We are a company dedicated to creating theatrical experiences in complete darkness. Your PITCHBLACK theatrical experience may be with others in a crowded room with performers around you, or it may be alone in the comfort of your home. But it will always be in darkness.
Every PITCHBLACK production is a new world, a new adventure to be enjoyed beyond the limits of sight. Our completely immersive experiences will awaken your imagination and challenge your reality through your other senses, activating every inch of your body.
PITCHBLACK is conscious of social safety needs due to the current coronavirus pandemic, and currently offers an at-home box experience. The Odd Man Out Box Experience is on sale now, and additional box experiences will be announced soon. As soon as conditions allow, PITCHBLACK will being mounting in-person productions of both live and semi-live experiences for audience gatherings.
PITCHBLACK Immersive Experiences is a U.S. endeavor born of a partnership between U.S. theatreC and Teatro Ciego of Argentina, a company with a 15-year history of creating live experiences in complete darkness. Darkness allows us to perceive the world in a new way, and we extend that perception into how we create. Consequently, we employ artists and technicians with visual disabilities in all our work. Forty percent of our staff and creative teams are made up of blind and low-vision individuals.
In 2018, Argentine theatre creator Malcom March approached Teatro Ciego about presenting some of the company’s work to the United States. After an ongoing discussion, they formed a partnership and subsequently connected with Carlos Armesto of Off-Broadway’s theatreC, which was known for creating unique theatrical experiences. The meeting resulted in a larger partnership to create PITCHBLACK, launching the company with the premiere of Odd Man Out – The Theatrical Experience.
Odd Man Out was developed through a virtual collaboration across oceans. The World Premiere was presented in November 2019 in Buenos Aires at Teatro Ciego to rave reviews from audience members and critics. The team then created a truncated version of the play and presented it at the Argentine Consulate of New York in February 2020. There was much interest in moving the play forward, and the team was eyeing a November 2020 premiere. But when the pandemic closed everything, the team regrouped and developed an at-home version of the play.
We are proud to present that Odd Man Out now as a box experience. When we come back as restrictions ease, we will share many more unique experiences with our audiences. We will present live performances, tours, more at-home experiences, as well as workshops and corporate experiences.