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Odd Man Out
Odd Man Out
Immersive Theatre

Odd Man Out

New York, NY
It's an immersive experience, it's theatre, and it's all in the dark.
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About Odd Man Out

Odd Man Out is an immersive experience in complete darkness. The performance includes a 360º binaural audio system, sensorial special effects and ultimately uses the darkness to bring the audience to a new light. You will experience a story through sound, smell, taste and touch. Everything in complete darkness.

At first glance, Odd Man Out may seem like another story told on stage. But there is a key difference: it is told in complete darkness. Alberto, the protagonist, is blind, and the audience experiences his life through the “blind” eyes of his character. Our expert team of technicians will take you on a journey beyond your wildest imagination, challenging your limits and awakening your senses. What you see when you can’t use your eyes – that’s the excitement of Odd Man Out.

The audio is available in english and spanish.

VIP Experience

VIP Tickets include a VIP reception with refreshments, advanced entrance to the space (premiere boarding), and a Souvenir Box. Please arrive 30-45 minutes before curtain to enjoy the VIP experience.

ABOUT THE STORY

This piece invites audiences to step into the mind of those who perceive the world differently. The play tells the story of a blind musician whose life takes him from Buenos Aires to New York. You will follow a boy as he discovers music, learns to play the guitar, travels the world and eventually leads and succeeds with his own band. He will also suffer heartbreak and loss in a country torn with inner conflict. ODD MAN OUT is not just about telling a story, it’s about creating a theatrical experience. Forty percent of the staff and creative team are or blind and low-vision individuals.

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Martín Bondone’s play Odd Man Out is an immersive sensory experience that allows the audience to experience the world in a potentially new way. Audiences journey through a blind protagonist’s life and experience the world through his perspective. Get Odd Man Out tickets on TodayTix.

Odd Man Out is a play about a blind man named Alberto, who is returning from New York to his home of Buenos Aires, Argentina after keeping himself away for decades. As he reflects, audiences travel with him on a journey through his life, beginning with the love of music he developed in boyhood. Alberto learned to play the guitar to eventually launch and lead a successful band, and he traveled all over the world. Some of his travels led to heartbreak and loss, but now he recalls the loves and fears he’s since left behind. The experience is structured as a plane flight, where audiences are welcomed by a “flight attendant” into the production.

Odd Man Out first premiered at Buenos Aires’s Teatro Ciego in 2019. For 15 years, the theatre has created shows performed in complete darkness for its seasons. The show made its New York premiere as an English-language workshop presentation in February 2020. Bondone, Carlos Armesto, and Facundo Bogarín co-direct. Get tickets to Odd Man Out in New York on TodayTix.

What to Watch For

  • The first in-person, indoor play to premiere in New York since the pandemic, Blindness, was similar in some ways to Odd Man Out. That show was also an immersive audio experience, though the audience was not blindfolded. Blindness, adapted by Simon Stephens from José Saramago’s novel, followed a man who suddenly goes blind, and his condition spreads to others until it becomes an epidemic.
  • During the pandemic, Odd Man Out was released as an at-home immersive experience. In lieu of buying a ticket, people paid to get a box sent to their homes, which contained all the objects necessary to experience the play wherever they were.
  • 40% of the cast and creative team of Odd Man Out Off-Broadway are themselves blind or low-vision.
  • Though Odd Man Out is an audio play, the immersive nature allows other senses to be included. Sensory special effects bring taste, smell, and touch into the experience; for example, audiences will be able to feel “weather” forces in the space.
Run time

65 min. no intermission

Start date

November 3rd, 2021

End date

February 18th, 2022

Genre

Immersive Theatre

Venue

The Flea Theater

Age

An immersive experience in complete darkness. The performance includes a 360º binaural audio system, sensorial special effects and ultimately uses the darkness to bring the audience to a new light. (Ages 13+)

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