NEW YORK – Theater for the New Metropolis, Govt Director Crystal Discipline, and Et Alia Theater in affiliation with Aurora Nova, current White Rabbit Crimson Rabbit by Nassim Soleimanpour, produced by Luísa Galatti and Ana Moioli, carried out by Maria Müller, on Sunday, March 13, 8 PM, on the Theater for the New Metropolis, 155 First Avenue in Manhattan.
Will you take part? Will you be manipulated? Will you pay attention? Will you actually pay attention?
With no rehearsals, no director, a unique actor every evening, and a script ready in a sealed envelope on stage, internationally acclaimed White Rabbit Crimson Rabbit by Iranian author Nassim Soleimanpour is an audacious theatrical experiment and a potent reminder of the transgressive and transformative energy of theatre.
Forbidden to go away his native Iran, Soleimanpour wrote a play which traveled the world in his place. The viewers joins every completely different performer on a journey into the unknown; stumbling upon the private and profound, the bounds of liberty and in the end the place theatre can take you. Since its joint premiere in 2011, the play has been translated into over 25 completely different languages and has been carried out over 1000 instances by a number of the greatest names in theatre and movie, together with actors Whoopi Goldberg, Nathan Lane, John Damage, Dominic West, Simon McBurney, Stephen Fry, Sinead Cusack, Stephen Rea, Marcus Brigstocke, and filmmaker Ken Loach.
White Rabbit, Crimson Rabbit, produced by Et Alia Theater and Theater for the New Metropolis in affiliation with Aurora Nova on March 13. Photograph: Courtesy of Et Alia Theater
Be aware: This play is NOT overtly political, and shouldn’t be portrayed as such. It operates on a deeper, metaphoric stage, and really expressly avoids overt political remark.
Visionary playwright Nassim Soleimanpour was denied a passport in his native Iran due to his standing as a conscientious objector. Unable to journey, he determined to jot down a play which might journey the world in his place. White Rabbit Crimson Rabbit requires no director or set, and a unique actor should play the one position at each efficiency. This makes for a singular, thrilling expertise for all. The viewers joins a unique performer every evening on a journey into the unknown; stumbling upon the “private and profound, riffing on the bounds of liberty and exploring the place theatre can take you, with or with out a passport.”
On an in any other case naked stage there’s a ladder, a desk, and a chair. On the desk, there are two glasses of water, a spoon, and an envelope containing the script. Informed within the creator’s voice and utilizing allegorical animals to make its factors about energy and society, the play is described as intense, comedian, and unnerving. Regardless of the dearth of director or rehearsals, White Rabbit Crimson Rabbit is a strong and audacious theatrical experiment that has been celebrated worldwide as one of the vital astonishing evenings in theatre. By means of viewers participation as you’ve by no means seen it earlier than, each viewers and actor create a heartwarming, genuinely unique piece that defies nationwide boundaries, censorship, and an extended description.
As an invite from Aurora Nova, this efficiency can be a part of Let There Be Theatre – A Name to Motion on March 13.
“Friday, the thirteenth of March 2020 was the day most theatres on the earth needed to shut down,” Aurora Nova Director Wolfgang Hoffmann stated. “Initially it was thought that the closure would final only one month or perhaps two or till July on the final. It quickly turned (…) the longest theatre shutdown in fashionable historical past.”
Hoffmann continued: “We need to mark the anniversary of that day by creating a rare international occasion that celebrates reside theatre and the resilience of our sector. An occasion that generates a lot wanted revenue in addition to hope and inspiration on this time of uncertainty and isolation. On the thirteenth of March 2021 in all nations on the earth, we would like a play to be staged. A play which resides proof that creativity can overcome adversity. At 8 PM in each time zone there can be a mess of exhibits beginning on the similar time for twenty-four hours, thus creating a large theatrical neighborhood. Tons of of performers will face the daring activity to learn a textual content they haven’t seen earlier than to a reside viewers and everyone can be current on the similar second.”
In 2021, 92 theatres in 33 nations took half on this initiative and carried out the play on the identical day. Evidently, the occasion will occur once more in 2022, with the hope that much more theaters will participate.
The in-person efficiency will occur on March 13, tickets accessible on-line: https://bit.ly/33PBMDw.
The trailer for the play is accessible on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/83678397.
Web site: https://www.etaliatheater.com.
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