Dates: July 15 - 17
Time: 8:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m.)
Location: The Pilot Theater, 5102 Navigation
Houston, Texas 77011
Tickets: $10 presale/$12 door
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Frenetic Theater’s Artist Board program will continue through 2016 under a new name: The Pilot Theater Artist Board program. The first production under the new banner will be Invisible Lines’ The Human Zoo, a theatrical experience that utilizes poetry and movement to express the complicated modalities of twenty-first century life.
"The voice of poetry is not heard; it is over-heard," says director Bucky Rea. "It is our inner silent confessions of who we are, inside our own social cages. And that is why we use the intimate truths of dance and music to bring these poems from the stage and into the minds and hearts of our audience."
The Human Zoo features the work of five Houston-area poets, including:
- Robin Davidson, Houston Poet-Laureate and English/Creative Writing professor at UH-Downtown
- Billie Duncan, from Houston Public Library's Public Poetry, Houston Poetry Fest, and poetry activist
- Savannah Blue, veteran slam poet and organizer of the annual Bayou City Grand Slam Poetry contest
- Mike McGuire, poetry host at the Notsuoh open mic nights and on Houston's first pirate radio station
- Rebecca Oxley, Howard Moss Award winning poet
"With The Human Zoo, we have asked five important poets from our community to offer us works that tell how people struggle with and endure the physical, emotional, or economic constraints in their lives," says director Bucky Rea.
Invisible Lines music director Baltazar Canales and choreographer Autumn Kiskinis draw inspiration from these poems to bring the sounds and dances that illustrate and unite the poets' tales of struggle, endurance, pain, and triumphs.