Coming Soon

MAY 2-11, 2014

Concrete Folk Variations
Written, Directed and Designed by Susan Simpson



When a prominent society maven and philanthropist who secretly slums at lesbian dives is murdered, L.A.P.D. beat cop, Loretta Salt, turns reluctant investigator and steps into an infested swamp of corruption, brutality and subterfuge.

A soulful, gripping noir, Concrete Folk Variations is told through Simpson's intricately crafted puppets, projections and a minimalist mid-century Los Angles cityscape. This cultural excavation of the moment just before the rise of the modern gay movement unearths secret codes, clandestine homosexual societies, flamboyant transgressions and soul crushing silence. Concrete Folk Variations is a hypnotic tale of the formidable times.


Performed by
Dan Rae Wilson, Moira MacDonald, Zachary Schwartz, Jonathon Williams

Voices by
Hilario Saavedra, Mark Simon, Kendra Ware, Anne Yatco

Live Musical Score by Eric Potter

Video Design: Dustin Neiderman

MAY 2-11
8pm Thursday-Sunday, 3pm Saturday and Sunday


Tickets:
$18 General Admission
$15 Members/Students/Seniors
Seating is Limited; Advance Reservations Suggested.

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*** For those familiar with Concrete Folk from past iterations you might like to know that this performance will contain all three episodes collected into one evening.****

Read reviews and see pictures from from past Concrete Folk Productions

HERE


SAVE THE DATE!!!

SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2014




Come celebrate ten years of sublime experimental puppetry and performance in Los Angeles. Join us in continuing to support and nurture all manifestations of the performing object from our home in Chinatown.

Enjoy an amazing evening of small wonders, puppet shows and tiny spectacles in all varieties, fine food and drink, and lots of live music.

as well as

A silent auction of unique art objects.


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AROUND LOS ANGELES: New work by Automata associates and friends **************************************************************************************** March 19-April 19, 2014

THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON

Written by Nicola Behrman, David Kersnar, Abbie Phillips, Heidi Stillman, Andy White

Directed by Dan Bonnell

Toy Theater Design by Susan Simpson

THE FALCON THEATER 4151 Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA.

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March 15-April 12, 2014

CHINA ART OBJECTS
Presents a Two Person Exhibition of Films and Photographs

Janie Geiser
OBJECT PERMANENCE

Lewis Klahr
KISS THE RAIN

6086 Comey Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm.

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Special thanks to the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, The Durfee Foundation,The Center for Cultural Innovation, The Metabolic Studio, and The MAP fund