PAM PAM is the proper name of a small theater in Highland Park. Performances are the result of one to two month long residencies and the odd one night stand.
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PAM is a 30 day work-residency for the development of long form work in Los Angeles. Through offering time, space and a place for performers to exchange ideas, PAM is a site of research about contemporary performance and the structures that nurture process and practice.

03/15/2020

Hi friends of PAM, as of today we are not renting space for rehearsals, workshops or hosting shows until further notice. We have no plans to close and look forward to re-opening with a new schedule of residencies, performances and workshops.

Tuesdays 7-10pm March 31st through May 14thWorld Building II: an 8 week TV writing workshop led by Bridgid RyanIn this 8...
03/10/2020

Tuesdays 7-10pm March 31st through May 14th
World Building II: an 8 week TV writing workshop led by Bridgid Ryan

In this 8 week workshop, you will learn to write a TV pilot. You will be guided and supported step by step, through a dynamic writing process geared towards aspiring queer, femme and trans professional screenwriters. Together we will brainstorm ideas, hone our writing skills, analyze the business of distributing our work and endeavor to improve the normative conditions of the TV writing landscape. I am particularly excited to hold space for intergenerational storytelling, queer narratives, and the inclusion various socio-economic groups in all levels of television development, execution, and production. We will hold each other accountable, providing weekly structure in which creativity can flow freely. Integral to this community practice will be action: we will work to connect people and ideas, and to challenge internalized narratives of imposter syndrome while giving and receiving gentle, constructive feedback. At the end of the 8 weeks, you will have an original 30 minute TV pilot and a deeper understanding of your writing process.

Bridgid Ryan is a Los Angeles-based professional screenwriter and consultant. She has optioned/developed her work with Sobini Films, Shudder, AMC Networks, College Humor, Comedy Central, and others. Bridgid’s teaching process is heuristic, marked by experimentation, failure, and iteration. She speaks in English, Japanese and Spanish.

Class will cost sliding scale 300-450$. Please pay what you are able to fairly compensate the teacher and to help subsidize the inclusion of students facing diverse economic realities.

$100 deposit payable through venmo @maudes-friend secures your spot. Class maximum 7 first come first serve.

World Building One: an 8 week TV writing workshop led by Bridgid RyanClass will cost sliding scale 300-450$. Please pay ...
01/03/2020

World Building One: an 8 week TV writing workshop led by Bridgid Ryan

Class will cost sliding scale 300-450$. Please pay what you are able to fairly compensate the teacher and to help subsidize the inclusion of students facing diverse economic realities.

$100 deposit payable through venmo @maudes-friend secures your spot. Class maximum 7 first come first serve.

In this 8 week workshop, you will learn to write a TV pilot. You will be guided and supported step by step, through a dynamic writing process geared towards aspiring queer, femme and trans professional screenwriters. Together we will brainstorm ideas, hone our writing skills, analyze the business of distributing our work and endeavor to improve the normative conditions of the TV writing landscape. I am particularly excited to hold space for intergenerational storytelling, queer narratives, and the inclusion various socio-economic groups in all levels of television development, execution, and production. We will hold each other accountable, providing weekly structure in which creativity can flow freely. Integral to this community practice will be action: we will work to connect people and ideas, and to challenge internalized narratives of imposter syndrome while giving and receiving gentle, constructive feedback. At the end of the 8 weeks, you will have an original 30 minute TV pilot and a deeper understanding of your writing process.

Bridgid Ryan is a Los Angeles-based professional screenwriter and consultant. She has optioned/developed her work with Sobini Films, Shudder, AMC Networks, College Humor, Comedy Central, and others. Bridgid’s teaching process is heuristic, marked by experimentation, failure, and iteration. She speaks in English, Japanese and Spanish.

*This class concept was inspired by my experiences taking part in Ana Teo Ala-Ruona’s These Worlds Are Here writing workshop at NAVEL this past summer wherin trans, non-binary, queer people and women came together for thinking, dreaming and writing about possible worlds to come.

12/21/2019

TONIGHT 12/20 Last show of the year starts at 8:30 “I seen something with many colors moving strangely” by Eunjin Choi

“I seen something with colorful lights moving strangely” December 19 & 20, 8:30pm Performer and choreographer Eunjin Cho...
12/19/2019

“I seen something with colorful lights moving strangely”
December 19 & 20, 8:30pm Performer and choreographer Eunjin Choi performs a movement and sound piece inspired by her experience of having a series of unidentifiable physical symptoms.

Eunjin Choi is a South Korean performance artist based in Los Angeles who uses somatic movement and improvisational speech in her practice.

$5-10 donation.

Agnes Borinsky: “Ulysses S. Grant in the New New World”Fri 12/6 and Sat 12/7 at 830pm.  5-10 suggested donationA restles...
12/06/2019

Agnes Borinsky: “Ulysses S. Grant in the New New World”
Fri 12/6 and Sat 12/7 at 830pm. 5-10 suggested donation

A restless actress enlists the Union's most famous general in a quest to begin all over again. A slapdash episodic soap opera meets civic parable.

In this first iteration we propose that lusty, hysterical theater can serve as the framework for conversations about the world we live in now.

text by Agnes Borinsky
directed by Chris Tyler music by Erin Schneider
with Amanda Horowitz, Lucia Marano, Eliana Mullins, Eamon Murphy, Kevin Pires, & Beau Rice

11/30 7:00 and 9:00 pm         “Overture (Mantras for a club)”        a performance by PRICE with Thibault Lac and Cecil...
11/25/2019

11/30 7:00 and 9:00 pm “Overture (Mantras for a club)” a performance by PRICE with Thibault Lac and Cecile Believe. Stuck in the theatricality of domestic and emotional spaces, singing individuals explore their state of exposure and offer a testing ground for flatness, artificiality and affect.

“A second you / a private view”11/22 7:00-10:00 a workshop lead by PRICE in collaboration with Thibault LacFREEIncluding...
11/20/2019

“A second you / a private view”
11/22 7:00-10:00 a workshop lead by PRICE in collaboration with Thibault Lac
FREE

Including a physical and vocal warm-up, the workshop will focus on exploring the economy of the gaze within the context of live performance.
Through a collective practice, the participants will engage with the performative score that the artists are developing during their PAM residency.

@ PAM

PAM's sibling space Pieter needs our support! Let's help. Donations accepted here: https://pieterpasd.com/support/?fbcli...
11/13/2019

PAM's sibling space Pieter needs our support! Let's help. Donations accepted here:

https://pieterpasd.com/support/?fbclid=IwAR0LnXzkwAcDJcgJaUJiMRZJ0485Kz2fxK-wAdDGAouVRCzOgBGIlCMMemE

The Pieter fall fundraiser is in full swing
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For the month of November Pieter aims to raise $5,000 to cover operating costs that aren’t supported by grant funding. Help Pieter reach their goal today!
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A donation of:
$10 will cover 1 month of toilet paper
$25 will cover 1 month of wifi
$50 will cover 1 week of web-hosting fees
$100 will cover 1 day of rent
$200 will cover 1 month of studio and office supplies
$500 will cover 1 annual maintenance fee
$1000 will cover 1 week of staff fees
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To donate via Pieter’s PayPal platform:
https://pieterpasd.com/support/

You can also donate via Venmo to “pieter-space” with the memo “donation”

Cash and check donations made out to Pieter and can be mailed to: Pieter, 420 W Ave 33, LA, CA 90031

Prima Jalichandra-Sakuntabhai:    The Anthropologist as Hero 11/16 and 11/17 8:30 pm   Come experience PAM transformed i...
11/12/2019

Prima Jalichandra-Sakuntabhai: The Anthropologist as Hero 11/16 and 11/17 8:30 pm Come experience PAM transformed into a giant camera obscura. Audiences are invited to share space with four performers who interact with layers of projected images of their cultural legacies and whose movements are punctuated by their stories of belonging.

With the participation of Linda Franke, Justine Melford-Colegate, and Jessica Hyatt

Last chance to PLAY/DEAD tonight (6:30) (6:45 if we’re being real)
11/04/2019

Last chance to PLAY/DEAD tonight (6:30) (6:45 if we’re being real)

11/2 and 11/3 6:30pm PLAY/DEAD by Ryan O'ByrneThrough monologue, song and movement, artist Ryan O'Byrne renders a fractu...
10/30/2019

11/2 and 11/3 6:30pm PLAY/DEAD by Ryan O'Byrne

Through monologue, song and movement, artist Ryan O'Byrne renders a fractured portrait of an actor in combat with a host of spectral beings that refuse to stay in the past.

Get a’feared, very a’feared. It’s SUDDENLY THIS SUMMER tonight / tmrw 8:30. With @crimper_ and @gjelten by @lazy_ladyhoo...
10/27/2019

Get a’feared, very a’feared. It’s SUDDENLY THIS SUMMER tonight / tmrw 8:30. With @crimper_ and @gjelten by @lazy_ladyhood

8/26 8/27 8:30pm “suddenly this summer” by Amanda Horowitz Working from an interest in terrifying subject matter and bad...
10/21/2019

8/26 8/27 8:30pm “suddenly this summer” by Amanda Horowitz Working from an interest in terrifying subject matter and bad behavior, Amanda Horowitz adapted scenes from Tennessee William’s lurid melodrama of Dionysian murder, Suddenly, Last Summer. Arne Gjelten and Laura Stinger perform a mixture of hysteria, camp theatricality, and personal storytelling, where everyone wants to both be the killer and save the killed.

