2010 NOW Festival Week One

NOW Festival 2010: Week One

The first week of the Festival harnesses wild-in-the-streets energy to fuel two new works that celebrate the spirit of rebellion and escalate the poltics of power to the level of the operatic.

 

MAUREEN HUSKEY: THE EXILE OF PETIE DELARGE

Bessie Award-winning director Maureen Huskey teams with  artistic producer Elizabeth R. English to lead a collaborative experiment in language and performance, bringing to life Jennifer Barclay’s  neo-gothic text The Exile of Petie DeLarge. Exquisitely visual staging and powerfully rhythmic performances drive the darkly funny story of Petie, the expelled leader of a campus coup, and her gang of renegade students  in their grim struggle to regain control of the student body. 

"[Huskey] provides us with a useful strategy for considering our place in and connections to the world." —Art Journal


KILLSONIC: TONGUES BLOODY TONGUES

The 30-piece musicians’ collective Killsonic plays under the direction of a reanimated Saddam Hussein as they orchestrate the factious history of Iraq in the era of British rule. In a staged processional that features giant floats, ragged costumes and blaring megaphones, this high-energy processional band cries out the history of a land that has been contested for centuries.

"There's nothing like witnessing them for the first time ... Killsonic blows me away." —LA Weekly

 

NEW ORIGINAL WORKS FESTIVAL 2010

Week One | Week Two | Week Three


The New Original Works Festival is supported by grants from The James Irvine Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Date/TimeGSTCA
THUR 7/22
8:30 pm
$18$14$10
FRI 7/23
8:30 pm
$18$14$10
SAT 7/24
8:30 pm
$18$14$10

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff