The Most Beautiful Home…Maybe


SEPT 30 @ 7PM & OCT 1 @ 1:30PM - A performance packed to the brim with zebra stripes, sprinkles, music, laughter, and, of course, housing policies!

Saturday, Sept 30 - 7-8:30pm
Sunday, Oct 1 - 1:30-3pm
The Ice House Performing Arts Center

This event is FREE to attend. Donations are welcome!

RESERVE

Created by the legendary directing duo Mark-n-Sparks, this participatory pastiche performance juxtaposes housing data, Lyndon Johnson, torch songs, and stories of Americans facing home insecurity. Audiences are invited to collectively create housing policies and envision a future where everyone has a home.

MORE ON THE PROJECT

Most Beautiful HomeMaybe is an interactive, art-based civic engagement project that brings together artists with local residents, community development corporations, housing advocates, and government officials to address the question: Can we imagine a future where everyone in the United States is housed? 

Supported by a coalition of local and national partner organizations, The Most Beautiful Home…Maybe consists of a two-part, parallel structure of community organizing and performance: the first comprising workshops that utilize art-based strategies to surface barriers of current housing policies; the latter to imagine solutions for new policies. 

MORE ON THE SHOW

Nerdy and raucous, The Most Beautiful HomeMaybe is a timely, immersive work of theatre that invites audiences to vision for a future where everyone has a home. Examining the past and looking at the present so that we can envision the future, performances utilize games, line dances, and story sharing, so that attendees may actively engage in a dialogue around housing priorities and policies. This music infused performance features five actors and one musician.

Digital program book HERE!

WHAT TO EXPECT

Please note, this is an interactive show! Come ready to engage your fellow audience members in authentic conversation. Also note that the audience will be moving around or standing for much of the performance.

AGE RESTRICTIONS: While there is no content that would be inappropriate for children, this show is centered around discussions of housing policy, which might be difficult for those younger than 12 to grasp.

VENUE: The Charles A. Brown Ice House, 56 River St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.

RUN TIME: 90 minutes with no intermission.

PARKING: Free parking is available immediately adjacent to the Ice House, with additional metered parking in the Lehigh Street Lot across from the Wooden Match (61 W. Lehigh Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018).

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION: Accessible seating and restrooms are available. Parking is available in designated handicap spots next to the venue. Touchstone strives to create an environment where all members of our community, of all abilities, feel welcome. Please contact (610) 867-1689 or via email at touchstone@touchstone.org to request accessibility accommodations in advance.

BEFORE SATURDAY’S SHOW: We recommend dropping by Venture X (306 South New St.) between 5-7pm to experience Alexander Khimushin’s The World In Faces photography exhibit, featured at the United Nations in Geneva, UNESCO Paris, and the Council Of Europe in Strasbourg. More info here!

[Image description: A chorus line of actors dressed up as fashionable zebras. They grin a the camera in fun musical poses, while in the middle, the lead zebra is posed with grace and a little bit of sass. The actors are of a variety of ages, genders, and races. The background is black with a few white lines scattered throughout.]