LASOS, Spanish word for ties, is a new work of film and live performance exploring the links between childhood trauma and chronic pain within the context of Latin American culture and traditions.
Conceived and directed by Jocelyn Reyes, LASOS mines the artist’s personal story of recovery from debilitating pain. Like many first-generation Latin Americans living in the U.S., Reyes received a loving but severe upbringing in which corporal punishment was commonplace. After moving to San Francisco in 2017, she began to develop signs of fibromyalgia, a condition which eventually overwhelmed her central nervous system leaving her bedridden for months. LASOS explores the journey Reyes made in the year that followed, uncovering the hidden ties between her childhood experience of abuse and her present-day affliction. With LASOS, Reyes aims to give hope that it’s possible to break the cycle of suffering just as it’s possible to break the cycle of violence.
Thursday, September 29 | 8pm
Friday, September 30 | 8pm
(pre-show discussion with pain psychologist Valerie Wei-Yee Jackson at 7:30pm)
Saturday, October 1 | 8pm
(with post-show reception)
In the creation of LASOS, Reyes will be collaborating with movement artists Jess Bozzo, Caitlin Hicks, Maya Mohsin and Brooke Terry, music composers Emmet Webster, Michael Webster and Wolf Woodcock, lighting designer Grisel Torres and costume designer Monique Prieto.
LASOS is generously supported by the Joe Goode Performance Group Co-Production Program, the CA$H Grant from Dancers’ Group and the San Francisco Arts Commission.
- The Annex requires audiences to be masked at all times. No concessions will be available.
- Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test dated within 72 hours of the event are required. Children under 5 may attend without proof of vaccination or a negative test.
- Fully vaccinated performers may be unmasked on stage. Our COVID policies are based on scientific knowledge, the current local conditions of the pandemic, and our ethos of accessibility and community care.
Please contact [email protected] if you have questions or concerns.
Joe Goode Annex is a wheelchair accessible theater (ramp to front entrance, no internal stairs) with wheelchair seating available for up to six power or manual wheelchairs. Theater seats are movable and have no armrests. Wheelchairs can be seated next to each other and next to theater seats. The Annex has two single-stall all-gender restrooms that are accessible for power and manual wheelchairs.
Please contact [email protected] if you will be using ADA seating or need any additional accommodations.