IT’S ALL INSIDE YOUR HEAD. BUT IS ANY OF IT REAL?
Co-created by Academy, Grammy, and Tony Award-winning artist David Byrne* and writer Mala Gaonkar, Theater of the Mind is a new theatrical experience you’ll see, feel, taste and hear. Inspired by both historical and current neuroscience research, the show takes you on an immersive journey inside how we see and create our worlds.
Peer behind the curtain of the physical realm and marvel at the wonders of your mind. Follow your Guide as they revisit key moments in their life in a surreal, 15,000-square-foot installation with a group of just 16 audience members.
Over 75 minutes, you’ll move through a series of rooms where you’ll participate in thought-provoking neuroscience experiments. You’ll learn how easily your own senses can deceive you. If perception and memory are both malleable, then perhaps even your identity is less fixed than you think…
Join us for this grand experiment. You may not be who you think you are. But we’re all in it together.
Caution: the brain may wander. Side effects may include a distrust of your own senses, a disorientation of self, and a mild to severely good time.
*Note: David Byrne will not be performing in Theater of the Mind. Your one-of-a-kind experience will place you, your fellow audience members, and your Guide at the center of your journey.
Read the latest reviews
“A gentle, thoughtful rumination on the vagaries of memory and perception. It feels like absolute magic.” – The Denver Gazette
“Intricate, mesmerizing and surreal! An immersive experience that is both profoundly human and technologically innovative. Just trust me and go grab your tickets to this show now!” – Boulder Weekly
“It’s easy to say that Theater of the Mind is a one-of-a-kind experience that defies any categorization. It’s a wild spin through alternative reality; a fascinating and meticulously detailed labyrinth, with delightful surprises that await beyond each door.” – OnStage Colorado
“Theater of the Mind is a smorgasbord! It’s fundamentally light and playful, often laugh-out-loud funny amid its bittersweet drama. After the show ends, it takes on poignant extra dimensions, and that may be its greatest trick of all.” – The Denver Post
in association with
Nate Koch, LeeAnn Rossi, and the Arbutus Foundation
THEATER OF THE MIND
Created by David Byrne and Mala Gaonkar
Directed by Andrew Scoville
TYPE: World Premiere, Experimental
Theater of the Mind utilizes immersive, non-traditional theatrical storytelling that moves the audience through different installations and theatrical spaces. It includes cognitive and sensorial manipulations, and some adult themes.
Audiences must be 18 or older to attend unaccompanied. Patrons ages 16 – 17 may attend if accompanied by a guardian. Audiences under 16 are not permitted to attend any performance, under any circumstance.