No Music in this House
original dancetheater by Octavio Campos and Bill Spring
music by George Gerschwin, Spolinski and Mr. Rodgers
NO MUSIC IN THIS HOUSE is a 45 minute duo the follows the trajectory of an abusive relationship between a performer and his pianist while exploring the unchartered subject of same sex domestic violence using songs by Gerschwin, Spolinski and Mr. Rodgers, original dance and monologue creating a compelling work of “transdisciplinary” theater ideal for LGBTQ audience 18 years of age and older.
“NO MUSIC IN THIS HOUSE, conceived and performed by Octavio Campos and Bill Spring, there was only love for this super duo. The performance began with Campos as
a gregarious bi-polar vampy sexpot, which he sustained throughout the piece, singing the Mr. Roger’s show neighborhood theme song. He convinced the audience to sing along: “It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood/A beautiful day for a neighbor/Would you be mine?/Could you be mine?/… ” Campos made us feel comfortable, safe and secure with ourselves in this space on this beautiful day. But nothing is ever beautiful or perfect in suburbia.
As the performance progressed, it became clear Campos’ character was prone to violent outbursts (toward himself and toward his pianist, pronounced “penist”), the Holy
Bible, anonymous sex — among other topics. Although NO MUSIC IN THIS HOUSE attempts to get underneath the issues of intolerance and domestic violence, it also
addresses an even more important and sinister issue — indifference. NO MUSIC IN THIS HOUSE! reveals (or begins to reveal) how a beautiful neighborhood of good folks
can and does allow bad things to happen. Campos and Spring subtly point out our complicity, our indifference, to the violence that swirls around us. Because we let it
happen. Because it’s better them than me."
Neil de la Flor - Miami New Times