2016 Fall in Love with Solo Season

FALL IN LOVE WITH SOLO SEASON

Wild Child press kit (2)(1)Theaterlab presents
WILD CHILD IN THE CITY

Written & Performed by Tjasa Ferme
Directed by Ana Margineanu
September 30 – October 2 | Friday & Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 5pm
Tickets: $20 HERE

Tjasa Ferme combines her European sensibility and Kafka-esque sense of irony with down-to-earth toughness of a New York single girl who has seen it all. It is a story so unbelievable, twisted, and smelly that it must be true. The writer-performer recalls the top 10 experiences that occurred in her roughly 25 different rented apartments in New York. In the first scenario, as reported by WABC’s Eyewitness News, an intruder claims to be Tjasa’s boyfriend. In another, a subletter turns out to be a relapsed heroin addict who, in one of his fits, smears the walls with his own feces. Part dark comedy, part rant with a strong feminist twist, part immersive theater experience, Wild Child In The City proves with grit and wit that in New York City, the truth is often much stranger than fiction.

Audience Choice Award Winner, 46th TSD – 46th Week of Slovenian Drama


Panel discussion: “Traveling Solo: Touring Solo Shows Domestically and Abroad.”
October 2nd at 6:30 pm, following Wild Child in the City

In addition to Slovenian solo artist Tjasa Ferme, writer and performer of Wild Child in the City, panelists will include:

Ana Margineanu – Romanian immersive theatre director and co-founder of PopUP Theatrics

Erwin Maas – Theater/opera director, teacher, and international performing arts advocate from the Netherlands who has worked extensively in Australia, Europe and South Africa

Elizabeth Hess – Writer and performer whose solo works have won awards both in the United States and abroad.

Sylvia Milo – Performer, playwright and producer whose award-winning solo play The Other Mozart has toured the US and Europe and is currently playing at the Players Theatre with three actresses in rotation (More info below)

The “Traveling Solo” panel will particularly appeal to those looking to better understand the logistics, the joys and travails and the creative challenges of traveling with a one-person show.

 

We’ll discuss questions such as how traveling internationally changes the perception of solo work, thoughts on finding audiences in unfamiliar places, and how a show’s structure and content may help or hinder its ability to find venues.

Tickets are available for Wild Child in the City at 5pm HERE.

If you are unable to attend the performance, but would like to attend the panel discussion, please RSVP at Theaterlab36@gmail.com.


solo show by Christine Renee MillerFrokieCo. Productions presents
SUCH NICE SHOES
Written & Performed by Christine Renee Miller
Directed by Andrea Dantas
October 13 – 22, 2016 | Thu – Sat at 8pm with Sun, Oct 16 at 3pm & Mon, Oct 17 at 7pm
Tickets: $20 HERE

What happens when you mix über wealthy yoga clients, the MTA, the city’s homeless, crappy auditions, and breast cancer? A typical New York City day.

Lighting Design: Kia Rogers
Projection Design: Lianne Arnold
Stage Manager: Gahlia Eden
Produced by FrokieCo. Productions

Talkback after Monday, October 17th at 7pm performance.


megan 1 copyFINDING FELLINI
Written & Performed by Megan Metrikin
Directed & Designed by Guy De Lancey
November 10th – 13th | Thurs – Sat at 8pm & Sun at 5pm
Tickets: $25 General Admission | $15 with valid student ID HERE

A woman’s journey to find Fellini and the creativity, freedom and vibrancy he represented in order to escape the brutal reality of apartheid South Africa. For an hour, the actress takes us on a journey of poignant, powerful and comic stories of growing up in a conflict ridden country.  Intertwined with magical moving images, the journey takes us to Rome on a glorious adventure of self-discovery through the cinematic world of Federico Fellini.

Written & Performed by Megan Metrikin
Directed & Designed by Guy De Lancey

Following Finding Fellini’s Saturday, November 12th performance, acclaimed accordionist Yuri Lemeshev, known for his virtuosic performances with Gogol Bordello, joins us to play a live set of the music of Nino Rota, Fellini’s longtime composer.