New Original Works Festival (Week Three)

New Original Works Festival

(Week Three)

"The Future is NOW--For the artists, in their restless journey to create new original works, the festival has become a base camp from which to launch. And for the audiences, it's become a unique home base at which to put their fingers on the pulse of cutting-edge contemporary performance."

--Los Angeles Times

Each summer REDCAT celebrates the vitality of Los Angeles' vibrant and growing community of artists making work for the stage. We transform our theater into an artist-driven creative laboratory where disciplines are challenged and blurred, traditions are re-imagined, and hybrid visions take hold.

This year's three-week festival launches nine new original works by Los Angeles dance, theater, music and multimedia performing artists. 

WEEK THREE, Aug 13-15

Cassandra: Stellar Tears

With glitter in their eyes and fervor in their hearts, Cassandra is a “feminist art-rock power-ballad soul-pop project” named after the Greek mythological prophetess and the iconic Wayne’s World frontwoman.  In this epic song cycle rich with elements of spectacle, Cassandra confronts the silence around violence, and the discredited voice.

Takao Kawaguchi and Jonathan Hall: Touch of the Other

An intimate sense of danger and desire is evoked with images and seductive movement, when choreographer Kawaguchi (last seen at REDCAT with Tokyo collective ‘dumb type’) joins writer Hall and artist Erdmann to explore the usually shrouded topic of male-male intimacy in public places, as documented in the 60’s by L. A. sociologist Laud Humphrey, whose research is stored at USC’s One Archives.

Kevin Williamson: Trophy

Four virtuosic performers unleash their inner punk in a game that ignites their competitive drives and confronts the fleeting nature of success (and the looming potential for failure). With multi-projections by Cari Ann Shim Sham and a powerful score by Jeepneys, Trophy fractures recognizable dance motifs into mischievous fragments, discovering disjointed new pleasures.

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Week One: 

Jul 30 to Aug 1

8:30 pm



G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff