“Experimental theater so unprecedented and boundary-breaking that it feels like messages from the distant future.”
—LA Weekly (BEST OF LA 2016)
Our annual Los Angeles Exchange [LAX] Festival serves as a highly visible platform that supports hundreds of local artists annually, and reaches thousands of audience members in the greater Los Angeles area.
With performances and events that are geographically focused in and around Downtown L.A., the Festival program hosts ten days of contemporary performance by Los Angeles-based artists, presented in dialogue with works by guest artists from beyond our borders.
Beginning with this year’s 5th anniversary edition, we focus each Festival on an exchange platform with a specific city—engaging artists, curators and organizations in performance presentations, dialogues and artist-to-artist interactions that are designed to cultivate mutual inquiry and long-term network development.
Los Angeles Exchange Festival, 5th Ed.,
October 5–15, 2017 //
Partnering Venues //
- Bootleg Theater & Factory
- Automata Arts
- Theatre at Ace Hotel
- Los Angeles Theatre Center
- The Bob Baker Marionette Theater
“LAX corrals the city’s most creative and visionary artists . . . to shape a uniquely West Coast scene.”
—Los Angeles Magazine
Our upcoming LAX Festival builds on an exchange with artists and organizations in Mexico City. Our LAX <–> MEX exchange highlights 6 Los Angeles premieres—three by Los Angeles artists interwoven with three Mexico City based works. In addition, the program includes signature performance nights, robust conversations, works-in-progress, late night music events, parties and receptions.
WHY WE NEED YOU // We have a very ambitious program this year, to celebrate our big 5! Your support on Kickstarter will help us get this festival on its feet! Your backing shows how much you care about the creation of new performance work in Los Angeles, and our relationship to art and culture beyond our city limits. By supporting us on Kickstarter, you’re making a critical commitment to spend time with us! Our backer rewards are mostly tied to festival passes—at the lowest price you’ll ever be able to get them! Festival passes on Kickstarter also come with a special tote, filled with a little surprise.
Thank you for being with us. We can’t wait to see you in October!
2017 FESTIVAL LINEUP // We’ll announce more than a dozen projects over the course of this Kickstarter campaign! Be sure to follow along throughout August for updates and special announcements.
LAX Programming Team: George Lugg, Rachel Scandling, Miranda Wright
Risks and challenges
We are determined to keep the LAX Festival rolling along! Throughout August, in addition to running this Kickstarter campaign, we are actively fundraising for the festival from a wide variety of other sources.
As of August 1, our remaining fundraising needs add up to roughly $26,000. In addition to grabbing your festival pass on Kickstarter, please reach out if you have thoughts or ideas to help us reach our larger goal through tax-deductible donations, sponsorship opportunities with local businesses, group ticket sales, or the donation of travel support (frequent flyer miles, etc).Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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