Past event


The 18th edition of REDCAT’s New Original Works (NOW) Festival returns to in-person performances with nine new works by Los Angeles artists who are redefining the boundaries of contemporary performance, inventing hybrid artistic disciplines, reimagining traditions, and confronting urgent issues.

Each year, NOW Festival transforms REDCAT into a laboratory for premiering new contemporary dance, theater, music, and multimedia performances. All artistic teams receive free rehearsal space, technical support, and artist fees. Since the first edition in 2004, NOW Festival has presented the work of over 200 LA-based artists.

The unprecedented 17th edition of the event, held across Fall 2020 and Winter 2021, was a three-week celebration of Los Angeles’ vibrant and resilient community of artists, streamed directly from REDCAT to viewers in over 30 countries around the world.

Back in person, the 18th edition of NOW will unfold over three weekends and feature a triple bill of performances. Each program is premiered on Thursday evening and repeated Friday and Saturday evenings.


Week One: October 7-9

Melissa Cisneros: Togetherness
Pau S. Pescador: Sex Lives of Dates
Marissa Brown: The ocean is six miles deep 

Week Two: October 14-16

Eloquent Peasants: Kubrick’s Aryan Papers or How I learned that I’m in pain 24 hours a day
Joshua Hill: Song Cycle
Rosanna Tavarez: Piece X Piece 

Week Three: October 21-23

Jobel Medina: David, My Goliath
Jasmine Orpilla: TALGED, Her Body She Cares For, Her Soul/s (She) Guards.
Amy O’Neal: There is No Other (The Remix)

On the pulse of cutting-edge contemporary performance.

Los Angeles Times