Local Experiments in Creative Assembly

On the evening of Tuesday, October 23, 2013 from 6:30 – 8:30pm, participants at the Summit in Denver will be invited to take part in one of three arts experiences presented by leading Denver organizations that illustrate innovative approaches:

Denver Center Theater Company’s WHEEL OF MISFORTUNE

Off-Center @ The Jones is the test kitchen for the Denver Center Theatre Company that prototypes and evaluates new ideas while engaging adventurous new audiences and artists. Join Curators Charlie Miller and Emily Tarquin for a “live taping” of their newest prototype, WHEEL OF MISFORTUNE, the scariest game show ever. There will be food and drinks while you experience pre-show activities and live games with real prizes. Audience members who pass the screening (and who want to) will get to compete as contestants on the show. After your preview of this work-in-progress, Charlie and Emily will share the Off-Center Recipe for programming, break down how it was applied to WHEEL OF MISFORTUNE, and solicit feedback for the show’s continued development.

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver’s MIXED TASTE

Soul Food and Carl Jung
A Special Presentation of Mixed Taste: Tag Team Lectures on Unrelated Topics

The rules of the program are simple: Food expert Adrian Miller will speak on soul food for twenty minutes, then political theorist Nancy Wadsworth will speak on Carl Jung for twenty minutes, and then there will be question and answer of both at the same time. During the first part of the program, speakers are not allowed to make connections between topics, during the question and answer, anything can happen. Developed in 2004, Mixed Taste is the signature public program of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, representing the institution’s overall commitment to providing a playful, unpretentious framework for sophisticated content.


Join Wonderbound (formerly Ballet Nouveau Colorado) at “Junction Box”, their new nerve center and converted 1920’s post office garage, for an evening of Hare magic featuring excerpts the recent production, A Gothic Folktale. The space was affectionately dubbed “Junction Box” for its unassuming architecture and its location at the intersection of three major thoroughfares, but most importantly for the idea that it serves as a gathering place to animate the area with ongoing creative energy. Wonderbound is leaning into its collaborative capacities to re-imagine the basic structures of its organization. This new way of thinking will be the foundation of a new model for producing world-class, locally-minded art. A discussion with Artistic Director Garrett Ammon and the artists of Wonderbound will follow. Delicious brews and tantalizing treats will be provided.