Center for Contemporary Arts and Theater Grottesco present


A series of cutting-edge performances




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Tickets: $25 adults, $20 for CCA members, $10 students

Thursday Performances: pay what you wish

Season pass (6 performances): $115

Event Description

Center for Contemporary Arts and Theater Grottesco team up to produce Eventua: a series of cutting-edge performances. Launching in March 2013, Eventua is an 8-week program featuring local and national artists at the vanguard of event-based contemporary art. As an annual collaboration, Eventua promises to become one of the most diverse and interesting performance programs in the Southwest. Invited groups include: Lisa Fay/Jeff Glassman Duo, Sandglass Puppet Theater, Faustwork Mask Theater, Cole Bee Wilson, Cheryl, and others.

Known as a venue for visual art and cinema since its founding in 1979, CCA also has a rich history in the performing arts. The likes of Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, and John Cage have graced the spaces of CCA. As the next chapter in this vivid history, CCA teams up with Theater Grottesco to showcase cutting-edge performance in a festival-like atmosphere, March 15 - May 5, 2013.

CCA's Munoz Waxman Main Gallery will be turned into a 150-seat temporary black-box theater for three months this Spring. Artists from around the country and Canada are invited to Santa Fe for as many as four performances, master classes, and public lectures.

CCA and Theater Grottesco intend for Eventa to create an off-season festival for art-lovers to experience genre-bending performance by artists from around the globe, creating cross-pollination between local artists and audiences and those from afar. 2013 is the pilot of what promises to be an annual collaboration with aims to become one of Santa Fe's destination events.

Eventua audiences will be treated to innovative exhibitions in the CCA's Front Gallery. Two sequential exhibitions will occur during the run of the festival.

Eventua schedule of performances:

  • Mar 15: Theater Grottesco's 30th anniversary gala and launch for Eventua at 7pm, $100.
  • March 15-17, 21-24, 28-31, and April 4-7: In EXQUISITE ABSURDITY, some of Theater Grottesco's most memorable scenes will be re-created along with sneak previews of works to come. The production features co-founders John Flax and Elizabeth Wiseman along with current company member Todd Anderson and Detroit member David Salowich.
  • April 11-14: Lisa Fay/Jeff Glassman Duo, an internationally acclaimed ensemble from Illinois, who apply complex composed structures to ordinary daily human behavior, creating physical performance pieces ranging from humorous and disarming to mesmerizing and disorienting that arise as metaphor for social processes, will perform: Depth of a Moment: In Four Parts.
  • April 18-21: Sandglass Theater another internationally acclaimed ensemble from Vermont,combining puppets with music, actors and visual imagery will premiere D-Generation: an Exhaltation of Larks - a play about dementia, play, joy, and communication.
  • April 25-28: Faustwork Mask Theater,a renowned company from Toronto will perform The Mask Messengers: standup-physical theatre and comedy in the guise of a lecture/demonstration brimming with wit, wisdom, and insight, even though the audience is often laughing too hard to notice
  • May 2-May 5: Eventua finale: a pastiche of unique events and moments with a different performance every night! Cole Bee Wilson presents Make a Way, H. Thunderbolt, an audience-interactive multi-media production inspired by Hannibal. Cheryl, (aka Cheryl Will Ruin Your Life) closes Eventua with a weird and wacky, site-specific, experimental dance-party that interacts with the CCA exhibition The Big Hoot. Performances start at 8pm and tickets are $15 adults / $10 students and CCA members.