|Shabach Enterprise: Shabach Enterprise’s, The Flow
In 2019 Shabach Enterprise premiered it first rendering of «The Flow», an exciting theatrical production of monologues written by African American playwrights. The performance produced the works of approximately 20 local and national playwrights and cast of 12 BIPOC artists from within our city. With a new collection of amazing monologues, we will host our 2nd season of this work September 1-3, 2023, at MATCH Houston. Performances shall run at 8 p.m. on Fri/Sat with a 3 p.m. matinee on Sun.
FRAME DANCE PRODUCTIONS: Exercising Creativity: A Path to Making Work
Frame Dance is committed to helping everyone tap into their unique ability to create. Our programming offers participants the opportunity to immerse themselves in Houston’s local arts by viewing and discussing works by local artists, experiment with multiple art forms through three creativity workshops, and join a supportive community for making and getting feedback work: The Frame Dance Creativity Work Group.
Silambam Houston: YUVA Emerging Choreographer Showcase
Curated and presented by Silambam Houston, the YUVA Festival is a unique platform that catalyzes creative collaboration among young talented Indian classical artists (dance, music, and other genres) from across the country, and encourages them to ‘find their artistic voice’. YUVA Artists, selected from an applicant pool, are provided resources (space, time, mentoring, and limited funding) to create new collaborative artistic works for presentation at The YUVA Festival in September.
José Hernández López: Volatile Signaling – Exploring Ecological Communication in Plants and Humans
Volatile Signaling» is a thought-provoking performance in November 2023, delving into plant intelligence and inter-species relationships to explore lessons for stewarding Houston’s ecological future. Set at Eden Plant Co. in Houston’s Historic East End & Second Ward, the event combines live singing, wearable music technology SOMI-1 bands, and a focus on the city’s rich ecological history. With simultaneous livestreams across social media platforms and websites, the performance fosters a dialogue on our responsibility to nurture and balance Houston’s unique environmental legacy.
HOUSTON CHAMBER CHOIR: Houston Chamber Choir’s «With One Accord» Video Podcast Series, Season 4
The Houston Chamber Choir is excited to hit the road and travel throughout the community as we take an illuminating musical journey with With One Accord, Season 4. As we continue to showcase the captivating true stories and experiences of music-makers in performance and education, our episodes will now feature a more personal touch, with face-to-face, in-person interactions. We’re presenting documentary-style episodes for Education Spotlight, profiling local and national choral educators and scholars; Behind the Music feat. St. John Flynn will now be recorded in front of a live audience, «unboxed» and unhindered by Zoom.
PXRTY ENTERTAINMENT: Chakras Interactive Museum
Chakras Interactive Museum is a unique artist showcase honoring energy, spirituality, and creativity. The interactive museum will feature a fashion show, live artists (including painters, jewelers, designers, dancers, potters and more) and a non-stop immersive, creative experience. We will host this at Sanman Studios on November 11, 2023, from 2 pm-10 pm to celebrate black art, life, and creativity. We will incorporate live music performances, local vendors, and free admission for all to enjoy.
Ruth Pilarte: Historic People of Houston
This Digital Project will focus on the life and influence of Dr. Johnnie Carter, the longest-serving educator in HISD. Dr. Carter has served HISD since the days the district practiced segregation.
Amar Monroe: The Review Room
The Review Room encourages and introduces a non-exclusionary culture that prioritizes intentional artist development. For the first time, made especially for Houston, I will host my music review show live and in person for both artists, fans of the Houston arts, and tourists who want a behind the scenes peek at the creative process. The event is scheduled to take place on August 31, 2023, at iMix Studios hosted by Amar Monroe and notable Houston producer and engineer, Bruce Bang as a Guest Reviewer/Speaker.
Stevens Orozco: Archivist Log
Archivist Log is a growing collection of filmed conversations (55 minutes or less) with a diverse range of community members. This collection includes artists, scholars, writers, critics, business owners, and more. This project is curated, filmed, and edited with an artistic intention for a visually pleasing experience.
Elizabeth Spencer: Houston’s Women in Music: A concert series written for women by women
We are three Houston based classically trained musicians looking to spread the repertoire written by female composers, who are often overlooked in favor of their male counterparts. Our recital features the works of four women composers of classical music. Preceding the recital itself, we will host a pre-recital talk where attendees can learn more about our mission, the composers and their music, and our experience with this project. Our project involves taking risks in exploring the complex and often controversial topic of gender and identity. Our program will consist of piano, viola, and cello works from the composers Clara Schumann, Rebecca Clark, Nadia Boulanger, and Florence Price.
Stanley Mays: «MYOB: Houston» Web Series Pilot Show
“’MYOB: HOUSTON’ is a comedy web series conceived, set and produced in Houston with an all-Houston cast, crew and celebrity guest stars, put on YouTube for Houstonians and the world to enjoy for free. It’s a parody of all the CSI, NCIS, FBI shows that cram network tv channels night after night. Why are none of these shows set in Houston, the third largest city in America?!!! Let’s fix that! In our pilot episode, the MYOB squad is investigating a huge, hairy case, the «Houston Beard Conspiracy.
Aaron Garrett: Start Your Endings: A New Sketch Show
Start Your Endings is a new dramatic work, by a Houston playwright, which challenges the idea of what sketch comedy can look like. Through twelve distinct stories we look at what it means to confront leaving what you know and embrace what the future can hold, and craft affecting moments while not abandoning a comedic viewpoint.
Alyssa Benjamin: «Journey towards Nigrescence»
Nigrescence is a term that refers to the process of rediscovering one’s blackness. “Journey towards Nigrescence» is a project that seeks to explore the process by capturing the stages of my Nigrescence as experienced growing up in Houston, Tx.
Danny Asberry El: Earthstars Children of Paradise Comic Book
Introducing the Earthstars: Children of Paradise project – an innovative approach to comic book storytelling that promotes emerging local artists and explores complex themes, challenging traditional tropes and expanding the medium’s potential. By fostering cultural exchange and dialogue among artists, collectors, and the broader community, the project strengthens Houston’s creative ecosystem and reflects the city’s unique identity and culture. Join us on a journey of inclusivity and shared ownership of Houston’s creative legacy, positioning the city as a cutting-edge arts and culture destination.
Edward Preston: DEAR, ARTIST
Join us on September 2nd, 2023, for «Dear, Artist,» an interactive experience celebrating the use of art as a creative outlet Labor Day weekend! «Dear, Artist» is geared toward individuals from ages 9 to adults living in Houston. Events are created to include Deaf & Hard of Hearing individuals as well. Our collective of Teaching Artists will inspire and influence the creative mind in everyone, using education as a means of changing perceptions and promoting cultural diversity in education.