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We are thrilled to partner with the Bootleg Theater to host PERFORMANCE EXCHANGE, a curated contemporary performance showcase coinciding with the 2016 Western Arts Alliance (WAA) Conference.

White Rabbit Red Rabbit

LAX 16 WRRR image_no textDescribed by Entertainment Weekly as “dazzling” and “transcendent,” Nassim Soleimanpour’s play White Rabbit Red Rabbit distills the experience of an entire generation of young people in the Islamic Republic of Iran into one night of “alive-and-kicking avant-garde theater.” No rehearsals. No director. No set. Every night a new actor opens an envelope and encounters the script for the first time.

Monday, August 29, 8pm // Jessica Hanna, Bootleg Theater
Tuesday, August 30, 8pm // Diane Rodriguez, Center Theatre Group
Friday, September 2, 7:30pm // Lauren Weedman, Actor & Comedian
Saturday, September 3, 7:30pm // Jesse Saler, Poor Dog Group



wild Up presents: WEST.

Christopher Roundtree conducts wild Up: West , a contemporary music ensemble from Los Angeles as they perform a concert at Roulette, part of the Sonic Music Festival, on October 20, 2015. Photo Credit: ©Stephanie Berger.

Photo Credit: ©Stephanie Berger.

Music collective wild Up will perform contemporary, experimental interpretations of music iconic to the cinema and art of Los Angeles, including riffs on Ennio Morricone and The Beach Boys. WEST is a study of the west coast’s experimentalism, pulse music, noise, punk rock, and tumbleweeds. Featured performers include Jodie Landau, Archie Carey, and Brian Walsh, under the direction of wild Up’s founder and artistic director Christopher Rountree.

Monday, August 29, 7pm
Tuesday, August 30, 7pm



Big Shot: a.k.a. This is Not The Godfather

app3_webPhysical theatre company Theatre Movement Bazaar’s Big Shot: a.k.a This is Not The Godfather, a vaudevillian theatrical collage inspired by “The Godfather” films and novel, investigates family dynamics, power, criminal behavior and being Italian-American through stylized theatrics, dynamic movement, song, dance and pasta. Big Shot returns to the Bootleg Theater following an international tour with stops in Edinburgh and Shanghai.

Wednesday, August 31, 8pm
Thursday, September 1, 8pm


We’re looking forward to celebrating our local performance community with WAA conference-goers through our Performance Exchange, which is a continuation of our commitment to offering performance opportunities to local artists in contemporary forms and exchanging ideas, methodologies and art with colleagues nationally and internationally.
Exchange Pass

See all three projects for $45 with our Performance Exchange Pass. Click Here.