The Front Row

The Front Row, 06/02/2006

Andrew Hager and Troy Scheid of Houston’s Theatre Collide sat down with KUHF’s Chris Johnson to talk about one of the most unusual theatrical events to appear in Houston. . . Maddened by the pollution of the natural (and supernatural) worlds The Skriker is a shaped shifting creature of British myth – crafty, ageless, and […]

Andrew Hager and Troy Scheid of Houston’s Theatre Collide sat down with KUHF’s Chris Johnson to talk about one of the most unusual theatrical events to appear in Houston. . .

Maddened by the pollution of the natural (and supernatural) worlds The Skriker is a shaped shifting The Skriker haunts at 2003 Kane St. through June 10thcreature of British myth – crafty, ageless, and always hungry – who’s rage and desire are currently directed at the characters of Josie and Lilly. It is Lilly’s unborn child who holds particular attraction in this multimedia theatrical event presented by Houston’s Theatre Collide and directed by Andrew Hager. Troy Scheid stars in this rather unconventional production staged in a historic Old Sixth Ward house at the corner of Kane and White. Performances run through June 10th. Troy ad Andrew spoke with KUHF’s Chris Johnson. Audio here. 

This production brought up a number of questions about how theatre is presented and cosumed by the public. Why should we perform in “found spaces” as opposed to traditional theatres? What is the purpose of theatre? Should it challenge people? Should it entertain? After the radio version of today’s interview was complete Chris Johnson posed these questions to Troy and Andrew in a special conversation which can only be heard by clicking here.  

Opera in the HeightsAlso on today’s program where some excerpts from this weekend’s presentation from Opera in the Heights. The final concert of the 10th anniversary season features Spanish Art Songs and scenes from Zarzuelas, Spanish light opera and is tomorrow night at 7:30 in Lambert Hall, 1703 Heights Blvd. Several of the singers involved in tomorrow night’s music gathered, along with TFR host Dean Dalton, in the KUHF Performance studio to sample some of the program. Audio here. 

To wrap up this week’s look at the arts in Houston, four of Big Range Dance Festivalthe choreographers involved with the upcoming Big Range Dance Festival stopped by the station. It’s fourth anual festival of contemporary dance and runs through June 18th at the Barnevelder Movement Arts Complex, 2201 Preston. There are actually six unique events showcasing the work of some 35 choreographers and over 100 dancers. Anneke Hansen, Peggy Gould, Lori Yuill and Jennifer Wood all talked with KUHF’s Alison Young. Audio here.                            

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