Cafe La MaMa Live: Lunch With Sonia (excerpt)
Written by Federico Restrepo with Denise Greber
Co-Directed by Federico Restrepo & Denise Greber
Choreographed by Federico Restrepo
Set & Puppet Design by Federico Restrepo
Sound Design & Music by Leonie Bell
Costume Design by Becky Hubbert
Featuring: Federico Restrepo, with Marina Celander, Zulivet Díaz, Aaron Haskell, Chris Ignacio, and Hope Kroog
Voice of Sonia: Luz Beatriz Pizano
Research and Selected Written Material: Diana Jaramillo and Catalina Restrepo
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.
With this piece Loco7 hopes to acknowledge the incredible intimacy and the very personal nature of dying as the final event of living a self-actualized, individual human life and to move the dialogue from the philosophical arena to the realm of personal experience and stories related to the topic of Death with Dignity.
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.
Café La MaMa Live
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.
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.