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Neuroscience 101: A Theater Analogy

You have your very own theater production, being acted out right now, in your brain. An exquisitely complex organ, driven by the hard work of both the actors onstage (your nerve cells) and the players behind the scenes (your glial cells). Just like in an immersive play, your nerve cells steal the show. They communicate […]

Some of the creative team for Off-Center's 'Theater of the Mind,' created by David Byrne and Mala Gaonkar. Photo by Adams VisCom.

Theater of the Mind Asks: If you are made of your memories, and those memories are malleable, then who are you?

This is the question that multi-media artist, David Byrne (American Utopia, Talking Heads, Reasons to Be Cheerful, A History of the World in Dingbats) posed to me. Byrne has been asking this question for decades. In his early 20s he found himself fascinated with the work of neurophysiologist Warren McCulloch and thus began a journey […]

Theater of the Mind

Dates announced for immersive experience by David Byrne and Mala Gaonkar presented by DCPA Off-Center opening August 2022

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) Off-Center is excited to announce the rescheduled dates for the world premiere immersive production, Theater of the Mind, co-created by creator of the Broadway hit American Utopia, David Byrne, and writer Mala Gaonkar, and premiering in Denver August 31 through December 18, 2022.

Theater of the Mind Producer Charlie Miller: A man ahead of his time

Charlie Miller has always been a young man ahead of his time. After all, he played both Fagin and Captain Von Trapp by the age of 17. Not so many years later, the co-founder and curator of Off-Center at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts is regarded as a national thought leader in the […]