January 25, 2008 |
Heather Woodbury has that gift common to all mesmerizing performance artists -- an ability to capture an audience's imagination as much with her story as her singularly flamboyant way of telling it. In her latest piece, "The Last Days of Desmond Nani Reese: A Stripper's History of the World," which runs Saturdays at Bang Studio Theatre, she channels the voices of two women who supposedly speak the same language but have great difficulty understanding each other.
September 16, 2006 |
Fifteen local artists have been awarded 2006-07 City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowships by the Department of Cultural Affairs. They are visual artists Paul J. Botello, Aya Dorit Cypis, Caryl Davis, Andrew Freeman, Clement S. Hanami, Ruben Ortiz-Torres, Coleen Sterritt, Lincoln Tobier, Carrie Ungerman and J. Michael Walker; literary arts honorees Diane Lefer and Luis Rodriguez; and performing artists Hector Aristizabal, Phil Ranelin and Heather Woodbury.
January 17, 2008
It's 2014 in monologist Heather Woodbury's newest work, and a 108-year-old stripper has a lot to get off her chest. Inspired by a real life neighbor with a possibly shady past, "The Last Days of Desmond Nani Reese" debuted last year at Barnsdall Art Park as a matter of official city business -- Woodbury (pictured) won a grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs to commission the work.
December 17, 1998
THEATER Heather Woodbury performs "What Ever"--a solo "performance novel." Tonight at 2100 Square Feet in L.A. (213) 936-6818. COMEDY Revel in the rants of George Carlin. Tonight through Saturday at the Comedy Store in West Hollywood. (323) 656-6225. ART "Rodin's Monument to Victor Hugo" opens today at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd. in L.A. (213) 857-6000.
April 16, 1998
Museum "Inventing the Southwest: The Fred Harvey Company and Native American Art," an exhibition documenting the period between 1910 and 1940, ends Sunday at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, 4700 Heritage Way. Through Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults, $7.50; senior citizens and students, $5; children 2-12, $3. (213) 667-2000. Family Knott's Berry Farm's 4th Annual Easter EggMazeMent of walk-through mazes and hands-on kids' activities ends Sunday. 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park. Maze hours, 11 a.
March 12, 1998
Solo actors often portray multiple characters in their shows, but few if any match Heather Woodbury's total: In her much-lauded solo epic "What Ever, an American Odyssey in 8 Acts," performed over four evenings, Woodbury plays a whopping 100 characters. (Excerpts have been aired on National Public Radio's "This American Life.") * "What Ever, an American Odyssey in 8 Acts," 2100 Square Feet, 5615 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, Thursdays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Ends April 19.