Modotti

MODOTTI is the story of photographer, silent film actress and ultimately activist and communist subversive, Tina Modotti. Sleek and sensuous, yet as dangerous as a tiger, she tore through the male dominated political forums almost as fast as she tore through her lovers.



Modotti fled to Mexico lured by the revolution and artistic excitement. Accompanied by her lover, American photographer, Edward Weston, she took on the challenge of a culture undergoing rapid change. Relishing in her new found freedom, her contemporaries were muralist, Diego Rivera, and Cuban revolutionary, Julio Mella.



Taking on controversial issues is a young person's adventure, one that is bound to have dire consequences.

Schedule

Running Time: 2 hours, with one intermission

Acorn Theater

(New York, NY)
410 West 42nd St
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2011
Two-Time Tony Nominee Alison Fraser and Jill Shackner join previously announced actress Alysia Reiner in A CHARITY CASE. This new play about adoption by Australian playwright and director Wendy Beckett, will open Wednesday, November 2nd at Off Broadway's Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th and 10th Avenues). The play, which is also directed by Ms. Beckett, begins previews Friday, October 28th. The play is produced by Peter Walters for Pascal Productions. A CHARITY CASE is third in a series of Ms. Beckett's plays that Pascal Productions will produce in New York.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017
Theaterlab will present Let Me Cook For You, written and performed by Orietta Crispino, October 13 through December 10, 2017 in its Midtown home (357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor). Barbara Rubin directs and Liza Cassidy serves as the assistant director.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
El libro Italianos en México. Arquitectos, ingenieros, artistas entre los siglos XIX y XX, coordinado por el geógrafo y sociólogo Martín Checa-Artasu y la arquitecta italiana Olimpia Niglio, fue presentado el martes 17 de septiembre en la Sala Adamo Boari del Palacio de Bellas Artes. Esta obra resalta que el arte italiano es tan antiguo como el mexicano y se remonta al menos a la época renacentista, movimiento que permeó toda Europa y dio un nuevo rumbo al arte mundial.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Recuperar, ampliar y descubrir el legado artístico, académico y tecnológico que diversos italianos compartieron y dejaron en México es el propósito del libro Italianos en México. Arquitectos, ingenieros y artistas entre los siglos XIX y XX, el cual recupera parte de la historia estética y tecnológica de nuestro país que no se ha estudiado lo suficiente, señaló en entrevista Martín M. Checa-Artasu, coordinador del proyecto. La presentación se llevará a cabo este 17 de septiembre en la Sala Adamo Boari a las 19:00 horas, en el marco del 85 aniversario del Palacio de Bellas Artes.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Fotografías de Tina Modotti (1896-1942), Kati Horna (1912-2000), Bernice Kolko (1905-1970), Ruth D. R. Lechuga (1920-2004), Flor Garduño (1957), Ángeles Torrejón (s/d); Maya Goded (1967), Mariana Yampolsky (1925-2002), Lola Álvarez Bravo (1903-1993), Graciela Iturbide (1942) y Paulina Lavista (1942), entre otras, conforman la muestra Confines, confluencias y conformidades, procedente del acervo del Museo de Arte Moderno.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015
At key moments in history, artists have reached beyond galleries and museums, using their work as a call to action to create political and social change. Opening December 11, 2015, the Brooklyn Museum's exhibition AGITPROP! explores the legacy and continued power of politically engaged art through more than fifty contemporary projects and artworks from five historical moments of political urgency. AGITPROP! will be on view from December 11, 2015, through August 7, 2016, in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018
Shakespeare, race, and America - not necessarily in that order - are explored when AUDELCO, IRNE, and Elliot Norton Award-winning American Moor returns to the Anacostia Playhouse for a back-by-popular-demand four-week engagement, January 9 - February 3, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017
Friday: Stroke of Passion is back at Macha Theatre by popular demand for three more shows. Check out photos from the show below!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
La exposición Anita Brenner. Luz de la Modernidad se exhibirá del 30 de octubre al 23 de febrero de 2020 en el Museo Nacional de Arte (Munal), integrada por más de 400 obras, entre fotografía, pintura, gráfica, documentos, materiales de trabajo y objetos artísticos procedentes, en su mayoría, de la colección de esta impulsora del arte mexicano de principios del siglo XX y que en conjunto conforman una visión del país arraigada en una rica herencia cultural inmersa en una renovación cosmopolita.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2011
A CHARITY CASE starring Two-Time Tony Nominee Alison Fraser, Alysia Reiner (Sideways) and Jill Shackner (Les Miserables) begins previews Friday, October 28th at The Clurman Theatre( 410 West 42nd Street- between 9th and 10th Avenues) .
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2011
A CHARITY CASE starring Two-Time Tony Nominee Alison Fraser, Alysia Reiner (Sideways) and Jill Shackner (Les Miserables) begins previews Friday, October 28th at The Clurman Theatre( 410 West 42nd Street- between 9th and 10th Avenues) .
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2011
