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June 29, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm$15.00 - $20.00
Experience STUNTDRIVER’s debut record in an immersive, multimedia performance art installation activated by actors, live musicians, and a visceral landscape. Travel down The Red Road with the icy-hot leather-suited Drivers in their ongoing battle with The Influencer, and her minions, The Influenzas. The Influencer is the bionic-trusted face of a coveted online product called NITECREME that promises to eradicate/disguise age and flaws. And YOU, the audience member, will play the navigator twisting throughout this epic confrontation of Light and Dark.
Accompanied by a gritty electro-industrial dance rock soundtrack created by Kym Priess, inspired by the likes of John Carpenter, Nine Inch Nails, Peaches, and 90s rap, co-produced by John Avila (Oingo Boingo) and Anton Söder, the interactive experience lives in a world with Janet Jackson-esque choreography, hyper-physicalized characters, and the camp aesthetics of 80/90s music videos, with nods to Star Wars, Wizard of Oz, and haunted houses.
STUNTDRIVER allegorizes society’s battle with perfection and imagines what it would be like if we were perfectly content with our imperfect selves. Are we Fugitives or Drivers on a collision course with our demons? What would happen if we allowed those demons to aid us in our path to happiness?
Come party with your demons.
Dress code is your choice of “All White” or “Creaturelike.”
Kym Priess (aka Tomahawk) is a Los Angeles based, discipline bending performance artist/musician/singer. Recipient of multiple artist residencies including Alluxe’s Transmute Retreat and The Field, her career took root in New York’s experimental theater world, where she studied with choreographer Mary Overlie, Brechtian director Steve Wangh, performance artist Holly Hughes, and physical theater veteran Raina VonWaldenburg. These studies sparked many works including the feisty solo The Cheerleader Show and the rock opera El Camino Loco (“Best of Fringe,” San Francisco Fringe Festival). More recently, Kym was featured as an Indiana Jones/Linda Hamilton-inspired character in the short film BONES (“Best Cinematic Score,” Highland Park Film Festival). In 2015, she created Tomahawk Training, a rock & roll fitness web and live interactive series.
MetalAssault has described her voice as “biting, [with] a seductive sense of edginess” and LaBuzzBand’s Kevin Bronson has compared her to Siouxsie Sioux and Joan Jett. As a frontwoman/musician/bandleader/writer, Kym has toured extensively and shared stages with Exene Cervenka and Fishbone’s Angelo Moore. Kym has contributed to hundreds of songs receiving regular radio airplay and product sponsorship, including William Shatner’s cover of Spirit in the Sky, recent placements on Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules, and a few post-punk albums of her own.
Kym’s current interests lie in creating stark imagery amidst electro-heavy landscapes, exploring the ways in which humans can evolve both together and independently.