Dancers, actors, musicians and visual artists have turned the Grange Hall in West Tisbury into an all-ages haunted house for the next two weekends, with a new performance piece titled Granger Things by Island choreographer-playwright and producer Abby Bender that has already sold out all of its 12 shows.

Best known for founding and running the inclusive Built on Stilts performance festival in Oak Bluffs every August, Ms. Bender has gained new audiences in recent years with a series of immersive Halloween events she has created with other Island artists.

The Grange Hall in West Tisbury has been transformed. — Maria Thibodeau

Starting Thursday, Grange Hall joins a select list of Vineyard landmarks, including the Martha’s Vineyard Museum grounds and a rambling Oak Bluffs summer house, that Ms. Bender and her collaborators have transformed into spooky, immersive otherworlds at the end of October.

As in past years, cast members lead the audience throughout the building and outside as different scenes unfold.

“We use the whole Grange, [and] we sort of travel through it in an unconventional way,” Ms. Bender told the Gazette by phone before Tuesday’s rehearsal.

This production is also different in a number of ways, she said.

For the first time, Ms. Bender has worked on her script with an offstage collaborator, actor-director Brooke Hardman Ditchfield, assisted by Katharine Reid.

Ms. Hardman Ditchfield is theatre and live events director for the Grange Hall-based nonprofit Circuit Arts, which is co-presenting Granger Things with Ms. Bender and Built on Stilts.

Ms. Reid is an actor and singer who works as education director at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse and made her theatrical directing debut this summer with Twelfth Night at the Tisbury Amphitheatre.

“It’s been fun. It’s such a different process,” Ms. Bender said of her work with the two.

Granger Things also boasts the Halloween show’s largest cast to date, Ms. Bender said. Nineteen performers are taking part, including several Twelfth Night cast members.

“It’s a big mix of actors and dancers and people in between, like myself,” Ms. Bender said.

Perhaps the biggest change this year is in the show’s target audience, which starts at age 8.

“This is the first evening-length piece that I think I’ve ever made that’s kid-friendly,” Ms. Bender said.

“We’re actually behaving like kids. We’re really going there — all of us,” she said, describing an evening of wordplay, physical comedy and song and dance.

“I think the kids will enjoy it, because it’s really, really super, super campy to the Nth degree,” Ms. Bender said.

Granger Things also features videography by Danielle Mulcahy and additional choreography by Jesse Jason, who teamed up with Ms. Bender on earlier Halloween shows.

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