The Late, Late Show
This experimental promenade play with music follows a vampire’s journey from slave to abolitionist to diva, each of its three acts performed in a different location inside and outside the venue. More than the usual solo performance, The Late, Late Show showcases the work of three generations of Los Angeles-based theater artists, visual artists and musicians.
“A fantasia spanning three acts and three vastly different time periods in the life of 300-year-old former slave Porphyrion, the piece is a playground for visual exploration.”
- Mayank Keshaviah, LA Weekly
“Paul Outlaw’s The Late, Late Show is constructed in three unique segments, each part featuring aspects of the performer’s prodigious talents. We were amazed and illuminated by the virtuosity on display: whether as a singer, a dramatic player, or outrageous performance artist, Mr. Outlaw is in full command. At once a cri du coeur and tour de force, The Late, Late Show is not be missed!”
- Mark Thompson (Advocate Days and Other Stories) and Malcolm Boyd (Gay Priest: An Inner Journey)
The Late, Late Show was developed over several years in a series of workshop productions (directed by Patrick Kennelly) and work-in-progress showings at Highways Performance Space and Gallery in Santa Monica, CA, and as part of the COLA Individual Artist Fellowship Showcases at Grand Performances and Plaza de la Raza in Los Angeles, CA (directed by Asher Hartman):