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 current production
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. Tickets are $12
general and $10 student/senior. (Cash only.) Call 274-1000 for
Our Pay-What-You-Can Night will be Saturday, June 10. Cash donations are accepted in any amount for admission.
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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