Some young, wild, and provocative playwrights have gotten together to share some new one-acts that explore why we love what we love. It’s a one night stand with talking beds, gigolo apes and a guy named Elvis.
Here’s the lineup:
UDU written by Will Arbery • directed by Sofya Weitz
An elderly monkey prostitute meets the client who may be the death of him.
Featuring: Juan Amador, Jenn Kirk & Mariana Morgon
THEY WERE SO SWEET written by Sofya Weitz • directed by Will Arbery
A musician named Elvis invites a young girl with a baby to come stay with him and his wife.
Featuring: Jake Weary, Lola Kelly & Robyn Littleworth
THE BED written & directed by Mara De La Rosa
A man on his death bed is consoled by his death bed.
Featuring: McCready Baker & Ted Jonas
WE DO NOT SEGREGATE written & directed by Mariana Morgon
In the future, a young man tries to come to terms with the fact that his lover is sexually attracted to corners.
Featuring: Kestrel Leah, Julian Evens & Whitney Mongomery
Costume design by Josh La Cour
Scenic design by Naomi Kasahara Hamill
August 29-30th at 8PM
1531 Grande Vista Ave (North Lot)
Downtown Los Angeles
Street Parking on Pico.
Popwagon Production Coordinator Kris Swick has put together an exhibition of sculptural work by local yuppies visionaries/crackpots from the fields of visual art and architecture. This sampling will include architectural scale models, structurally informed assemblages, formal studies and experimentation, and floral throngs. The range of work will reflect both the artists’ areas of expertise and their incursions into the avant-garde. Some work will be made available for sale. All work will explore new avenues of spatial understanding.
For our contribution, we created YOU ARE HERE HERE HERE, a tele-presence experiment aboard the Popwagon that allows you to be in three places at once. Using a constant three-way video feed between the Popwagon, the Macarthur Park hub and a spot along the route, the piece will provide a unique way for participants to connect with one another and experience the event from multiple vantage points.
Video-conferencing technology has been around for a while, but most of us are still growing accustomed to this ability to transport many aspects of our “selves” across space. Your tone of voice, your physical characteristics, your sense of sight and hearing can cross vast distances with the touch of a button. As our identities become less and less tied to our physical bodies, how does this impact our experience of the spaces we inhabit and move through?
YOU ARE HERE HERE HERE invites Angelenos to explore these questions in a playful setting that augments the theme of civic connectivity embodied by Grand Park and the CicLAvia event.
We’ll be operating from 11AM-3PM in Grand Park between Broadway and Spring. Come by and say hi!
If you like your kid-firendly art mixed with food trucks and movies, Grand Park in downtown L.A. is the place for you this Saturday night (8/31) starting at 5:30pm. The Popwagon will be a part of Street Food Cinema’s movies in the park series and will be presenting the latest production of The Soft Camp – a hands-on theatrical installation where kids can enjoy the antics of Ida and Rudy then climb up on stage to act out their own comedies with interactive props and scenic elements. After that, everyone’s welcome to relax in L.A.’s fanciest park for an outdoor screening of The Neverending Story
Here’s a video from the Popwagon appearance on May 11, 2013 at the All Star Lanes bowling alley.
Jeepneys and alien friends host a celestial bowling party, followed by a parking lot performance of interstellar sounds and movements in The Popwagon, a mobile venue transformed into a vibrant tropical spaceship just for the occasion.
Camera: Youssef Biaz, Ian Byers-Gamber
Editor: Ian Byers-Gamber