CNP Prometheus Bound

CalArts Center for New Performance: Prometheus Bound

Los Angeles

"The name of Los Angeles director Travis Preston has become synonymous with much of what is thrillingly inventive on the city's experimental stages." —LA Weekly

World Premiere

Presented by the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa

For this production envisioned by director Travis Preston and scenic designer Efren Delgadillo Jr., the Outdoor Theater at the Getty Villa plays host to a five and a half-ton steel wheel to create a bold and brutal visual centerpiece for one of the most profound and theatrically unique ancient dramas. Featuring poet Joel Agee's heartfelt and faithful new translation, Preston's forceful Prometheus places the drama at the edge of civilization—and at the border between ritual and artistic expression—to explore injustice and man’s relationship to the eternal order of the cosmos. Composer Ellen Reid and celebrated jazz multi-instrumentalist Vinny Golia provide an original score, performed live by Golia.


RUN TIME: 90 minutes

LOCATION: The Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater, Getty Villa
17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu CA 90265 | Map
PARKING: $10 on-site parking after 5pm for ticket holders.

Produced by CalArts Center for New Performance in association with Trans Arts.


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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Date/TimeGST/SRWith Pass
THU 9/26
8:00 pm
FRI 9/27
8:00 pm
SAT 9/28
8:00 pm

Additional performances: Aug 29–Sept 28.

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff