NOW 2019: Week Two

New Original Works Festival 2019: Week Two

Paul Outlaw; Kate Watson-Wallace, Hprizm and Verónica Casado Hernández; Alexandro Segade and Amy Ruhl

"On the pulse of cutting-edge contemporary performance."
Los Angeles Times

The New Original Works Festival continues with works by Paul Outlaw; Kate Watson-Wallace, Hprizm and Verónica Casado Hernández; Alexandro Segade and Amy Ruhl.

Kate Watson-Wallace, Hprizm and Verónica Casado Hernándezkim.

Kate Watson-Wallace’s new performance work functions as a live collage for an ensemble of female/femme performers—an investigation of notions and experiences of desire, contagion, failure, ritual, pleasure and the ecstatic. In collaboration with composer Hprizm and visual artist/dramaturge Verónica Casado Hernández, kim. is a conversation with the body in movement as it channels the act of dressing and undressing as pleasure, confrontation, joy and disruption.

Paul OutlawBBC (Big Black Cockroach)

Inspired by Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis: a white, cis, heterosexual, Tr*mp-supporting American woman awakens to find herself transformed into what she considers a monstrous vermin—an African-American man. Directed by Sara Lyons, Paul Outlaw’s solo performance BBC (Big Black Cockroach) is an evocative, farcical horror show about black virility, white fragility, gender confusion, internalized homophobia and misogyny. This performance includes depictions of violence (sexual, racial and American).

Alexandro Segade and Amy RuhlPopular Revolt

Are we willing to put in the work? In Popular Revolt, interdisciplinary artists Alexandro Segade and Amy Ruhl use office technologies to perform a brainstorming session where participants develop a “socialism app.” Using sensitivity training modules as narrative structures, Popular Revolt makes Marxist theater via motivational speeches and motion graphics, attempting to muster revolutionary fervor in the suffocating embrace of Neoliberalism.

All three works will be presented each night.

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The New Original Works Festival is made possible by generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rosenfeld Fund for Special Projects, and REDCAT Circle donors.

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THU 8/1
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FRI 8/2
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SAT 8/3
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G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff