We’re playing outside the theatre with our next Off-Center adventure, featuring all original works by Colorado-based artists
Bite-Size brings you five short plays with bookish twists performed environmentally in and around BookBar, an independent bookstore and wine bar in the Tennyson Street Arts District. There is no better way to see a variety of local playwrights and performers in one place. Whether you’re a theatre geek, a bookworm, or on the hunt for an offbeat night out, this evening will leave you eager to crack into a fresh hardcover and dream up some tales of your own.
Bite-Size is the next out-of-the-box adventure from Off-Center, designed to sweep you off your seat to connect with art and fellow audience members on a new level. It’s a 360-degree experience where you will journey through a variety of spaces in and around BookBar, encountering each new play in a super intimate group of just 10 audience members!
Free with admission
Nov 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17 9:15pm
Join us for readings of even more new works after the main event.
Type: Non-Traditional, World Premiere, Experiential, Off-Site
Advisory: Adult language, strobe lighting effects, prop firearms that are seen but not fired
BookBar is located at 4280 Tennyson St.
Directed by Meridith C. Grundei
EXPLORE THE PLAYS
A Pocket Full of Dandelions
By Kristen Adele Calhoun and Theo E.J. Wilson
Directed by Ashley Hamilton
While rebellion thrashes outside, in the library of Denver’s maximum security prison, two women struggle to decide if liberty and justice is indeed for all. Along the way, they find an unlikely accomplice in this powerful and poetic drama.
By Edith Weiss
Directed by Geoffrey Kent
The face of none other than Jesus Christ appears on the couch of a well-to-do suburban couple in this hilarious and surprisingly relevant comedy.
By Jeffrey Neuman
Directed by Mare Trevathan
In this charming, intimate and sly play, a reticent customer at a used bookstore is confronted by the shop’s manager when caught defacing some books.
Outside the Room
Created by Theatre Artibus (Buba Basishvili and Meghan Frank) and Grapefruit Lab (Julie Rada, Kenny Storms, and Miriam Suzanne)
Conceived with writing by Larry Mitchell
A family struggles to find humanity and normalcy in a world made uncertain and strange after the transformation and “othering” of one of their own. This physical theatre piece imagines what happens on the other side of the iconic room in Kafka’s Metamorphosis.
Toxoplasmosis (or) High Strangeness
By Sean Michael Cummings
Directed by Meridith C. Grundei
After the (maybe) accidental cremation of a cat and the discovery of a mysterious book, Ali and Hannah are thrust into quantum uncertainty. They’ll have to bridge social, generational and metaphysical chasms if they want to escape this veterinarian’s office intact.
These 12 additional plays will be featured as part of a post-show reading series on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the run. Free with admission to the main event.
Fri, Nov 2
Rats Who Eat Butterflies by Katherine Millett
The F Word by Claire Caviglia
Sat, Nov 3
Help – Not Just Anybody by Leslie C. Lewis
Reindeer Cupcakes by Jennifer Faletto
Fri, Nov 9
The Playdate by Rachel Hecker
The Missing Piece by Christina Miller & Addie Levinsky
Sat, Nov 10
Antiquarian by Jeff Carey
This Side of the Room by Dakota C. Hill
Fri, Nov 16
Impact by Lorraine Carter-Larocque
The Lotus Eaters by Travis Duncan
Sat, Nov 17
Malum by Ashley Rice
Something to Read at the End of the World by Maureen Biermann
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Helpful tips to get the most out of your Bite-Size experience
Wear Comfortable Shoes: Because of the immersive nature of this experience, audiences will walk between plays and may need to stand for some of the performances.
Travel Light: As you move through spaces big and small, backpacks and purses will interfere with your experience. We encourage you to travel light – but don’t forget your wallet so you can grab tapas and drinks at the bar.
Accessibility: Bite-Size audience members will travel short distances to various performance spaces throughout the BookBar campus. To request an accessible experience, or for any accessibility questions, please contact us at least 14 days prior to your desired date.
How were these plays selected?
“This was an incredibly competitive process with 213 eligible submissions from 101 Colorado zip codes. Every script was read by at least three different readers in a blind process that ensured the works were judged on their own merits, with the identity of the playwright hidden.”
– Off-Center Curator Charlie Miller
Learn more about the artists and selection process on our News Center
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