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Innominate

School of Theater and Dance Office, 3351 Cullen Blvd.
  • Presented By: Individual Artists
  • Dates: May 1, 2020 - May 3, 2020
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: University of Houston - Jose Quintero Theatre
  • Address: School of Theater and Dance Office, 3351 Cullen Blvd.
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 3:15 PM
  • Price: Free Admission but $10 donation per ticket is suggested to support the artists. Tickets can be obtained at the door 1 hour before the event. Seating is limited. Mature audiences only.
  • Admission: Free Admission but $10 donation per ticket is suggested to support the artists. Tickets can be obtained at the door 1 hour before the event. Seating is limited. Mature audiences only.
  • Area of Town: Hobby Airport/Third Ward
  • overview

    A lone, despondent woman wanders through the audience, hanging fabric on a clothesline. Each with the face of an innocent victim of the cycle of war that never ends. TV screens filled with scenes of war greet the audience as they follow the woman to the stage. Meanwhile, those with the power to break the cycle, simply watch... Pablo Picasso's Geurnica is based on the horrific bombing of civilians during the Spanish Civil war. While this event is terrible, it is by no means unique. Partly inspired by Geurnica, Innominate shines an uncomfortable light on the fate of many innocents during war and the apathy these tragedies are met with. This show pursues a combination rarely found in Houston theater of dadaism (ridiculing the meaningless of the modern world) and surrealism as the driving styles for this show. In this context, the movement, music, lighting, and acting are designed to viscerally engage the audience leaving them unsettled and pondering their own morality. Many shows across Houston present realistic and beautiful displays but this show presents a distorted mirror of reality where both the presence and absence of elements create a carefully curated challenge for the audience. Additionally, the show leverages an original script and includes professionals in lighting design (Addie Pawlick), scenic design (Afsaneh Aayani), and costume design (Victoria Nicolette Gist) as well as approximately 7 actors and dancers.

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