Son of Semele presents the First Annual Solo Creation Festival – Los Angeles theater festival report

“Patriot Act” - Written by Mike Schlitt.
“Patriot Act” – Written by Mike Schlitt.

9 solo artists presented in three distinct programs…

The First Annual Solo Creation Festival continues with Programs 2 and 3, plus bonus performances of #aspellforfainting, a solo piece by internationally acclaimed theater innovators WaxFactory.

Son of Semele Ensemble’s Solo Creation Festival is a curated festival of solo works, each of which are currently in various stages of development. This unique festival provides an opportunity for bold solo artists to present works of all kinds, be it monologue, movement or design-focused work. Participating artists have been divided into three programs, with each program performing over a single week.




Visit their official site for tickets and more details on festival participants.

#aspellforfainting - Solo Performer/PJ: Gillian Chadsey.
#aspellforfainting – Solo Performer/PJ: Gillian Chadsey.

Son of Semele Ensemble’s Solo Creation Festival

Son of Semele Theater

3301 Beverly Boulevard,

Los Angeles 90004

Free street parking available in the surrounding neighborhood.


Wednesday-Saturday @ 8PM

& Sunday @ 5PM

Runs from July 2–20, 2014



***$2 discount for online purchase – Purchase online here.



Program 2 (July 9–13):

Notes from the Underground by Kendra Ware

Patriot Act by Mike Schlitt

One Man Dystopia by Joe von Appen


Program 3 (July 16-20):

The Women of “The Hat” by Melissa R. Randel

You’re Not Nothing by Abby Schachner

Susan Tierney by Susan Tierney



#aspellforfainting by WaxFactory

July 24, 26 & 27 @ 8:30pm

Founded in 1998, WaxFactory has established itself as one of the most internationally active performing arts groups to emerge from the New York downtown community, creating new theatre, installation, and film/video works.

Using Charcot’s Tuesday night lectures at the Salpêtrière and his instigation of hysterical performance as a leaping-off point, WaxFactory’s improvised performance traces the lines of fainting, hallucination, delusion, and love letters that run through disparate textual sources: The Seagull, Macbeth, Hamlet, Streetcar Named Desire, “American Idol,” “Dancing with the Stars,” YouTube instructional videos, etc. In this investigation into the chaos of creation, solo performer Gillian Chadsey’s work both shapes and is shaped by the spontaneous choices of sound artist Ivan Talijancic and visual artist Shige Moriya.




Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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