Performing Arts

An all-female version of William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor

Falstaff. Seduction. Cuckolds. Young Love. Schemes. So many schemes...

Cone Man Running Productions in Association with Queensbury Theatre is proud to present a
Boiling Point Players Productions

An all-female version of
William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor

The greedy Falstaff aims to seduce two wealthy married women in the hopes of getting his hands on their fortunes. However, numerous townspeople are quick to interfere by means of lust, jealousy and revenge. With plots abounding, this comedy ventures into the timeless themes of scheming and young love.

When:
Mar 8, 2018
Cost:
$15-20
Time:
8:30 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
$15-20
Friday Time & Price:
$15-20
Saturday Time & Price:
$15-20
Sunday Time & Price:
$15-20
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The Ends of Our Index Fingers Are Mute

Performance, sculpture and installation with artists Daniela Antelo, Bradly Brown, Brenda Cruz-Wolf, Tony Day, Lina Dib, Trey Duvall and Erik Hagen

Solar Studios at Rice University is a hub for creative
thinking about living systems, addressing art, energy and the environment. Join us for performance, sculpture and
installation with artists Daniela Antelo, Bradly Brown, Brenda Cruz-Wolf, Tony
Day, Lina Dib, Trey Duvall and Erik Hagen. Opening reception Friday March 23rd
6pm-10pm, featuring a performance by Daniela Antelo at 7pm.

 

We are contained in
what appears to be something disastrous. We’ve tried to come up with a cure or
a means of escape. We are mesmerized. We can’t stop looking and pointing. This
feels epic and somehow grandiose. Like the view from a mountaintop. But we
aren’t on top of any mountain. We are in the gutters, looking at the stars as
they say. Join us as we bemoan our pointing and celebrate the sublime natures
of which we are part.

 

March 23rd - April
23th, 2018 7 days a week. Sponsored by Rice University’s Strategic Initiatives
and the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences, and
in part by a grant from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.
Special thanks to Colin Hendee, Taylor Knapps, Rob Purvis, Tish Stringer and
METALabs. The Solar Studios are located at Rice University on College Way Loop and Allumni Dr. between Herring Hall and Hanzen College.

 

When:
Mar 23, 2018 to Apr 23, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Monday Time & Price:
6-10 pm
Tuesday Time & Price:
6-10 pm
Wednesday Time & Price:
6-10 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
6-10 pm
Friday Time & Price:
6-10 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
6-10 pm
Sunday Time & Price:
6-10 pm
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Solar Studios at Rice University

Address:
6100 Main St.
77005 Houston , TX
United States
Texas US
Hours:


The Solar Studios are located at Rice University on College Way Loop and Alumni Drive
Rice Map link: https://myatlascms.com/map/?id=473&mrkIid=272425

Sparrow Lane

Sparrow Lane takes a strange trip down memory lane





Sparrow Lane,  a new dance work from choreographer Ashley Horn, will take place February 23 and 24 at 8 PM at The Interchange.  In the remote town of Sparrow Lane every day is a carbon copy of the one before until the disappearance of a woman shakes the community to the core.  



Based on Horn's 2013 Persistence of Vision, Sparrow Lane explores the unreliable nature of memory.   As time passes and memories are accessed and stored, they become less accurate and our ability to have an honest and identical shared past with those around us erodes.  Writing by Andrew Kozma, photography by Pin Lim, live music by Dave Sharma, and choreography and an installation by Ashley Horn immerse the audience in a cryptic and evasive truth where memories are erased, shifted, and altered, skewing reality.   



The installation holds keys to understanding the unique properties of Sparrow Lane and its inhabitants.  Hollowed out books, hidden notes, and shifting time tables can be found by the audience if they are willing to break with theatre tradition and rifle through the set pieces.



Performers include an array of Houston’s most prolific dancers,  Shanon Adame, Jacquelyne Boe, Adam Castaneda, Laura Gutierrez, Lydia Hance, Michele Henson, Cloe Leppard, Mollie Miller, Maggie Puckett, Emily Sayre, and Alex Farris Soares.



