"Local Infinites likes to specialize in shows themed around inanimate objects -- water, dirt and so on. Since the theater typically is interested only in inter-human interaction, this gives this talented group an interesting and original niche and the capability to make a viewer think in strikingly different aesthetic terms."
— Chris Jones / Chicago Tribune
Founded in 1996 by Charlie Levin and Meghan Strell, Local Infinities created materials-based visual theater. As a visual artist, Charlie focused on the installation that encompassed the performers. As a theater artist, Meghan focused on the manipulation of the materials by the performers. In that way, each material became both environment and object, and in interaction with the performers, materials became metaphors ... creating visceral resonance in the eyes of the audience and creating new myths of the stories of our lives today.
Over nine years, Local Infinities produced eleven shows, curated two performance festivals featuring international and local artists, and performed at international festivals in Ukraine (Kyiv Travnevy) and the Netherlands (Oerel).
"It was funny, and it was beautiful, and the funny parts were more beautiful than the beautiful parts."
— audience member
"Intellectually satisfying . . . achieves a surprising, strange, and abstract grace."
— Carol Burbank / Chicago Reader
". . . wrenching images that haunt the psyche and lift the spirits."
— Lucia Mauro / Chicago Sun-Times