Written+Developed by Amanda Horowitz

Performed by Arne Gjelten, Laura Stinger, and featuring Amanda Horowitz

Ceramic Props by Julia Haft-Candell

TONIGHT @ PAM
09/13/2019

TONIGHT @ PAM

Batter up. First pitch is tonight, 830p.EEPHUS PITCH by Alana Reibstein.Doubleheader: Friday 5/31 and Saturday 6/1.http:...
05/31/2019
Eephus Pitch – PAM

Batter up. First pitch is tonight, 830p.

EEPHUS PITCH by Alana Reibstein.

Doubleheader: Friday 5/31 and Saturday 6/1.

http://www.pamresidencies.com/event/eephus-pitch/

admin « All Events Eephus Pitch May 31, 8:30 pm10:30 pm « Brink Eephus Pitch » A Performance by Alana Reibstein Resident artist Alana Reibstein presents a performance of dance, words, sounds, being, and objects in and of PAM in collaboration with sound artist Jamie Green. In the finite and infini...

05/27/2019

It’s going on (x3)

05/26/2019

NICK and JAMES present BRINK with Dez’Mon Wednesday 5/29 and Thursday 5/30 8:30 pm

3/27 and 3/28 8:30pm                Laura Stinger presents “entheos cul-de-sac” a work of sound, text and movement, trea...
04/27/2019

3/27 and 3/28 8:30pm Laura Stinger presents “entheos cul-de-sac” a work of sound, text and movement, treating every object and body in PAM as an unknown and infinitely changing substance. Performed by Stinger with Gina Therese.

04/26/2019

Well well well

TONIGHTS A GOOD NIGHT TO BECOME COMMUNITY PESTO    8:30 at PAM is your deal  @ PAM
04/25/2019

TONIGHTS A GOOD NIGHT TO BECOME COMMUNITY PESTO 8:30 at PAM is your deal @ PAM

TMRW NIGHT! Wednesday, 4/24 8:30pm Johanna Braun presents “Hysterical Hystories” based on her research and work as a per...
04/23/2019

TMRW NIGHT! Wednesday, 4/24 8:30pm Johanna Braun presents “Hysterical Hystories” based on her research and work as a performer on hysteria. #masshysteria

04/21/2019

What’s next? Reception at 6 Bus to content leaves at 6:30 #observatorytour #petertomka

04/17/2019

PAM is dress up and shake night in your common room

The Observatory Tour with Peter TomkaApril 20, 6:00 pm                                Board a tour bus and speed off to ...
04/16/2019

The Observatory Tour with Peter Tomka
April 20, 6:00 pm Board a tour bus and speed off to the University of California Riverside graduate studios where photographer and performer has constructed an “observatory” out of the ruins of last years coliseum.

Note that this performance begins at PAM at 6pm and departs to Riverside by bus promptly at 6:30pm.

Thursday, 4/11 8:30 “Body Logic” a critical forum with Laura Stinger            Stinger has invited friends Aimee Gougen...
04/09/2019

Thursday, 4/11 8:30 “Body Logic” a critical forum with Laura Stinger Stinger has invited friends Aimee Gougen, Jasmine Nyende, Shauna Steinbach, and Hazel Meyer to present in the medium of their choice disparate information to disrupt the conventions of rational thinking.

TONIGHT Linda Franke serves up a heap of songs about the emptiness of Capital. 8:30 (tmrw too!)
04/07/2019

TONIGHT Linda Franke serves up a heap of songs about the emptiness of Capital. 8:30 (tmrw too!)

“I was never told I need money”   Sat/Sun April 6 and 7 8:30       Staged within elaborate sculptural sets Linda Franke ...
04/03/2019

“I was never told I need money” Sat/Sun April 6 and 7 8:30 Staged within elaborate sculptural sets Linda Franke presents a song cycle about the absurdity of money and the body’s weird vitality.

3/21 8:30 pmCritical Forum with Elisabeth HoustonWriter and performance maker Elisabeth Houston presents a multimedia ex...
03/17/2019

3/21 8:30 pm
Critical Forum with Elisabeth Houston

Writer and performance maker Elisabeth Houston presents a multimedia exposition of a new play organized through a sinister and hallucinatory plot structure.

