Wednesday Mar 12
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Doors open 15 minutes before screening
Free parking on the street
What’s on [My] Mind? is a transmedia performance project. Working in multiple mediums — monologues, music, social media, virtual worlds, blogs — Christa Forster explores how race, identity, kinship and annexation conspire to determine a person’s (a family’s, a nation’s) fate. Born into a historically significant, multi-racial family which presents as white, or “passes,” Forster creates an intergenerational persona, connecting with her Afro-Hispanic-Californio ancestor, Ysidora Pico de Forster, to explore how one’s individual life-span generates larger, eternal questions of identity and legacy.
On March 12, 2014 (8pm and 10 pm CST/6 pm and 8pm PST), Forster presents What’s on [My] Mind? live in Houston, Texas at 14 Pews. The live performance is simultaneously telecast via a Google hangout to EZTV’s headquarters at 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica, California.
Christa Forster grew up in California. She attended Capistrano Valley High School in Mission Viejo, graduated from Loyola Marymount University, worked at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, then migrated to Houston, Texas to earn her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston. In 1996, she helped found Infernal Bridegroom Productions, an ensemble-based theater company in Houston, which premiered such groundbreaking works as Suzan-Lori Parks’ Fucking A, Brian Jucha’s We Have Some Planes, Daniel Johnston’s Speeding Motorcycle, and Lisa D’amour’s Hidetown. She is the recipient of four Individual Artist Grants from the Houston Arts Alliance.
This project is funded by grants from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. For more information contact Christa Forster @ 713-240-6612 or email her @ firstname.lastname@example.org