UPSTANDER BYSTANDER: From Camp To Camp At Frigid Fest NYC This February
Upstander or Bystander? That is the question.
Moving, poignant and powerful describe this tour de force peace project about the human condition and standing up for what one believes. Spanning from the World War II to current day, four characters in German, Jewish and a refugee camps explore love, fate, free will and human responsibility. Fear of otherness has run rampant through history and continues in our day and age. The question is: are we all so different? Upstander is about forging connections in an increasingly fragmented world to avoid the pitfalls of the past and to create peace in the present.
Written by Laurence Bohec, Directed and translated by Marisa Stefatos and stage managed by Lesley Wolf-- with a very talented international cast (Geraldine Dulex*, Sophie Max, Terence Schweizer and Samantha Wendorf), and wonderful solo guitarist and composer Raffi Froundjian, Upstander Bystander will take you on an unforgettable journey.
Laurence Bohec (Writer)
After much praise for her writing and directing work, Laurence, a History and Geography professor developed an acting troupe, Langue Fourchue du Papillon and started writing project after project. Shortly thereafter, she worked on many professional performances and continuing to develop her skills as a playwright and director. Always engaging and unique, her creations touch on many themes, ranging from tragedy to the burlesque. Her writing and directing credits include: Tu Sais Bien Que Tu L'aimes, Femmes, And So On, La Muqueuse Uterine de Madame B, Quest Ce Que Vous Voulez de Plus? Les Combats des Veuves L'Amiante, Claire de CASTELBAJAC ou Quand La Lumiere Nous Traverse, Memoires de Textes Sur Charlotte Delbo et Germaine Tillion, V, St si on Batissait La Paix Ensemble, La Verite Reste Toujours Debout, Mother of Normandy, Upstander Bystander.
Friday, Feb 23 at 5:10 pm
Sunday Feb 25 at 1:50 pm
Tuesday, Feb 27 at 10:30 pm
Wednesday, Feb 28 at 7:10 pm
Saturday, March 3 at 5:00 pm
The Kraine Theater
85 East 4th Street, New York, NY
#upstanderbystander # ColibriProduction
$14.00. $7.00 (discounted rate for seniors and students)
Phone: 212-777- 6088
Marisa Stefatos (Director)
A New York based director, producer, writer, actor, drama teacher/ therapeutic drama teacher; Marisa is delighted to work on this unique project. With a background in theater and film ranging from the international, classical and avant-garde, she is focused on utilizing innovative techniques to facilitate the role of the theater as a platform for human inquiry, communication, change and healing. Original material and political themes in addition to classics that resonate with our time are at the top of her list. Besides developing projects for Coibri, Marisa is a theater teacher and Artistic Director of the Dalton School's Greek Festival, Programming Director for the LBD Resource Center and runs a reiki practice, Mon Asteri. Some directing, producing and writing projects that resonate with her include: Narcisse (co-executive producer) "the actors moved as though they were unassisted marionettes". (NY Sun) Astoria "the neighborhood -- scenery, vibe and all- gives the cinematic equivalent of a big, tender hug." (Newsday), La Dispute, Antigone, Rhesos, The Infernal Machine, Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Women on the Verge and Paradise Reimagined. Don't miss it!