La MaMa & St. Ann's Warehouse to Present LA DIVINA CARICATURA, 12/6-22
Lee Breuer, a Co-Founding, Co-Artistic Director of Mabou Mines, is a writer, lyricist, director, adaptor and filmmaker. His productions include The Gospel at Colonus, Mabou Mines DollHouse, Peter and Wendy, The Lost Ones and Un Tramway Nommé Désir (with the Comédie Française). His books include Animations, Sister Suzie Cinema, the forthcoming Getting Off, and Pataphysics Penyeach. The complete trilogy La Divina Caricatura will be included in his book I don't want to change your mind, I want to change your music - Selected Performance Poems, to be published in September 2014 by Seagull Press.
Breuer has directed 13 OBIE Award-winning performances and two OBIE Award-winning productions, additionally winning OBIEs for Best Play and Distinguished Achievement. He has received The Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award, The Edinburgh FestivAl Golden Herald Angel Award, and was named a Chevalier Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Fellowships include the MacArthur, Harvard/Radcliffe Bunting, Ford/USArtists, Guggenheim, Rockefeller, McKnight, three Fulbrights, two Asian Cultural Counsel fellowships, and a Japan American Friendship Commission. Nominations include Pulitzer, Tony, Emmy and Grammy Awards.
Lincoln Schleifer has worked for 48 years as a bassist, writer and producer, mostly in New York City. He has recorded and/or performed with Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs, Phoebe Snow, CharLes Brown, Warren Haynes, Shawn Colvin, Rosanne Cash, Levon Helm, Jorma Kaukonen, David Bromberg, David Johansen, Buddy Miller and Clarence Fountain, among others. He was the bassist for The Gospel at Colonus for over three years, during which time he met and continued a longterm working relationship and friendship with Lee Breuer, also writing material with him for a play by his daughter, Clove Breuer. Schleifer has written music and lyrics for The Original Soul Stirrers, Julie Miller, Sam Butler, Cinemax and many independent artists.