiencies have made Calyx’s career stagnate.  The grapevine gossipers say that Eric Wilde recently discovered that Calyx fabricated a resume to get the executive assistant spot a couple of years ago.  Nobody knows the outcome of that scandal, as Mr. Wilde is missing and Calyx is still proceeding as usual.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Business attire. You have a low self-esteem so nothing flashy. A toy gun (concealed) as an optional prop.

Quince Frost
Chief Financial Officer
Quince Frost is the mysterious Chief Financial Officer at Worldwide Prestige. Quince lurks in the shadows of the halls avoiding contact with others.  If you send an email to Quince, get ready to answer your phone, as this CFO refuses to put anything in writing. Quince is elusive and will not give a straight answer or opinion on matters at hand. Some believe that Quince is up to no good.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Formal business attire. Choose monotone colors as you are not trendy and do not want attention. Mirrored sunglasses as an optional prop.

Mugwort Buttercup
Executive Director of Internal Audit
Mugwort Buttercup is the tenacious Executive Director of Internal Audit at Worldwide Prestige. Reporting directly to the board, Mugwort struts around the company as privileged royalty.  Mugwort’s team exudes firm control over all aspects of financial compliance and employee relations.  Mugwort takes the job seriously and often drives by employee homes to document how they’re spending money.  If Mugwort believes they are living above their means, a full-blown investigation ensues!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Extremely conservative and slightly nerdy formal business attire.


Rock Ivy
Chief Administrative Officer
The Chief Administrative Officer at Worldwide Prestige is Rock Ivy.  One minute Rock’s a friend talking about last weekend’s fishing trip and the next - he’s screaming at you over a typo on a daily memorandum about Hawaiian shirt day!  You never know which Rock you’ll face, so employees only visit his office as a last resort!  To no surprise, Rock doesn’t have real friends, so he mandates that his staff attend get-togethers at a local bar every week.  He makes it clear if one skips the weekly festivities, one pays for it dearly on Monday!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Formal business attire. 


Storm Wormwood
V.P. of Human Resources
The award for the most nauseating employee at Worldwide Prestige goes to Storm Wormwood.  Storm was a lady’s shoe salesman at Bacy’s Department Store before landing the prestigious title of Vice President of Human Resources at Worldwide Prestige.  Not even Sherlock Holmes himself could sleuth how Storm pulled that feat off!   A smooth talker, Storm can wormhis way out of any situation.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Formal business attire. Business cards with a ‘beefed up’ title of Executive Senior Vice President to annoy your coworkers as an optional prop.


Rio Fox
V.P. for Public Affairs
Please hold. I’ll get right back to you on that.  I’ll have to call my father and ask what he thinks about it first!  Rio Fox, the charismatic Vice President for Public Affairs, secretly calls his father for advice about everything.  Rio doesn’t tie his shoe unless his dad instructs him to do so. 
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Formal business attire.  A cell phone to (pretend to) call Dad as an optional prop.


Blaze Winters
V.P. of Research
Blaze Winters is the obnoxious Vice President of Research.  Lacking a filter for voice volume and content, he speaks his mind without a care in the world.  A long-timer at Worldwide Prestige, Blaze is anything but tolerant of new staff members. He’s not ashamed to let them know how he feels.  Otherwise, Blaze is amicable, but has a short fuse – so keep the sparks at bay!  
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Lab jacket/mad scientist costume.  *Older character.  If played by a young man, he should wear a gray wig.


Basil Maples
Senior Legal Counsel – Litigation and Legal Policy
Basil Maples is the abrasive senior legal counsel for Worldwide Prestige.  He leads the Litigation and Legal Policy Department by intimidation and thrives on the sweat of those who fear him.  Watercooler gossips claim that Basil finished his law courses online during work hours while he was the Director of Marketing.  During that time, he allegedly bullied his employees to cover 100% of his responsibilities – even personal ones like picking up his laundry, going to the grocery store, picking up his family from the airport, etc.  Must be nice to collect a nice paycheck while attending school!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Formal business attire.


