2018 LALA Festival Schedule

Monday, July 23

7PM at Red Eye Theater, 15 W 14th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Performance: LALA Talent Show
Hosted by Chantal Pavageaux

A rapid-fire intro to local and national artists in LALA 2018. Free hotdogs and popcorn.
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Tuesday, July 24

10AM at Multiple Locations
Activity: Twin Cities Art Tour
Led by Gillian Fallon
A private tour of local theaters and artist studios for the 2018 LALA artists.

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6PM at Box Factory, 19 W 32 St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Activity: Meditations on Failure and Cookout
Led by Martin Gonzales
2018 LALA artists gather for a meal and an art ritual.

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8PM at Box Factory, 19 W 32 St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Workshop: Poetry After Dark
Led by Poetry Asylum

Su Hwang and Sun Yung Shin of Poetry Asylum lead a workshop on poetics.
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Wednesday, July 25

7PM at Red Eye Theater, 15 W 14th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Workshop: Artist Playground
Led by Billy Noble
Informal evening of sharing and playing in the theater for the 2018 LALA artists. 
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Thursday, July 26

12:30PM at Hair and Nails
Dialogue: Curators’ Luncheon
Led by Gillian Fallon
Innovative curators gather to discuss radical approaches to disrupting the art world.
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2PM at Hair and Nails
Workshop: Ploys for Ensemble Glitz and Crisis Actors
Led by Eric Larson
We have been conspiring for a month. Here are our notes. We may ask, symposium-style, for your feedback. Conspirators: Charles Campbell, Edward Euclide, Emily Gastineau, Sam Johnson, Meena Mangalvedhekar, David Melendez, Noah Savoie
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7PM at Red Eye Theater, 15 W 14th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Thursday Performance Set

Burning To A Crisp Under The Hot White Ga(yz)e
By Michael R. Jackson
A black queer man stumbles through the history of his black queerness in story and song. Touching on childhood, popular culture, sexuality, and politics, Michael burns underneath the hot white ga(yz)e and only gets blacker.

The Monica Meditations
By Paige Collette

A comedic, emotionally charged exploration of public scandal, private heartbreak, and resilience inspired by the Monica Lewinsky Scandal.

Legacy Land
By Stacey Rose
The story of two sisters sorting out their legacy of sexual abuse and incest with their current lovers during a freak Thanksgiving blizzard. Loaded with old soul music. Featuring Ivory Doublette, JuCoby Johnson, and James Williams.

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Friday, July 27

2:30PM at Red Eye Theater, 15 W 14th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Workshop: Identity and Representation in Cinema and Beyond
Led by Mtume Gant
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7PM at Red Eye Theater, 15 W 14th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Friday Performance Set

Watertower Dreams
By Anni Rossi 
A raw and minimal mixed media song-cycle of fragmented memories, both real and imagined, of village life featuring hand-built electric violas.

A room the size of your fist
By Margot Basset Silver

A walk through the world experiencing heartbreak: we’ve all been in this room before. Your body knows it, let it sing along. Even if you don’t like pop music you will probably know the words.

plural (love)
By Kristine Haruna Lee & Jen Goma
Collaborators Kristine Haruna Lee, Jen Goma, and Morgan Green draw on personal anecdotes, daydreams, critical theory, interviews, and song to explore the ethics of intimacy and exercise radical truth-telling using their own bodies and voices as canvases.

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Saturday, July 28

2PM at Red Eye Theater, 15 W 14th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Dialogue: Teaching Artist Luncheon
Local and national teaching artists discuss building new audiences for experimental art.
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7PM – 10PM at Red Eye Theater, 15 W 14th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Saturday Performance Set

The Last Resort – Continued
by Addison Sharpe
The last guest at the Last Resort navigates a world of sex, kitsch, fallout, and the bewildering spectacle of the Atomic Age, passing the time basking in the desert sun and lauding the patron saint of pool-side glamour, Micheline Bernardini, the first woman to model the bikini swimsuit.

fitter perception
By Alana Horton & Patrick Marschke
An examination of the fallibility and inscrutability of perception, using a projection of a computer desktop as stage and story.

Black Sheep
By Darian Dauchan 
(With Film Interludes by Desha Dauchan) 
A humorous and thought-provoking re-imagining of ‘black experience’ through the perspective of minorities amongst the minorities–including cops, drag queens, and Afro-punk teenagers–in search of an identity that lives outside the box of tribalism.

Here’s How (Refuted)
By Anat Shinar
Drawing on a long-time obsession with self-help literature, and integrating movement, text, and installation, Shinar, with dancers Kara Motta and Kristin Van Loon, crafts a space in which clarity and disorientation overlap, reflecting how her struggle with anxiety manifests externally.

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Sunday, July 29

11AM at Center for Performing Arts, 3754 Pleasant Ave Minneapolis, MN 55409
Activity: Artist Speed Dating
Led by Billy Noble
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1PM at Center for Performing Arts, 3754 Pleasant Ave Minneapolis, MN 55409
Dialogue: Lovers, Rivals and Thieves
Facilitated by Billy Noble & Chantal Pavageaux
How do we live, love, and create things together? An intimate discussion about the many types of relationships artists form over the course of their careers. Where do we draw artistic and personal boundaries and how do we build consent and trust in our artistic relationships? What do we do with jealousy, rivalry, and betrayal? This conversation will be kicked off by Sam Johns, Karen Sherman, and Mtume Gant, and then will open up to group dialog.
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3PM at Center for Performing Arts, 3754 Pleasant Ave Minneapolis, MN 55409
Dialogue: 2018 Cohort Reflection and Feedback
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5PM at Box Factory, 19 W 32 St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Closing Party
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