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LINDA RAVENSWOOD – How to Make a Monster
September 4, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT$15 - $20
How to Make a Monster is a curated tableaux in 12 scenes based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, The IPCC Climate Change Synthesis Report, Agnes Varda’s DAGUERREOTYPES, Meredith Monk’s Book of Days, and The Tanztheater Wuppertal’s Cafe Muller.
Friday + Saturday, September 4 + 5 @ 8.30pm
$20 general admission / $15 members/students/seniors
How to Make a Monster by Linda Ravenswood
Originally workshopped from 2014-2015 with the support of The Schkapf Arts Incubation Centre (Bryan Brown and Olya Petrakova) and Liminal L.A. (Brian Sonia Wallace, founder)
About the Director:
Linda Ravenswood (BFA, MA, PhD candidate)Mainly a literary and visual artist, Linda Ravenswood has been evolving an arts practice that holds space for installation, live theatre, performance art, film and soundscape. The trajectory of the work leans on a strong and defining experimental course. With shows Bike Odyssey L.A. (with Brian Sonia Wallace and Liminal L.A.), and the workshop event The Frankenstein Prophecies (with The Schkapf Arts Incubation Centre in Hollywood), a repertory company emerged, making experimental movement, spoken word, and new theatre pieces across Los Angeles.
Linda performs with the Six to Midnight Performance Collective, The Melrose Poetry Bureau and Liminal L.A. and has previously shown work at The Bootleg Theatre, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotland), The Hollywood Fringe Festival, The Lancaster Museum of Art, The Ruskin Theatre, Casa Del Tunel (Mexico), Beyond Baroque, The Japanese American National Museum, and Cornell University.
The Six to Midnight Performance Collective
Holly Leveque (MFA) is thrilled to be making her Highways debut. She has studied in the US and in Russia, her favourite roles including : Katharine in Proof, Sister James in Doubt, Mrs. Samsa in The Metamorphosis, Natasha in Three Sisters, Wendla in Spring Awakening, Myrrhine in Lysistrata, and Bianca in Othello.
Mark Laursen (MD), newly arrived to Los Angeles from Arizona, is currently cast in 3 films. With previous dance and singing experience, Mark particularly enjoys cinema and live theatre genres. Mark is a painter, and has exhibited his work in France.
Jessica Pregnolato (BFA) is a writer, actress and musician born and raised in Los Angeles by coyotes and a TV set. She lives with a moon-faced man, a smiling dog and a patient cat. They (the man and she) make music under the band name SLOW PIE, whose debut album will be released this fall.
Kevin Dulude has appeared with Zoo District, and ETEAH, as well as on television’s Arrested Development. His one man show The Shadow of the Villain displays his versatility with both male and female roles, as well as his ability to portray characters of all ages.
Brian Sonia Wallace, Co-Founder
Derek Poppe, Musical Director
Company members not appearing in this production:
Jesse Sirkus Brown