Last month we kicked off our residency with Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA with artist Greg Wohead! His next project, currently titled CALL IT A DAY, is in development with Los Angeles Performance Practice, and is scheduled to premiere in Fall 2017. We look forward to sharing the development of this new work with you!
“As a springboard, we used ideas orbiting around control and release; how we maintain control of our self-presentation and when we lose it. Crying was a big part of this exploration—forced crying, ‘acted’ crying, uncontrollable crying. For me, these ideas of control and release are closely tied to my relationship with ideas of masculinity. How I see myself and how I present myself to others. I think about when there are cracks and when I fall in between.
We wrapped these ideas up in improvised versions of a fictional narrative that takes place on an Amish farm, experimenting with the ‘real’ and the ‘acted’. It’s early in the life of the project, but I’m excited about the possibilities.”
Featured performers: Jessica Hanna, Mireya Lucio, Jesse Saler
Greg Wohead is a writer, performer and theatre-maker originally hailing from Texas. After studying in England, Greg became an artistic associate at The Yard in London. He has presented work around the world at venues including Battersea Arts Center, Bristol Old Vic Ferment, MC (Amsterdam), Orchard Project (New York), MAKE (Ireland), Wales Millennium Centre and Forest Fringe. He was featured as part of the 2015 Live Arts Exchange (LAX) Festival with Celebration, Florida.