TEADAWORKS Lab & Festival: Arroz Con Spam Y Bento
Los Angeles, United States
Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday at 2pm
Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 seniors/students
5429 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Tickets can also be purchased at the Attic Theatre box office
Arroz Con Spam y Bento:
The Adventures of Bad Sailor Moon, Cat Mom, and Barbie Girl
Featuring new works by Eriko Azuma, Lesley Asistio, & Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
Director/Dramaturgy by D’Lo
With additional mentorship from Leilani Chan, Alison De La Cruz, Shyamala Moorty, Ova Saopeng & Kristina Wong
Eriko, Sofia, and Lesley cook up a spicy concoction of three solo pieces that will take you on a provocative and sometimes frightening journey of sex, bra-stuffing, and coming to terms with our confusing loves for white men and Honey Boo Boo. Overbearing mothers deconstruct the so-called American dream, while their daughters struggle to find beauty in a world full of suffocating family members, boyfriends, and tv-show ideals. Hilarious and brutally honest super-heroines (us!) battle against Japanese-girl obsessions, opinionated aunties, and beauty-obsessed moms. Meet a promiscuous teen with a 4.0 GPA, a loud-mouthed, thong-wearing Cuban cousin, and a babysitter/Asian nightclub hostess who is currently looking for an American-citizen man, or a woman to marry.
TEADAWORKS, now celebrating its 11th year, is an artist incubator project that offers artists the opportunity to work intensively with collaborators to develop new works and reach the next level of excellence. This year’s artists are working closely with internationally touring artists and director D’Lo to performances that explore gender identity and culture clash within immigrant families.
This project is made possible in part through a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs and individual donations through Kickstarter and TeAda.
To help the growth of artists like these please donate at http://teada.org/donate/