LALA FESTIVAL 2018
July 23-29, 2018
LALA Festival is a one-of-a-kind gathering of artists.
A week of boundary-pushing performance featuring artists of color, queer artists, and artists with disabilities interested in working together to build a healthier, more just, and more inclusive national performance community. The 2018 LALA Festival brings together 20+ performance makers, workshop leaders, and speakers along with dozens of cast members and a top-notch theater crew–over 50 artists in total–to share their ideas, their artistic process, and, of course, their work. Join us!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS TAKING PLACE AT RED EYE THEATER
Additional events at other venues. Full details & tickets: www.lalafestival.com
PERFORMANCE, 7 PM Monday, July 23
LALA Talent Show - FREE
Hosted by Chantal Pavageaux
A rapid-fire intro to local and national artists in LALA 2018. Free hotdogs and popcorn.
THURSDAY PERFORMANCE SET, 7 PM July 26
Burning To A Crisp Under The Hot White Ga(yz)e
By Michael R. Jackson
A black queer man stumbles through the history of his black queerness in story and song. Touching on childhood, popular culture, sexuality, and politics, Michael burns underneath the hot white ga(yz)e and only gets blacker.
The Monica Meditations
By Paige Collette
A comedic, emotionally charged exploration of public scandal, private heartbreak, and resilience inspired by the Monica Lewinsky Scandal.
By Stacey Rose
The story of two sisters sorting out their legacy of sexual abuse and incest with their current lovers during a freak Thanksgiving blizzard. Loaded with old soul music. Featuring Ivory Doublette, JuCoby Johnson, and James Williams.
FRIDAY PERFORMANCE SET, 7 PM July 27
By Anni Rossi
A raw and minimal mixed media song-cycle of fragmented memories, both real and imagined, of village life featuring hand-built electric violas.
A room the size of your fist
By Margot Basset Silver
A walk through the world experiencing heartbreak: we’ve all been in this room before. Your body knows it, let it sing along. Even if you don’t like pop music you will probably know the words.
By Kristine Haruna Lee & Jen Goma
Collaborators Kristine Haruna Lee, Jen Goma, and Morgan Green draw on personal anecdotes, daydreams, critical theory, interviews, and song to explore the ethics of intimacy and exercise radical truth-telling using their own bodies and voices as canvases.
SATURDAY PERFORMANCE SET, 7 PM July 28
The Last Resort – Continued
by Addison Sharpe
The last guest at the Last Resort navigates a world of sex, kitsch, fallout, and the bewildering spectacle of the Atomic Age, passing the time basking in the desert sun and lauding the patron saint of pool-side glamour, Micheline Bernardini, the first woman to model the bikini swimsuit.
By Alana Horton & Patrick Marschke
An examination of the fallibility and inscrutability of perception, using a projection of a computer desktop as stage and story.
By Darian Dauchan (With Film Interludes by Desha Dauchan)
A humorous and thought-provoking re-imagining of ‘black experience’ through the perspective of minorities amongst the minorities–including cops, drag queens, and Afro-punk teenagers–in search of an identity that lives outside the box of tribalism.
Here’s How (Refuted)
By Anat Shinar
Drawing on a long-time obsession with self-help literature, and integrating movement, text, and installation, Shinar, with dancers Kara Motta and Kristin Van Loon, crafts a space in which clarity and disorientation overlap, reflecting how her struggle with anxiety manifests externally.