During Creep L.A.’s "AWAKE,” I learned that your brain can only populate your dreams with real faces it has seen before.
Comfort can be found in the familiar. Faces are familiar. The baby crying in the upstairs apartment is familiar, but today the crying is different than it was last night. The reproduction of a recognizable Van Gogh that hung in your grandmother’s home is familiar. But removed from context, the familiar can become discomforting.
Creep L.A.’s “AWAKE” was featured in People Magazine (twice), featuring a quote from Anna Kendrick, about a different Creep L.A. production two years ago. I have never met Anna Kendrick. I was not in the performance she saw, two years ago. I was not in the performance she saw last week.
But now I have a screenshot of myself on People.com to text to my grandmother.
It’s exciting to remove from the familiar. It’s exciting to continue to experience learning. About performance, collaboration, and ways in which I conduct myself as an artist, professional and holistic contributor to a community.
If you enjoy Ryan Murphy sexy-horror, and you enjoy those glamorous Kardashian photo booths, come see Creep L.A.’s “Awake.” I’m somewhere between Suspiria’s Suzy, Dorothy Gale and the White Rabbit.
Maybe I’ll see you, maybe I won’t. Either way, sweet dreams xx