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Immersive Experiences

Augment your reality with interactive experiences designed to challenge your senses.


*Annex Building closes Sunday, November 14, at 5:00pm


The head of an ancient Greece-style sculpture surrounded by purple soundwaves.

Each And Every


75-85min · 1 person at a time · $50/60
Candle House Collective
Virtual Experience

“To the makers of music.” Taylor has been thinking a lot about Pandora’s Box. They need your help making something special.

A torn paper collage with the words "each and every."The details of this (mostly) true story about the performer are best left a surprise, but suffice it to say: Taylor can’t wait to meet you.

Just before dialing in for Each And Every, the participant should be alone with their well-charged mobile phone (and headphones). They should ensure that they’ll be undisturbed for the duration of the program.

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SCHEDULE

Nov. 4 – 4:00pm, 6:00pm

Nov. 5 – 2:00pm

Nov. 6 – 4:00pm, 7:00pm

Nov. 7 – 5:00pm, 8:00pm

Nov. 11 – 2:00pm

Nov. 12 – 4:00pm, 7:00pm

Nov. 13 – 3:00pm

Nov. 14 – 1:00pm, 5:00pm

**Subject to change. To see the most up-to-date schedule for immersive experiences, click the button below.


A group of young people sit outside, socially distanced, with a mountain and white church in the background.Fire Season


60min · 16 people at a time · $45/55 (includes park entry fee)
Capital W
Outdoor in person at Bear Creek Lake Park

Climate change anxiety. Motherhood. Desire. Fire. Against the backdrop of a record-breaking fire season, Capital W asks: how do you build a life amidst climate crisis?

A woman with a blonde ponytail and headphones looks toward the hillside. Welcome to Fire Season: an in-person, COVID-safe exploration of climate change and our connection to nature. Guided by the stories and prose poetry of writer/performer Monica Miklas, Fire Season invites audiences to explore Bear Creek Lake Park, an area touched by fire just last February.

LA Times described it as “decidedly timely, reflective of an era when the loss of life can feel overwhelming to the point of paralyzing…[but] know that a course of optimism runs through Fire Season.

Fire Season is presented by Capital W, an LA-based, award-winning theater collaboration returning to the Denver area with its third interactive Denver Film Festival offering. Capital W’s work was last seen in Denver in DCPA Off Center’s 2019 Between Us series.

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SCHEDULE

Nov. 4 – 11:00am, 12:45pm, 3:30pm

Nov. 5 – 11:00am, 12:45pm, 3:30pm

Nov. 6 – 11:00am, 12:45pm, 3:30pm

Nov. 7 – 11:00am, 12:45pm, 3:30pm

**Subject to change. To see the most up-to-date schedule for immersive experiences, click the button below.


A pale, bare-shouldered woman looks to the side, her hair tied back, toilet paper on the wall behind her.

My First Film


75-80min · $18/22 · In Person
Memory
at the Festival Annex (144 W Colfax Ave)

From memoirs to director’s commentary, the tradition of self-reflection in the film industry is nothing new. Self-reflection serves as a means for a director to further explain the significance of their work.

The desktop folder labeled "My First Film".

In many cases, it functions as a distancing tactic —  creating a dissonance between the filmmaker at present and their naïve former self. However, these reflections on the finished work are often as polished as the film itself, rendering the director’s ideas practiced and stale. My First Film repeatedly examines “my” first, and only, feature-length narrative film through an interactive live cinema performance. Each rendition contains new revelations and nuanced narrative shifts that build on both the original work and its accumulating commentary. The audience is encouraged to reconsider the formal limits of where a film begins and ends, to see that a film is only as fixed as the world around it.

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SCHEDULE

Nov. 12 – 7:00pm

**Subject to change. To see the most up-to-date schedule for immersive experiences, click the button below.


A face with space-age goggles is upturned with a glowing moon in the background.

Return The Moon


85min · 60 people at a time · $45/55
Third Rail Projects
Virtual Experience

Live on Zoom, Return The Moon invites audience input to collectively create an experience that is at once a toast, a ritual, and a story.

Two images are stacked, one with a person folding their hands together, the other with a yellow backlit silhouette of a person at a doorway.

Matching decidedly analog tools of performance with the unique opportunities that the Zoom platform affords, Return The Moon combines text, movement, cinematic visuals, and music. It also enfolds offerings from audience members to create a rumination on remembrance and recurrence, the interplay of shadow and light, and how a shared experience might linger and reverberate over the passage of time. The work also features an epistolary component; after the performance, every audience member is mailed a package that contains content and interactive artifacts from their shared event.

During the show, audience members are invited, but not obligated, to contribute guided input that shape how the work unfolds. This experience is designed with audience comfort in mind and affords a range of opportunities where guests can choose if and when they wish to contribute. It is designed for one person per device, but two people watching together works as well. More than two people watching together could be disruptive to the show.

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SCHEDULE

Nov. 14 – 6:00pm

**Subject to change. To see the most up-to-date schedule for immersive experiences, click the button below.


A beige rotary dial phone sits in darkness.The Telelibrary


55min · 1 person at a time · $35/45
Yannick Trapman-O’Brien
Virtual Experience

The Telelibrary uses cutting-edge telephonic technology to provide you with adventure, entertainment, and edification from the comfort and social distance of your own home.

The Telelibrary logo is an open book with a telephone hovering above.

The Telelibrary is an interactive, literary telephone adventure for an audience the size of a phone receiver. It’s part theater, part game, part self-care, and all just a phone call away. To experience The Telelibrary, simply choose your preferred time below, sign up for your 45-minute slot, and when the time comes, pick up the phone and give a ring. Users often have a friend or partner join them, either on speakerphone or by merging the call.


