Tag: La Mama

Catherine Filloux and Poetic Political Theater

[article as originally published in The Clyde Fitch Report, February 28, 2017.] Poetry, design concepts, political themes and strong female characters distinguish the work of playwright and activist Catherine Filloux. My first exposure to her theatrical style was Luz in 2012, about abused women seeking political asylum and an attorney who works with them. I

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review: luz

Luz by Catherine Filloux Directed by Jose Zayas Featuring Kimber Riddle, Steven Rishard, Lynnette R. Freeman, Julissa Roman La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street October 4,  2012 (opening) — October 14, 2012 production web site Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee September 29, 2012 “My business is paper.” (Alexandra) “We’re at the end of the epistolary

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review: the etiquette of death

The Etiquette of Death by Chris Tanner and others Directed by Everett Quinton and Julie Atlas Muz Choreographed by Julie Atlas Muz Featuring Chris Tanner, Everett Quinton, Greta Jane Pedersen, Brandon Olson Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa, 66 East 4th Street June 16 2012 — July 1, 2012 production web site Reviewed by Martha Wade

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review: hot lunch apostles

Hot Lunch Apostles by Sidney Goldfarb Music by Ellen Maddow and Henry Mann Directed by Paul Zimet Featuring Loudon Wainwright, Jack Wetherall, Ellen Maddow, Tina Shepard La Mama Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 East 4th Street March 1, 2012 — March 18, 2012 [press opening March 8, 2012] production web site Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee March 4,

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review: gimpel the fool & the lady and the peddler

Gimpel the Fool & The Lady and the Peddler Gimpel the Fool by Isaac Beshevis Singer translated by Saul Bellow adapted, designed, directed, performed by Howard Rypp The Lady and the Peddler by S.Y. Agnon translated by Avraham Leader adapted by Yosepha Even-Shoshan directed by Geula Jeffet-Attar featuring Victor Attar and Ilana Cohen (voice by

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review: la mama cantata

La MaMa Cantata Written and directed by Elizabeth Swados Music composed by Elizabeth Swados [based on the words of and stories about Ellen Stewart] Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 East 4th Street 2nd Floor December 29-30, 2011 [encore engagement] production web site Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee December 29, 2011 On what would have been Ellen

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review: mad women

Mad Women Written and performed by John Fleck Directed by Ric Montejano La MaMa Club (with Katselas Theatre Company), 74A East 4th Street December 2, 2011 — December 11, 2011 production web site Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee December 1, 2011 No one, not one person, is served well in this painfully arch and unrehearsed pantomime.

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review: holy crap

(We Couldn’t Call It What We Wanted To Call It, So We Called It) Holy Crap By Iñigo Ramirez de Haro Translated by Iñigo Ramirez de Haro and Ronald Rand Directed by Erica Gould Starring Stephen Mo Hanan La MaMa First Floor Theatre, 74a East 4th Street production web site:  http://lamama.org/first-floor-theatre/holy-crap/ April 28, 2011 —

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review: being harold pinter

Being Harold Pinter By Belarus Free Theatre Adapted and directed by Vladimir Shcherban Featuring Nikolai Khalezin, Pavel Gorodnitski, Yana Rusakevich, Oleg Sidorchik, Irina Yaroshevich, Denis Tarasenka, Marina Yurevich La MaMa E.T.C. Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 East 4th Street production web site:  http://lamama.org/ellen-stewart-theatre/belarus-free-theatre/ April 13, 2011 — May 15, 2011 Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee April

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