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I’M VERY INTO YOU—the mid-nineties email correspondence between Kathy Acker and McKenzie Wark, published in 2015 by Semiotext(e)—has been adapted and directed for the stage by Sara Lyons, and will be performed as part of Los Angeles Performance Practice’s LAX Festival.

Lyons gathers a local cast of feminist, queer and non-binary underground artists—including Gina Young, Paul Outlaw, Jennifer Jonassen, Provvidenza Catalano, Yves Agustin Armando, Jer Adrianne Lelliott, Robin Podolsky, and Elspeth Weingarten—who embody Acker and Wark from points across a wide gender spectrum. Their feverish digital exchange is interspersed with the ensemble’s own stories of gender slippage and online intimacy, examining how our connections have evolved over the last two decades—through the internet and through expanding queer expression.*


Saturday, October 13, and Sunday, October 21, at 6 pm.
Sunday, October 14, and Tuesday, October 16, at 8 pm.
Thursday, October 18, at 10 pm.

Think Tank Gallery, 939 Maple Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

I’m Very Into You in performance. Photographs by Rolando Sepulveda II/OUTsider.

Book cover image courtesy Semiotext(e).


REDCAT is wrapping up its 2017 New Original Works festival with three performances of ARTAUD IN THE BLACK LODGE, which draws a musical-lyrical line from the great avant-garde dramatist/poet/director through the work of William S. Burroughs and David Lynch, and back again. This collaboration between composer David T. Little, librettist/poet Anne Waldman, the Isaura String Quartet, the operatic rock band Timur and The Dime Museum, and director Lydia Steier sounds like the highlight of the summer.

Also on the bill: BUTCH BALLET—writer/director Gina Young’s “love letter to female masculinity”—performed, sans ballet, with love and brilliance by Gino Conti, Jenn Crockett, Eli Eileen, Jess Imme, and CT Treibel; and C, a movement/video piece by Luis Lara Malvacías and Jeremy Nelson.*

ARTAUD IN THE BLACK LODGE, BUTCH BALLET, and C, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, August 10, 11, and 12. All shows at 8:30 pm.

REDCAT, DISNEY HALL, Music Center, downtown Los Angeles.

* redcat.org/event/now-festival-2017-week-three

See: Sylvère Lotringer, Mad Like Artaud (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015).

Timur and The Dime Museum. Photograph by Jill Steinberg.

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