Two-Time Tony Nominee Alison Fraser and Jill Shackner join previously announced actress Alysia Reiner in A CHARITY CASE. This new play about adoption by Australian playwright and director Wendy Beckett, will open Wednesday, November 2nd at Off Broadway's Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th and 10th Avenues). The play, which is also directed by Ms. Beckett, begins previews Friday, October 28th. The play is produced by Peter Walters for Pascal Productions. A CHARITY CASE is third in a series of Ms. Beckett's plays that Pascal Productions will produce in New York.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
Amauta, palabra quechua que significa sabio, es el nombre que José Carlos Mariátegui (1894–1930) puso a la revista que fundó y dirigió, abierta a los debates estéticos y vanguardistas de la primera mitad del siglo XX. Artistas y escritores latinoamericanos participaron en los 30 números que se publicaron de la revista y es en torno a ella que gira la exposición Redes de vanguardia: Amauta y América Latina 1926-1930 que se inauguró en el Palacio de Bellas Artes.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
El Blanton Museum of Art y el Museo de Arte de Lima, en colaboración con la Secretaría de Cultura y el Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL), a través del Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, presentan Redes de vanguardia: Amauta y América Latina, 1926-1930.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017
Theaterlab will present Let Me Cook For You, written and performed by Orietta Crispino, tonight, October 13, through December 10, 2017 in its Midtown home (357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor). Barbara Rubin directs and Liza Cassidy serves as the assistant director.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018
New York City Opera has announced that it will produce the world premiere of the award-winning jazz composer/pianist Ted Rosenthal's DEAR ERICH.  This new jazz opera, to be co-produced with the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, will open Wednesday, January 9 and will play four performances only through Sunday, January 13 at the Edmond J. Safra Hall at 36 Battery Place, in lower Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2011
Two-Time Tony Nominee Alison Fraser and Jill Shackner join previously announced actress Alysia Reiner in A CHARITY CASE. This new play about adoption by Australian playwright and director Wendy Beckett, will open Wednesday, November 2nd at Off Broadway's Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th and 10th Avenues). The play, which is also directed by Ms. Beckett, begins previews Friday, October 28th. The play is produced by Peter Walters for Pascal Productions. A CHARITY CASE is third in a series of Ms. Beckett's plays that Pascal Productions will produce in New York.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019
With a tightly chosen selection of over 31 stunning and important pictures, the Art Institute of Chicago presents Iconic: Photographs from the Robin and Sandy Stuart Collection, on view May 11 through August 14 in the Modern Wing's Bucksbaum Gallery for Photography.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019
Columbia University School of the Arts will present Mikhaela Mahony's (Columbia MFA Directing Candidate 2019) production of As You Like It.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019
Pasadena Playhouse, State Theatre of California, welcomes the LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) for a Summer Acting Intensive from July 22 through August 2.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016
Beginning today, March 17, 2016, Latino Theatre Projects (LTP) will present MARIELA IN THE DESERT. MARIELA IN THE DESERT is a prize-winning play by celebrated Latina playwright Karen Zacarias.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016
Beginning on Thursday, March 17, 2016, Latino Theatre Projects (LTP) will present MARIELA IN THE DESERT. MARIELA IN THE DESERT is a prize-winning play by celebrated Latina playwright Karen Zacarias.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018
MODOTTI AND WESTON is the story of politically passionate people inter-twining with magnetic artists who were all candid about their belief in Communism and often liberal in their sexual pursuits.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
Considerada la primera fotógrafa mexicana, Lola Álvarez Bravo (Dolores Martínez de Anda) se desempeñó como reportera gráfica, fotógrafa comercial y documental, retratista profesional y artista plástica. Abarcó gran diversidad de temáticas bajo la influencia de Edward Weston, Tina Modotti y el propio Manuel Álvarez Bravo. Destacan sus imágenes documentales de la vida cotidiana y sus experimentos con el fotomontaje y el fotomural.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018
Inasible. Colección fotográfica MAM permanecerá abierta al público hasta el domingo 29 de julio en el Museo de Arte Moderno, donde se exhiben más de 60 imágenes tomadas por artistas de distintos países.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016
The Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University announces that Stephen Agosto will lead a team of Broadway performers as Artistic Director of The Rutgers High School Musical Theatre Academy. He succeeds founding Artistic Director Alistair Williams. Agosto has a long history in Arts Education, having served on faculty for the TONY award-winning Paper Mill Playhouse and contributing musical theatre curriculum to The New York City Department of Education. Agosto will oversee comprehensive training in Acting led by Frances Mercanti-Anthony, Singing Technique led by Marian Murphy Powell, and Musical Theatre Dance led by Ivette Sosa Dempsey.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2011
