celebrating our 25th season

“We 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

Created in 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

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
UNSEEN CITY 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.


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