This Wallis Studio Ensemble creates innovitive and visceral theatre as a galvanizing force for social change. Described by the San Diego Tribune as “hauntingly beautiful” and by ArtNowLA as “mesmerizing and provocative, this is avant-garde theater that sticks with you long after the curtain has gone down” This is the third devised piece by the company and was premiered at Atwater Village Theatre in January of this year.
Inspired by the letters of artists and activists, the narrative of S.O.S is rooted in love, specifically queer love – and love that reaches across racial, cultural and geographical divides.
The text for S.O.S. comes in part from the letters of historical artists and activists such as Vita Sackville West, Radclyff Hall, Frederick Douglas, Maya Angelou, Milada Horikova, Peter Tchaikovsky, Virginia Woolf, John Muir, with original, contemporary text by ensemble members.