Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival Presents "My Name is not Actually Maria," a multidisciplinary devised ensemble piece by Cucumber Dogs.
NEW YORK, July 26
-- “My Name is not Actually Maria” is a multidisciplinary
devised ensemble theater piece that seeks to investigating the phrase
“and then I never saw them again.” Using Craigslist missed
connections ads and verbatim stories as source material, this piece
blends movement, text, music, and technology to create a dream land
of opportunities lost. It is a search for something that disappeared
while your back was turned. Dreamy, ethereal and haunting, it is performed
to a mix of contemporary music and soundscapes. The work is conceived
by Allie Marotta and devised by Cucumber Dogs in association with Sitting
Shotgun. It is co-facilitated by Marotta and Fernando Moya Delgado.
Movement is directed by Delgado.
The piece is devised and performed by Essence Brown, Fernando Moya Delgado, Allie Marotta, Stephanie Orta Vazquez and Lindsey Weiss. Lighting design is by Joe Scardino. Costume and projection design are by Stephen Stanec.
The ninth annual
Dream Up Festival (www.dreamupfestival.org) is being presented by Theater
for the New City from August 26 to September 16. An ultimate new
work festival, it is dedicated to the joy of discovering new authors
and edgy, innovative performances. Audiences savor the excitement, awe,
passion, challenge and intrigue of new plays from around the country
and around the world.
In addition to traditional plays, a unique and varied selection of productions will again be offered, drawing upon a variety of performance genres including musicals, puppetry and movement theater. The Festival's founders, Crystal Field and Michael Scott-Price, feel this is especially needed in our present time of declining donations to the arts, grants not being awarded due to market conditions, and arts funding cuts on almost every level across the country and abroad.
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