Kyo Hualing
Director of Global Relations and Research
Kyo Hualing is the lazy director of Global Relations and Research.  Due to a new hiring strategy in Human Resources, he was hired straight out of college.  Kyo gladly accepted the prestigious title eight months ago and has done nothing but under impress everybody.  This rookie lacks shame for his actions. He admits he’s unable to do the tasks assigned to him, but uses the excuse that he’s still in training.  Everybody wonders when the executives will finally have enough of this sloth. 
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Casual business attire/ casual attire (t-shirt).  Un-ironed, un-tucked shirt and a tie tied incorrectly.


Ginger Belladonna
Executive Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer
Ginger Belladonna is the spunky executive assistant to the Chief Financial Officer.  Ginger is loved and appreciated, as she accommodates everybody’s needs - even at her own expense.  Ginger would like to attend community college at night to earn a nursing degree, but has been working unpaid hours to help her subdivision keep up with their ever-growing workload!  As bad as she wants the American Dream, she’s not sure if now is the time to focus on her own needs, dreams, and desires.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Very trendy and young looking business attire.


Kassy Saffron
Director of Marketing

Kassy Saffron is the sassy Director of Marketing.  She speaks her mind and lives for confrontation.  Once, in a fit of road rage, she chased a truckload of unsavory men into the seedy part of town so that she could speak her mind for their truck swerving into her lane!  A sage word of advice is: do not cross Kassy Saffron.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Formal business attire. Suit should be very bold – bold colors, bold print for the blouse, scarf, etc. Cigar as an optional prop.


Angelica Venus
Senior V.P. of Technology Infrastructure
The anxious Angelica Venus is the senior vice president of Technology Infrastructure.  After a promotion to V.P., she received another promotion to senior V.P.  Sources report that she got the second boost to help relieve her anxiety and cure issues of self-doubt.  It only served to make it worse, as Angelica is a crabby bundle of nerves. 
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Formal business attire.


Keisha Mistletoe
Senior Risk Officer
Keisha Mistletoe is the high-maintenance senior risk officer at Worldwide Prestige. No stranger to designer fashion and elegant jewelry, Keisha strolls down the hallways, flaunting expensive wares in hopes of scoring jealous glances.  Nobody knows where Keisha gets the money to buy such luxurious items.  How much could a senior risk officer get paid, anyway?  The answer is clear - not enough for what she’s sporting around town!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Formal, very expensive and fashionable looking, business attire/evening gown. Flashy costume jewelry. Fake money in wads in every pocket as optional props.


Woody Nightshade
V.P. of Environmental Health and Safety

Woody Nightshade is the blunt vice president of Environmental Health and Safety.  Woody is a hard worker and does a superb job leading EH&S, but Woody’s peculiar behavior can be annoying to others.  Woody’s antics of constant hand washing and hypochondria drive the employees to the brink of office insanity!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Safety attire. Any type of safety equipment such as hand sanitizer, a dust mask, etc.


Sage Sorrel
Director of Advertising
Sage Sorrel will do anything to please the executives of Worldwide Prestige.  Sage waits in the office, staring out the window for the executives on their walk to the parking garage. Sage eavesdrops to find out where the execs are headed after work, and by a planned coincidence, ends up at the same locale. Sage has a family at home but has put Worldwide Prestige as a top priority. Sage shouldn’t be trusted.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: 1960’s style business suit/dress – think Mad Men.


Raine Huckleberry
V.P. of Tax Policy and Planning
Raine Huckleberry is one of the most courteous and helpful employees at Worldwide Prestige. With a calm persona, Raine is a seasoned executive and authority on the inner workings and history of the company.  Raine is an excellent source of information and mentorship.   The word is that Raine might have a hidden dark side, but nobody has been able to prove that.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Formal conservative business attire.


Laurel Holly
V.P. of Business Development
Laurel Holly is the shy and reserved vice president of the Business Development Department.  For a V.P. in the company, Laurel’s personality doesn’t fill the bill.  Nevertheless, Laurel has a veiled charm. When push comes to shove, Laurel always wins.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Formal business attire.

Skye Balsam
Director of Healthcare
Skye Balsam is the extroverted Director of Healthcare of Worldwide Prestige.  A caring general practitioner, Skye oversees the medical clinic at the headquarter campus.  The employees admire Skye, but a visit to the corporate clinic might land you in the waiting area for hours as Skye loves to talk to his/her patients!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Doctor costume with medical equipment (i.e., lab coat, tongue depressors, etc.) as optional props.