SCHEDULE

Nov. 4 – 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 5:00pm

Nov. 5 – 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm

Nov. 6 – 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm

Nov. 7 – 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm

Nov. 8 – 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm

Nov. 9 – 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm

Nov. 10 – 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm

Nov. 11 – 4:30pm, 6:00pm

Nov. 12 – 4:30pm, 6:00pm

**Subject to change. To see the most up-to-date schedule for immersive experiences, click the button below.


A man in an orange button-down shirt holds out a glass of whiskey.The Whiskey Tasting


60-75min · 2 people at a time · $55/65
The Catamounts
In person at the Festival Annex (144 W Colfax Ave.)

An immersive theatre experience and an actual whiskey tasting, exploring both the history and nuanced varieties of the spirit. But as your bartender begins to divulge details about their own life, you’ll be inspired to toast to the moments that brought you to where you are today.

SCHEDULE

Nov. 11 – 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm

Nov. 12 – 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm

Nov. 13 – 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm

**Subject to change. To see the most up-to-date schedule for immersive experiences, click the button below.


FAQ

 

IS THIS A WHISKEY TASTING OR A PLAY?

Indeed! It is both. The Whiskey Tasting was created in the spring of 2019 by director Amanda Berg Wilson and playwright David Jacobi on a commission from DCPA Off-Center. While we presented it as an online immersive experience in the winter of 2021, we’ve returned it to its original iteration: a whiskey tasting for two audience members with one performer/bartender, all in person. You will sample four actual whiskeys, but also experience an audience-centered immersive theatre experience.

WHAT IS IMMERSIVE THEATRE

Immersive experiences take the audience out of the typical theatre and inside the world of a piece. It’s an experience where you become a part of the story. The Whiskey Tasting invites you to share as well as to witness, so we encourage you to be ready to jump in.

I AM UNDER 21. CAN I SEE THE SHOW?

No. All of our performances are strictly 21+.

I DON’T CONSUME ALCOHOL. CAN I STILL EXPERIENCE THE WHISKEY TASTING?

While the show has been designed around a tasting of four whiskeys, we believe the experience is still one that can be enjoyed without imbibing. We do not have a non-alcoholic pairing, but do provide water you may sip as you experience the show.

WHAT ABOUT COVID?

This is an in-person experience, and all performers are vaccinated and will be tested for COVID-19 in the 48 hours prior to the weekend of performances. All audience members must be vaccinated and show proof of vaccination. We have taken additional precautions to minimize the risk in participating in the experience. Audience members will serve their own whiskey from a pre-packaged flight, and will be seated distanced from one another if they are not of the same household. Between showings, the performance area will be thoroughly sanitized.

OTHER QUESTIONS?

Please contact us at thecatamounts@gmail.com.


Two women in sanitary masks reach toward a glass pane that divides them.A Thousand Ways (Part Two): An Encounter


45-60min · 2 people at a time · $30/40
600 HIGHWAYMEN · Written & created by Abigail Browde & Michael Silverstone
In person at the Festival Annex (144 W Colfax Ave.)

You and another person, seated at a table, separated by a pane of glass, a stack of cards between you. A new type of theater emerges.

In a time when our already-strained co-existences and interactions are further fractured and flattened by virtual gatherings, A Thousand Ways: Part Two is your chance to reconsider what you think you know about a person– including yourself. This elucidating experience is the second installment in a triptych that explores the lines between strangeness and kinship, distance and proximity. Everything we need is already here, just you and me.

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SCHEDULE

Nov. 5 – 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm, 5:30pm, 7:00pm

Nov. 6 – 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm, 5:30pm, 7:00pm

Nov. 7 – 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm, 5:30pm, 7:00pm

Nov. 8 – 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm, 5:30pm, 7:00pm

Nov. 9 – 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm, 5:30pm, 7:00pm

**Subject to change. To see the most up-to-date schedule for immersive experiences, click the button below.


FAQ

Important Information for Part Two: An Encounter

Because this experience is for you and one other audience member, it cannot take place without your presence.

What COVID-19 safety protocols are in place for this event?

Face coverings are required throughout the duration of the event. The two audience members will be seated across from one another and separated by a clear partition. Hand sanitizer units are placed throughout the building. There will be no physical contact between audience members or with staff. We will be sanitizing chairs and surfaces within the venues after every performance.

Can I participate in this performance with another member of my household?

The experience is for two people who do not know each other.

What if I did not attend Part One?

Each part is a self-contained, complete artistic experience. Feel free to attend Part Two if you didn’t have a chance to attend Part One.

What will I be doing?

You’ll be sitting across from someone, reading (sometimes aloud and sometimes in silence) from a stack of notecards. Sometimes you’ll be given things to say or small tasks to do. You and the person across from you will stay seated at the table the entire time.

What else do I need to know?

Due to the intimate nature of this experience, we cannot accommodate late arrivals.


Credits:

A THOUSAND WAYS

by 600 HIGHWAYMEN

Written & created by Abigail Browde & Michael Silverstone

Executive Producer: Thomas O. Kriegsmann / ArKtype
Line Producer: Sami Pyne
Dramaturg & Project Design: Andrew Kircher

This production was commissioned by The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, Stanford Live at Stanford University, Festival Theaterformen, and The Public Theater, and was originally commissioned and co-conceived by Temple Contemporary at Temple University, USA. Original support for the production was provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia.

Promotional photography by Maria Baranova

Denver Film