cannot live in a world that is not our own, in a world that is
interpreted for us by others. An interpreted world is not a home. Part
of the terror is to take back our own listening, to use our own voice, to see our own light” — Hildegard of Bingen
1991, the Our Own Voice Theatre Troupe is a non-profit organization
working to empower people marginalized by mental illness, and striving
to engage our community in dialogue about mental health.
our next production
UNSEEN CITY Workshops
at Shady Grove Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
5530 Shady Grove Rd at Yates
Saturday, April 15, 3-5:30pm
Saturday, April 22, 3-5:30pm
Sunday, April 23, 3-5:30pm
These free workshops will
include a series of playful explorations regarding our relationship to
community and place, sparking a more personal and imaginative
experience of shared spaces within the city. Workshops will be
facilitated by Alex Skitolsky, Artist in Residence with Our Own Voice
Theatre Troupe, in conjunction with his upcoming performance of UNSEEN CITY in June at TheatreWorks.
The aim of these workshops is to create content and a community of performers for the UNSEEN CITY
Performance Project. Rehearsals will begin the week of April 24. You
can participate in the workshops without committing to the performance,
and please contact us if you are interested in performing but can't
make the workshops.
More About the Project
is an original performance piece written & directed by Alex
Skitolsky with choreography by Kimberly Barksdale Baker. It is produced
by Our Own Voice Theatre Troupe and will play at TheatreWorks from June
9 to June 24 on Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm.
An otherworldly conqueror
claims the city of Memphis for his kingdom and sends forth a rag-tag
band of adventurers to survey the sprawling city. In their attempt to
map the contours of Memphis’s public spaces, the ensemble of explorers
(and the audience itself) come to re-imagine the city altogether. At
once a theatrical performance, a form of civic practice, and an act of
creative place-making, UNSEEN CITY reveals a Memphis greater than its past and popular associations.
- 2015 Our Own
Voice Theatre Troupe
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