Stage Raw: somatic SENSOR
Somatic SENSOR are performances, digital and networked media, drawing and soft sculpture, curated by Micha Cárdenas, Elle Mehrmand, Dino Dinco. They "move along lines of flight exploring desire, technology, the erotic and the viral." At Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th Street, Santa Monica, 1⁄2 block north of Olympic Blvd. Fri.-Sat., Jan 21-22, 8:30 p.m. Photo by Ash Smith
ICT's DESAI STEPS ASIDE, TO BE REPLACED BY . . . desai
The font may be lower-cased, but not the leadership: International City Theatre's founding artistic director Shashin Desai has announced to the company's board of directors that he will step aside as of March 15. ICT general manager caryn desai (who spells her name with no capital letters), who is also Desai's wife, has been unanimously approved by the board to take the reins of the 25-year old organization. The company took over the swanky Taper-like digs next to the Long Beach Aquarium in 2000, after establishing a strong reputation as a 99-seat theater on the Long Beach City College campus.
CHECK BACK LATE MONDAY/EARLY TUESDAY for NEW THEATER REVIEWS of AMY AND ELLIOTT, Ryan Eggold's take on Gen-X love at Hollywood's Stella Adler Theatre; CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION, Annie Baker's comedy about five aspiring actors in a Vermont community center's drama class, at South Coast Repertory; CIRCUS INCOGNITUS Jamie Adkins' one-man circus comedy for kids of all ages. Kirk Douglas Theatre; GROUP: A MUSICAL, Adam Emperor Southard's story of musical group therapy, developed by the Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble at the Powerhouse Theatre in Santa Monica; MACHO LIKE ME, Helie Lee's true story of her gender role-playing experiment: living six months as a man. Coast Playhouse in West Hollywood; ME, AS A PENGUIN, American premiere of British playwright Tom Wells's comedy about a small-town boy's bizarre adventures in the big city, at the Lost Studio; 99 IMPOSSIBLE THINGS, Chelsea Sutton's comedy-drama set in a coffee house populated by dreamers, at Valley Village's Eclectic Company Theatre; SMUDGE, Rachel Axler's black comedy about parenthood at GTC Burbank; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, the Harper Lee classic, adapted by Christopher Sergel at the Lex Theatre in Hollywood; and TWELFTH NIGHT at the Knightsbridge Theater in Silver Lake
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