See below for a list of questions we’ve been asked about the show. If you don’t see an answer to your question, please definitely contact us directly here.
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- How much does it cost?
- How many texts will I get?
- Do I need to have a smart phone?
- Am I supposed to write back to the texts I get?
- What if I want to stop?
- How long does it last?
- What time of day do texts arrive?
- Is it appropriate for kids?
- Is it just for kids, or will adults like it, too?
- How many characters are there?
- What if I’m not in the United States?
How much does it cost?
$6 per person — or free for anyone under 20.. We’re handling tickets entirely through our Kickstarter campaign here.
How many texts will I get?
We try to send just 2 or 3 texts each day — and for many of the days, we send no messages at all. The last thing we want is to annoy you by sending too many messages. You might prefer to set up your phone so that messages from the characters have a different alert sound (or no alert sound at all). That way, you can tell the difference between your personal texts and the ones from the story. For more information, click here.
Do I need to have a smartphone?
Yes. We send images and audio as part of the story. If your phone can’t receive them, the story won’t make much sense.
Am I supposed to write back to the texts I get?
Nope. You might have the urge to reply to a text in the story, but the show isn’t actually interactive in that way. That said, feel free to send feedback to us by texting back on any of the phone numbers. We won’t respond right away and it won’t change the story, but we’ll definitely consider your thoughts and suggestions.
What if I want to stop?
No problem. To unsubscribe, text the word DONE to any of the numbers that’s sending you messages. Note that it can take a couple minutes for all of the messages to stop.
To pause the show, text the word PAUSE to any of the numbers. You can send RESUME at any point to start the story back up.
How long does it last?
You’ll receive a tiny handful of texts at a time for five months. It’s definitely an experiment in slow-motion storytelling. We think you’ll like how it all unfolds.
What time of day do texts arrive?
There’s no set time that messages arrive, but we send almost all of them in the late afternoon and on weekends in order to accommodate the younger audiences receiving the story.
Is it appropriate for kids?
Definitely. The story is appropriate for anyone 11 years old or older who has a smartphone. We recognize that parents and teachers might be wary of having messages sent to the phones of young people. We put together this page to offer some additional information.
Is it just for kids, or will adults like it, too?
It’s definitely intended as an all-ages adventure fantasy that can be enjoyed on more than one level by people of all ages.
How many characters are there?
There are two main characters who send you messages: Summer and Bird. The third main character is you. You take the role of a concerned father, receiving messages from your two daughters. Are those the only numbers who will text you in this story? No promises. Big tip: If you get a strange text from an unknown number, put it in your contacts.
What if I’m not in the United States?
Unfortunately, we’re not able to send the story outside of the United States. We tried to make it work but the technology and carriers just make it impossible.
Once again, if you don’t see an answer to your question, please contact us directly here.
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This project was made possible through very generous support from the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, the Texas Commission on the Arts, IBM, The Guion Family Fund, Jim Greer & Daphne Keller, and other individual donors. Warm thanks to them all.