The New Original Works (NOW) Festival concludes this weekend at REDCAT in L.A.’s Walt Disney Concert Hall with three diverse performances. On the program:
Meg Wolfe’s watch her (not know it now): Choreographer Meg Wolfe strips the stage bare for a new solo accompanied only by Aaron Drake’s original score, placing her signature dancing—in which gesture is tied to action, muscles are strong-willed and abstraction rubs against articulation—front and center.
Zackary Drucker/Mariana Marroquin/Wu Ingrid Tsang’s PIG: Multimedia colloborators Zackary Drucker, Mariana Marroquin and Wu Ingrid Tsang stage a meeting of Politically Involved Girls in their compelling and wryly funny PIG. With an irreverent nod to Warhol’s cult film Women In Revolt, the trio mixes biting humor with socio-political themes.
Lauren Weedman’s OFF: In her unflinchingly funny theater works, writer/performer Lauren Weedman’s incisive observations and painfully dead-on characterizations are woven into laugh-out-loud stories that boomerang back to nail the teller of the tale. Her latest solo performance traces her attempts to “trust herself” even as she struggles with things beyond her control (i.e., motherhood). Watch the snippet above from an earlier one-woman show, Bust, for a taste of her work.
New Original Works Festival
631 W. 2nd St., Los Angeles
Thurs.-Sat. at 8:30 pm
Tickets are $14-$18 (CalArts $10)