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Saturday, Sept 29 at 3pm, Location: Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 East 4th Street, New York, NY)
Curated by Michal Gamily & Kim Ima
Educational Outreach by Arthur Adair
The reason why Andrei Șerban had a long international career directing theater and opera all over the world, is due to the fact that Ellen Stewart had a dream about a young promising director from communist Romania and when she woke up she decided to try the impossible: she flew to Bucharest, and by speaking instant Romanian, she convinced the Ceausescu censors to give him a passport and a plane ticket to New York to work at La MaMa.
Among the many shows he directed with Great Jones Company, Fragments of Trilogy was considered by Ellen herself the highest achievement in La MaMa’s history. Her dream was not in vain.
Coffeehouse Chronicles honors Andrei Șerban and his long career with panelists, live performances and archival material from the La MaMa Archives. Hosted by Mia Yoo. Panelists: Arnold Aronson, Daniela Dima, Liev Schreiber, Priscilla Smith, Aniko Szucs, Charlie Hayward, Onni Johnson, Valois Mickens
Performers: Great Jones Repertory Company, Richard Cohen, George Drance, Angela Fie, Paul Haris, Charles Hayward, Kim Ima, Onni Johnson, Julia Martin, Valois Mickens, Bill Ruyle, Priscilla Smith, Yukio Tsuji, Zishan Ugurlu, Peter Zummo, Cris Wild, Halleli Gamily Peleg, Yuna Clark
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the city council.
More details on lamama.org