Created by – Thaddeus Phillips and Tatiana Mallarino in collaboration
with Victor Mallarino
Direction – Tatiana Mallarino
– Thaddeus Phillips
Lighting Design – Jeff Sugg
Sound Design – Jamie McElhinney
Video Design – Austin Switser
Production Stage Management – Rachel Zack
Thaddeus Phillips – “Polonio”
Luis Fernando Hoyos
Single tickets on sale now.
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Our box office is open Tuesday - Saturday, 1:00pm-6:00pm.
79 East 4th Street, located between Bowery and Second Avenue in the
Single tickets, $50.00 each.
CheapTix Sundays, $20.00 (all tickets for all Sunday evening performances
at 7:00pm; tickets must be purchased in person, in cash at the NYTW
Student tickets, $20.00 (must be purchased in person with valid student
ID at the NYTW box office).
Simultaneously a foreign film, theatre play, epic history and telenovela,
¡El Conquistador! was created on location in Bogotá,
Colombia and centers around Polonio, a peasant who flees his war-ravaged
village to become a soap opera star. What he finds instead is a job
as the doorman of a fancy high-rise apartment building populated by
crazy and exotic residents who are portrayed by some of Latin America's
best TV stars (who appear via video). ¡El Conquistador!
is a visually stunning, funny and moving play conceived, performed
and designed by renegade theater artist Thaddeus Phillips, who collaborated
with Colombia's leading TV actor and director, Victor Mallarino, to
create this vivid picture of contemporary Latin America.
Conquistador! is performed in Spanish with English surtitles.
First preview, Wednesday, September 20; opening night, Tuesday, October
3; final performance, Sunday, October 22.
Tuesday at 7:00pm; Wednesday – Friday at 8:00pm; Saturday at
3:00pm and 8:00pm; Sunday at 2:00pm and 7:00pm.
Saturday, September 23, no 3:00pm performance
Sunday, September 24, no 2:00pm performance
Sunday, October 1, no 7:00pm performance
Monday, October 2, added performance at 8:00pm
Wednesday, October 4, no performance
Saturday, October 21, no 3:00pm performance
Wednesday, September 27, post-performance
Wednesday, October 11, post-performance
Tuesday, October 17, post-performance
approximately one hour and 30 minutes with no intermission
Thaddeus Phillips is a Pew Fellow who received his
B.A. from Colorado College and attended DAMU in Prague. He is a protégé
of Bulgarian scene designer Encho Avramov, and studied with tap master
Jimmy Payne and Czech Puppet Theater Director Josef Krofta. He is
the Artistic Director of The Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental, a
company that makes original innovative theater based on subjects ranging
from airline security to the last 7 days of Edgar Allan Poe. For Lucidity
Suitcase he has designed and created Red–Eye to Havre de
Grace, The Tempest (in a kiddie pool), PlanetLear
(King Lear performed on a putt-putt golf course), Lost Soles
(a solo tap adventure about Wyoming and Cuba), The Earth’s
Sharp Edge (a travelogue through Morocco, 1970’s hijackings
and Newark’s ‘Liberty’ Airport). Lucidity Suitcase
Intercontinental’s work has been presented in the US and Europe
at such venues as MassMoca, On The Boards, The Painted Bride Art Center
(Philadelphia), The Arcola Theatre and Battersea Arts Center (London),
Traverse Theatre (Scotland) and Buntport Theater (Denver). Phillips
also worked as a writer and performer in Robert Lepage’s
The Geometry of Miracles which played at the Brooklyn Academy
of Music in New York and at The Royal National Theater in London as
well as a world-tour.
Tatiana Mallarino is from Bogotá, Colombia
and is currently an artistic associate of the Buntport Theater in
Denver and the Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental. While in Colombia,
she was involved in television production working on the telenovela,
"Leche." Tatiana directed Henry Five Live,
Lost Soles and ¡El Conquistador! and appeared
as Leila Khaled in The Earth's Sharp Edge. She also served
as stage manager for The Tempest in London at the Arcola
Theater and worked as a translator for the Festival Iberoamericano
de Teatro in Bogotá translating for Ex Machina and Serbian
Director Gorcin Stojanovic.
Victor Mallarino is one of the most important figures
of Colombian television and theater. Victor has been involved in uncountable
telenovelas the first of which were "La Tia Julia y El Escribidor"
and "Maten al Leon." More recently Victor has played
the male lead in "Sangre de Lobos," "El
Inutil," "La Babysister," "Porque
Diablos," and "Dora la Celadora." He
wrote and directed a satire of those telenovelas called "Leche"
(Milk). For Telemundo in Miami, he was the host for that station's
"Protagonistas de La Novela" - a reality TV show.