NOW 2019: Week Three

New Original Works Festival 2019: Week Three

Source Material, Austyn Rich, Jesse Bonnell

"See what’s cutting-edge in the city’s vibrant performing arts scene." —Time Out Los Angeles

The New Original Works Festival closes with works by Source Material, Austyn Rich and Jesse Bonnell.

Source MaterialA Thousand Tongues

Source Material’s new music-theater work A Thousand Tongues, performed by Nini Julia Bang and directed by Samantha Shay, is an eruption of visuals born from the sounds of a tapestry of traditional music from all over the world. With a pristine, sparse, and yet oceanic symbolic visual landscape, A Thousand Tongues explores isolation, the unknown, vulnerability and the veil between this world and the other.


Sensing an end is near, two sailors in a highly-charged room refuse to communicate with each other in this fervent and virtuosic new performance work by Austyn Rich. Remembering and honoring black and brown troops who were front-lined, BL**DY SPAGHETTI celebrates companionship, self-worth, death and unspoken love to be something worth feasting over.

Jesse BonnellParadise Island

Part retrospective and part future-bending reinvention, Jesse Bonnell’s Paradise Island brings new life to texts written by Richard Foreman, one of America's most influential experimental artists. Paradise Island explores, through a contemporary lens, notions of paradise, shifting between the everyday events of a cafe in Paris and the euphoric nature of the sublime hidden rhythms of the unknown. The work marks a departure for theater artist Bonnell, who is a co-founder of the daring performance ensemble Poor Dog Group.

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.

Associated Images: 

THU 8/8
8:30 pm
FRI 8/9
8:30 pm
SAT 8/10
8:30 pm


G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff