Performing the Neighborhood
Project Row Houses and the University of Houston’s Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts have launched a five-year partnership to commission major performance-based works by contemporary artists to be presented in and around the PRH site in the Third Ward. Artists will draw upon the neighborhood as well as the often complicated intersection between campus and community. Artists are selected jointly at a rate of one artist per year beginning in 2016 and will present their projects during the Counter Current Festival. Participating artists include Jason Moran, Kevin Beasley, Okwui Okpowasili and many more!
An intimate film portrait of writer, performer, and Mitchell Center + Project Row Houses Artist in Residence, Okwui Okpokwasili, and her acclaimed one-woman show, Bronx Gothic. Rooted in memories of her childhood, Okpokwasili – who has worked with artists like Ralph Lemon and Julie Taymor – fuses dance, song, drama, and comedy to create an intimate look at what it means to be a black girl coming of age in the 1980s. Bronx Gothic provides unparalleled insight into Okpokwasili’s creative process and the complex social issues embodied in it.