The Flea Theater (www.theflea.org) will present the World Premiere of Creation Production Company's 'A WORLD APART' by Susan Mosakowski, with performances beginning on Friday, February 4th and the official opening set for Sunday, February 6th at 3:00 p.m. Jean Randich will direct the production, which will be performed at The Flea Theater, 41 White Street (between Broadway and Church Street).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019
The play explores Frida Kahlo's mental, emotional and physical condition during the last week of her life. Exposing her love affair with famous Mexican singer Chavela Vargas, Josephine Baker, Trotsky, a Cuban spy and her complex passionate love for Diego. It will peel away the secret cover up and reveal what or who killed Frida Kahlo.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2013
Organizers of Season of Cambodia, the large-scale, first-of-its-kind multidisciplinary Cambodian arts festival set for Spring 2013 in New York City, today announced details of IN RESIDENCE - the visual arts program of the festival, co-curated by Leeza Ahmady of AhmadyArts and Asian Contemporary Art Week (New York City) and Erin Gleeson of SA SA BASSAC (Phnom Penh).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2011
The Flea Theater (www.theflea.org) will present the World Premiere of Creation Production Company's 'A WORLD APART' by Susan Mosakowski, with performances beginning on Friday, February 4th and the official opening set for Sunday, February 6th at 3:00 p.m. Jean Randich will direct the production, which will be performed at The Flea Theater, 41 White Street (between Broadway and Church Street).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2011
The Flea Theater (www.theflea.org) presents the World Premiere of Creation Production Company's 'A WORLD APART' by Susan Mosakowski.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2011
The Flea Theater (www.theflea.org) will present the World Premiere of Creation Production Company's 'A WORLD APART' by Susan Mosakowski, with performances beginning on Friday, February 4th and the official opening set for Sunday, February 6th at 3:00 p.m. Jean Randich will direct the production, which will be performed at The Flea Theater, 41 White Street (between Broadway and Church Street).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2011
The Flea Theater (www.theflea.org) will present the World Premiere of Creation Production Company's 'A WORLD APART' by Susan Mosakowski, with performances beginning on Friday, February 4th and the official opening set for Sunday, February 6th at 3:00 p.m. Jean Randich will direct the production, which will be performed at The Flea Theater, 41 White Street (between Broadway and Church Street).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019
Columbia University School of the Arts will present Mikhaela Mahony's (Columbia MFA Directing Candidate 2019) production of As You Like It.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015
At key moments in history, artists have reached beyond galleries and museums, using their work as a call to action to create political and social change. Opening December 11, 2015, the Brooklyn Museum's exhibition AGITPROP! explores the legacy and continued power of politically engaged art through more than fifty contemporary projects and artworks from five historical moments of political urgency. AGITPROP! will be on view from December 11, 2015, through August 7, 2016, in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
La muestra Voces de la Tierra. Lenguas indígenas ofrece un acercamiento a la variedad e importancia de las 11 familias lingüísticas y sus variantes asentadas en el territorio mexicano, a través de más de 180 piezas, entre pinturas, esculturas, materiales gráficos, fotografías, textiles y dibujos, que se podrán apreciar a partir del 8 de agosto en el Museo Nacional de Arte (Munal) del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
Como un gran dramaturgo recordó Luisa Huertas, primera actriz de la Compañía Nacional de Teatro del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL) a Víctor Hugo Rascón Banda, quien el 6 de agosto cumpliría 71 años de edad.
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by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019
El público francés y los visitantes internacionales pueden apreciar 48 obras representativas, entre pintura y fotografía, de la colección del Museo de Arte Moderno (MAM) del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura. Piezas de José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Frida Kahlo, Olga Costa, Rosa Rolanda, Raúl Anguiano, Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, Francisco Toledo, Graciela Iturbide, Tina Modotti y Manuel y Lola Álvarez Bravo, entre otros grandes creadores, forman parte de la muestra Intenso mexicano, que es exhibida hasta el 30 de agosto en el Musée de l'Hospice Comtesse de Lille.
by Don Grigware - Apr 23, 2019
Actress/director.producer Odalys Nanin presented her award-winning Frida: Stroke of Passion at Casa 0101 in February of this year to great acclaim. The play bowed originally in 2017 at the Macha Theatre and ran for 3 months. The Casa 0101 engagement was made possible by a grant from the Eastside Arts Initiative. Kahlo wrote the play and directs, produces and stars in it as Frida Kahlo. She will have a fundraiser in August and September so she and her team can continue their programming in 2020 and hopefully acquire a new space. In our interview she talks about her success and points to the difficulty in mounting good theatre in Los Angeles. How did your run of Frida go at Casa 101?