Bombina Bombast & Lost in Time present 'Slumberland'

Multiple dates

A live virtual reality experience.

March 26, 2024 | 11am–12:15pm |
March 26, 2024 | 2pm–3:40pm |
March 26, 2024 | 6pm–7:40pm |
March 27, 2024 | 11am–12:40pm |
March 27, 2024 | 2pm–3:15pm |
March 27, 2024 | 6pm–7:15pm |
March 28, 2024 | 11am–12:15pm |
March 28, 2024 | 2pm–3:40pm |


Doors open 30 minutes prior to the event time. Any tickets not claimed 10 minutes before the show's start time may be passed on to people on the waitlist. There will be no late seating for this event.

This event is located at Yale Schwarzman Center, 168 Grove Street, New Haven, CT 06511.  Registrants will meet at Room 202, located on the second floor, preceding the virtual reality experience in The Dome located on the third floor. 

Free and open to the public.

REGISTER for March 26 11am, 2pm or 6pm.  (2pm features a Q&A with Corinne Coia. 6pm features a Q&A with Dr. Asher Marks and Dr. Kimberly Hieftje.)

REGISTER for March 27 11am, 2pm or 6pm. (11am feature a Q&A with Dana Karwas.) 

REGISTER for March 28  11am or 2pm. (2pm features a Q&A with Alvin Ashiatey.)

Bombina Bombast, an award-winning performing arts company from Sweden, has partnered with Lost in Time, both pioneers in the field of live virtual reality (VR). In their premier VR production SLUMBERLAND audiences enter The Dome at Yale Schwarzman Center and are transported to a beautiful digital dream world.

Slumberland, Image: Jurre Rompa

In this participatory experience, audience members wear a supplied Meta Quest VR headset and interact with one another and with a live actor in the virtual space. The actor, wearing a motion capture suit and physically located in Sweden, guides the collective journey.

Audience members bear witness to stars containing the stories of earth’s sleepless youth, created from interviews with young adults about insomnia. They are free to wander through the subjects’ bedrooms, catch astral voices falling from the heavens, and explore new dimensions of connection that can only exist in virtual space.

SLUMBERLAND is an unparalleled hybrid of documentary audio, theater, game design, and immersive art.  Together audience and actor create a place where the restless meet across space and time, between waking and sleeping.

Slumberland, Image: Robin Jonsson

With support from The Region of Skåne, The City of Malmö, The Swedish Arts Council, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.

The March 26 2pm program features an optional post-event conversation and Q&A with Corinne Coia, Director of Wellness Programs, The Good Life Center. (This post Slumberland talk is canceled.) 

The March 26 6pm program features an optional post-event conversation and Q&A with Dr. Asher Marks and Dr. Kimberly Hieftje of XR Pediatrics. XRPediatrics uses extended reality and game technology to develop clinical applications and behavioral interventions focused on improving the health and well-being of youth and young adults.

The March 27 11am program features an optional post-event conversation and Q&A with Dana Karwas Director of CCAM (Yale University Center for Collaborative Arts and Media.) 

The March 28 2pm program features an optional post-event conversation and Q&A with Alvin Ashiatey an artist with a background in both fine art and graphic design. His interests lie at the overlap of graphic design and technology. He currently teaches several technology-focused classes at the Yale School of Art, where he is also a former alumnus of the Graphic Design program.

Featured image:

Slumberland, Image: Robin Jonsson