"CHANGING THE WORLD ONE MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE
AT A TIME." - Modern Painters Magazine
LARS JAN / EARLY MORNING OPERA
BOMBING is a live, multi-media immersive event that defies genre and expectations. The performance is a heartfelt exploration of the iconic fears of this moment in America, refracted through the lenses of celebrity, protest, advertising, the art market and memorialization.
"ONE OF THE BEST PLAYS OF 2011."
Stage and Cinema: Los Angeles
ROBERT CUCUZZA / TRANSIT AUTHORITY Miss Julie, Strindberg’s 1888 notorious tale of class and sexual power dynamics, has been “suped-up for maximum mayhem” [TimeOut NY]. The play is relocated to a Pittsburgh car dealership and infused with Americana- original music, Appalachian dances, and “astute dialogue... that is "both frighteningly real and entertainingly comic” [NY Times].
"REMAINS TRUE TO AVANT-GARDE ROOTS, BUT SIMPSON UNDERSTANDS STORYTELLING." Stage and Cinema
Exhibit A blends historical fact with speculative fiction to explore the convergence of radical visionaries that populated the hills of Silver Lake in the 1950s. Archival letters and journal entries delve into the lives of landmark figures, including Harry Hay and John Lautner, while unnamed alien visitors roam the transforming landscape.
PREMIERED AS PART OF ERIK EHN'S SOULOGRAPHIE CYCLE
BY ERIK EHN / DIRECTED BY EMILY MENDELSOHN
Performed with original music by an American & Ugandan ensemble, MARIA KIZITO tells the story of a Rwandan genocidaire, the young nun Maria Kizito as mediated by a young American nun who attends her trial. Kizito and her Mother Superior were convicted of the complicity in the deaths of 7,000 refugees who sought asylum at their convent.
THE MURDER BALLAD (1938)
"...A VISIONARY PRESENCE ON THE INTERNATIONAL AVANT GARDE THEATER SCENE." LA Weekly
POOR DOG GROUP
With a murky mix of desire, jealousy and emancipatory yearning, THE MURDER BALLAD gives forceful physical life to Jelly Roll Morton's legendary 1938 recording. Morton's song revels in the nastiness of its heroine’s voice, whose feral physical energy lays claim to the violent impulses of a woman betrayed.
"A MULTIDIMENSIONAL, SEDUCTIVELY CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE" LAist
CLOUD EYE CONTROL
In their latest mix of projected animation, live theater and electronic music, Cloud Eye Control charts an epic journey across a vast arctic landscape illuminated under the lights of the Northern Sky. UNDER POLARIS is a quest to preserve a seed containing the wealth of all human history, being stored inside of pristine shards of ice at the top of the world.
"A HAUNTINGLY POWERFUL CRITIQUE OF MODERNITY."
LARS JAN / EARLY MORNING OPERA
In this sixty-minute direct address to the audience, Paul Abacus delivers a highly visual presentation about national borders, our current relationship to screens,and contemporay persuasion in this genre-bending performance full of high-tech wizardry.
US PREMIER IN LOS ANGELES // JUNE 2013
BY DEBORAH ASIIMWE / DIRECTED BY EMILY MENDELSOHN
An East African ensemble performs in Deborah Asiimwe’s critique on the foreign aid industry. Layering music, dance, chant, and stereotypical images/materials of aid, this production playfully interrogates in/dependence and the gaze at a suffering Other.
GROUND TO CLOUD
"[CHRISTINE MARIE] IS ABLE TO CREATE ENTIRE WORLDS BY BLENDING ANCIENT TRADITIONS WITH NEW IDEAS." LAist
Seamlessly integrating projected shadows, live actors and an innovative sound score, Christine Marie and her collaborators draw on the history of electric light to manifest a flickering world of natural phenomena and human intervention.
MYTH & INFRASTRUCTURE
"THE SHEER BREADTH OF THE IMAGERY IS UNLIKE ANYTHING YOU'VE SEEN BEFORE." Los Angeles Times
In her acclaimed solo performance, Matreyek enters into a fantastical world dissolving the barriers between the real and illusory. As she walks behind her screen, her shadow becoms an integral part of the animation, beautifully fusing delicate animation with live performance. Original music by Anna Oxygen, Caroline Lufkin, Mileece, and Mirah.
THE REPTILE UNDER
"THE EXPERIENCE OF SEEING ONE OF GEISER'S PEEPSHOW PERFORMANCES IS UTTERLY ENGROSSING" -KCET
In The Reptile Under the Flowers, the elliptical narrative is constructed through the accumulation of scenes and events, most of which are contained in performed dioramas, single or multiple viewer peepshows, puppet attractions, and shadow plays.
YES IS A LONG TIME
"ENCHANTING. A GOOD-HUMORED CHARM FEST." LA Weekly
YES TIGER COLLECTIVE / MIRA KINGSLEY & SIBYL O'MALLEY
YES IS A LONG TIME is a dance-theater show about an ordinary family who are confronted with an extraordinary event -- a mysterious object crashing through the roof of their suburban New Jersey home. Based on a true story, Yes is a long explores the act of looking up, believing, and claiming your destiny in a world of random coincidences.