Tag Archive for: Theater of the Mind

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What Are Audiences Saying About Theater of the Mind?

Theater of the Mind began as a concept by multi-hyphenate artist David Byrne. In partnering with Charlie Miller, the Executive Director and Curator for the DCPA’s Off-Center programming, the immersive, theatrical neuroscience experience became a reality. After years in development, Theater of the Mind premiered at York Street Yards in August 2022, sparking conversation in […]

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David Byrne and Mala Gaonkar’s Theater of the Mind Extends Due to Popular Demand

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) Off-Center is excited to announce that due to popular demand, Theater of the Mind co-created by Academy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning artist David Byrne and writer Mala Gaonkar will extend through January 22 in Denver.  Critics are raving about Theater of the Mind with WNYC’s Radiolab calling […]

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David Byrne Creates Custom Lenticular Art and New Music in Support of Theater of the Mind

Sale of Lenticulars to Benefit Arbutus and Denver Center For The Performing Arts Off-Center. In conjunction with the premiere of the immersive production Theater of the Mind, co-created by creator of the Broadway hit American Utopia, David Byrne, and writer Mala Gaonkar, Byrne has created a series of seven lenticular artwork images in five editions […]

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Digging Deep Into Denver’s Immersive Community

On November 4-6, more than 300 artists in the immersive community will gather in Denver for an international networking event and arts festival at the Denver Immersive Gathering (DIG) hosted by Immersive Denver. Attendees will go on a producer’s tour of Camp Christmas, visit Meow Wolf’s Convergence Station, and get a backstage tour of Theater […]

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Cocktails with a Twist: The Ramble Hotel Offers Neuro Bar Lab

When you order a drink or two, you accept that your inhibitions may be a bit altered. But what about your perceptions? That’s just the idea behind the neuroscience-inspired Neuro Bar Lab that The Ramble Hotel is serving up in partnership with DCPA Off-Center’s Theater of the Mind. “We were very intrigued by the concept […]

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First Look: Theater of the Mind

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 […]

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Explore the Clayton Neighborhood and Beyond

Depending on your selected show time for Theater of the Mind, you could find yourself planning a pre-show brunch, an early dinner, or apps and drinks. The show takes place in a recently revived area that sits between the greater RiNo neighborhood and the historic residential Clayton neighborhood. All locations listed below are conveniently located […]

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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 […]

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Cap Off Your Visit to Theater of the Mind with The Neuro Nightcap

This fall, celebrate the Denver debut of the highly-anticipated Theater of the Mind immersive theater experience (Aug. 31-Dec.18) with its hotel partner, The Ramble Hotel, Death & Co Denver and their neuro cocktail experiences. Created by multi-award winning artist and Talking Heads frontman David Byrne (American Utopia, Talking Heads, Here Lies Love) and writer Mala […]