Sparrow Lane will take place at The Interchange, Houston’s newest space for dance, theater, art, music, flow, and circus art performance. Led by a collective of local Houston performance artists, The Interchange offers a unique opportunity for Houston’s art community to develop a space from the ground up.  Currently the collective has ten members coming from a variety of artistic backgrounds.



Sparrow Lane will be performed February 23 and 24 at 8 PM at The Interchange, 1815 Cleburne St.  For more information, visit ashleyhorndance.com. Tickets are pay-what-you-can ($20 suggested).


When:
Feb 23, 2018 to Feb 24, 2018
Cost:
pay-what-you-can ($20 suggested)
Time:
8:00 pm to 10:40 pm
Friday Time & Price:
pay-what-you-can ($20 suggested)
Saturday Time & Price:
pay-what-you-can ($20 suggested)
Location:
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Love/Sick by John Cariani

Firecracker Productions presents the Houston premiere of Love/Sick


Kelsey McMillan (Belleville, Becky Shaw) returns to Firecracker Productions to direct the Houston premiere of LOVE/SICK starring Darin Montemayor, Nolan LeGault, Samantha Walker, Eddie Edge, Paige Thomas, and Nick Pinelli!



John Cariani’s LOVE/SICK is a collection of nine slightly twisted and short plays. Set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality, this play explores the pain and the joy that comes with being in love. Full of imperfect lovers and dreamers, LOVE/SICK is an unromantic comedy for the romantic in everyone.



“Entertaining and fun. A satisfyingly dark look at this thing we call love."

—BroadwayWorld.com


LOVE/SICK runs Fridays and Saturdays, March 2-17 from 8-10pm at Obsidian Theatre. Tickets are available at FirecrackerProductions.org


When:
Mar 2, 2018 to Mar 17, 2018
Cost:
$10-20
Time:
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
$10-20
Saturday Time & Price:
$10-20
Location:
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Residency Festival Presents, Daniela Antelo & Brenda Cruz-Wolf

A multi-disciplinary festival of innovative, live performance

Rec Room Arts presents as part of the 2018 residency festival: Daniela Antelo & Brenda Cruz-Wolf!

Audiences will experience an emergence of video and live performance installation in the main Rec Room space. This installation will allow viewers to fully immerse themselves within a controlled-manufactured environment using bodies, textures and raw elements produced by urban landscapes in Houston. 

Artists Brenda Cruz-Wolf and Daniela Antelo have collaborated together for the last few years on various site-specific performances, creating experimental dance films and installations throughout Houston. They each bring the strength of their individual practices together by merging experimental movement/performance with video production and editing. They always aim to use the raw elements of each site to produce a piece that represents the ideas about body and space, submerging the viewer into the physical realm of abstract movement and eliminate the boundaries between viewer and space.
When:
Feb 16, 2018 to Feb 17, 2018
Cost:
$15 General Admission, $10 Student
Time:
8:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
8 pm, $15 General Admission, $10 Student
Saturday Time & Price:
8 pm, $15 General Admission, $10 Student
Location:
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Hidden Dimensions – an evening of live music and dance

Journey through different musical dimensions, guided by classical and contemporary movements and music of Benjamin Britten, Philip Glass and Axiom Quartet.

Uptown Dance Company partners with Houston’s Axiom Quartet
for two performances of “Hidden Dimensions,” a program of three new
dance works all performed to live music. The performances, which take
place at Uptown Dance Centre, feature music from three Phillip Glass
String Quartets, the first Cello Suite by Benjamin Britten, and
selections from Axiom Quartet’s upcoming debut album (“Axiom – Moments
of Truth,” release date April 13, 2018, Parma Recordings).

