Diana Wyenn's "Blood/Sugar"

Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 7 p.m. PST
Woman in black on empty stage screaming with the words BLOOD/SUGAR superimposed on image

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Saturday, November 21 at 7 p.m. PST

Ticket Sales end at 7:15 p.m. night of show

Blood/Sugar uses multimedia effects, original movement, and Wyenn's physical surroundings to create a vivid account of the life-sustaining self-care that diabetes currently demands from one out of every 10 American adults.

Run time: 70 minutes

CaltechLive! is proud to present creator, director, and performer Diana Wyenn in Blood/SugarAt the intersection of public health and performance, this solo show focuses on Wyenn's life as a diabetic.

The acclaimed production masterfully weaves sobering statistics, historical perspective, and Shakespearean texts into a personal narrative about living with a chronic illness. Originally conceived for the stage, Blood/Sugar was brilliantly reworked by Wyenn due to her increased risk for contracting COVID-19 .

It is now broadcast live from her home, adding an intensely personal dimension to this can't-miss tour de force.

It runs 70 minutes, and will be immediately followed by a live, post-event audience Q&A with creator Diana Wyenn and nutrition and diabetes experts Julie Ching, MS, RDN, CDCES and Matthew Ruscigno, MPH, RD.

Blood/Sugar is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Arts and Disability Center at the University of California Los Angeles.

See the Show

$20 per ticket (only one ticket needed per household)
Caltech students and postdocs may request free tickets. A valid Caltech ID number is required.

Ticket sales end at 7:15 p.m. night of show


Email events@caltech.edu

Call 626-395-4652

On Saturday, November 21 only, the Ticket Office phone line will be staffed remotely from 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Created, directed, and performed by Diana Wyenn
Written by Diana Wyenn and Guy Zimmerman

Developed in collaboration with Lauren Campedelli, John Zalewski, Jason H. Thompson, Joey Guthman, Rebecca Carr, Aaron Saldaña, and Laban Pheidias

Camera and performance by Laban Pheidias
Voiceover by Lauren Campedelli
Video design by Jason H. Thompson
Sound design by John Zalewski

Live broadcast by PXT Studio
Produced by Plain Wood Productions