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First Person: Crawling with Monsters at Houston Fringe Festival (Houston, TX, USA)

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As a part of the Houston Fringe Festival, Crawling with Monsters performed on Sunday, September 9. This group is comprised of students and recent alumni from the University of Texas—Pan American near the Mexico-Texas border.

The show is based on interviews and interactions with young children living in the border town of Reynosa. Video elements of the children nonchalantly demonstrating how they quickly dodge under their desks to avoid gunfire and live monologues by adults reading some of the children’s stories comprise the performance.

The earnestness of the performers is what made this show compelling. These brave performers desire to share with audiences the about the often ignored violence and strife at the Mexico-Texas border. As an added bonus, they brought the award winning UTPA Mariachi group to play along with the performance.

To learn more about the group and learn of upcoming touring dates, please visit:

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Internationally unknown artist and post-Campbellite Emily Sloan is the founding reverend of the controversial Southern Naptist Convention and chief caretaker and curator of The Kenmore exhibition object. Sloan is based out of Houston, Texas where her practice includes education, performance, public art projects and object making.

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