The Festival will take place from April 30 to May 13, 2007 at La MaMa E.T.C., and other theaters in the emerging FAB/East Fourth Street Arts District in Manhattan. TeatroStageFest will feature three international and four local theater productions, six Artists Panels featuring Latino theater professionals, Intimate Concerts with singers/songwriters, and a playwrighting competition for New York City high school students.
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TeatroStageFest will feature the New York premier of Aiguardent, the bravura solo dance-theater performance conceived and performed by Catalan dancer Marta Carrasco. In the Catalan language of Spain, Aiguardent means “brandy.” In the show, fragility and weakness lead the character to excesses that are diametrically opposed. Aiguardent is a journey into human solitude, fueled by anger and innocence. Carrasco, whom the Chicago Sun-Times calls “both diva and comedian, athlete and balletic vaudevillian” presents her critically acclaimed solo work, combining dance, theater and music into one extraordinary experience.
Ms. Carrasco’s extensive career has led her original creations to be presented at international theaters around the world and she has been the recipient of many prestigious awards, including two Premios Max de las Artes Escénicas (Spain's equivalent to a Tony Award) and the “Public Award” in 2007, the top honor from the City of Barcelona.
La Omision de la Familia Coleman
Award-winning Argentine production of La Omisión de la Familia Coleman (The Coleman Family’s Omission) by cutting-edge playwright/director Claudio Tolcachir who helms this dark comedy about six members of an eccentric family on the verge of seismic change.
Tolcachir engaged a group of actors to rehearse together in the back rooms of his Buenos Aires railroad apartment in order to improvise daily scenes in the life of this unique family. In the Coleman family you’ll meet a philosophical grandmother, her zany, immature daughter, and a quartet of quirky grandchildren who are more different than alike.
The sardonic comedy by Teatro Timbre 4, the most prominent ensemble to emerge from Argentina’s independent theater movement, has earned this company rave reviews and numerous Premio ACE Awards (Argentina’s Critics Award) in 2006, including: Best Argentine Play, Best Direction, Best Off-Theater Production, Best Lead Actress, and Best Lead Actor, among others. (Performed in Spanish with English supertitles).
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