The Lost & Found Project Bringing COVERS to Segal Centre, 5/9-10
New York's Lost & Found Project theatre troupe comes to the Segal Centre with its play COVERS by Ruvym Gilman and Boris Zilberman, and directed by acclaimed theatre director Alexandre Marine. Originally produced at the National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene, this engaging psychological work is being presented in English by the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre as part of its New Jewish Scene Series for two performances only May 9th (8:00 p.m.) and May 10th (2:00 p.m.) at the Segal Centre Studio. Watch the trailer.
Conceived and produced by Anna Zicer and performed by the award-winning New York City docu-theatre troupe the Lost & Found Project, COVERS paints a revealing portrait of an unusual family while exploring the difficult choices made that have defined their pasts and are destined to influence their futures.
Told through a collaboration of the performers' own family stories, the piece looks into family bonds, the choices and decisions that form our lives today. Amusing, gripping and moving, COVERS transports us between decades of lost memories and disclosed experiences. Lose yourself so you can discover who you are.
Reaching into the depths of the Russian-Jewish American experience
The Lost & Found Project is an experimental theatre troupe featuring Russian-Jewish actors born in the former Soviet Union in the 1970s and '80s. Lost & Found focuses on the process of investigation into personal family history and personal identities and bases its productions on the verbatim technique. The Lost & Found Project is the only young Russian-Jewish ensemble in NYC.
"The goal of the project is to include the audience in the creative process and to allow them the opportunity to raise questions concerning their own identity and become more aware of their own history," says founder and producer, Anna Zicer. "The process can be daunting as we never know what the outcome may be, but we just have to trust the process."
This is the first time COVERS will be performed in Canada after two sold out runs in New York and Russia.
Acclaimed Russian theatre artist Alexandre Marine directs. Recipient of the distinguished Artist of Russia award, Marine has directed over seventy productions in Moscow, Montreal, New York and Tokyo. A founding member of the Tabakov Theatre in Russia and founding Artistic Director of Théâtre Deuxième Réalité, Marine's Segal Centre credits include Waiting for the Barbarians, Amadeus, and Dangerous Liaisons.