Blood • Sugar
What would you do if a daily required poison was the only means to guarantee that you continued living?
Blood • Sugar is an evening-length solo work which explores theater artist Diana Wyenn’s own body and the chronic noncommunicable disease it carries—Type 1 Diabetes—as a vehicle for transmission. Inspired by philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy’s L’intrus and actor Mark Rylance’s 2004 performance in William Shakespeare’s Richard II, Wyenn uses text, video, voice-over, and choreography, to challenge the binary of health and illness, while searching for balance in the bardo, the liminal space between life and death.
Unfolding on a rich visual and aural landscape, blood • sugar weaves the personal and the existential, the historic and the artistic, the stories we tell ourselves and the truths we find hard to believe.
Created & Performed by Diana Wyenn – Co-written & Co-directed by Guy Zimmerman
Sound design by John Zalewski – Lighting design by Joey Guthman
Costume design by Rebecca Carr – Stage Managed by Aaron Saldaña
Additional voices provided by Lauren Campedelli and Laban Pheidias
Friday, February 24 & Saturday, February 25 @ 8:30 pm
Highways Performance Space
1651 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
$20 general; $15 members, students, seniors
For pre-sale tickets, visit: Ticketing
For more information visit: dianawyenn.com/blood-sugar
Blood • Sugar is made possible in part by a developmental residency from LADADSpace and a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.
Hey Whoopie Cat!
On Saturday, February 11th, Theatre of NOTE opened their doors for a brand new comedy and storytelling performance. Co-hosted by Clare Dickerson & Cheya Cary of The Calico Podcasts, the performance was kicked off with an open mic before featuring the comedic talents of Cate Gary, Glenn Bolton, Anna Valenzuela, & Robin Tran.
Hey Whoopie Cat! will be returning to Theatre of NOTE for another night of open mic and stand-up comedy but, until then, if you would like hear about the first time Clare visited Downtown L.A., Cheya’s enthralling story about losing his virginity to a nazi, or any of the other featured artist’s comedic “firsts”, visit The Calico Podcasts website to hear all of the entertaining details. While you’re there, be sure to check out their other podcasts: Besties, IDEK, High Crimes, & TWPRpod.
For more information and to hear the Hey Whoopie Cat! podcast, visit
The Calico Podcasts
Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017
The Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017 is right around the corner! The submission period is currently open and the participating venues are already getting booked with amazing performances. June 1st is a lot closer than you think so, if you’re considering participating in the HFF 2017, visit the Hollywood Fringe Festival website to get started today!