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UPCOMING

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THE DEATH OF A STAR

DIRECTED BY JASMINE JOHNSON

 

Starring Victoria Davidoff, Deevious, Peggy Noonan, Ashley Hood, Jake August and Lauren 2Dope

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 8PM

FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 8PM

SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 3PM / 8PM

 

$25 / $35 – Seating is limited.

Why are you here? There’s no format. What are we supposed to do, assess your interiority? That’s ridiculous. This is LA. I want to see you bleed. I want to see that look in your eye—that glint, that glimmer. That moment when you knew you made it. You want a star on the walk of fame? Get it. You want to be Jessica Lange? Show me. I thought you were a triple threat. EGOT. You ain’t got shit. You’ve got talent with no tact. In the battle of existence, talent is the punch; tact is the clever footwork. It doesn’t matter who said it; I’m repeating it. Of all the gin joints in all the world, you walked into New Theater Hollywood with no format. I don’t care who you are. If you want to fulfill the prophecy, listen carefully. 

 

TV is a dying art. With no format you’ve got no show. Good luck! 


 

Crossing the threshold between high and low takes immense courage. You could call THE DEATH OF A STAR a reality show, a play, or a tweaker telethon. We don’t give a fuck. See you there. 

ONGOING

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Director Leilah Weinraub is currently in residence at New Theater Hollywood.

PAST

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THE RANT

Performed by KARL HOLMQVIST

Live guitar by ARTO LINDSAY

Set design by KLARA LIDÉN

MAY 9 & 10, 2024

THE RANT. THE RANTIER RANT RANT RANT 2024. THE RIFF. FEEDBACK LOOKBACK LOOP. THE NO MORE NO MORE.

 

About ten years ago at New Theater in Berlin, we came up with THE RANT. We ranted and wrote out all the stuff rubbing us the wrong way. Or not. Totally made up as well as actual concerns with what was going on in the world were written on cue cards and performed by Karl Holmqvist with signature feedback guitar loops by Arto Lindsay and a backdrop of slowly spinning cardboard boxes by Klara Lidén with the words ON ON ON and NO NO NO written on them in pink spraypaint.

 

And now New Theater Hollywood… EQUAL PAY FOR EVERYONE EVERYONE@EREWHON W/O IT COSTING AN ARM AND A LEG #SUPERQUIETELECTRICVEHICLES #NOBORDERS #NOORDERS #PEACEONTHEPLANET #PERMANENTCEASEFIRENOW

Is it even possible to recreate THE RANT for 2024? Guess we’re about to find out.

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RUBY MCCOLLISTER

HOLLYWOOD SOLDIER

APRIL 3, 4, 11, 12 & 13, 2024

Ruby McCollister's newest comedic one woman show. Directed by Leah Hennessey

With music by Jack Kilmer & Leah Hennessey

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LILY MCMENAMY

A HOLE IS A HOLE

MARCH 2 & 3, 2024

In the US premiere of a A HOLE IS A HOLE, Lily McMenamy presented the construction of a female performer as a metamorphosing and multiplying vessel. Inhabiting a swarm of personae, McMenamy asks us who is subject to our aesthetic and erotic drives, when the relations between artist and model, monster and maker, are thrown into the blender of one singular body.

Co-produced by London Performance Studios

Photos by Rob Kulisek

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A NIGHT OF SPEECHES

JANUARY 20, 2024

A deconstructed gala commencing the first season of New Theater Hollywood. The night was framed by speeches, like a row of entrances. Doors. Windows. A nod to god. A commitment to form, and one woman shows. Vows. The electric bump of a spotlight. One bathroom. Set to a live soundtrack by Aase Nielsen & MK Velsorf.

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