Jun 29, 2021
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Cafe La MaMa Live: Lunch With Sonia (excerpt)

La MaMa presents

Cafe La MaMa Live: Lunch With Sonia (excerpt)

by Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre Company

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Written & Co-Directed by Federico Restrepo with Denise Greber
Choreography, Light, Set & Puppet Design by Federico Restrepo
Research & Selected Writings: Diana Jaramillo & Catalina Restrepo
Sound Design & Music by Leonie Bell
Costume Design by Becky Hubbert

Featuring:
Federico Restrepo, with Marina Celander, Zulivet Díaz,
Aaron Haskell, Chris Ignacio, & Hope Kroog

Voice of Sonia:
Luz Beatriz Pizano

Performers in Kitchen Video: Alberto Quiroga,
with Esmeralda Pinzon, Carolina Restrepo,
Federico Restrepo,
& Natalia Schönwald

Camera: Alberto Sierra Restrepo

Scenic Fabrication of Moving Screen by Mark Tambella
Sound Capture (Colombia): Gabriel Ponce
Stage Manager: Adrienne C Gomez
Technical Support: Hao Bai, Sangmin Chae,
Juan Merchan, Pearse Redmond, & Jack Reynolds
Costume Design Assistant: Sidney Ritter

Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre Company will share an excerpt from their work-in-progress, Lunch With Sonia, which will be live streamed from The Downstairs Theatre at La MaMa.

Lunch with Sonia will be a dance puppet theatre piece, inspired by Restrepo’s true-life experience with his Aunt Sonia, a woman who decided to end her life with dignity after a long illness at the age of 72. The show will use puppets, live actors, music, video and physical theatre to deal with the themes of life, love and loss.

This piece will have its world premier at the
La MaMa Puppet Festival in Fall 2021
at the Ellen Stewart Theatre.

Generously supported in part with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts, The Jim Henson Foundation and Individual Donors.

The show is produced under the following program(s):

Café La MaMa Live

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Weekly live performances that experiment with form. Responding to calls for social isolation, Café La MaMa Live brings La MaMa's 1960s café aesthetic to a virtual platform that links performers and audiences in real time across distance. Guest curators each week give artists a digital platform to share their work with the world.

Online Happenings

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Presented by La MaMa and CultureHub, La MaMa is exploring ways to respond creatively to a situation that is potentially changing how we gather as a community in our theatres. La MaMa is working with CultureHub to provide online streaming of select productions and events on Howlround Theatre Commons.

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