November 1, 2023

this house is not a home returns in January 2024 as part of Under the Radar Festival

Photo credit: Alex Munro

After a successful, sold-out premiere run this past July, in partnership with Abrons Arts Center, we are excited to announce that Artistic Leader Nile Harris' this house is not a home returns in January 2024, as part of the 19th edition of NYC's world famous, cutting edge, Under the Radar Festival. This remount is co-produced by Abrons Arts Center and Ping Chong and Company, and presented in partnership with Under the Radar.

Performances will take place on:

Saturday, January 6 at 7:30pm
Sunday, January 7 at 7:30pm
Friday, January 12 at 7:30pm
Saturday, January 13 at 7:30pm
Sunday, January 14 at 5pm

Tickets are $26.

Purchase tickets here!

Performances will take place at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street, New York, NY.

*ASL interpreted performances: January 6, 14

**Mask required performances: January 7, 13


A frenzied rant of online logic delivered outside an inflatable mausoleum, Nile Harris' this house is not a home surrounds a bounce castle purchased by Harris' friend, interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker Trevor Bazile (born Miami, FL, 1996-2021). Over the course of the performance, the castle comes to represent an ephemeral monument, a besieged U.S. capital, and a simulacrum of hollow liberal care.

this house is not a home extends from Harris and Bazile’s collaboratively created, live-Google-document-basedyou niggas in trouble’ manifesto (2020), a metaphorical board meeting that asked: will the revolution have 501c3 status? In and around the sound-responsive plastic shrine, this house is not a home situates this question within the detritus of the past two years—in bitter inheritance, fugitive avatars, political theater, Tucker Carlson redacted texts, and the cleansing of money through arts philanthropy.

Figures—a gingerbread minstrel, Dimes Square vape addicts, a beloved children’s movie cowboy—appear, haunted by the fraught question: what does it mean to be an American? Enlivened by collaborators Crackhead Barney and Malcolm-x Betts, and featuring sonic composition by slowdanger and GENG PTP, this house is not a home uses clowning and live-mixed sound scoring to enact a memorial in an “incellectual” spew of discourse.


  • Tea Time with Salty Brine with Nile Harris
    Under The Radar, January 14, 2024
  • Diary of an Overbooked Theater-Festival Surfer: Week One
    Vulture, January 11, 2024
  • In a Land of Primary Colors, Home Is Where the Bounce House Is
    New York Times
    , January 5, 2024
  • January Is Experimental-Theatre Month
    The New Yorker, December 22, 2023