"The idea is a beautiful inefficiency: a tiny but infinitely more affected audience,"
- Chris Colin, The New York Times
Imagine waking up to find yourself immersed in a performance that is all about you. Since 2001, Odyssey Works has been creating immersive, durational experiences for an audience of one. Our team is made up of artists in dozens of disciplines who study the life of one individual and use whatever means necessary to create intimate, meaningful performances that last days, weeks, or months, and occur not on a stage but interwoven with the life of our audience of one. The experiences are transformative; most of our participants change jobs, move, make new commitments to loved ones shortly after their Odysseys.
Workshops + Lectures
We offer experience design workshops and lectures for universities, museums, companies, conferences, and other creative and educational institutions. These workshops offer a taste of Odyssey Works' intimate process and how to create transformative experiences tailored for one person. Each class explores artmaking using methods of empathy and gift giving, and workshop attendees both create and receive a bespoke experience. Workshops are adapted to each audience's needs, and traditionally last anywhere from 2-6 hours. If you are interested in hiring Odyssey Works to lead an experience design workshop for you, send your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Odyssey Works is helmed by Abraham Burickson and Ayden LeRoux, and the two collaborators have lectured and led workshops around the United States, as well as in the UK, Austria, and Italy. Lectures and workshops have occurred at the Brooklyn Museum, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Cornell University, Fordham University, Galludet University, the Battersea Arts Centre, Southern Exposure Gallery, the GoGame, Urban Games Factory, Die Fabrikanten, and the After the Show symposium.
Odyssey Works' performances are made possible with public arts funding and grants, or commissioned by festivals and private benefactors. If you are interested in commissioning a piece, contact email@example.com for more information on starting fees.
If you are interested in supporting the next Odyssey Works piece and offering a gift to a stranger, you can contribute here.