The mission of the Outside In Festival is to showcase devised works through the fostering and presentation of both national and international artists. We serve as a bridge between these artists and audiences outside of the established artistic centers in order to expose more communities to non-traditional avenues of artistic expression.
The Outside In Festival is supported by Kickbox Leasing.
This program made possible in part through a grant from the city of Lubbock, as recommended by Civic Lubbock, Inc.
OUTSIDE IN FESTIVAL
AT A GLANCE
The objective of the Outside In Festival is to encourage and foster cultural exchange between the South Plains and artists from around the country, and the world. The festival utilizes shipping containers each housing a different performance created by a wide array of talented artists and performers.
We aim to bring different styles of theatrical conventions to the South Plains, establishing our festival as a premier national platform for devised theatre, bringing new audiences to the Lubbock area.
MEET OUR ARTISTS!
See below for more information on SOME of our artists for the 2022 Inaugural Festival!
We have a great lineup of artists interested in being a part of this festival! Our goal is to bring as many as we can to Lubbock to showcase their amazing talents alongside our top Lubbock artists, but we need your help to do that. Below is just a small taste of the potential for this festival, with so many more yet to be decided. If you would like to sponsor an artist and help us bring their performance to the Outside In Festival, please visit our "Support Outside In" page!
TITUS TIEL GROENESTEGE AND RIA MARKS
Dancer, Actor, Choreographer
New York City
Originally from Montreal, Charlotte Bydwell has performed and choreographed at leading theaters around the world, as well as in recognized film/TV productions. She holds a BFA from the Juilliard Dance Division and an MFA from the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Acting Program where she was a recipient of the Craig Noel Fellowship (awarded by the faculty to a student who demonstrates exceptional professional and academic promise).
Emmy-Nominated Performance Artists
Our approach of theatre centers around the physical expression of actors and using the emotional strength of images as storytelling devices. We are always searching for theatre forms that exceed language and the reality of ordinary life, in order to let the audience experience what is always lingering underneath this mundanity.All people, including actors, dancers and musicians, have a ton of stories, experiences, emotions, memories and reactions to the world around them, contained within them.
THE BURKTECH PLAYERS
A Collaboration Between TTU School of Theatre & Dance & The Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research
BurkTech Players is an ensemble of artists from Texas Tech's Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research and School of Theatre and Dance who provide a nurturing environment to encourage, extol, and extend collaboration through shared experiences of the performing arts with individuals on the autism spectrum.
Our cast, crew, and leadership are partially comprised of Burkhart students, both past and present, and are dedicated to giving the entire ensemble an amazing experience that encourages them to work collaboratively with others who might be different than them. We strive to give our players a safe space to be themselves and meet others who share their passions and interests.