LAPP It Up at Bootleg with LAX

Now that we’ve got boots on the ground in SoCal, you’ll be receiving the occasional report from your intrepid Culturebot founder on things going on in the land of the Endless Summer. First up is the The Second Annual Live Arts Exchange (LAX) presented from September 11 – 21, 2014 by Los Angeles Performance Practice and The Bootleg Theater. We plan to be up there for the opening festivities on the 11th and catch the roster of shows scheduled for Saturday, September 13th. If you’re planning to attend, seek me out and say “Hi”.

"Actress Fury"

“Actress Fury” by Jennie MaryTai Liu

I’m looking forward to catching Jennie MaryTai Liu’s Actress Fury that I missed at Bushwick Starr  earlier this year (read the Culturebot interview between Jennie and 600 Highwaymen), a work-in-progress showing of Meg Wolfe’s New Faithful Disco and Holcombe Waller’s new piece Surfacing all in one day!

"An Evening With William Shatner Asterisk" (Photo by Ilan Bachrach)

“An Evening With William Shatner Asterisk” (Photo by Ilan Bachrach)

Unfortunately we probably won’t be able to make it to week two for Zoe Aja Moore’s Dedicated to a True Lover (and therefore probably nobody) which is a participatory mash-up riff on Fassbinder, Sleighting or Phil Soltanoff’s An Evening With William Shatner Asterisk (a show we first saw in Austin, TX at Fusebox back in 2012). It seems like Week 1 is mostly dance/music, Week 2 more video/performance. Either way, an interesting and promising line-up for the second edition of this up-and-coming festival.

Lots of familiar names – Jennie MaryTai Liu, Phil Soltanoff, Keith Skretch, Daniel Jackson – and lots of energy. Word has it that former REDCAT George Lugg has joined forces with Meg Wolfe to work on Showbox LA that just presented Okwui Okpokwasili’s Bronx Gothic in July … I look forward to seeing some old friends and meeting some new ones and feeling the energy I’ve been hearing so much about!

The press release confirms what I’ve already heard about Bootleg, that it is an “inclusive art space for original, boundary-defying live theater and performance born from the diverse cultural and artistic landscape of Los Angeles,” and I’ve been hearing about Miranda Wright’s Los Angeles Performance Practice for awhile. I dig the mission: “By contributing to a shared knowledge, resources, and conversational critique; artists within this network will transform the cultural landscape of Los Angeles and beyond.”

Onward and upward, LAX!

LIVE ARTS EXCHANGE (LAX) GENERAL INFORMATION:

WHEN
September 10 to September 21

WHERE
The Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90057

TICKETS
Tickets are $15-20 and can be purchased online at http://liveartsexchange.org/tickets/
Early bird festival passes available until August 24

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CALENDAR LISTING
WEDNESDAY, SEPT 10
8:00 PM // SURFACING / Holcombe Waller

THURSDAY, SEPT 11
8:00 PM // LAX ARRIVAL / a launch party curated by Nicole Disson, co-produced with THE SERIES

FRIDAY, SEPT 12
8:00 PM // SURFACING / Holcombe Waller

SATURDAY, SEPT 13
2:30 PM // NEW FAITHFUL DISCO / Meg Wolfe, co-presented by Show Box L.A.
4:00PM // ACTRESS FURY / Grand Lady Dance House + Jennie MaryTai Liu, co-presented by Show Box L.A
8:00 PM // SURFACING / Holcombe Waller

SUNDAY, SEPT 14
4:00 PM // NEW FAITHFUL DISCO / Meg Wolfe, co-presented by Show Box L.A.
8:00PM // ACTRESS FURY / Grand Lady Dance House + Jennie MaryTai Liu, co-presented by Show Box L.A

MONDAY, SEPT 15
8:00 PM // NEW FAITHFUL DISCO / Meg Wolfe, co-presented by Show Box L.A. co-presented by Show Box L.A

TUESDAY, SEPT 16
8:00PM // ACTRESS FURY / Grand Lady Dance House + Jennie MaryTai Liu, co-presented by Show Box L.A

WEDNESDAY, SEPT 17
8:00 PM // AN EVENING WITH WILLIAM SHATNER ASTERISK / Phil Solanoff

THURSDAY, SEPT 18
8:00 PM // DEDICATED TO A TRUE LOVER (and therefore probably nobody) / Zoe Aja Moore

FRIDAY, SEPT 19
8:00 PM // AN EVENING WITH WILLIAM SHATNER ASTERISK / Phil Solanoff

SATURDAY, SEPT 20
4:00 PM // AN EVENING WITH WILLIAM SHATNER ASTERISK / Phil Solanoff
8:00 PM // DEDICATED TO A TRUE LOVER (and therefore probably nobody) / Zoe Aja Moore
9:00 PM // LAX Closing Party

SUNDAY, SEPT 21
4:00 PM // DEDICATED TO A TRUE LOVER (and therefore probably nobody) / Zoe Aja Moore
7:00 PM // AN EVENING WITH WILLIAM SHATNER ASTERISK / Phil Solanoff

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