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).