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New Original Works Festival Enters Last Week of Performances

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For the third and final weekend of the 6th Annual New Original Works Festival at REDCAT, programmers have arranged for humor, incisive comment and other verbal and visual delights to share the stage.

Choreographer/performer Meg Wolfe presents a solo dance work accompanied only by composer and ongoing collaborator, Aaron Drake. Calling the piece watch her (not know it now), Lester Horton Award winning Ms. Wolfe has previously created complex and kinetic explorations of film noir, personal longing and intimacy, among other themes. She now strips the stage bare to place her signature dancing center stage. An ex-New Yorker and an impish mover and shaker, Wolfe claims that gesture is tied to action in this premiere, that muscles are strong-willed and that abstraction rubs against articulation.

Provocative multimedia collaborators Zackary Drucker, Mariana Marroquin and Wu Ingrid Tsang stage a meeting of Politically Involved Girls in their compelling and wryly funny PIG. With references to Andy Warhol's film Women In Revolt, the unpredictable trio mixes biting humor with socio-political themes--
transgender politics, sexual identity, civil rights and more.