Pat Payne aka VELVET HAMMER will be representing Show Box L.A. during the Fall Brawl of the L.A. Lady Arm Wrestlers event at Bootleg Theater. ”One part Theater. One part Wrestling. One part Anything Can Happen.”
Monday, Sept 24, 2012
2220 Beverly Blvd.
LA, CA 90057
$8 online, $10 at the door, $25 VIP seats (limited availability)
LA LAW returns to arm wrestle in the name of grassroots, non-profit art. Along with Show Box L.A., this brawl will feature theater companies Sacred Fools, Ghost Road, Collaborative Arts LA, Opera del Espacio, Son of Semele, Moving Arts, and Poor Dog Group. Los Angeles is a big, disparate place, with hundreds of theater companies. LA LAW’s mission is to bring us all together as one four times a year in the spirit of competition and integration and by empowering women of all shapes and sizes. LA LAW is part of the national non-profit Collective of Lady Arm Wrestlers or CLAW (clawusa.org). It is One part Theater. One part Wrestling. One part Anything Can Happen. And all the money raised is donated back to our communities. In the spirit of WWF, Roller Derby, and burlesque, the Los Angeles chapter is part of a growing national movement. These spectacles are a strange brew of performance art, burlesque, sport, and grassroots fundraising, where women create wild personas, theme songs and entourages, and solicit money from the audience. Eight LA theater companies send a wrestler. Eight women will battle it out with strength, wits, bribery, you name it. Our celebrity judges make the final decision. We name a champion and the proceeds are donated back to the winning wrestlers company, with the other seven companies earning whatever they raise from the crowd.