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 & is funded 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

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M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff