High Voltage is an advanced laboratory for artist's of all genres, designed to capture the essential fire of what creating work is all about. Join the Electric Lodge every First Friday of the month at 8:30pm in conjunction with Abbott Kinney's First Fridays as we bring together improvisers, fools, variety acts, puppeteers, dancers, performance artists and experimental bands that will claw at your heart, pull you up from the gut and drop you on your head.
BRIAN ROSENTHAL & JOHN NORRIS
SHELBY BRAGE AKA LEWIS RAGE
HELENE UDY & JASON POSTON
When: June 3rd 2016, 8:30 PM
Where: Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, CA
+ High Voltage is hosted and curated by Josh Berkowitz+
A professional puppeteer and self-proclaimed fancy person, Pam Severns graduated from the Second City's directing program and recently worked on puppet projects with PBS and Amazon Studios. Her videos have screened at events nationwide and she performs live puppet comedy around Los Angeles and the country.
Brian Rosenthal & John Norris
Brian and John have been performing in improv comedy groups together since 2015. In this, their inaugural two man show, they hope to challenge the audience, become better listeners, and have F.U.N. John performs around town with Wet the Hippo Collective and is on many a sketch team. Brian performs with his sketch group Tin Can Brothers and will be in Chicago this summer touring his musical Spies Are Forever. They both make $$$ doing big time Hollywood commercials and think “New York is for the birds!!”
Shelby Brage aka Lewis Rage
Shelby Brage as Lewis Rage makes solo performances and theater and is co-founder of performance artist collective/production compani Experimental Bitch Presents. A way too recent yet ever so far away graduate of the Experimental Theater Wing at NYU, she's 5 months into living in LA and still plays the musical saw.
Helene Udy & Jason Poston
Helene Udy is the co-creater of the once monthly variety clown show “Was ist das?“ that will be in residency at “The 3 Clubs” bar in Hollywood Starting in July. She is also member of “Four Clowns”, and appeared in the award-winning “Butterbeans last hurrah” at the Hollywood Fringe fest 2015 . She has trained extensively The Clown School, and The Idiot Workshop in Improv Comedy, Comedia, Clown performance, and with such notable clowns as Stefan Haves, David Bridel, Virginia Scott, John Gilkey and Deanna Fleysher. Helene has also performed in independent Theaters all around town over the years, including Theater of Note, The Cupcake Theater, The Pink Elephant, The Complex . She won a “Best Musical” award for her direction of “Rehab The musical” at the Hollywood Fringe Fest in 2010, and a Backstage West award for her direction of “Out in America” in 1995. In between times she’s been actively failing to learn how to juggle or unicycle ( both talents elude her to this day), mastering areal arts and partner hand balancing and stills, and working in Film and TV. Helene has various credits to her name, but is best known as series regular “Myra” on the CBS TV series Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Pel on Deep Space Nine, Sylvia in My Bloody Valentine. And she was the first Frannie on As the world Turns.
Ania Catherine is a Los Angeles-based artist and choreographer. Her work—spanning film, photography, and performance—embodies everyday human movement within explorations of gender, sexuality, and politics. She has shown work at the British Film Institute, LA Center for Digital Art, DanceLive Festival of Contemporary Dance, Peacock Theatre, International Museum of Women, San Francisco Movement Arts Festival, and at film festivals in France, Canada, UK, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Russia, Denmark, and Argentina. She trained at dance studios throughout Southern California and holds a master's degree in Gender Policy.
Noah Tabakin is the man behind Ssssnake, a hip hop-, funk- and gospel-inflected soul project with a wild, joyous vibe. Defying categorization, Ssssnake has been likened to the lovechild of Ray Charles and Danny Brown or a hip hop Jeff Buckley.