Ticket Price

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3400 Main St
Houston, TX 77002


May 27, 2022 -
Jun 19, 2022
Thu 7:30p
Fri & Sat 8p
Sun 2:30p
Industry Night: Mon Jun 13 7:30p

Cast & Personnel

Original Music
Puppet Direction
Scenic Design
Costume Design
Lighting Design
Video Design
Sound Design
Prop Design
Production Manager
Stage Manager

The Play

Innominate is a devised, experimental, dance-theatre piece by multidisciplinary artist Afsaneh Aayani. Dually inspired by Pablo Picasso’s painting Guernica and Iran’s Green Revolution, Innominate combines puppetry, live original music, mixed media, and movement to create a surreal journey through Aayani’s personal experience as an immigrant from war-torn Iran. Caught between a perpetual limbo on her twisted path to American citizenship and unable to return to Iran, she remains a woman without a country.

The Playwright

AFSANEH AAYANI is a Houston-based scenic designer, puppeteer, puppet maker, mask maker, voice actress, and artist with over 15 years of industry experience. She began her artistic journey in Iran where she developed her skills as a puppeteer and puppet maker, performed as a voice actor on television, and built her foundation as an artist. She completed her Bachelors in Puppetry from the Art University of Tehran and shortly thereafter performed in festivals internationally including in China, Poland, and Sri Lanka. After building extensive experience in Iran, Afsaneh took a leap of faith and moved to the USA where she earned her Masters of Fine Arts in Scenic Design from the University of Houston in 2020. She has been engaged in exciting work around Houston including scenic design, costume design, props master, puppet and mask making, and puppet instructing. In the Spring of 2020, Afsaneh was awarded the USITT Scenic Design Award Sponsored by Rose Brand which recognized Afsaneh's achievements and potential as a young scenic designer. Afsaneh continues to seek ways to express herself, her vision, and learn new things at every opportunity to create magic.



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