Mar 26, 2012 7:30 PM
Krchen the Immortal
The playwright will be present
An immoral, yet immortal, old man does terrible harm to his daughter creates chaos for his family. A metaphor for the inequities and social problems left over from communism in the not so quiescent Slovak society. A comedy! Fulbright scholar, dramaturg and translator Katerina Bohadlova will lead a discussion about the play and Slovak theatre after the reading. Free admission: donation of $5.00 suggested
Organized in collaboration with Immigrants' Theatre Project and Consulate General of the Slovak Republic
Immigrants’ Theatre Project
(ITP) / 2003 OBIE for Innovative Theater
is a professional nonprofit theatre company based in New York City that gives a public theatrical voice to those who are marginalized, promotes the genre of immigrant theatre as a valid American theatre form, and is an artistic model for intercultural relations. Founded in 1988 by Artistic Director Marcy Arlin, ITP presents traditional and experimental plays as full productions and as readings by and about immigrants to the U.S. and worldwide. ITP works with multicultural casts and artistic staff from over 90 ethnicities and nations to reflect the diversity of New York and introduce immigrant and American audiences to challenging theatre works. ITP has presented the American and/or world premieres of over 250 plays, and in addition curates and develops artistic exchange residencies, student and professional development workshops, consultancies for multi-cultural arts programming, and special programs.
Notable programs: East/West/East: Vietnamese Immigrants Out of War,funded by TCG/ITI and CEC ArtsLink, a trilingual (Czech, Vietnamese, English), binational (Czech Republic, U.S.), three-theatre (ITP, Firehouse Theatre of Richmond, Virginia, and Divadlo Feste of Brno, Czech Republic), about the lives of Vietnamese immigrants in the two nations, written in collaboration with playwrights Aurorae Khoo (U.S.) and Radmila Adamova (Czech Republic); The First Time/The Sandbox, Made in Poland Festival (59E59 Theater); 365Plays/365DaysUniversity (LPAC/PS1/MOMA), Czech Plays in Translation (Public Theater/NYTW/Bohemian National Hall), Journey Theatre: eight-month project with survivors of torture; Unexpected Journeys: Plays by Women from Muslim Countries (Tenement Theatre), Difficult Dialogues: Plays about Religion (LPAC), Reinvention and Dislocation (New Group/Martin E. Segal Theater Center), Heresy/Progress, by Sabina Berman and Matei Visniec (HERE); Journey Theatre, a theater project with survivors of war and torture; Women Across Borders: Plays by Women Immigrants (TenementTheater); After the Fall: Reality and the New Romanian Theater (Martin E. Segal Theater Center); Lilac Minyan (BAX/Yiddish Book Center); Indigenous Voices: New Aboriginal Plays (Australian Aboriginal Theater Inititative/ Smithonian Museum); Sweet Karma, by Henry Ong (Queens Theater in the Park).
ITP has collaborated with the Czech Cultural Center, Polish Cultural Institutate, Romanian Cultural Institute, the Australian Consulate, and many other international institutes and embassies. It has been resident theater company with the South Street Seaport Museum (two years), The Tenement Museum (five years) and has presented readings of new plays about immigrants for over five years at the Martin E. Segal Theater Center. During these collaborations, ITP has hosted theater artists from Poland, Australia, Mexico, Czech Republic (including Radok Prize winners Petr Zelenka, David Drabek, Egon Tobias, Lenka Lagronova, and Iva Volankova), India, Romania, Germany, Egypt as well as many artists from around the United States.
Many playwrights have had their work premiered in the United States with ITP, as reading or full production, including Betty Shamieh, Saviana Stanescu, Said Sayrafiezadeh, Deborah Seidman, Sung Rno, Kitty Chen, Sabina Berman, Matei Visniec, Yusuf Al-Guindi, Dina Amin, among others.
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Mar 26, 2012 7:30 PM