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December 8, 2020 / By luciole
Black Water was originally produced in 2019 by One-Eighth Theatre at the New Ohio Theatre in New York City. In this reading featuring actors JJ Johnson* and Briana Resa, film artist Clara Ploux adds her own touch, experimenting with the way a zoom play can come to life.
Luciole International Theatre is known for its work in mixed media productions and again in a time when theatre is relegated to the digital space, plays with possibilities. Clara Ploux plays with texture, images, and sound to create a sense of the visceral in a detached space. Co-directed by Melissa Flower, Sylvia Bofill’s work predates our present crisis but speaks to us from the void. Our existential anxieties, the need for liberation and the fear of the unknown haunt the play. It is an exploration of intimacy in the sterility of a lab, coaxing the complexities of a colonized land, the residue of erasure, the loss of memories and the inscrutable black water that looms beyond.
The play reading / zoom art film was continuously streamed on Vimeo Friday, December 11th through Monday, December 14th, 2020.
With the participation of Hermine Bénard, Subbah Mir, Amélie Fehres, Carl Fehres, Sylvia Bofill, Asa Flower, Christian Avila, and Julia Taveres.
Contains adult situations and language.
This program is made possible by our generous supporters and funded in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.
Any donations will go to the continued efforts of Luciole International Theatre to bring international and interdisciplinary work to Houston.
We express our gratitude to the Performers’ Unions:
ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION
AMERICAN GUILD OF MUSICAL ARTISTS
AMERICAN GUILD OF VARIETY ARTISTS
through Theatre Authority, Inc. for their cooperation in permitting the Artists to appear on this program.
*JJ Johnson is a member of the Actor’s Equity Association