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The award winning "FINDING FELLINI"

Written and Performed by MEGAN METRIKIN

17 - 23 February 2018

First Floor Theatre @ La MaMa

74 East 4th Street New York, NY 10003

(between Bowery & Second Avenue)

TICKETS: $10-$20 [plus $1 facility fee]

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60 minutes, no intermission

Series of One is a platform for provocative, challenging solo performances, curated by Nicky Paraiso presented at La MaMa during the 56th season. These courageous artists exemplify La MaMa's mission by continuing to create adventurous and engaging art which allows audiences to experience the dynamism of a single performer-no distractions.

"Finding Fellini" centers around a Jewish woman's escape from the brutal realities of apartheid South Africa into a Fellini infused cinematic landscape. Projection images from the maestro's films, as well as Fellini quotes, weave together elucidating the creativity, freedom and vibrancy.

Megan Metrikin is both playwright and performer in this vivid ode to Federico Fellini, the muse to a young girl trapped in the horrors of Apartheid South Africa. Guy de Lancey is both director and designer of this lush visual gem which expertly marries film and theater in an intoxicating mix of memory and mosaic.

Over the course of a lyrical hour, Metrikin takes us on a journey of poignant, powerful and comic stories of growing up in a conflict-ridden country. Intertwined with magical images, we find ourselves in Italy, between Rome and Venice, on a glorious adventure of self- discovery through the cinematic world of the iconic Federico Fellini.

The show garnered two awards at the United Solo Theatre Festival (Best actress and Best production design) and three awards at the Midtown International Theater Festival including Outstanding Solo Show (MITF) Outstanding Set Design (MITF) and Outstanding Sound Design (MITF).

MEGAN METRIKIN (playwright / performer) Metrikin was born in South Africa and worked extensively at the Market Theatre. She played Ruth, the leading role, in "Sophiatown", which performed at the Chicago Festival, San Francisco, St Paul, Toronto Festival, Glasgow Festival, Montpellier, Nice, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Basil, Frankfurt, Soweto, Johannesburg and Cape Town. She also acted in "Speed the Plow", "The Dybbuk", "The Tempest", "The Lulu Sex Tragedies", "Love Story in Maputo", "Hamlet", "Cowboy Mouth", "Exit the King" and "Man is Man". Film includes "Shot Down" and "The Howling IV." She is currently based in New York. "Finding Fellini" is her first solo show.

Guy de Lancey (director): Guy completed his theatre studies at Rhodes University. Was awarded a grant to attend FABRICA the Benetton Arts and Communication Research Centre in Italy, under the directorships of Godfrey Reggio and Oliviero Toscani. He later studied at NYU. Guy works as a director, cinematographer, photographer, designer (lighting and set) and as an actor. He appeared in the world premiere of Athol Fugard's "The Birdwatchers" directed by Athol Fugard, and recently in the film of Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" with Idris Elba and Mathew McConaughey. A founder member of the Mechanicals Theatre Collective he has directed and designed: Shakespeare's "King Lear" (This time it Hurts) "A Midsummer Night's Dream" described by critic Peter Tromp as "One of the most enjoyable, inventive and strangest Shakespeare productions I have seen, probably ever". Sarah Kane's "Blasted," Jaan Tatte's "Highway Crossing". He designed the Fugard Theatre and Edinburgh productions of Edinburgh productions of Athol Fugard's "Statements After an Arrest under the Immorality act".

About La MaMa.

La MaMa is dedicated to the artist and all aspects of the theatre. The organization has a worldwide reputation for producing daring performance works that defy form and transcend barriers of ethnic and cultural identity. Founded in 1961 by award-winning theatre pioneer Ellen Stewart, La MaMa has presented more than 5,000 productions by 150,000 artists from more than 70 nations. A recipient of more than 30 Obie Awards and dozens of Drama Desk, Bessie, and Villager Awards, La MaMa has helped launch the careers of countless artists, many of whom have made important contributions to American and international arts milieus.

La MaMa's 56th season highlights artists of different generations, gender identities, and cultural backgrounds, who question social mores and confront stereotypes, corruption, bigotry, racism, and xenophobia in their work. Our stages embrace diversity in every form and present artists that persevere with bold self-expression despite social, economic, and political struggle and the 56th season reflects the urgency of reaffirming human interconnectedness.

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