Originally published in Slant’d Issue 02
“A series of one-on-one performances prompts us to reflect on the nature of intimacy”
- Asya Gorovits, No Proscenium. Full article HERE
There's Blood at the Wedding is set within six giant-scale pop-up book constructions, through which we reflect on the lives and deaths of six victims of police violence: Sandra Bland, Sean Bell, Philando Castile, Justine Damond, Amadou Diallo, and Eric Garner. Sxip Shirey composes and performs original songs and music. Fragments of Lorca's masterpiece connect a Circle of Mothers--the mothers of the American victims--with the grieving mothers of the classic Spanish play.
May 17, 2018 - June 3, 2018
Thursday to Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 4pm* (Sunday 5/20 at 5pm)
written by Susan Soon He Stanton
featuring performances by Satomi Blair, Phoebe Dunn, Hallie Hadara, Chris Ignacio, Patrick Andrew Jones, Michael Vitaly Sazonov & Stephanie Weeks
Director: Tyler Mercer
Scenic Design: Bryce Cutler
Costume Design: Angela Harner
Lighting Design: Mary Ellen Stebbins
Associate Lighting Designer: Keithlyn B. Parkman
Sound Design & Original Music: Adrian Bridges
Projections Design: Kevan Loney
Prop Master: Brett Warkne
Stage Manager: Jamie Rose Bukowski
Assistant Stage Manager: Kailie White
Production Manager: Timothy Semon
Technical Director: Greg Brown
Fight Choreographer: Mitch McCoy
Press Rep: David Gibbs/DARR Publicity
Produced by Live Source Theatre Group
SHOT IN THE DARK: A variety show of work all done with no lights from our grid as part of our annual summer Dark Fest!
Photo Cred: Atticus Media Productions
I Once Found Myself in an Isolation Chamber
A man finds himself in a closet that he’s paid to be locked inside of for an hour. A less than amused dominatrix sits eating Chinese food outside the closet door. The man realizes that his intense need to claim an identity only leads him into further isolation, and that none of it matters if no one knows about it anyway. Through shadow puppetry, projections, an unsettlingly familiar soundscape and distorted lenses, we witness an absurd proclamation of identity in front of a false, time sensitive audience.
The Living Stage combines theatrical design, permaculture, and community engagement to create a recyclable, biodegradable, and edible performance space. The NYC version of The Living Stage will feature a lush, living stage situated amidst the urban landscape of the Lower East Side. Created and constructed by Superhero Clubhouse in partnership with community groups, this space is then inhabited by performances made for and by the community.
An exploration of the erotic liberation found in pastoral literature, Pastoral Play is a pastiche comedy about queer desire and horny shepherds.
From June 9 to 25, La MaMa and Yara Arts Group will present "1917-2017 Tychyna, Zhadan & the Dogs," a new theatre piece with poetry which examines what individuals do when a society crumbles.
SISTER MOK-RAHN (South Korea)
by Eunsung Kim; translated by Dayoung Jeong
Desperate to reunite with her parents, a North Korean defector decides to return to her nation’s capital, Pyongyang. All she needs is 50 million won. Thus she is forced to navigate South Korean capitalism.
Chris Ignacio and Charlie Read Join Ma-Yi Administrative Staff
Ma-Yi Theater Company welcomes new staff members Chris Ignacio as Associate Producer, and Charlie Read as Communications Manager.
Chris has been an active performer and educator in New York and abroad since graduating from the Boston Conservatory. His work encompasses puppetry, music, voice and movement, and he is typically seen performing in New York’s downtown theater scene. He is humbled to expand his reach in the theatre by working with Ma-Yi, a company he's admired since he joined one of its shows. As a Filipino-American theatre artist, he hopes to continue the crucial work that Ma-Yi is doing, forging paths for underrepresented communities to establish a serious presence in New York theatre and across the country. http://chrisignacio.com/
Hybrid Suite No. 2: The Carmen Variations is a piece inspired by Bizet’s Carmen. Mixing opera, text, and performing objects, this project excavates the remains of the feminine archetype. It is the story of Elizabeth Sherman, an archeologist curating an exhibition of fiction.
Sxip’s Hour of Charm (N.S. #2) “Signals and Latency”
A night of absurdly beautiful sounds inspired by thoughts of Amelia Earhart and David Bowie.
A glass harmonica and glass armonica duet between Cinder Talk aka Jonny Rogers and Jake Schlaerth.
Todd Reynolds with his ever evolving digital fiddle which now includes a modular synth from the analog world
The beautiful songs and composition of Aaron Roche with string quartet.
Sxip Shirey will present a new composition “Amelia Earhart Found” whichfeatures morse code poetry snuck intopizzicato strings and the sound of his grandfather’s morse code key. This performance features Basil Twist with Stickman and the next evolution of “Latency” wtih dancer Coco Karol and violinist Rima Fand featuring a series of cell phones calling each other with speakers on to create latency loops.
La MaMa in association with Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre presents
Inspired by Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s play, Life’s a Dream
Conceived and Adapted by Federico Restrepo & Denise Greber
Directed, Choreographed and Designed by Federico Restrepo
Music Composed by Tareke Ortiz
Costume Design by Becky Hubbert
Billy Lloyd returns to Joe’s Pub on September 3rd just over a year after moving to New York to live. The first of a string of shows across the globe, the show sees Lloyd at their most musically realized. With a backing choir and intricate re-workings of songs from all three EPs, this is both a thoughtful rounding up of the previous few years and a perfect introduction to their work for the unfamiliar.
Directed and produced by Charles Quittner
Wayne Arthur Paul
Tickets $12, all ages.
THE FOUR IMMIGRANTS: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL MANGA
Book, Music, & Lyrics by Min Kahng
Based on Manga Yonin Shosei by Henry Yoshitaka Kiyama
Translated as The Four Immigrants by Frederik L. Schodt
Directed by Leslie Martinson
In a comic musical drawn from one of the first graphic novels ever created, four endearing Japanese immigrants discover turn-of-the-twentieth-century America as a world of both possibility and prejudice. Can they succeed with limited options in the land of opportunity?
8/14 @ 7:30pm • 8/18 @ 8pm • 8/20 @ 8pm