La Mama’s Coffeehouse Chronicles present
Saturday May 9th, 2015 at 3pm – 5pm
La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club
66 east 4th street, New York, New York 10003
Reservations & Info: 212.475.7710 | 646.430.5374 |
ADMISSION IS FREE
In honor of centennial celebration of Tadeusz Kantor’s birth.
Curators: Michal Gamily & Tomek Smolarski | Moderator: Nina Kiraly
Exploring the work of Tadeusz Kantor, Polish-born, internationally known avant-garde theater director, set designer, author, painter and founder of the Cricot 2 experimental theatre company. La MaMa is proud to have presented his work to New York audiences over two decades. The coffeehouse will include a panel, recorded interviews from Cricoteka: Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor, media from the La MaMa archive, FURTHER ON, NOTHING… Conceived and directed by Zishan Ugurlu and featuring: Actors Without Borders-ITONY and a live reenactment of fragments from ZERO OR MORE DISPOSABLE LESSONS – a performance exploring the mechanics of memory, anatomy of oppression, disposability of bodies, and dancing objects.
Moderator: Nina Kiraly, coordinator of the international projects of the National Theatre in Budapest. Theatre critic, teacher and translator.
Panelists: Nina Kiraly | Krystyna Illakowicz | Kathleen Cioffi | Magda Romanska
Recorded Interviews: Natalia Zarzecka (Director of the Cricoteca Center) | Waclaw & Leslaw Janiccy | Krzysztof Miklaszewski | produced by Tomek Smolarski (Kulture+ Productions) | directed by Pawel Ferdek & Tomek Smolarski | filmed by Pawel Ferdek
FURTHER ON, NOTHING… | Conceived and directed by Zishan Ugurlu | Featuring: Actors Without Borders-ITONY
ZERO OR MORE DISPOSABLE LESSONS | Devised by: Marc DeWitt, Peter Gray, Yoni Greenwood, Dominika Laster, Crystal Liu, Leah Osterman, Nathan A. Roberts, Harry Shamansky, Eddy Wang & Donald Woodson | Lighting Design by Harry Shamansky | Directed by Dominika Laster
Screening: Material from the La MaMa Archive
Son of Semele Ensemble, in association with Kulture+ Productions, presents a performative reading of…
NO MATTER HOW HARD WE TRIED
Or We Exist on the Best Terms We Can
by Dorota Masłowska
directed by Matthew McCray
No Matter How Hard We Tried is a sharp-witted comedy that explores celebrity, pop-culture, commercialism and privilege, placing it directly in the shadow of Poland’s tragic past and its poor and struggling lower classes. As a family attempts to deal with the unfortunate realities of their mundane and difficult lives, escapism and false reality reveal themselves as their only comfort in a world that has forgotten them.
This event is free and open to the public. Seating limited. Please reserve your seat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stage Raw and Culture.pl present
Los Angeles, USA March 21, 1 PM Boston Court Theatre in Los Angeles Boston Court, 70 North Mentor Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106 www.bostoncourt.com/
Warsaw, Poland March 21, 10 PM Teatr Studio im. Stanisława Ignacego Witkiewicza Plac Defilad 1, Warsaw, Poland www.teatrstudio.pl/
– An exchange between playwrights and audiences in the United States and Poland
– Broadcast live and simultaneously from Warsaw Teatr Studio and the Boston Court Theatre stage in Pasadena, California. From Warsaw: concert readings by local actors presenting five-minute playlets by emerging Polish playwrights in response to the plays of U.S. playwrights S. Callaghan, R. O’Hara, A. Tuan and L. Hnath. At the exact same moment, directly from Southern California, Los Angeles actors will read local five minute responses to Polish plays by W. Ziemilski, D. Masłowska, M. Fertacz and S. Orłowski.
Open to the public
LA event produced by Ghost Road
Warsaw event produced by Kulture+ Productions