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blood * sugar May 15

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

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​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 u​ses​ 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​ ​designer​s​ 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


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