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The Most Beautiful Home…Maybe: Fantastical Performance Addresses Housing Crisis

Mark-n-Sparks’ The Most Beautiful Home...Maybe | Photo credit: Rich Ryan

Theater and advocacy collide in Mark-n-Sparks’ The Most Beautiful Home…Maybe, a new play addressing the national housing crisis, running Thursday, May 19–Saturday, May 21 at REDCAT. 

Hailed as “funny, smart, tuneful” by Talkin’ Broadway, the performance is produced by Minneapolis-based Mixed Blood Theatre and written and directed by playwriting duo Mark-n-Sparks (ashley sparks and Mark Valdez). The play is designed as a mundane and unproductive conference about housing—but the conference is led by a trio of zebras. The audience, who are ostensibly meeting attendees, watch presentations by emcees Zendra (Hanna-Pepper Cunningham) and Zebdrix (Bruce A. Young), as well as keynote speaker and singer Zébra (Karla Mosley). 

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The Most Beautiful Home… Maybe offers a nerdy and raucous vision for guaranteed housing. Hosted by chanteuse Zébra (a zebra), this multimedia, immersive performance juxtaposes housing data, Lyndon B. Johnson, and torch songs while time traveling through stories of Americans facing home insecurity, past and present. This interactive experience takes audiences on a fantastic sensurround journey to envision a future where everyone has a home …. The Most Beautiful Home…Maybe grew from conversations with housing advocates, activists, developers, government workers, renters, and people facing home insecurity.

The Most Beautiful Home… Maybe performances take place in-person at REDCAT, as well as a special livestream option available on Saturday, May 21. Note that ticket sales for virtual events end two hours before the event begins.

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Taya Zoormandan

As digital content and social media producer, Taya enjoys lifting up the stories and accomplishments of CalArts' students, alums, and faculty. She fancies herself a visual artist but is really more of an overzealous collector of art supplies.

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The Most Beautiful Home…Maybe: Fantastical Performance Addresses Housing Crisis