La MaMa Presents Coffeehouse Chronicles #149 "Andrei Serban" With Special Guest Liev Schreiber

La MaMa Presents Coffeehouse Chronicles #149 “Andrei Serban” With Special Guest Liev SchreiberLA MAMA, the 2018 Tony Award winning theater presents, COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #149 "Andrei Serban" - Saturday, September 29th at 3:00pm?at The Ellen Stewart Theater (66 East 4th Street), in the Manhattan.

COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #149 "Andrei Serban", is moderated by La MaMa Artistic Director, Mia Yoo, and featuring special guest Liev Schreiber, panelists will also include ARNOLD ARONSON (Professor of Theatre at Columbia University), DANIELA DIMA (Assistant to Andrei Serban), Priscilla Smith (founding member of Great Jones Repertory Company), and ANIKO SZUCS (Hungarian Theatre Scholar).

COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #149 "Andrei Serban", will feature performances of Fragments of a Greek Trilogy with original members of the Great Jones Repertory Company -- Richard Cohen, George Drance, Paul Haris, Charles Hayward, Kim Ima, Onni Johnson, Julia Martin, Valois Mickens, Bill Ruyle, Priscilla Smith, Yukio Tsuji, Zishan Ugurlu, as well as rarely seen footage from the La MaMa Archives and Andrei Serban's Private Collection.

TICKETS: $10 Adult Tickets; $5 Student/Senior Tickets (+ $1 Facility Fee), http://lamama.org/andrei_serban/

Andrei Serban renowned for his innovative and iconoclastic interpretations and stagings, studied at the Theatre Institute in Romania. He worked with Peter Brook at Brook's International Theatre Institute in both Paris and Persepolis. At New York's Lincoln Center he directed Aeschylus' Agamemnon and Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, the latter of which won a Tony Award for Best Revival. He has directed at The Public Theatre, Yale Repertory, the Guthrie, Circle in the Square, Delacorte, San Francisco's A.C.T., The American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, the Royal National Theatre in London, Schauspielhaus Bochum, and the Comedie Francaise in Paris, among others. He acted as general director of the Romanian National Theatre and has staged opera productions all over the world. Since 1992, he has been Professor of Theater at the Columbia University School of the Arts.

Coffeehouse Chronicles is an educational performance series exploring the history of Off-Off Broadway. Our mission is to provide a home for personal engagement with art. Part artist-portrait, part history lesson, and part community forum, Coffeehouse Chronicles take an intimate look at the development of downtown theatre, from the 1960s' "Coffeehouse Theatres" through today. Events feature firsthand oral accounts from artists of the day, as well as conversations with contemporary artists who work in the same bold, daring manner today. Coffeehouse Chronicles is held on one Saturday each month (September through June), and is curated by Michal Gamily and Kim Ima; Educational Outreach by Arthur Adair.

About La MaMa

La MaMa is dedicated to the artist and all aspects of the theatre. La MaMa's vision of nurturing new artists and new work remains as strong today as it was when Ellen Stewart first opened the doors in 1961. La MaMa has presented more than 5,000 productions by 150,000 artists of all nations, cultures, races and identities. Cultural pluralism and ethnic diversity are inherent in the work created on our stages. Here, artists find a supportive environment for artistic exploration, and audiences are part of the development of an artist's work over time.

A recipient of the 2018 Regional Theater Tony Award, and more than 30 Obie Awards and dozens of Drama Desk, Bessie, and Villager Awards, La MaMa has been a creative home for thousands of artists, many of whom have made lasting contributions to the arts, including Blue Man Group, Ping Chong, André De Shields, Adrienne Kennedy, Harvey Fierstein, Diane Lane, Warren Leight, Michael Mayer, Tadeusz Kantor, Bette Midler, Meredith Monk, Peter Brook, David and Amy Sedaris, Julie Taymor, Kazuo Ohno, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

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