Alley Theatre presents Remote Houston , a participatory, pedestrian-based live theatre experience where groups of 50 individuals meet and discover the city of Houston from a new remote perspective.Tickets are on sale now online (alleytheatre.org) or by phone (713.220.5700).
Remote Houston, produced by Alley Theatre, and presented in association with the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts and 2016 CounterCurrent Festival, was created by Berlin based performance company Rimini Protokoll. This custom designed experience is an extension of the Remote X project, which has been performed in major cities including Berlin, Moscow, New York and Zurich.
Participants will be lead on a journey across the city that alters perceptions of familiar landscapes, unifies the group and conjures up personal memories. Armed with only a set of headphones, a computer generated synthetic voice guides each participant through downtown Houston, allowing them to craft their own interpretation and unique story of the sights, music and surrounding environments they encounter.
The Remote Houston journey begins at the Evergreen Cemetery. The performance reveals a “secret Houston,” continuing to places normally unseen, places where humans encounter their limits, places where crowds gather, Houston’s underground tunnel system, back alleyways, dark hallways, unseen areas of Houston, and common areas seen through a new lens. At times the group is given tasks—take the Metrorail, participate in or view the city through special binoculars.The experience will conclude in the Houston Theater District.
LOCATION: Remote Houston begins at Evergreen Cemetery, 500 Altic Street and concludes in the downtown Houston Theater District. Participants are advised to park in the Theater District and take the MetroRail Green Line to the Altic/Howard Hughes stop.
PERFORMANCES: Performances are Monday – Friday at 4:00 p.m. and performances last approximately two hours.
TICKETS: Tickets to Remote Houston are now on sale and are $39. Tickets for groups of 10+ are available for $25 each and may be reserved by calling 713.315.3346. Student tickets are available with valid I.D for $16. Tickets can be ordered online (alleytheatre.org) or by phone (713.220.5700).
Please note that Remote Houston requires moving on foot around the city. Wear appropriate clothing for weather, and bring a water bottle if desired.