REDCAT’s Studio series is an annual program supporting multidisciplinary work-in-progress. Responsive to changing needs and concerns, the series adopts various formats and locations, from performances and workshops to public interventions and commissions, to support the development of new work and novel reflections from within the communities of LA-based artists. Studio 2022 features the work of Tarrah Krajnak, Sara Lyons, Christina Catherine Martinez, Pastiche Queen, The Revolution School, and DeLanna Studi. Occupying the gallery at REDCAT as an informal space for gathering, storytelling, and performance, Studio 2022 focuses on exploratory works across disciplines and media, activating REDCAT’s gallery with a variety of practices in a setting for convening with furniture from local designer Sean C Flaherty.
May 3 - 8: Christina Catherine Martinez
Christina Catherine Martinez is a writer, actor, art critic, and comedian. Her live act blends conceptual and popular genres including performance art, stand up, and clowning. She is also the creator and host of the live comedy talk show Aesthetical Relations and has published a book of essays by the same title.
Performance: How To Bake a Cake in the Digital Age, May 5 at 7pm
March 29 - April 3: Sara Lyons
Sara Lyons is a Los Angeles-based director staging feminist legacy and feminist futures in critically embodied new theatre and performance works. Working frequently in adaptation, social practice, and new media as well as theatre, their work has been presented at numerous venues nationally and internationally.
Performance: This Emancipation Thing, April 2 at 2pm
April 5 - 10: Pastiche Queen
Pastiche Queen (they/them) is a non-binary, Latindigenous, interdisciplinary performance artist from Denver currently based in Hollywood. Their work as an actor and slam poet has been featured on AppleTV’s Dear: Viola Davis, Facebook’s queer community leaders of color initiative, and various stages around LA. Pastiche Queen is nominated in collaboration with Da Poetry Lounge.
Performance: Queering the Space, April 9 at 7:30pm
April 12 - 17: The Revolution School
The Revolution School is an open collective of artists, magicians, activists, hackers, academics, psychokinetics, witches, scientists, healers, empaths, thieves, chemists, archivists, gamers, freaks, friends, allies, and enemies (aka Superheroes and Scroogers) who believe the primary reason someone holds onto power and resources is because of unacknowledged, unprocessed, and unloved trauma.
Events: Daily Stream, April 12-17 between 12pm - 6pm / Weekly Meeting, April 12 at 6pm / Open House, April 16 from 12pm - 6pm | Register
April 19 - 24: DeLanna Studi
DeLanna Studi is a performer, storyteller, educator, facilitator, advocate, and activist. Her work centers around the history of the Cherokee Nation and her own contemporary experience as a citizen.Performance: The Invisible “I”, April 24 at 2pm April 26 - May1: Tarrah KrajnakTarrah Krajnak is a photographer, professor, and podcaster born in Lima, Peru. Her work is a visual exploration of culture, place, and self across time and geography. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally as well as received numerous prizes.
Performance: Re-Pose, daily between 12pm - 2pm