Talon Indigo
V.P. of Finance and Purchasing
Where’s Talon? Oh, it’s Friday, never mind…  That’s a common phrase in the hallway on Fridays when someone needs Talon Indigo’s assistance.  This sluggish Vice President of Finance and Purchasing has a host of so-called medical issues that cause his/her absence from work on Fridays…and nearly every Friday at that!  Not the most energetic of employees, Talon squeaks by with the bare minimum to not get fired.  Nobody knows exactly how Talon ended up with a V.P. title with his/her poor work ethic!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Formal business attire.

Reed Anocho
Director of Corporate Dining Services
Hailing from South America, Reed Anchor often portrays that s/he has doesn’t comprehend the English language but some say that Reed actually speaks perfect English when s/he thinks nobody’s listening!  Reed is the Director of Corporate Dining Services and has been with Worldwide Prestige. for only a few months.  The menu, however, was recently revamped to include only dishes with a super spicy South American flare.  Some employees are growing quite unhappy with this new daily selection.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Formal business attire with a South American flare (i.e., colorful Latin-style shirt/ blouse, etc.) Or, wear a chef’s uniform.

Briar Garland
Director of Corporate Wellness
Briar Garland exists on a diet of protein shakes and supplements and spouts out nutritional guidance to anyone with time to spare.  Briar runs a tight ship with the corporate wellness program and manages the workout center as if it alone were a Fortune 500 company.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Wear formal business attire, or wear trendy workout attire and show off your muscles if you have them.

Rosemary Aster
Vice President of Asset Management
Be careful with your choice of words while speaking with the glamorous Rosemary Aster.  This overly sensitive Vice President of Asset Management analyzes every word and will obsess over anything she deems the slightest bit negative for days.   Rosemary gives a new meaning to the phrase ‘walking on eggshells!’
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Glamorous evening attire.


Pepper Lotus
Vice President of Purchasing
Pepper Lotus is no stranger to the use of power to control inferiors – both on and off the clock!  It’s no surprise that everyone in her division, i.e., Pepper’s Puppets, competes to be the personal best friend to Pepper.  If you are in the purchasing Department, do whatever Pepper wants - on and off the clock - and all will be well.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Formal business attire. Multiple credit cards as optional props.


Kizzie Wintergreen
Director of Corporate Relations
Kizzie Wintergreen is the unapproachable Director of Corporate Relations.  Kizzie proclaims she avoids people because she is closer to animals than humans.  She is difficult to deal with and extremely socially awkward but does let her hair down during corporate functions.  In fact, she often unveils a wild side that’s far too much for most people to handle.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Formal business attire. Pictures of animals as optional props.


Dill Feverfew
Vice President of Postal Services
Dill Feverfew is the outrageous Vice President of Postal Services.  Dill is married to an heiress that refuses to allow him to sit idle all day in their mansion so he works at Worldwide Prestige. to make his bride happy.  However, Dill definitely doesn’t show career aspirations and everybody is certain that his prestigious title was ‘arranged’ by his wife’s powerful family.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Mailroom/mailman costume – but preferably not USPS, as you work for a corporation.  No tie- you don’t care about impressing anyone.


Myron Galaxy
Director of Corporate Investor Communications
Myron Galaxy is the fun-loving prankster and hilarious Director of Corporate Investor Communications.  If you are ever in need of a cheer up - go to Myron’s office and he’ll perform a bit of standup comedy for you.  The employees of the company all love Myron and know to take only half of what he says seriously.  Myron is probably the most dedicated employee at Worldwide Prestige. and definitely the most fun to be around.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Formal business attire. Any type of practical joke item (i.e. post it note pad, whoopee cushion, etc.) as optional props.

Jag Wisteria
Director of Transportation
Jag Wisteria is the uncouth Director of Transportation at Worldwide Prestige.  Jag’s a bit of a ‘good ole’ boy,’ and has archaic views of society and social interactions.  He’s definitely not known for saying the right thing or doing what is proper in any given situation.  He blames his ill-mannered behavior on his ‘country upbringing.’
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Western shirt and Western string tie.  Cowboy hat and boots as optional accessories.

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