Date(s) & Time(s): Thu, Oct 21, 3:00 PM
Duration: 75 mins w/out intermission
Advance Price: $9 - $10
Engagement funded in part by:
Blood/Sugar was supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Arts and Disability Center at the University of California Los Angeles.
Diana Wyenn’s highly theatrical virtual solo show is a thrill ride that takes you through the roller coaster of diabetes. Conceived originally as a live stage show, it is now a virtual experience, complete with rich projections, movement, text, and innovative theatricality as historical perspectives and staggering statistics collide with personal narrative and deep humanity to give embodied expression to the complexities of chronic illness. Diagnosed in London at the age of 20, Wyenn’s first response was to resist immediate treatment in order to make it to the theater on time. Now, after more than fifteen years of grappling with diabetes, her relationship with her illness has progressed from denial to a powerful authority over her own well-being. Blood/Sugar weaves the personal with the existential, and the historical with the expressive, to illuminate the day-to-day choices that shape the lives of more than 422 million people worldwide.
created, directed, and performed by Diana Wyenn • written by Diana Wyenn and Guy Zimmerman • developed in collaboration with Lauren Campedelli, John Zalewski, Jason H. Thompson, Joey Guthman, Rebecca Carr, Aaron Saldaña, and Laban Pheidias • camera and performance by Laban Pheidias • voiceover by Lauren Campedelli • video design by Jason H. Thompson • sound design by John Zalewski • costume design by Rebecca Carr • live broadcast by PXT Studio • produced by Plain Wood Productions