this house is not a home

Dance, Theater

About the Production

In this house is not a home, Nile Harris (Artistic Leadership Team Member) sets an improvised happening inside of a sound responsive inflatable bounce castle. Using a network of microphones and sonic feedback as a malleable material, the voices of Harris and the ensemble are recorded and mixed live to create a musical composition that uniquely transforms for every performance.

Production Team And Cast

Director and Performer

Nile Harris

Set Design

Dyer Rhoads

Lighting Design

Thom Weaver

Sound Design

slowdanger and GENG PTP

Project Manager

Aminah Ibrahim

Performance History


Abrons Art Center, New York, NY (July 2023)


Abrons Arts Center


this house is not a home is co-commissioned by Abrons Arts Center and Ping Chong and Company, with funding from Abrons Arts Center’s Performance AIRspace Residency which is supported by the Jerome Foundation. Additionally, this work was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by the Jerome Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. this house is not a home is a recipient of the 2022 MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, and Mellon Foundation.