From the playground to PAM with #nehachoksi  @ PAM
01/25/2019

From the playground to PAM with #nehachoksi @ PAM

January 23rd, 8:30pm.                                             Join Director Sara Lyons in a discussion engaging her ...
01/22/2019

January 23rd, 8:30pm. Join Director Sara Lyons in a discussion engaging her new participatory performance work that contends with the so called “grey areas” of consent. She asks “How can we expect language—inherently patriarchal and intellectual in its form—to provide the necessary tools to achieve a pleasurable and just sexual experience?”

Posting as Brian here...Just wanted to acknowledge, outside of private grief, that for seven years I could not wait for ...
01/20/2019

Posting as Brian here...Just wanted to acknowledge, outside of private grief, that for seven years I could not wait for the weekend to be over and for Monday nights to begin, down that long red corridor and onto the pavilion where all my friends were waiting for midnight and for the first act to charge onto the dance floor. He made a place in pleasure for strange performance to be tried. He made me want to write about it and ultimately hold space for it here at PAM. I am so grateful for his work and saddened by his passing.

Thank you @markallenartjams for these beautiful posters. Come see their colors and variations at PAM:
01/18/2019

Thank you @markallenartjams for these beautiful posters. Come see their colors and variations at PAM:

01/17/2019

“Access to nameless hazards” at PAM with Linda Franke TONIGHT. In the RAIN. TONIGHT. 🔵🔷🔵🔹🔵

Critical forum:Linda FrankeJanuary 16, 8:30pm Linda Franke’s performances, installations and films attempt to reclaim un...
01/12/2019

Critical forum:
Linda Franke
January 16, 8:30pm

Linda Franke’s performances, installations and films attempt to reclaim unknown space within the ordinary definitions of what it is to be human. Join us for a screening of her film Deutsche Koerper (German Bodies), an example of the cinematic universe Franke creates and draws inspiration from for her live performances

Critical Forum with Dorit CypusJanuary 9, 8:30pmFreeAt the core of artist, mediator and social activator Dorit Cypis’s p...
01/05/2019

Critical Forum with Dorit Cypus

January 9, 8:30pm
Free

At the core of artist, mediator and social activator Dorit Cypis’s practice lies the question, “Who are we to each other?”

Join us for a conversation guided by Cypis about systemic structures that entrench conflict and how to engage conflict generatively. A wearable coliseum, a sculptural and performative apparatus by Cypis will be presented as a goad to the intersections of performance, prop and politics. @ PAM

Thanks to Curate LA and everyone who came to PAM this weekend.Two more chances to see Laurel Atwell and Jessica Cook at ...
10/29/2018
Curate L.A.

Thanks to Curate LA and everyone who came to PAM this weekend.

Two more chances to see Laurel Atwell and Jessica Cook at Central Park Gallery this week.

Tuesday, 10/30, 8p, they perform Delicate Machines. And Thursday, 11/1, 6-8p, the last open studio of their residency.

More details here: https://centralpark.la/.

Here’s everything you missed this past weekend in the L.A. Art World: SCI-Arc, Steve Turner Contemporary, The Lodge, PAM, Garden Gallery, Roberts Projects, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles and more... #WeekendRewind

10/28/2018
NO PRIVATE LIFE

One more night.

"We're post-apocalyptic. We're rubble."

NO PRIVATE LIFE
Laurel Atwell + Jessica Cook

830p. $5-10 suggested.

Co-presented with Central Park Gallery.

CASTING CALL Medium Judith, an experimental theater company here in LA, is casting two characters for an upcoming projec...
04/11/2018

CASTING CALL

Medium Judith, an experimental theater company here in LA, is casting two characters for an upcoming project at PAM Residencies. During our residency we will be workshopping the third act of our play, which is mostly movement-based. If you are interested, or know of someone who might be, please comment, share, or email [email protected]

coming April 26th!
03/18/2018
The Film & Video Poetry Society

coming April 26th!

Video poetry is poetry in video form. It can also be known as or include videopoetry, video-visual poetry, choreopoems, poetronica, poetry video, media poetry, or Cin(E)-Poetry.

Our 3rd stairwell installation artist Mark Golamco hanging his work today. Performance and film screening February 15th ...
02/02/2018

Our 3rd stairwell installation artist Mark Golamco hanging his work today. Performance and film screening February 15th 8:30 pm. @ PAM

01/29/2018

Thank you @gabriellerevlock

January 28, 7pm           Gabrielle Revlock$5-10 donationA hoop animates a female performer making reference to the hist...
01/28/2018

January 28, 7pm Gabrielle Revlock
$5-10 donation

A hoop animates a female performer making reference to the historic and cultural disciplining of the female body,

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