Santaland Diaries

The SantaLand Diaries

Nov 24 – Dec 24, 2017 The Jones
Crumpet the Elf returns for more hilarious hijinks in this acclaimed one-man show based on stories by David Sedaris.
 
This Is Modern Art

This Is Modern Art

March 22 – April 15, 2018 The Jones
Graffiti crews are willing to risk anything for their art. But when one crew finishes the biggest graffiti bomb of their careers, the consequences get serious and spark a public debate asking, where does art belong?
 
Remote Denver

Remote Denver

Spring/Summer 2018 The Streets of Denver
Meet up, put on headphones, and have your perspective of The Mile High City changed forever. Discover a "secret Denver," exploring places like gathering spaces, back alleyways, dark hallways and public areas through a new lens. 
 

2017/18: Season 7

The Wild Party
You’re invited to leave your inhibitions (and Prohibitions) behind for a decadent party in the Roaring Twenties. Whether you’re a wallflower or a jitterbug, you’ll think this jazz- and booze-soaked immersive musical is the bee’s knees.

Mixed Taste
Tag Team Lectures on Unrelated Topics - Even mismatched subjects will find common ground in a lecture series that can go pretty much anywhere.

2016/17: Season 6

Cult Following: Rated G
Improv that’s appropriate for kids and hilarious for everyone. Treat your family to some all-ages entertainment and become a part of the shenanigans as you choose the direction of a made-up fairy tale.

Cult Following & SCRIPTprov™
See the wild side of famous scenes as the script gets flipped. The fast-talking and quick-thinking talents of some of Denver’s best improv performers team up with traditional actors for a night of unpredictable fun.

Cult Following: Secrets & Confessions
Join host Chris Parente at The Clocktower Cabaret for a night of unrehearsed, unscripted theatre featuring the fast-talking and quick-thinking talents of some of Denver’s best improv performers.

The SantaLand Diaries
David Sedaris' off-beat tales from his stint as a Macy's elf in New York City are the sure cure for the common Christmas show.

Cult Following: Debates
Escape from politics as we know it with a fun night of unrehearsed, unscripted theatre featuring the fast-talking and quick-thinking talents of some of Denver’s best improv performers.

THIS IS MODERN ART
"Where does art belong?" Called vandals, criminals, even creative terrorists, graffiti artists set out to make their voices heard and alter the way people view the world. A one-night-only performed reading with DJ, spoken-word, and Q&A.

DragOn
One fledgling drag queen. A team of comic-themed foes. The Pride and pop culture mash up of your fantasies.

2015/16: Season 5

CULT FOLLOWING
Themes: Back to the Future, Karaoke Musical, Secrets & Confessions, Decide Your Destiny, and Karaoke Broadway Musical
Unscripted theatre featuring the quick-thinking talents of some of Denver’s best improv performers.

CARPE NOCTE + ITCHY-O’s HALLOWMASS
One night only –  Halloween 2015 Carpe Nocte took an adventurous audience on a mystery bus ride and through unexpected rituals at the National Western Complex, where they were surprised to join a 900-person concert by itchy-O, a throbbing 32-piece band of masked chaos

THE SANTALAND DIARIES
A holiday show for the rest of us.

HOW I GOT OVER: Journeys in Verse
Five celebrated slam poets weave an interconnected story about womanhood, self-discovery and adversity.

SWEET & LUCKY
An immersive theatre experience. A speakeasy antique shop. A labyrinth of devotion, passion and remembrance.

2014/15: Season 4

CULT FOLLOWING
KARAOKE MUSICAL, SECRETS & CONFESSIONS, and PIRATE SHIP 

Unscripted theatre featuring the quick-thinking talents of some of Denver’s best improv performers.

LORD OF THE BUTTERFLIES
A drag queen retelling of Lord of the Flies with delightful dancing, magnificent music, irreverent improv, and lots and lots of glitter.

THE SANTALAND DIARIES
A holiday show for the rest of us.

KICK-OFF CABARET
Kickstarter meets lives performance as local projects strut their stuff to enlist your support.

PERCEPTION
An immersive, multi-sensory, self-guided theatrical experience featuring mentalist Professor Phelyx, with live music by Tom Hagerman.

 

2013/14: Season 3

CULT FOLLOWING: theatre is the new movies
A live, unscripted movie created by six actors in the style of a movie genre selected by the audience.
Highlights Video

WHEEL OF MISFORTUNE: the scariest game show ever
A live taping of a new game show where contestants from the audience compete in everyday tasks made terrifyingly difficult. The winner gets cash, the loser has to spin the dreaded Wheel of Misfortune.
Watch a webisode

LIVED/RELIVED: the live realization of true stories
In partnership with The Narrators, three stories from Denver locals will be brought to life on stage with music, video, puppets, and aerial dance.
Highlights Video

2012/13: Season 2

CULT FOLLOWING: theatre is the new movies
A monthly live movie in real 3-D where six recurring actors improvise their way through a story that intertwines movie moments selected by the audience.
Behind the scenes video


DRAG MACINE
: a drag queen time machine
Captain Shirley Delta Blow takes on us a journey through the history of drag and the gay rights movement.
Highlights video

AUDIO KICKS: photography meets audio meets dance
An experiment in isolated collaboration: ten original photographs, inspired ten different audio recordings that became the backdrop and soundtrack for a live dance performance.
Watch performance 1: "Chillin"

SWEAT: improv on bikes
A fully improvised indoor biking adventure led by two performers and a musician accompanying the action on a fully equipped musical tricycle.
Watch the trailer
 

2011/12: Season 1

CULT FOLLOWING: theatre is the new movies
A monthly live movie where six recurring actors improvise their way through a story that incorporates five movie moments suggested by the audience.
Watch an alien movie moment


THE L&J&J PROJECT
: a play about a blog about a movie about a book
A celebration of stunt blogger Lawrence Dai’s 365th viewing of Julie & Julia. It began outside of The Jones with Lawrence’s Fan Club and culminated with a screening of the movie complete with live actors, hundreds of pop-up slides, and live stunts like mass onion chopping.
Highlights video

SQUARE OF ICE: a Johnny Cash remix
An American Idol style competition where 15 local groups (ranging from folk singers to slam poets to filmmakers to ballerinas to a punk band) performed their best interpretation of Johnny Cash and competed for a $500 cash prize.
Highlights video

DATE*: do you believe in love at first site?
A digitally enhanced one-woman show about finding love online. Performed by one actress surrounded by projections representing the Internet and the 100+ online daters she interviewed.
Watch the trailer

 

2010/11

Before Off-Center was Off-Center we launched two prototype shows to experiment with what our programming might be like.

THE ULTIMATE WII BASEBALL GAME
An interactive Wii Baseball game complete with competing teams, concessions, a jumbotron, coaches, live commentators and a mascot.
Highlights video

HIP HOP JAMBALAYA
A collaboration of local talent combining all the ingredients of hip hop in one delicious dish.
Highlights video

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