February 19th March 7th
FRIGID NY 2020 and ETdC Projects Lab present:
ARTAUD MARAT and The Inmates of His Mind.
A ROI ESCUDERO performance-art -play, celebrating the sublime madness of Antonin Artaud and the courage of his truth
To buy tickets: https://www.frigid.nyc/events/artaudmarat
Performances: Fri 21-Feb 6:50 PM - Thu 27-Feb 10:30 PM - Sat 29-Feb 3:20 PM - Wed 4-Mar 8:50 PM - Sat 7-Mar 1:40 PM
"Bubi is a director of the third millennium. Bravo! -Mario Fratti - Playwright/Critic -American Oggi
"What I love about the kind of theatre that Roi Bubi Escudero creates: it's imaginative, it's gutsy, and it's utterly true to itself. There are no rules in a show like this, save to be ready to embrace whatever comes before you. Such courageous art is not so common these days, and has much to teach its audience and, I venture to guess, its performers as well."-Martin Denton -nytheater.com
ARTAUD MARAT and The Inmates of His Mind Written, Designed and Directed by ROI ESCUDERO
Movement by IOAN ARDELEAN.
TROUPE: Ioan Ardelean as ARTAUD and ALL his HALLUCINATIONS,
Roi Escudero as MADAME NEBUNIE La FOLIE, Artaud's madness.
Victoria Ric as MADEMOISELLE Raison d'tre and Her Manifestations.
Valentin Ewan as The CARETAKER, The Ghost of Dr. Ferdire.
Original sound poetry by ANTONIN ARTAUD, excerpts from To Have Done With the Judgment of God and other recordings.
Mardi Gras is happening outside and the audience is brought inside Antonin Artaud's mind, where the imaginary, the symbolic and the real manifest themselves. A post-modern installation of magic(al) realism, performance-art, movement, music, sound poetry and film, which evokes the full force of the life, work and lucid madness of the beloved visionary genius of theater ANTONIN ARTAUD.
We chose Artauds visionary genius and brilliant madness as a way to denounce the hypocrisies of society. Tolstoy said that the most important thing in life and art is to tell the truth. We consider Artaud's truth to be important and relevant to our present time, where the emotional and physical cruelty of terror is everywhere, disguised behind the powers of good and evil.
ARTAUD MARAT was created by award-winning conceptual performance artist Roi Escudero with the collaboration of Ioan Ardelean and Valentin Ewan. Artaud is adored and respected all over the world by many generations and we intend to introduce him to many more. Artaud represents the many artists carelessly thrown aside by society, who despite their suffering with mental issues, became immortal through their wonderful work.
CREATIVE TEAM: Playwright/Director/Production Designer: mise en scene scenic design, costumes, masks, objects of art, and multimedia video concept, designed and realized by ROI ESCUDERO
Movement by IOAN ARDELEAN
Producer/Dramaturg/Stage Manager/Videographer/Multimedia and Technical Director: VALENTIN EWAN
Video collaborators: JACK PLACIDI and CESAR VALDERRAMA.
The Door and Virtual Painting Celestial Intruder by JAMES EWAN.
Music by The Argentinian BAND (La BANDA Argentina). La BANDA Argentina is a platform at ETdC Projects' Lab for International musicians and composers to showcase their talents. The members of the Band change with the thematic course of each production. Ruben Celiberti and others TBA
ETdC Projects’ Lab’s productions and its artists in residence have received in total 31 PCTF award nominations, 13 of which became Award wins, including several for Outstanding Overall Production. Roi Escudero’s The 11th DIMENSION (2019) a Performance-art play with Movement by Ioan Ardelean and produced by ETdC Projects’ Lab and Valentin Ewan, received an IT Awards nomination for Outstanding Performance-art Production from The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation and won PCTF Awards for Outstanding Experimental Playwright and Outstanding Projection Design.
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ETdC Projects' Lab supports all the colors of the rainbow, its multilingual and multigenerational creative team gives opportunities to American artists to work with the community of International artists residing in the USA and beyond. The Lab collaborates with artists living in other parts of the world, networking art, culture and knowledge via technology and travel. The projects developed in the lab have an Eco-friendly and humanistic approach based in multiculturalism, ethics and aesthetics. Its objective is to promote cultural and creative integration through documentary theatre, performance-art, physical-theatre, visual art, video, music and dance. ETdC Projects’ Lab uses all these aspects to create immersive dynamic spectacles. The Artists in residence at ETdC Projects’ Lab come from: Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Japan, Romania, Russia, Puerto Rico, Republica Dominicana, Italy, France, Spain and the USA.
News: ARTAUD MARAT will be presented at the FRIGID Festival, winter 2020 and at The International ATELIER Festival, at the Municipal Theatre Baia-Mare, Romania 02-09 June 2020. More information to come...
Immense gratitude to Joan and Frederick M. Nicholas, founder and former Chairman of the Board of The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Los Angeles, CA, for their unconditional support and encouragement to my performance-art work, and the work produced at ETdC Projects’ Lab. More gratitude also to The Ray and Wyn Ritchie Evans Foundation for its generosity, as well as to Randi Berry and The Indie Theater Fund for its grant Pay the Artist, and The League of Independent Theater. Erez Ziv, Artistic Director at FRIGID New York, Emily Godfrey, FRIGID 2020 Marketing and PR, Genny Yosco, Artist Coordinator, Joey Neill, Technical Director; Chris Brandt, Artistic Director, Medicine Show Theatre, New York, Joe Battista, Artistic Director, 13 Repertory Theatre, New York. IATI Theater, Ruben Celiberti, Jack Placidi, Mika Oyaizu, Cesar Valderrama, Patricia Herrera Al Momento, LatinMedia, Amber Crawford and all the Artists in residence at ETdC Projects’ Lab and its Studio Associated Artists for their talent and dedication during the creative process of the development of ARTAUD MARAT. Many thanks to the actors who portrayed Artaud in the prior versions of the Artaud series: Andy Chmelko, Fletcher Liegerot, and Brad Burgess, the cast and production team. Merci, Artaud.