CounterCurrent Festival presents Innocent Violence
Childhood may be the most violent part of life. How can we talk about what that means? Fictional violence - ubiquitous and mind numbing - can cause society to overlook the very real violence in daily life.
Maya Zbib and Omar Abi Azar of Zoukak Theater Company bring the phrase “innocent violence,” working with University of Houston students to find out what violence means to them and how it has entered their lives. Through a series of classes and workshops with a diverse array of students - history, science, social studies, political science majors - the many different facets of violence students face are teased out, and reformed into a collective work of theater.