Art and Incarceration: Poetry, Theatre and Music in and about Captivity Concert. The program includes Frederic Rzewski’s “Coming Together,” which includes text written by an inmate two years before he was killed in the 1971 Attica riots; Eleanor Cory’s “Rikers Island,” inspired by an anthology of written works from female inmates at the notorious New York prison; an excerpt from Joseph Assadourian’s one-man play, The Bullpen, based on Assadourian’s own incarceration; and Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, written and performed in a German POW camp. 7 p.m. Thursday. Rothko Chapel, 3900 Yupon. For information, call 713-524-9839 or visit rothkochapel.org. Suggested donation $20.
The Rothko Chapel continues to bring art, social justice and spirituality together as the non-profit organization prepares “Art and Incarceration: Poetry, Theatre and Music in and about Captivity,” an evening exploring the cultural and personal ramifications of mass incarceration through various forms of performance art.
The event begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct 12 at the nonprofit, located at 3900 Yupon in Houston.
The interdisciplinary performance by New York City-based socially conscious artist collective Ensemble Pi will include music, narration, acting and a discussion. The program will feature contemporary chamber works written in response to themes of incarceration and its legacy, the politics surrounding it and its long-term impact on inmates and society.
For more information about the Rothko Chapel, with a full calendar of upcoming programs, workshops and events, visit rothkochapel.org or call 713-524-9839.
The United States spends more than $80 billion a year to incarcerate 25 percent of the world's inmates, despite having only 5 percent of the world's population. The socially minded and politically aware Ensemble Pi will address mass incarceration, its emotional effects and racial disparities head on during the