Choreographer Andre Silva, current principal dancer with Texas Ballet
Theater, returns to Uptown Dance Company with his newest creation, Hidden Dimension
Mr. Silva explores a narrative approach to his choreographic process,
creating a work that portrays a woman caught in a dream realm.  Music
from Axiom’s new album inspired Artistic Director Beth Gulledge-Brown’s
newest pas de deux, titled At first sight.  Ms. Gulledge-Brown
describes her work as an example of “art imitating life.” Guest dancer
Rupert Edwards returns to perform in this new work.  Houston audiences
will get the rare opportunity to hear one of the solo cello suites by
Benjamin Britten in a live performance.  Axiom cellist Patrick Moore and
choreographer Alex Pandiscio extracted themes in the work that
resonated with them both – fate, separation, trauma, love, fear, and
triumph. These themes form the basis for the programmatic work, Entanglement.

When:
Mar 2, 2018 to Mar 3, 2018
Cost:
$30 General Admission; $25 Seniors (65+); $15 College Students with ID / UDC Students
Time:
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Friday Time & Price:
07:30pm
Saturday Time & Price:
07:30pm

The Interchange

Address:
1815 Cleburne St.
77004 Houston , TX
United States
Texas US
Hours:

Hours vary

The Interchange, Houston’s newest space for dance, theater, art, music, flow, and circus art performance. Led by a collective of local Houston performance artists, The Interchange offers a unique opportunity for Houston’s art community to develop a space from the ground up.

Currently The Interchange is an empty 5,000 square foot warehouse in Midtown that is waiting to be developed into a performance space meeting the needs of independent artists and small dance and theater companies. The space is an empty shell that will be built out according to the needs of the collective and the community. It features performance space both indoors and out, which creates a lot of potential for unconventional artists to produce site specific work and use mediums like fire that are difficult to produce within the typical theater setting. There is also available onsite and street parking that is free of charge and easy to access.

Husband and wife team Maggie Lasher and Andy Karavitis are heading up the managerial side of the space, and are supported by the Interchange Collective, a group of multidisciplinary local artists who have a vested interest in developing the warehouse into an accessible and affordable space in which to present work. Maggie has been producing dance and fire performance with her company Holding Space for over a decade, and she is also the dance program coordinator at Houston Community College. Andy has served in theater production for many years, and he has played an important role in the production of fire shows.

Currently the collective has ten members (including Lasher and Karavitis) coming from a variety of artistic backgrounds. The inaugural collective features independent dance artists and teachers Ashley Horn Nott, Heather vonReichbauer, Jhon Stronks, and Lori Yuill, independent multidisciplinary artist Y.E. Torres, musician, teacher, and multidisciplinary artist William vonReichbauer, and circus/performance artists and entertainment producers Pasha Luminus and Anna Vlada of Silver Lynx Arts.

Says Lasher, “As both our city and performing art scene continue to grow and thrive, there is an ever-increasing need for affordable performance spaces in Houston. This need is particularly apparent for individuals and small-to-midsize companies presenting dance, theater, and movement arts. The Interchange is unique in that it is a chance for Houston artists to have a say in how the space develops, and allow the space to become a quality venue that supports the work of independent artists and small theater and dance companies. I also want to see a space that welcomes and supports multidisciplinary acts, and the growing flow and circus arts communities.”

Upcoming Events


Space Information

Joe Wozny: Part of the Rec Room Residency Festival


Rec Room Arts presents as part of the 2018 residency festival: Joe Wozny

There will be two separate nights of programming on Feb 2 & 3

Feb 2 
‘ Songs & Not Songs ‘ 
A night of creative programming in which Joe will play guitar while opening his mouth to sing and sometimes just say stuff. Sit down early at 7:30 for 30 minutes of unique pre-show “the door is open iphone recorded engaging meaningful content.”

Feb 3 
‘ Solo & Not Solo Guitar ‘ 
Joe will play a short solo guitar set, followed by an improvised string ensemble set featuring: Ryan Edwards, Thomas Helton, Ronnie Yates, and TBA.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/14326

Festival passes are available so you can see all six residents through mid-march at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/14332

All shows start at 8pm (Sharp, 8 meaning 8, and not 8:30 or 9, but 8) 
Doors open at 7:30. 
There is no late seating. 
Joe is the first of six residency performances occurring throughout February and March. For more info visit https://www.recroomarts.org/residency-program.

