¡El Conquistador!

Created by – Thaddeus Phillips and Tatiana Mallarino in collaboration with Victor Mallarino
Direction – Tatiana Mallarino

Scenic Design – Thaddeus Phillips
Lighting Design – Jeff Sugg
Sound Design – Jamie McElhinney
Video Design – Austin Switser
Production Stage Management – Rachel Zack

Thaddeus Phillips – “Polonio”

On video:
Cristina Campuzano
Luis Fernando Hoyos
Helena Mallarino
Tatiana Mallarino
Victor Mallarino
Antonio Sanint

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Facility Address:
79 East 4th Street, located between Bowery and Second Avenue in the East Village.

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 box office).
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.

¡El Conquistador! is performed in Spanish with English surtitles.

First preview, Wednesday, September 20; opening night, Tuesday, October 3; final performance, Sunday, October 22.

Performance schedule:
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

Audience Discussions:
Wednesday, September 27, post-performance
Wednesday, October 11, post-performance
Tuesday, October 17, post-performance
Running time:
approximately one hour and 30 minutes with no intermission

About the artists:
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.


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