Sunday, May 4, 2008

Cancer Makes You Brave in Many Ways

I just got back from a long weekend in San Francisco and found out that I have a slot to read/perform at Max 10, a performance laboratory at the Electric Lodge in Venice. Max 10 features 10 artists performing for a maximum of ten minutes on the first Monday of the month (ten times a year).

I attended in March and loved the eclectic blend of performances - everything from readings and impromptu dance to dramatic readings that incorporate impromptu dance.

What: Max 10

Where: The Electric Lodge

1416 Electric Ave.

Venice, CA

When: Monday, May 5

7:30 pm

Cost: $8.00

My work in progress is called "Hide and Reveal."

Eight things to know about max10

1. max10 Performance Laboratory is a place to do brave work, experiment, and risk failure.

2. max10 is an uncurated performance event the first Monday of every month.

3. max10 is a place where new artists can show early work, and more established artists can work outside their genre.

4. The event is called max10 because each piece can be no longer than 10 minutes, and there will be no more than ten performers a night.

5. After ten minutes of performance a bell will sound and the lights will go off - we mean it, really.

6. While we would love you (or someone else) to write about max10 - we respectfully ask you not to review individual pieces. We don't want the artists to censor their ideas because they are worried about a "bad" review. We want this to be a true performance laboratory.

7. After the performance you are invited to a reception (cheap beer, wine, and chips are included in the price of admission) where you can talk to the artists about the work you've just seen. Pick three artists to talk to, tell them what let you into their work and what kept you out.

8. All genres of work are welcome - dance, performance art, music, visual arts, installations, film, slideshows, spokenword, martial arts demonstrations, performative papers, whatever…