the mortuary


laboratory for experiments in life and art



The Mortuary is home to unclassifiable experiences, unusual collaborations, and underserved voices. We build community and incubate new performance centered around intimate exchange. We create context for liminal, hybrid, chimeric and otherwise uncontainable practices to realize themselves by doing.

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There are many ways to collaborate with The Mortuary. Please reach out to discuss how we might work together to imagine a one-of-a-kind gathering, or dive into an unclassifiable experiment.

We do not have a formal proposal process, but rather, approach each partnership as a human connection first. We are committed to addressing each project with a unique perspective that nurtures its specific process and experimental spirit. The Mortuary team are chameleons and chimeras: we are sometimes hosts, consultants, designers, directors, performers, technologists, and always a creative team with non-/trans-disciplinary collaboration at the core of our practice.

Our physical space hosts a plethora of creative activities: workshops, time-based and visual art practices, film/photo shoots, classes, spiritual/healing practices, and other genre-defiant creative pursuits. Hit us up and let's talk more!




The Mortuary is located in the vibrant Lincoln Heights neighborhood of LA (Zip code 90031), few blocks from both the 5 and the 110, and an easy 10 min drive to most places in central/East LA.

The Mortuary is an RSVP-only performance lab. Our RSVP approach to gatherings and happenings creates intentional space for committed presence. You can RSVP by emailing us at, or by using the contact form on this website. With RSVP confirmation, each participant will receive exact address, and specific instructions.


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