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Los Angeles Performance Practice presents PASSION, a new work “exploring the space that our desire and longing inhabit while rehearsing perseverance.”

Taking Carl Theodor Dreyer’s silent film La passion de Jeanne d’Arc as a point of departure,  Rachel Jendrzejewski and Zoe Aja Moore “collaborate to create an embodied investigation of the fraught relationship between feminism and emotion, from Joan of Arc’s day to current political moments.”*

PASSION will be performed by Dorothy Dubrule, Jessica Emmanuel, Brigid Gallagher, Mireya Lucio, and Gabriella Rhodeen—recently seen at Redcat in Paradise Island—and the one-night-only event features recorded excerpts of a live score by Julia Holter for Dreyer’s film, performed by Holter, Corey Fogel, Devin Hoff, Dina Maccabee, and Tashi Wada.


Sunday, August 18.

Doors at 6 pm, performance at 7 pm.

The Theatre at Ace Hotel

929 South Broadway, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: Los Angeles Performance Practice, Passion; Maria Falconetti in La passion de Jeanne d’Arc (1928), directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer (2); Mireya Lucio in Passion rehearsal, photograph by Chris Kuhl. Passion images courtesy and © the photographers, the performers, and Los Angeles Performance Practice.


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).