Joe Wozny plays guitar in multiple genres and idioms, sings songs, composes music for people, says words in front of people, does alt-theater, and writes for various publications. He is the co-curator and co-producer of Lean, Bleak, an ongoing experimental music concert series organized by Spencer Dobbs and Joe Wozny conceived as a space for artists to present work across various practices. He lives in Houston.

Rec Room's Artist Residency Program is funded in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.

When:
Feb 2, 2018 to Feb 3, 2018
Cost:
$15 per show, $50 for festival pass
Time:
7:30 pm
Friday Time & Price:
7:30 pm, $15 per show, $50 for festival pass
Saturday Time & Price:
7:30 pm, $15 per show, $50 for festival pass
Location:
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WOMEN ROCK! A Benefit Concert for Mildred's Umbrella

A celebration of women in art, music and culture.

Kicking off 2018 with a bang, Mildred’s Umbrella (MU) is teaming up with Rudyard’s British Pub and several local female-fronted bands for 'Women Rock,’ a fundraiser benefitting the theater company’s 2018-19 season. The inaugural concert will celebrate leading contributions of women artists and musicians in Houston.  
“We’re embarking on a challenging new phase for Mildred’s Umbrella in trying to align our mission with the efforts of women in our artistic community who have paved a path to continue to lift them up, celebrate them and hear their stories,” said Managing Director Rebecca Ayres. “This concert will join together some fabulous female-led music groups with women service organizations to highlight another aspect of how women influence culture; plus with our lineup, it’ll be pretty rockin’.”

Associate Artistic Director and Concert Coordinator Miranda Morris added, “In 2018, we plan to expand the scope of our work beyond the stage, and utilize the power of the arts to inspire and support women through a new, dynamic outreach program. To fund this new endeavor, it seemed only natural to partner with other great female artists and performers. ‘Women Rock’ will be an outstanding night of girl power (and great music!). We look forward to kicking off our 2018-19 season with such a large group of remarkable women.” 

Mydolls, one of Houston’s earliest female-led punk bands (1978-present), and Miears will headline the show, with performances by Lazer Kittenz, Pretty Vacant, Benita and Quinn the Brain. The benefit will also feature a silent auction with packages from local vendors and Houston-based female artists.

The funds raised from the evening will support MU’s theatrical productions, which promote both emerging and recognized women playwrights and directors, as well as a new reading series and outreach programs that the company will launch this season. 
 
The “Women Rock” concert will be held at Rudyard’s British Pub on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Doors open at 7:30 pm and concert will start with a pre-show set at 8:30 pm. Tickets are “pay-what-you-can” with a minimum of $10 per person. Presale tickets are available online at www.mildredsumbrella.com. For more information, call 832-463-0409 or email info@mildredsumbrella.com.

WOMEN ROCK BENEFIT CONCERT FOR MILDRED’S UMBRELLA
Musical Performances: Mydolls, Miears, Pretty Vacant, Lazer Kittenz, Pretty Vacant, Benita, Quinn the Brain 
Where: Rudyard’s British Pub – 2010 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77006
When: February 10, 2018, Doors at 7:30 pm, pre-show at 8:30, Show begins at 9 pm
Cost: Pay-What-You-Can, minimum $10 per person (additional donations are greatly appreciated)

When:
Feb 10, 2018
Lineup 7:30pm doors open 8:30pm Lazer Kittenz  9:00pm Pretty Vacant 10:00pm Mydolls 11:00pm Quinn the Brain 12:00am Miears
Cost:
Pay-What-You-Can, minimum $10 per person
Time:
7:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
7:30 pm, Pay-What-You-Can, minimum $10 per person


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Houston, TX 77266-6494


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