Live shows & Performance
a new production by The Living Theatre collective
Despertar Elétrico (Electric Awakening) is a collectively built workshop and live performance piece created by members of The Living Theatre. This is the first original piece created and performed by the collective following the death of founder, Judith Malina (d. 2015). The purpose of the Electric Awakening is to kill the parts of ourselves and our system that do not serve the people and the earth. Electric Awakening challenges the participants to seek out their own internal transformation through a radical birth rite. The collective creation of the piece included a four day workshop with 20 Brazilian performers who were integral in shaping the piece through an intensive exchange of ideas. This immersive work relies on the performers welcoming and guiding the public through the entirety of the show. Together, we shed our passivity and discover collective transformation. In conjunction with the Living Theatre, Presente! Exhibition. First Performed in Sao Paulo, Brazil at SESC Consolação November 4-7, 2017
ChildRen of No Nation
a radical playground
Children of No Nation is a happening that first appeared in Portland, Oregon at the Impossible Box art space on June 1st, 2017. The experimental container featured visual art from Sarah Best, dance performances by Helen Spencer-Wallace, Hank Logan, Cypress Atlas, music and spoken word performances by Brad Hamers, video light, music, and poetry by jdaugh, music by Cornfield (Ben Martens and Helen Spencer-Wallace) and Cat Child and featuring a performance by Child of No Nation. The traveling happening collaborates with local artists to heal the wounds of lost touch in cyberspace.
Know Your Rights
The Living Theatre US Tour, 2016
As the US becomes increasingly disillusioned and mired in the election process, with thousands of votes swallowed in the system, with government power based on hate, war mongering and corporate influence, mass murders prompted by bigotry and fear, a flood of refugees from countries the US has destabilized through war, we choose this time to travel through the middle of America to offer another story. We seek a reawakening of one’s rights and rites. We will travel to large metropolises as well as small towns to presenting Seven Meditations on Political Sado-Masochism and direct action protest performances. We take up charge of Judith Malina, an indefatigable source of radical artistry. In her name and to honor her legacy, we trek across the states offering a version of the Beautiful Non-Violent Anarchist Revolution.