What, for the theater, are our tablecloths, forks, spoons, plates and bowls that maybe aren’t actually serving us anymore? Is how we are making theater and performance the best way it could exist, or is there a better version?
I grew up in a yellow house in West Seneca, NY, a suburb of Buffalo. My bedroom window was on the second floor in between the windows of my sisters, though I am the youngest, with a huge maple tree in front of it that made me feel like I lived in a treehouse.
What’s the relationship between joy and the various vibes and qualities of my identity? In my life, joy is so damn important; I’m rounding out year #2 living in NYC after moving from the Midwest and re-getting to know myself while finding and building community which couldn’t be possible without joy.
MADONNA col BAMBINO is written by Sarah Einspanier, composed by Deepali Gupta, directed and developed by Caitlin Sullivan. Structured like a speculative science fiction mass, the play is trippy, eerily precise, weirdly reverential, profoundly moving and deeply funny. It runs July 18th through July 21st at
Tamara Sevunts is a Canadian-Armenian actress, originally from Montreal and now based in NYC. A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, she is fluent in six languages. Off-Broadway credits include: “Your Alice” (BAM), “Daybreak” (Beckett Theatre), “The Good Girl” (59E59 Theatres) and “Loose
The La MaMa Moves Festival, now in its 13th season, opens Thursday May 10. Curator Nicky Paraiso and artists Ellen Fisher, Jonathan Gonzalez, Adham Hafez and Ni’Ja Whitson recently shared some thoughts about their relationship to the festival.
In the alchemy of her performance, humor and transformation become means not of hiding the self, but of revealing it.
I know both the impossibility and necessity of such a Decolonizing.
As a central point of exploration: “Spaces are not exterior to our bodies, instead, spaces are like a second skin, they unfold in the folds of the body.”
“These People Seem Like Republicans”: Rebecca Patek takes on shame, rapey logic and misogyny with CHASM
With CHASM I wanted a way to get that back because I feel like that’s not about a career, or being an artist, it’s mine, it’s what I do, it’s what I’ve always done. It feels necessary for survival.
This idea of American desire and what’s encapsulated in that is this reckoning, but, also holding the truths of being white in American culture means you have to hold the history of being an oppressor. But, then, how do you hold that?
My collaborators on Pillowtalk have pushed me to envision a different time and place: a beautifully queer place that simultaneously grounds us in the deeply dangerous reality of American culture and propels us forward to claim the spaces for an equitable future governed by radical love.