Photo Flash: Take An Immersive Trip To The Moulin Rouge In UNMAKING TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
Bated Breath Theatre Company invites you to experience the Moulin Rouge through the eyes of legendary post-impressionist painter Henri de Toulouse Lautrec with UNMAKING TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. This immersive, environmental production is conceived and directed by Mara Lieberman, devised by Bated Breath Theatre Company and features choreography by Tara O'Con (Then She Fell, Ghost Light, The Grand Paradise), Matt Mastromatteo, and the Company. Previews began May 8 at "the sexiest bar in New York City,"Madame X, in Manhattan's historic Greenwich Village with opening set for May 29.
Rediscover the bohemian world of the Moulin Rouge with legendary artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and the women he immortalized. Dive into the underbelly of old Paris and rub shoulders with the dancers, prostitutes and outcasts that inspired the most enticing, elegant and provocative art ever to launch a t! housand refrigerator magnets. Through imagery, text and dance, UNMAKING TOULOUSE-LAUTREC explores the ecstasy of creativity against the agony of the body in the sexiest art history lesson you'll ever have.
UNMAKING TOULOUSE-LAUTREC is devised by Bated Breath Theatre Company members Mia Aguirre, Derya Celikkol, Marisa Gold, Sean Hinckle, Allison Houser, Matt Mastromatteo, Nicole Orabona, David Raposo, and Lauren Winigrad. The production stars Sean Hinckle, Allison Houser, Nicole Orabona, David Raposo, Derya Celikkol, and Lauren Winigrad with a production team that includes Gail Fresia (costumes), Nathan Leigh (sound), Derya Celikkol (production design), and Sophia Leewah (stage manager).
Mara Lieberman (writer, director, producer) has served as Executive Artistic Director of award-winning Bated Breath Theatre Company since 2012. For Bated Breath she has directed and served ! as lead writer for all of Bated Breath's shows since she took the helm including Unmaking Toulouse-Lautrec and the award-winning Freedom: In 3 Acts (New England Museum Association's Annual Conference in 2017, International Festival of Arts and Ideas). Mara wrote and directed Bated Breath's interactive art auction play, Beneath the Gavel,which ran Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theaters and has had recurring performances at Broadway's supper club, Feinstein's/54 Below. Her new short play (co-written with Jamie Roach) The Pride of Christopher Street, premiered in December 2018 at The Up Close Festival at the New Ohio Theatre. She has also adapted and directed plays at The New York International Fringe Festival and HERE's American Living Room Festival.
Bated Breath Theatre Company is an immersive theatre company that creates unique performances from the ground u! p. The Company uses physical theatre to put the life back into historical events, often including audience interaction as part of an unforgettable theatre journey. The Company premiered its interactive art auction play Beneath the Gavel at 59E59 Theatres in 2017 and performs the play on a recurring basis at Feinstein's/54 Below. They've performed at their award-winning Freedom: In 3 Acts as part the New Haven Festival of Arts and Ideas and at the New England Museum Association Annual Conference as part of the keynote address. Bated Breath's short play The Pride of Christopher Street was part of the Up Close Festival at the New Ohio Theatre. Bated Breath is also currently working on a new interactive wine tasting playin collaboration with wine journalist Jane Anson. For more information visit www.batedbreaththeatre.org.
UNMAKING TOULOUSE-LAUTREC runs through! June 26, Wednesdays at 7pm & 9pm. Running time is 60 minutes. Madame X is located at 94 West Houston Street, between LaGuardia Place and Thompson Street -- accessible from the B,D,F,M trains at Broadway/Lafayette. Tickets are $35, available at www.unmakinglautrecplay.com
Photo Credit: Mia Aguirre
Derya Celikkol, Lauren Winigrad, Nicole Orabona & Allison Houser
David Raposo & Allison Houser
Lauren Winigrad & Allison Houser
Sean Hinckle & Allison Houser
Derya Celikkol, David Raposo & Lauren Winigrad