All HOTM projects are created through a unique development process to generate original plays based on a demonstrated social need. Through this process we create theater that is both artistically original and of service; high quality work presented on the professional stage, and also employed by communities as a tool for civic engagement, education, support and professional training.
HOTM supports the development of new work through our the Architects Creators Group, a collective of diverse and multi-disciplined artists who have a shared passion for the HOTM mission. Each artist comes to the group with a seed idea for a project that falls within our company’s mission of amplifying unheard voices. Through our extensive network of community organizations, HOTM pairs each artist with support/resources to develop their project.
Architects meet monthly to present research, project updates and ideas. We strive to fully produce at least 1-2 projects from this group each year, while continuing to develop the others through readings and workshops.
The Architects Creators Group is made up of three components:
- A group that regularly meets, talks and shares: The Architects group consists of artists who have been involved in the company for more than three years and have participated in various programs and roles (i.e. performer, writer, director, creator, etc.) They meet consistently to share ideas and/or work in development.
- Architect Fellows: Each year, HOTM selects two artists as our annual Architect Fellows. Selected artists’ works-in-development receive support in the form of monetary stipends, space, community/research connections, and monthly feedback meetings.
- Projects in production: Projects in production are the Architect-developed plays and projects that Houses on the Moon is producing on an Off-Broadway level.
Architect Fellows 2022
GIVING BIRTH PROJECT
This project will explore the experience for Black and Latinx birthing persons. Through community discussions and workshops that include theater artists and community members, this project will shape a story that contributes to the dialogue and heightening consciousness around what it means for Black or Latinx persons to give birth in America.
NATURE AS STORYTELLER
Nature as Storyteller is a theatrical exploration of stories and relationships in the natural non-human world, and the conflict, reciprocity, and humor therein. Many of us have lost our ability to perceive our interconnection with the natural world. Through this project, performers are rebuilding their trust in the feelings, intuitions, and messages that arise from time spent in nature, and experimenting with how to express those experiences theatrically.
Michael A. Jones
Jeremy J. Kamps
Emily Joy Weiner
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