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FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Please note: Theater of the Mind is in development and planning is in progress.
This FAQ page will be updated with additional information as more details are available.

ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE

It’s a 360° journey that puts the audience at the center of the story. For Theater of the Mind, intimate groups of just 16 people will be led through a mesmerizing 15,000 square foot installation of intriguing environments and artistic storytelling. You will be invited to participate in unique sensory experiments inspired by neuroscience, but will not be asked to perform. Due to the visceral, personal nature of immersive work, no two participants will have the same experience

No. Theater of the Mind is an immersive theatrical experience co-created by David Byrne with writer Mala Gaonkar. While David will not be a performer in this piece, you will get to know a new side of him as a creative artist beyond his music. Learn more about David, Mala and their inspiration.

Learn more about David at www.davidbyrne.com.

Yes! We’ve consulted the list below over the course of this project’s development.

From David and Mala:
The ultimate reference and checks for all ideas has been, of course, our partner labs that are listed here, alongside our gratitude and appreciation:
Geraint Rees (UCL), Patrick Haggard (UCL), Ana Tajadura-­Jiménez (UCL), Sally Linkenauger (University of Lancaster), Shin Shimojo (Caltech), Sam Schwarzkopf (UCL), Beau Lotto (UCL), Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez­-Conde (SUNY), Henrik Ehrsson and Bjorn Van Der Voort (Karolinska Institutet), Diana Deutsch (UCSD), Richard Brown and Ted Koterwas (formerly San Francisco Exploratorium), BeAnotherLab (Barcelona), Dan Simmons (University of Illinois), Emile Bruneau (MIT), Daniela Schiller (Mount Sinai), David Carmel (University of Edinburgh), Steven Most (University of New South Wales), Bahador Bahrami (UCL), Sepideh Bazazi, Mahzarin Banaji (Harvard), Liz Phelps (NYU), Joshua Correll (Colorado), David Rand (Yale), Ernst Fehr (University of Zurich), Paul Glimcher (NYU), Fiery Cushman (Harvard), Joshua Green (Harvard), Jonathan Haidt (UV), Paul Bloom (Yale), Cristian Danescu­-Niculescu­-Mizil (Cornell), Lars Hall and Petter Johansson (Lund University), Patrick Cavanagh (Dartmouth), John Reynolds (Salk Institute), Alexander Todorov (Princeton), Chris Frith (UCL).

Our scientific consultants Julia Harris and Elisabeth Engl were indispensable references as well.

TICKETING DETAILS

Tickets will be available in Spring 2020. We’re still working on the details regarding the public on-sale and will announce them at a later time. Sign up below to be the first to know when tickets go on sale.

Performances will begin in August 2020 and will run for several weeks. The full performance schedule will be announced in the future.

The immersive experience will be built out in a fully-accessible historic warehouse in Denver. We’ll share more details about the space, along with more exclusive behind-the-scenes content, with our email list. Sign up below to get all of the details.

Patrons with a 2020/2021 DCPA season subscription package will have priority access to purchase Theater of the Mind tickets prior to the public on-sale. 2020/2021 season subscription packages are not yet on sale; these packages will be announced and will go on sale in 2020.

Details regarding the subscriber pre-sale for Theater of the Mind have not yet been determined and will be announced at a later date.

Yes. Sign up below for an email notification to know when tickets go on sale to the public.

Have a question that’s not answered here?

Please contact our team at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Theater of the Mind is supported in part by Science Sandbox, an initiative of the Simons Foundation.

This project has been funded in part by a grant from the Colorado Tourism Office.

Additional support from Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.