Stories come to life onstage.
JAN 16 // 8 PM
THE BODY FEMALE COLLECTIVE
The Body Female is an artistic exploration of the diverse dimensions of the female condition that unites seven women in a collaboration of dramatic arts, performance art, visual art, film, music, video art, gender studies, and social work towards inspiring greater social justice. Integrating diverse disciplines, The Body Female engages artistic media to confront how women navigate societal impediments from body image to domestic violence that challenge the female condition in its endeavor to create a viable space in which women can thrive. Conceived by Nadia Islam and Velina Hasu Houston, the collaboration includes Nao Bustamante, Paula Cizmar, Houston, Islam, Shelly Ren, Bita Shafipour, Diana Wyenn and Guang Yang. Directed by Wyenn and interwoven with music by Yang performed by Ren, The Body Female consists of four artistic expressions that speak to the female presence in humankind.
LOCATION: The Ebell of Los Angeles
TICKETS AND INFO: ebellofla.com
JAN 23 // 7:30 PM JAN 25 // 2 AND 4 PM
UCLA DEPT OF THEATER: QUAD I AND QUAD II
The Hammer Museum will host performances of Samuel Beckett’s rarely performed Quad I and II, directed by Michael Hackett and presented in partnership with Department of Theater in the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Quad is Samuel Beckett’s distillation of the human journey in an interplay of sound, light and movement. One critic has described it as “four hooded wanderers engaged in a quest for an Other” and a second critic as “a progress towards the separation between the conscious and unconscious mind.” Seating is limited and early arrival is recommended.
LOCATION: The Hammer Museum
TICKETS AND INFO: Free Admission Available 1 hour before program
One per person; first come, first served hammer.ucla.edu
JAN 31 // 7:30 PM
ANTAEUS THEATRE COMPANY: A READING OF MARY ZIMMERMAN’S METAMORPHOSES
Adapted from classic Ovid poem, Metamorphoses explores the classic myth. Antaeus Theatre Company presents a reading followed by a conversation with playwright Mary Zimmerman.
LOCATION: Stern Grand Hall in Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
TICKETS AND INFO: Reservation required; Free. RSVP HERE
FEB 2 // 1 PM
A READING OF SARAH RUHL’S EURYDICE
The Getty Villa will host a staged reading of Tony nominee Sarah Ruhl’s play, Eurydice. An interactive conversation will follow the reading with the acclaimed playwright and the score’s composer, Matthew Aucoin. Selections from the opera will be performed by artists from LA Opera’s Young Artists.
LOCATION: The Getty Villa
TICKETS AND INFO: Ticket required; Free. (Available Friday, January 3, 2020 at 9:00am)