“In the current socio-political climate, he said to himself, committing suicide is absurd and redundant. Better to become an undercover poet.”
By Javier Antonio González
Directed by Shira Milikowsky.
Based on the novel by Roberto Bolaño
Abrons Arts Center Underground Theater
The year is 1973. In Chile, a group of young poets meet to write, argue, critique and flirt. Days later, the government collapses and the president is shot. Amidst the brutality, one poet rises to fame as a skywriting daredevil—and, possibly, a killer. Caborca is proud to present this perverse and seductive noir of urgent political necessity.
Carmen: Hybrid Variations
Using the iconic story of Bizet’s Carmen as subtext, this new, avant-garde operatic piece plumbs the dark side of human behavior…with a twist. This is the story of a contemporary female archaeologist intent on excavating the remains of the feminine archetype. With a mix of opera, text and performing objects, the piece explores the fine lines between desire and love, freedom and captivity, even history and fiction. Written by InTandem Lab’s Gisela Cardenas in collaboration with composer Milica Paranosic, this second production from InTandem Lab also features a pair of hunimals, fantastical creatures who challenge our notions of gender and reality.
Written By Rachel Kodweis
Directed by Laura Butler Rivera
A Cloud of Fools Production
Performed at Access Theater
Photo by Matthew Dunivan Photography
Performed at Jersey City Theater Center
It is bitter cold. Rank corruption festers at the center of power, indulging in excess while war looms on the horizon. Denmark is a prison, and for Hamlet there is no way out but through murder, suicide, or madness.
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Javier Antonio González
*Photo by Marcos Toledo