PTC is excited to support the independent launch of JK JK’s Catalina La O Presenta: Ahora Conmigo. Originally selected as the Fringe New Play Prize winner, Catalina is being released digitally outside of the festival context to respond to the creative opportunities and challenges of the pandemic. The independent production, set in an abandoned television studio, translates beautifully to the screen, and can now reach audiences internationally. With the support of the Canada Council for the Arts’ Digital Originals, JK JK has crafted a digital theatre experience that brings the best of both media together.
You are invited to watch…
Catalina La O Presenta: Ahora Conmigo
A performance film by Shanae Sodhi and JK JK
Story by khattieQ and Jenny Larson
Music by khattieQ and Anton Berríos
Dramaturgy by Joanna Garfinkel
November 19-29, 2020
Digitally Streaming Online
Catalina La O Presenta: Ahora Conmigo is a solo performance by JK JK, musician/performer khattieQ and writer/director Jenny Larson.
It is a comedy, a tragedy, a musical, and a love letter.
Catalina La O Presenta explores the life of khattieQ and of female Puerto Rican singing legends Myrta Silva and Ruth Fernández, among others. In Catalina La O the ravages of a storm have forced her to take shelter in an abandoned television studio. None of her live audience has arrived, but she broadcasts her show to the millions of viewers she hopes are watching.
Catalina La O Presenta is a piece for the queer communities. It is a piece for the colonized body. It is a piece for Puerto Rico. It is a piece for anyone who has experienced heartbreak. It is a piece for survivors. It is a piece that speaks to resistance.
Tickets available from Eventbrite here
Pick-your-price starting at $5
ABOUT JK JK
JK JK is performance art created by khattieq (musician/performer) and Jenny Larson (director/writer). The couple creates collaboratively-devised queer performance art to magnify stories of the disenfranchised and disrupt the status quo.
Production and design team includes: Shanae Sodhi (producer), Zach Levis (lighting design/ production manager), Erika Champion (sound design), Michelle Thorne (costume design), Heather Barr (stage manager), Katie Voravong (assistant stage management), Ivy Charles (production associate), and Rob Leickner (director of photography/ editor)
We acknowledge that we have created this piece on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish Nations. We seek to act in solidarity with the first people of these lands.
Catalina La O presenta: Ahora Conmigo was developed with Playwrights Theatre Centre and has received dramaturgy from Joanna Garfinkel, and creative support from Adrienne Dawes and Neworld Theatre.