GROUP THERAPY // Poor Dog Group

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GROUP THERAPY // Poor Dog Group

Time: October 14, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
Location: Bootleg Theater
Street: 2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057
City/Town: Los Angeles
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Event Country: usa
Organized By: Los Angeles Performance Practice
Latest Activity: Sep 13, 2017

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“Disciplined, goofy, frenetic and provocative.” —Los Angeles Times

In 1968, the groundbreaking documentary Journey into Self revealed eight strangers as they underwent therapy in an attempt to “to discover the secret of being together,” at a moment of civil unrest and American consciousness raising. Nearly four decades later, L.A.’s celebrated theater ensemble confronts Group Therapy, a new work of documentary theater that mirrors that film’s voyeuristic lens and delves into 16 hours of the Group’s actual transcribed therapy with a licensed professional.

After more than a decade of creating theater together, this tight-knit group of collaborators amplify their self-interrogation into an uncensored—sometimes funny, sometimes poignant—work of live art. Through chance operations, each performance of Group Therapy originates in a past encounter, then quickly spins into spontaneous reflections, real-time (re)recordings and cinematic gestures. As the members of Poor Dog Group process their divorces, dependencies, privileges and vulnerabilities, they create a portrait of a generation’s hustle, and, above all, what it is like to endure.

GROUP THERAPY is commissioned by The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA and was created as part of its Artists-in-Residency program, with additional residency support from The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and Headlands Center for the Arts. Group Therapy is a project of Creative Capital, and is produced in partnership with Los Angeles Performance Practice.

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2:00pm

Presented as a part of the 2017 Los Angeles Exchange [LAX] Festival


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