ECSTASY FOR EVERYONE! (2020)

Vashon Center for the Arts, WA

Solo Performance, created and performed by Jason Jenn

Directed by Katherine J. Nigh
Artistic direction by Vojislav Radovanovic


This performance piece by Jason Jenn celebrates American poet and filmmaker James Broughton. Thirty poems by Broughton are presented in a performance art manner with a variety of costumes, props, and images inspired by Broughton's visionary films. The centerpiece of the production is a bed full of pillow from which surprise elements emerge throughout the show.

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LADYBIRD: A Holiday Posada (2019)

Center for The Arts Theatre Pasadena (Pasadena City College), CA

Directed by Katherine J. Nigh

Written by Laurie Woolery and Victor Vazquez

Adapted by director and cast members
Artistic direction by Vojislav Radovanovic


This is a story about a woman's loss and grief and how the community comes together to try to help her. In the end, it is clear, and we can't go through things entirely on our own - we need each other.
 

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TWINKLE: Traveler Beneath the Stars (2018)

MuzeuMM, Los Angeles, CA

Solo Performance by Jason Jenn
Artistic direction by Vojislav Radovanovic

The performance "TWINKLE: Traveler Beneath the Stars" was a collaboration between artists Jason Jenn and Vojislav Radovanovic, based on Radovanovic's exhibition "Prayer for Travelers" theme. Jason replaced a drawing on cardboard "Unidentified Immigrant in Paris, 2016" that lay on the floor as a centerpiece of the exhibition. The performance began with an original poem by Radovanovic in which the homeless man is taken back in time to a childhood memory of making a playhouse out of cardboard. Jason proceeded to take the audience on a very human journey, relating the housing crisis in Los Angeles to the current political climate surrounding immigration and fact that all humans are refugees since Adam and Eve were exiled from Eden. Using stars as the central theme, Jason linked the celestial objects to the cultural obsession with celebrity, weaving a story that reminded people that they possessed the ability to be their own gods and saviors, and exposing the hypocrisy in which religion, nationalism, and capitalism were used as excuses for various atrocities and crimes against humanity throughout history.

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