La Mama’s Coffeehouse Chronicles present

Tadeusz Kantor

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 |


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