Janie Geiser and Erik Ehn

Janie Geiser and Erik Ehn: Clouded Sulphur (death is a knot undone)

Los Angeles

“Janie Geiser...is a puppeteer as conjurer." —The New York Times

“Ehn has something vitally important to say and a many-splendored voice with which to say it.” —The New York Times

Set at the raw edges of Los Angeles, where the untamed landscape meets the city, Clouded Sulphur merges Bunraku and other forms of puppetry with visual installation, projection, text and music to dig into the emotional terrain that surrounds the unsolved abduction and murder of a 15-year-old girl. Created for an intimate storefront theater by director and designer Janie Geiser, playwright Erik Ehn and composer Valerie Opielski, the work orbits the real-life events through an elliptical narrative in which figures move inexplicably between life and death, city and forest. As the laws of gravity and time become unmoored, this powerful work navigates a complex terrain of family, loss and psychological unravelling, along with unexpected floods of compassion and hope.

 

RUN TIME: 70 minutes

LOCATION: Automata
504 Chung King Court in Chinatown, Los Angeles CA 90012 | Map

Radar L.A. is supported by a grant from ArtPlace America, a collaboration of leading national and regional foundations, banks and federal agencies accelerating creative placemaking across the U.S., the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

 

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