Poet & Performance Artist Pat Payne writes: uterine vinegar

Hello friends,

Come join me this weekend as I unveil ‘Uterine Vinegar & Other Stories,’ a series of humorous performance vignettes that confront the medical industry’s prejudices about mature women and their bodies. In the stories, a pair of sibling protagonists battle gynecologists, surgeons, self-help books, and feminist health centers,as they attempt to regain control of their reproductive organs. Although the subject matter is serious, the sisters’ decidedly offbeat approach to their medical problems is delivered with a healthy dose of sarcasm and macabre imagination. Bottles of uterine vinegar will, of course, be available for purchase at a modest price.

This STUDIO includes some of my favorite performers, dancers and troublemakers, so it will be well worth the trip downtown to see these folks do their thing. Hope you can make it…and please excuse any duplications – it just proves that fabulous people have fabulous friends in common.



Curated by Marcus Kuiland-Nazario and Lionel Popkin

March 8-9, 2008 | 8:30pm

Join us for the next installment of Studio, REDCAT’s ongoing performance series that brings together a fresh line-up of six L.A artists to launch new projects, investigate new forms and experiment with new ideas. This edition features a dynamic range of emerging and established artists in works that draw on opera,performance art, dance and theater.




To Bowl or Not to Bowl: Hamlet is the question

Hamlet/Wooster Group/REDCATAn innovative version of Hamlet continues its engagement at the REDCAT–with reduced tickets ($25 instead of $50)for an alternative to today’s SuperBowl! Performance today at 7pm; also reduced tickets for Tuesday’s 830pm perf (and yes, this would count as a literary/cultural/eco event!)

January 30 – February 10, 2008

The Wooster Group: Hamlet
Los Angeles premiere“American theater’s most inspired company.” The New York Times

An archaeological excursion into America’s cultural past, The Wooster Group’s highly experimental, multimedia incarnation of Hamlet channels the ghost of Richard Burton’s legendary 1964 Broadway version of the work—a production that was recorded from 17 camera angles, edited into a film, and screened for two days only at some 2000 cinemas across the country. The earlier production’s aim was to bring a live theatrical experience to thousands of viewers simultaneously through a new form called “Theatrofilm” (made possible through the “miracle of Electronovision”). The Wooster Group’s brain-twisting version, as directed by Elizabeth LeCompte, works to reverse that process, reconstructing a speculative theater piece from the fragmentary evidence of the edited film—like an archeologist inferring an improbable temple from a collection of ruins. Featuring Scott Shepherd in the title role and Kate Valk as both Ophelia and Gertrude, with music by Fischerspooner.

For student and CalArts alumni, faculty and staff discounts,
please call the REDCAT box office at 213-237-2800.

REDCAT is offering a limited number of $25 tickets to the Sunday, Feb 3 and Tuesday, Feb 5 performances. These tickets will be made available for in-person sales two hours prior to curtain at REDCAT’s box office, limit two tickets per person. For this special engagement, no student group sales discounts or student rush tickets are available.

Please call the REDCAT box office at 213-237-2800 for more information.