LADADSpace and Beyond the Usual invite you to experience a work-in-progress showing and discussion of…
blood • sugar
created and performed by Diana Wyenn
in collaboration with Guy Zimmerman, John Zalewski, Joey Guthman, Rebecca Carr, and Lauren Campedelli
Monday, May 15, 8 pm
rsvp online at www.dianawyenn.com
Cornerstone Theater Company
708 Traction Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013
What do you do when one of the interconnected systems which malfunctions is your own?
FREE, with limited seating so reservations strongly recommended
blood • sugar is a 70-minute solo performance which explores theater artist Diana Wyenn’s own body and the chronic non-communicable disease it carries—Type 1 Diabetes—as a vehicle for transmission. Weaving personal narrative with her memory of actor Mark Rylance’s 2004 performance in William Shakespeare’s Richard II and excerpts from philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy’s essay L’intrus (The Intruder), Wyenn uses text, voice over, and choreography to challenge the binary of health and illness, while searching for balance in the bardo, the liminal space between life and death.
Written in collaboration with Guy Zimmerman and unfolding on a rich visual and immersive aural landscape crafted by designers Rebecca Carr, Joey Guthman, and John Zalewski, blood • sugar examines the personal and the existential, the historic and the artistic, the stories we tell ourselves and the truths we find hard to believe.
This work-in-progress showing will be followed by a discussion with nutritional expert Matt Ruscigno.
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blood • sugar is produced by Beyond the Usual and was developed with the support of an LADADSpace developmental residency program made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs. more information is available at www.dianawyenn.com