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Local Infinities
Visual Theater

 

"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

 

Wax & Wayne

Wax & Wayne

Water :: Body of Water

Water :: Body of Water

The Queens Project

The Queens Project

Wax (v.) To Come to Be

Wax (v.) To Come to Be

Rope :: Order = Rope = Chaos

Rope :: Order = Rope = Chaos

Box :: Reciprocal Quantities

Box :: Reciprocal Quantities

Time :: The Space Between Two

Time :: The Space Between Two

Sparky :: The Electricity Clown Show

Sparky :: The Electricity Clown Show

 
Electricity :: Alternating Currents

Electricity :: Alternating Currents

Dirt :: The Earth on Which We Stand

Dirt :: The Earth on Which We Stand