Rockefeller and I Part 1 is a solo performance in which John Maria Gutierrez, son of a low income, sometimes no-income, Dominican immigrant family confronts his life experience with another John, John D. Rockefeller Jr. and his 10 personal Commandments, how to live your life.
Rockefeller and I will be the second time Uwe Mengel creates a performance specifically designed for the sidewalk in front of La MaMa. In May 2019, he created on the sidewalk the participatory performance Everyday Murder.
Performance by Uwe Mengel & John Maria Gutierrez
Directed by Uwe Mengel
Performed by John Maria Gutierrez
Production Manager - Sarah Rae Murphy
John Maria Gutierrez is a multidisciplinary actor, creator and educator from Washington Heights, NYC. La MaMa 2021 Artist in Residence, New York Live Arts 2022 Fresh Tracks Artist and member of Great Jones Repertory Company.
Uwe Mengel created performances at many cities and Theater Festivals, like Melbourne/ Australia; Zuerich/Switzerland; Berlin/Germany; SanAntonio/Texas; Thessaloniki/Greece; Frankfurt/Germany. More info: www.umengel.com