Rock Out with my Cock Out or, Channeling Knives: an Introspective
Stacy Dawson Stearns
Saturday, Oct 16 2021
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
All attendees are required to wear a mask. $10-$25 sliding scale via Venmo (@pieter-space) or PayPal ( All proceeds directly support the artist and continued Pieter programming. No one turned away for lack of funds. We also welcome non-monetary donations to the free bar (food and drink to share with one another) as well as potted plants that like direct sun, large clay pots, and plant stands. Register

Bookings are closed for this event.

In a pre-emptive move to avoid the fate of many Very Important Female Artists- the  posthumous restrospective- artist Stacy Dawson Stearns invites you to


Rock Out with my Cock Out or, Channeling Knives: an Introspective.


During this evening, which is the 3rd public event of her 6 week #PieterParkingSpace residency at The Box Gallery, Stacy will perform and share key pieces from her career, including excerpts of her most current collaboration: ForeverHome/SelfTape with Christine Holt. Stacy will speak about the role of channeling and trance in her creative process and on her current research, VIFA: Very Important Female Artist. 


Don’t miss this opportunity to see/hear/experience her greatest hits and future hits. Come experience the ideas and work of Stacy and many of her creative collaborators, including Gregory Barnett, Christine Holt, Gustine Fudikar, Heather Seybolt, Ajani Brannum, Jonathon Stearns, and Annie-B Parson and Billy Clark (via video.)


Hits you can count on:

El Conejo/ The Impotence of Money

That was very Unfriendly of me

#king (with Annie-B Parson and Billy Clark)

I am the Nude

Guest Artist Gregory Barnett



And discussion of trances and The Devil and Hot Ways to be Alive.



The Pieter Parking Space residency is located in the parking lot of The Box LA: 822 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013


Please note: There is no on-site parking. Street parking and pay-to-park lots available.


Safety Parameters: All attendees are required to wear a mask.



Pieter and The Box LA welcome our first very first Artist-in-Residence Stacy Dawson Stearns at the Pieter Parking Space, a wheelchair-accessible, sprung wooden dance platform with multiple potential configurations, located in The Box’s gated and spacious parking lot. 


Reminiscent of Pieter founder Jmy James Kidd’s Gold Stage, hosted at The Hammer Museum as part of Made in LA 2014, the Pieter Parking Space will be home to six 6-week residencies beginning this September 2021. The first two artists in residence will be our 2020 Pieter Dancemaker Grantees: Ana María Alvarez and Stacy Dawson Stearns.



Stacy Dawson Stearns is a Bessie Award winning artist known for her work with Big Dance Theater, David Neumann, Hal Hartley, and Blacklips Performance Cult. She has performed in 9 countries and in domestic venues including Jacob’s Pillow, American Dance Festival, Spoleto USA, Walker Art Center, The Ontological-Hysteric Theater, Lincoln Center, PS 122, MassMoCA, Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, The Performing Garage, and REDCAT. Stacy has choreographed for pop icons Debbie Harry and Ann Magnusen, and recently choreographed the new Qui Nguyen/Vampire Cowboys play, Revenge Song, at the Geffen Playhouse in LA. Film credits include: No Such Thing, Wigstock: the Movie!, and filmmaker Jonathan Demme’s performance film of Big Dance Theater’s Another Telepathic Thing. Stacy produces and develops horror films and new media with FEARHOUSE.


Her groundbreaking class TALKING OUT LOUD SAYING WORDS ran at Pieter from Feb-Dec 2020, and reincarnated as HUT (Humans Undoing Trauma), which she co-founded with Gregory Barnett. HUT featured a rotating roster of artist leaders who created experiments in co-learning from Jan- Aug 2021. Stacy has taught at CalArts School of Theater, CalState LA, CalPoly Pomona, NYU, and The George Washington University. Stacy is a Bessie award winning performer who has had residencies at MassMOCA, CHIME, ShowBoxLA, The Hammer, and most recently was a recipient of Pieter’s 2019 Dance Makers grant and residency. Her 2020 short film “That Was Very Unfriendly Of Me” was made forYehuda Duenyas and Emily Mast’s How Are We project and is now auditioning for a 90 second slot in film festivals. Stacy views art making as a necessary antidote to a society functioning through mind-numbing labor and an unsustainable lose-lose economic framework. May we create our own realities and evolve human consciousness through our art and inventions. 

Instagram: @stacydawsonstearnsartist

Red Doll, image courtesy of the aritst.
Nude from LOVE GASOLINE! photo by Jonathon Stearns
ElCon From El Conejo courtesy of the artist.
ForeverHome/SELFTAPE courtesy of the artist