Dance-theater hit UNMAKING TOULOUSE-LAUTREC extends through Oct 30
Mara Lieberman and Bated Breath Theatre Company
Extends through October 30 at Madame X
“A weird and wonderful little show… Unmaking Toulouse-Lautrec will
bring you, if not down to earth, then into an intimate space where the
mind of a great, troubled artist can live on for a new generation.”
–Jon Sobel, Blogcritics
“I wish Moulin Rouge were half as inventive as Unmaking
Toulouse-Lautrec.” –Jose Solis, American Theatre’s Token Theatre Friends
>> Bated Breath Theatre Company announces a third extension of their
acclaimed environmental dance-theater production UNMAKING
TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. Performances will now continue through October
30 that Madame X in Manhattan’s historic Greenwich Village, where
performances began on May 8.
UNMAKING TOULOUSE-LAUTREC invites you to discover the bohemian world
of the Belle Epoque with Henri Toulouse-Lautrec—artist, aristocrat and
all-around 19th Century bad boy. Dive into the underbelly of old Paris
as you drink innovative house-made cocktails, lounge in a totally
immersive Parisian-style salon, and rub shoulders with the dancers,
prostitutes and outcasts that inspired the most enticing, elegant and
provocative art depicting the decadence and sexuality of
Through dance, imagery, vignettes, and text, the production combines
modern music and language while exploring the ecstasy of creativity
and the agony of the body in the sexiest art history lesson you'll ever have.
It is conceived and directed by Mara Lieberman and devised by Bated
Breath Theatre Company members Mia Aguirre, Derya Celikkol, Marisa
Gold, Sean Hinckle, Allison Houser, Matt Mastromatteo, Nicole Orabona,
David Raposo, and Lauren Winigrad. Original music is by Nathan Leigh.
The production team also includes Gail Fresia (costumes), Tara O’Con
(choreographic consultant), Derya Celikkol (production design).
Mara Lieberman has served as Executive Artistic Director of
award-winning Bated Breath Theatre Company since 2012. For Bated
Breath she has directed and served as lead writer for all of Bated
Breath’s shows since she took the helm including Unmaking
Toulouse-Lautrec and the award-winning Freedom: In 3 Acts (New England
Museum Association’s Annual Conference in 2017, International Festival
of Arts and Ideas). Mara wrote and directed Bated Breath’s interactive
art auction play, Beneath the Gavel, which ran Off-Broadway at 59E59
Theaters and has had recurring performances at Broadway’s supper club,
Feinstein’s/54 Below. Her new short play (co-written with Jamie
Roach) The Pride of Christopher Street, premiered in December 2018 at
The Up Close Festival at the New Ohio Theatre. She has also adapted
and directed plays at The New York International Fringe Festival and
HERE’s American Living Room Festival.
Bated Breath Theatre Company uses movement and physical theatre to put
the life back into historical events, often including audience
interaction as part of an unforgettable theatre journey. The Company
premiered its interactive art auction play Beneath the Gavel at 59E59
Theatres in 2017 and performs the play on a recurring basis at
Feinstein’s/54 Below. They’ve performed at their award-winning
Freedom: In 3 Acts as part the New Haven Festival of Arts and Ideas
and at the New England Museum Association Annual Conference as part of
the keynote address. Bated Breath’s short play The Pride of
Christopher Street was part of the Up Close Festival at the New Ohio
Theatre. Bated Breath is also currently working on a new interactive
wine tasting play in collaboration with wine journalist Jane Anson.
For more information visit www.batedbreaththeatre.org.
Starting Friday, September 13th, UNMAKING TOULOUSE-LAUTREC runs
alternating Fridays (7pm & 8:30pm) and Wednesdays (7pm & 9pm) through
October 30. Running time is 60 minutes.
Madame X is located at 94 West
Houston Street, between LaGuardia Place and Thompson Street --
accessible from the B,D,F,M trains at Broadway/Lafayette. Tickets are
$45 and includes one complimentary beer, wine or specialty cocktail.
Tickets are available at www.unmakinglautrecplay.com.
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