All the Wrong Reasons

All the Wrong Reasons

All the Wrong Reasons: A True Story of Neo-Nazis, Drug Smuggling and Undying Love
Text and Performance John Fugelsang
Direction Pam MacKinnon

March 23, 2007—May 6, 2007

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Every once in a while, a show comes along that celebrates traditional values and following the rules. This is not that show. John Fugelsang, the real life son of an ex-nun and a former monk, declares war on everything the neo-cons hold dear in this fearless and hysterical one man show. Sex, politics, Klansmen, the drug war, stem cells and radical love - it's all part of this brilliantly comic and heartbreaking odyssey. The award-winning actor, comedian and political satirist presents an inspiring crusade to take the fundamentalists' morality - and beat them with it.

Scenic and Costume Design Kaye Voyce
Lighting Design Mark Barton
Sound Design Jeremy J. Lee
Stage Manager Niki Spruill

with John Fugelsang

All That I Will Ever Be

All That I Will Ever Be

Text Alan Ball
Direction Jo Bonney

January 17, 2007—March 11, 2007

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Alan Ball is the creator of HBO's Emmy Award-winning "Six Feet Under" and the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of American BeautyAll That I Will Ever Be is a darkly funny tale of cultural provocation and our eternal search for belonging as seen through the relationship of two young men in contemporary Los Angeles: Dwight, a privileged native Angeleno, and Omar, an enigmatic immigrant from the Middle East. All That I Will Ever Be is directed by Jo Bonney (The Seven at NYTW, the recent revival of subUrbia).

Scenic Design Neil Patel
Costume Design Emilio Sosa
Lighting Design David Lander
Sound Design Darron L West
Stage Manager Larry K. Ash

with Patch Darragh, Kandiss Edmundson, Austin Lysy, Peter Macdissi, David Margulies and Victor Slezak

KAOS

KAOS

Conception, Direction and Choreography Martha Clarke
Text Adaptation Frank Pugliese
Dramaturgy Giovanni Papotto
Based on the stories of Luigi Pirandello and the film Kaos by the Taviani Brothers

November 10, 2006—December 31, 2006

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KAOS is a new theatrical work by Martha Clarke which stages parts of four Luigi Pirandello stories featured in the Taviani Brothers’ 1984 film Kaos. Set in Sicily at the dawn of the twentieth century, these stories portray common people in mystical situations, heavily influenced by poverty, violent political unrest and social changes set in motion by mass migration. Through a fusion of text, dance movement, and live music based on Sicily's historical North African roots and its evocative folk songs, Martha Clarke tells the lyrical and haunting stories of a lonely mother desperately trying to make contact with her children in America, a bride discovering that her new husband goes mad with each full moon and a clan of peasants fighting for the right to have a cemetery on the land they have cultivated for generations. KAOS is performed in Italian with English surtitles.

Scenic Design Scott Pask
Costume Design Donna Zakowska
Lighting Design Christopher Akerlind
Projection Design Tal Yarden
Music Direction Jill Jaffe with John T. LaBarbera
Stage Manager Anita Ross

with Felix Blaska, Sophie Bortolussi, George de la Pena, Daria Deflorian, Vito Di Bella, Lorenzo Iacona, Jim Iorio, Gabrielle Malone, Matthew Mohr, Rocco Sisto, Cristina Spina, Rebecca Wender, Robert Wersinger and Julia Wilkins

¡El Conquistador!

¡El Conquistador!

Creation Thaddeus Phillips and Tatiana Mallarino in collaboration with Victor Mallarino
Direction Tatiana Mallarino

September 20, 2006—October 22, 2006

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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 subtitles.

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

with Thaddeus Phillips
On video Cristina Campuzano, Luis Fernando Hoyos, Helena Mallarino, Tatiana Mallarino, Victor Mallarino and Antonio Sanint