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Punchdrunk's Felix Barrett Drops You In His Theater With No Directions Home

The artistic director behind Sleep No More is looking to further blur the lines between art and life with the launch of Punchdrunk Travel.

Among the countless gifts of the smartphone age, one of the most precious (and mainly illusory) is control--gps-assisted, carefully curated, algorithmically filtered, “friend”-approved control, which means never having to be lost again.

Felix Barrett would like to blow that notion to hell, using the unlikely weapon of theater. “You don’t need to have an opinion anymore; everyone will have it for you,” says Barrett. “So what we try to do is make experiences that are about the individual having to get out there and stake their claim. We’re not going to tell you how to do it, you need to put the work in and uncover the secret yourself.”

Barrett is the founder and artistic director of London-based theater company Punchdrunk, creator of Sleep No More,

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