'Sweet & Lucky': Kickstarter campaign allows audience to dive deeper

Play the video above to learn more about the ‘Sweet & Lucky’ Kickstarter campaign.

By Hope Grandon
For the DCPA NewsCenter

Off-Center, a signature line of programming of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, has launched its first-ever Kickstarter campaign to crowd-fund the upcoming off-site immersive experience Sweet & Lucky, a commission by Brooklyn-based Third Rail Projects.

Sweet & Lucky is scheduled to premiere in May and will be Off-Center’s most ambitious project to date. Third Rail co-Artistic Director Zach Morris is a Colorado native.

Sweet and LuckyThis two-hour performance takes place in a 16,000-square-foot warehouse on Brighton Boulevard. Audiences will step into a mysterious antique store and plunge into a labyrinth of dreamlike encounters.

Audience members will follow performers through intricately designed environments, into intimate engagements, and witness a series of seductive and haunting flashbacks. It’s a 360-degree experience that uses all five senses to evoke the power and fragility of memories. Audiences will dive deeper into the story by exploring the props and scenery first-hand, and enjoy specialty cocktails before and after the show crafted by mixologist Sean Kenyon of Williams and Graham.

Go to the Sweet & Lucky Kickstarter campaign

Funds raised on Kickstarter will enable Off-Center to fully realize intricate designs for dozens of unique environments. The campaign goal breaks down to $1 per square foot that will go directly to the design elements and elevate the warehouse space to a fully immersive world.

Kickstarter backers will receive access to exclusive rewards including the opportunity to weave the photo of someone close to them into the fabric of the production, a keepsake skeleton key that unlocks a unique experience upon arrival at the show, and a behind-the-scenes look at the show during a test audience performance that includes a talkback with the team.

More details to come, including the largely Denver-based casting.

Previous NewsCenter coverage of Sweet & Lucky
Off-Center to create immersive piece with Third Rail Projects

About Third Rail Projects

Third Rail Project at CNPS
Artistic Directors Zach Morris and Tom Pearson, left, appeared at a panel with Matthew Lopez, right, at last month’s Colorado New Play Summit. Photo by John Moore for the DCPA NewsCenter.

Third Rail Projects, led by Artistic Directors Zach Morris, Tom Pearson, and Jennine Willett is dedicated to reframing dance and performance and bringing art to the public through an array of media and within a variety of contexts including site-specific performances, dance theater, installation art, video and multi-media projects, and immersive performance environments. Collectively, Third Rail Projects artists have been granted commissions, support, and residencies from presenters, organizations, and foundations including: Arts Brookfield, Danspace Project, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation, Abrons Arts Center, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Dance New Amsterdam, Dance Theater Workshop, Topaz Arts, La Mama ETC, 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, The American Music Center, The Lucky Star Foundation, and Materials for the Arts, among many others. Third Rail Projects artists have also received numerous awards including three New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Awards – for Then She Fell (2013) and Vanishing Point (2008) – a 2001 New York International Fringe Festival Award for Choreography from the Present Company, and others. More information: thirdrailprojects.com.

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