Kaneza Schaal JACK &

Kaneza Schaal: JACK &

“Everything that happens in the space Schaal has carved out for us always feels beautifully, powerfully sacred.” —Artforum

Theater artist Kaneza Schaal first came to REDCAT as a performer with seminal New York ensembles The Wooster Group and Elevator Repair Service. Now she returns with her own work as the director and co-creator of JACK &, a multimedia comedy of errors structured on social codes and trainings. From The Honeymooners and Amos & Andy to debutante balls and prison re-entry programs, JACK & is a place of theatrical imagination that inhabits the liminal space between dream and reality. Starring Cornell Alston, the piece considers re-entry to society after prison through a prism of baking fiascos, minimalist painters, ancestral ceremonies, and the dreaming one gives to the state while incarcerated. Drawing from diverse social rituals, JACK & gives creative dream time its due. Featuring design by artist/author Christopher Myers and a live sound score by Rucyl Mills.

JACK & is a National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network (NPN/VAN) Creation & Development Fund Project co-commissioned  by the Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati), On The Boards (Seattle), Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), REDCAT (Los Angeles) and NPN/VAN. 

This presentation of JACK & was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and in part with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts.



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THU 11/15
8:30 pm
FRI 11/16
8:30 pm
SAT 11/17
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff