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TheaterLab and MITF Presents FINDING FELLINI

Written and performed by Megan Metrikin and directed by Guy De Lancey, 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 representing the creativity, freedom and vibrancy Fellini symbolizes to a woman running from the horrors of her home country where repression is the suffocating norm.

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 moving images, we wind up in Italy, toggling between Rome and Venice, on a glorious adventure of self-discovery through the cinematic world of the one and only Federico Fellini.

Dear Mr. Fellini, I know you've never seen me in the flesh but Mr. Fellini you've definitely dreamed about me because every night I dream of you.

Running time is 65 minutes

Finding Fellini is written and performed by Megan Metrikin and directed and designed by Guy De Lancey with stage management by Marek Martinek. Dramaturgy by Jack Feldstein and originally workshopped under the direction of Carol Kaplan.

Presented as part of TheaterLab's Solo Season.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
TheaterLab Performances:
Thurs Nov 10 at 8pm
Fri Nov 11 at 8pm
Sat Nov 12 at 8pm
Sun Nov 13 at 5pm

Midtown International Theatre Festival Performances:
Mon Nov 14 at 8PM
Thurs Nov 17 at 6PM
Sat Nov 19 at 5:30PM

Location: Finding Fellini is performed Nov 10 - 13 at TheaterLab is located at 357 W 36th Street 3rd floor (b/w 8th and 9th Aves); and performed Nov 14 - 19 as part of the Midtown International TTheatre Festival at the WorkShop Theater's Jewel Box Theater 312 W 36 Street (b/w 8 and 9 Aves.) A/C/E to 34th Street / Penn Station.

More info at: http://www.theaterlabnyc.com/; http://www.midtownfestival.org/

Tickets: $25 general admission; $15 with valid student ID

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
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 (Powaqatsi, Koyaanisqatsi) and Oliviero Toscani. He also studied creative and screenwriting at New York University. He works as a director, cinematographer, photographer and designer. Both lighting and set design. Occasionally as an actor. He played 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 Mcconaughe 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 Nights 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".


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