Gob Squad: Creation (Pictures For Dorian)

Gob Squad: Creation (Pictures For Dorian)


“Slyly funny...a woozily beautiful meditation on intention, perception, what we see and what remains invisible.”
The Guardian

“Gob Squad virgins, please stop reading now,
and go get your tickets!' Time Out, New York

"Deploy lenses both macro and micro to put us, as well as themselves, into the big picture of contemporary civilization.”
The New York Times

Presented with Center Theatre Group

Creation (Pictures for Dorian) trailer from Gob Squad on Vimeo.

The ingenious and charming British-German art collective Gob Squad shrewdly mixes performance and impromptu video to elevate the banality of everyday life into soaring artistic experiences. Every night is different when they draw inspiration from six local citizens who perform with them in a uniquely Los Angeles version of their latest acclaimed production. Gob Squad members have spent the last 25 years onstage, growing old together. Now well and truly middle-aged, they are inviting a diverse group of local performers, a generation younger and older than themselves, to answer the questions of beauty, morality, and power raised by Oscar Wilde's never-aging character Dorian Gray, and to playfully ask why they all so crave the eye of the beholder. The group that wowed REDCAT audiences with previous works Western Society, Super Night Shot and Kitchen, uses wit and wry humor as they “explore the point where theater meets art, media and real life.”

Invited Los Angeles Guest Performers include dancer/choreographer Mallory Fabian, actor/performance artist Nic Prior, actress/model Natasha Liu, as well as, LA stage veterans Dan Guerrero (¡Gaytino!), Tina Preston and Amentha Dymally.

Creation (Pictures for Dorian) is a production by Gob Squad and HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin. Developed with support from Center Theatre Group, in co-production with Münchner Kammerspiele, Schauspiel Leipzig, Schlachthaus Theater Bern. A LIFT, Brighton Festival, and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts commission.

Funded in part by generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Associated Images: 

THU 10/18
8:30 pm
FRI 10/19
8:30 pm
SAT 10/20
8:30 pm
SUN 10/21
7:00 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff