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Dixon Place to Open New Stage Theatre's COSMICOMICS, 3/28


Dixon Place in association with The New Stage Theatre Company presents Cosmicomics, an original multimedia theatre piece based on the novel of the same title by Italo Calvino.

Adapted, directed and designed for the stage by Ildiko Nemeth (NY Innovative Theatre Award nominee), this stunning new work comprises a captivating series of vignettes involving our narrator, Qfwfq, as he evolves across the history of the universe. From his innocent childhood before the Big Bang, when everything he loved was packed into a single point, we continue on to his love affairs and nostalgic middle age. Along the way we witness wondrous things: the birth of light and color, the identity crises of creatures that move from sea to land, the inner lives of mollusks, and more. We recognize fundamentally human experiences in these whimsical, passionate tales: obsession, neurosis, love and transformation, played out against an exquisite cosmic backdrop.

Created, Directed & Designed by Ildiko Nemeth. Lighting Design: Federico Restrepo. Projection Design: Laia Cabrera, Isabelle Duverger, and Ildiko Nemeth. Original Music: John Gideon. Costume Design: Egle Paulauskaite and Ildiko Nemeth. Translated: William Weaver.

The cast includes Lance Cruce, Kaylin Lee Clinton, Chris Tanner, Geraldine Dulex, Denice Kondik, Florencia Minniti, Jeanne Lauren Smith, Markus Hirnigel*, Michael Cuomo*, Dodye Bass*, Beau Mallard and Catherine Correa. * These actors appear courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

The New Stage Theatre Company (NSTC), led by founder and artistic director Ildiko Nemeth, presents original and adapted plays that explore the complexities and universality of human experience. Drawing from the traditions of Eastern European theatre and a diverse international ensemble, Nemeth combines all artistic elements of production to create work that overcomes limitations of language, customs, and theatrical convention.

Nemeth founded NSTC in 2002 to bring international artists together through culturally diverse collaborations, and to introduce New York audiences to the work of underrepresented foreign playwrights. Since then NSTC has built its reputation as a "daring downtown experimental group" (Backstage) with a flair for the dramatically and visually surreal. In 2012 The New York Innovative Theatre Awards cited NSTC's 10th Anniversary as a "story of the year," remarking on the company's "unique brand of sophisticated, inspired and startling stage craft."

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