Part 1 – What is immersive theatre?
Part 2 – MITE Festival – Why micro-immersive?
Part 3 – Should I be anxious about seeing an immersive show at the MITE Festival?


Because we’re working on a smaller scale, most of the work in this year’s festival will be single-track and guided — with varying levels of interactivity.

We hope this variety this will encourage local audiences to give immersive theatre a chance: Some shows are looking for bold audience members, while others are more passive fly-on-the-wall experiences.

Here’s a taste of what we’re offering:


Publicity photo of BROKEN BONE BATHTUB by Siobhan O'Loughlin that will play at the immersive theatre festival in Salt Lake City.

Broken Bone Bathtub

Touring Show–from Brooklyn-based artist Siobhan O’Loughlin

Takes place in a bathroom, with the performer taking a bath. There’s no FOMO involved as it’s a single-track show. The performer speaks directly with the audience, and some audience members may choose to converse with the performer.


Publicity photo of RED FLAGS by Lauren Ludwig that will play at the immersive theatre festival in Salt Lake City.

Red Flags

Touring Show–from LA-based Capital W

This show is for one actor and one audience member at a time. The setting is a first date. It’s single-track–but there are multiple options audience members can end up on. It’s highly interactive–and highly rewarding.


Publicity photo of HINDSIGHT by Morag Shepherd that will play at the immersive theatre festival in Salt Lake City.

Hindsight

from Sackerson, premiered in 2018 in SLC

Follow two-lovers falling in and out of love against the scenic backdrop of downtown SLC. There’s no FOMO: only one thing to watch at a time (single-track) expertly guided by a “tour guide”–though you do have the choice of where exactly you’d like to watch the action from: up-close, or from 15 feet away; sitting at a table next to the actors, or watching from across the room. As a fly-on-the-wall, you’ll be able to hear everything clearly in your personal headset, and the actors will never acknowlege your presence. Bring good walking-shoes and clothes suited to the weather of the day.


Publicity photo of THE WORST THING I'VE EVER DONE by Matthew Ivan Bennett, Morag Shepherd, and Shawn Francis Saunders that will play at the immersive theatre festival in Salt Lake City.

The Worst Thing I’ve Ever Done

from Sackerson, premiered 2016 in SLC

One-actor and one-audience member at a time; six short plays featuring six unforgettable characters. This is a FOMO-free experience as each patron experiences the same scenes in the same order. The actors speak directly to you–but you may engage at your own comfort level. Respond if you’d like, stay silent if it suits you.


Bring Your Own Show

Call for Local and non-Local Artists

Applications are now open for local artists to submit their own show to the festival. This can be a fully-developed production, or an idea that maybe you need some mentoring on. We’re here to help you produce an immersive experience as part of the festival.


Car Series

An incubator program for local artists

Applications are now open for local artists to participate in this series. Come up with an idea of an experience for an audience of two inside a car. Again, this can be a fully-developed idea, or the seed of one. We’re happy to help with some mentoring. We’re here to help you produce an immersive experience as part of the festival.


Box Series

An incubator program for local artists

Applications are now open for local artists to participate in this series. Come up with an idea of an experience for an audience of one inside a 4×8 box. Again, this can be a fully-developed idea, or the seed of one. We’re happy to help with some mentoring. We’re here to help you produce an immersive experience as part of the festival.