PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF . . .
VILLAGE, MY HOME BY MARCINA ZACCARIA
An exploration of the Village’s many colorful characters
These actors move in and out, flowing like a modern dance piece and fill out their moments with meaning and verve. The movement is clear with a great sense of life in constant motion and change. The Middle Aged Woman played by Frances McGarry anchors the piece with authority and her passionate complaints also provide humor. ~Susan Hasho
August 27 to September 3, 2017
Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue
Community Space Theater
Sunday, August 27 at 5:00 PM
Tuesday, August 29 at 9:00 PM,
Thursday, August 31 at 9:00 PM
Friday, September 1 at 9:00 PM,
Saturday, September 2 at 2:00 PM
Sunday, September 3 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org
Running Time: 45 minutes. Critics are invited to all performances.
REVIEWS ARE IN! Village, My Home is a part of The Dream Up Festival presented at Theater for A New City.
The citizens of this slice of an unnamed town are expressive and mostly frustrated. They pass by center stage in this production and let us in on pieces of their lives. It is, in fact, inspired by Greenwich Village with its rich smattering of artists of all ages and types, business people, housewives and tourists. Read more..
In preparation for the New Year, a Village housewife joins businesspeople, locals and tourists as they question what matters to them. As technology continues to fascinate, isolate and shape our lives, how do we encounter our New York City? Village, My Home, written and directed by Marcina Zaccaria, embraces the very human experience of what it means to live and survive in the 21st century against the backdrop of cultural and political uncertainties.
With theatrical movement and state-of-the-art sound design, Village, My Home promises to warm the heart and calm the most unsettling times.
Village, My Home stars LPTW Member Frances McGarry; Marjorie Conn*; Michael C. O’Day*; Kelsey Shapira; Jeff Burchfield*; Madalyn McKay; Christina Ashby; Maile Souza Sean Evans; Maria Severny; Stephanie Roseman; Meaghan Adawe McLeod; Rebecca Genéve; and Catherine Luciani. Jak Prince is the lighting designer. Maria Ortiz Poveda is the costume designer. Dana Robbins is stage managing.
*Appears Courtesy of Actor’s Equity
The eighth annual Dream Up Festival is an ultimate new work festival, dedicated to the joy of discovering new authors and edgy, innovative performances. Audiences savor the excitement, awe, passion, challenge and intrigue of new plays from around the country and around the world.
The festival does not seek out traditional scripts that are presented in a traditional way. It selects works that push new ideas to the forefront, challenge audience expectations and make us question our understanding of how art illuminates the world around us.
A unique and varied selection of productions will again be offered that draw upon a variety of performance specialties including singing, clowning, poetry, street music, magic and movement. The Festival’s founders, Crystal Field and Michael Scott-Price, feel this is especially needed in our present time of declining donations to the arts, grants not being awarded due to market conditions, and arts funding cuts on almost every level across the country and abroad.