LATVIA/LATVIA

DAUGHTER OF THE SUN: The Latvia Project opens this week as part of an evening called LATVIA/LATVIA.

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Originally simply, The Latvia Project, DAUGHTER OF THE SUN, is the latest incarnation of this piece developed by warner|shaw over the last several years with support from LMCC, The Paul Artist Residency at Indiana University, and Dixon Place.

ImageDAUGHTER OF THE SUN: The Latvia Project is an intersection of mythology, history and identity.  A Lecturer boldly goes off syllabus only to have her own hero, the sun goddess Saule, intervene, and school her on cultural appropriation, self-reliance, and what it means to write your own origin story.  Using the History of Latvia, the Dainas of Saule and the family artifacts that link us to our own past, DAUGHTER OF THE SUN asks us to confront the question “where are you from?”

Conceived and created by Annie G. Levy
with creative collaboration from Franny Silverman
Directed by Annie G. Levy and Franny Silverman
Featuring Julie Fitzpatrick* and Hanna Cheek*

20TH CENTURY PHOTOGRAPH
Directed by Jay Stern and Veronica Wigg with David Armanino, Mickey Ryan*, Joanna Parson*, Annie Watkins

For LATVIA/LATVIA
Set Designer – Sarah Edkins | Lighting Designer – Serena Wong | Costume Designer – Lara de Bruijn | Sound Designer – Avi Amon
Projection Designer – Chad Chenail | Stage Manager – Jordan Muller | Assistant Director – Chad Chenail
Assistant Directors – Jillian Goldstein, Jessica Osber, Ellise Lesser

* Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association

Thursday- Sunday, 1/23-26/14, 8:00pm
Access Theater Gallery – 380 Broadway, 4th Floor
Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/544102

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The Latvia Project and Tree Army in NYC

May 18th, 9:30pm – The Latvia Project

Dixon Place Works-in-Progress Series
It all started with an arcane footnote, a six hundred year-long tragedy, a letter of national introduction, a highly empathic sun goddess and a mythologically-inclined searcher who must make her peace with History.
Tickets: $12 (advance) | $15 / $10 student/senior and TDF (door)

June 9-10th – Tree Army: The CCC Project

FIGMENT on Governor’s Island
A performance piece exploring the lives of the young men who were employed by The Civilian Conservation Corps between 1933 – 1942, performed on Governor’s Island, the actual location of the Second Corps Area Head Quarters of the CCC.

 

 

warner | shaw heads (mid)west

We’re excited to announce that Annie Levy and Franny Silverman, co-founders of warner | shaw, have been named the 2012 Dorit and Gerald Paul Artists-in-Residence at Indiana University by the Borns Jewish Studies Program!
With their support, warner | shaw will continue development of The Latvia Project and teach a course for the university on Creating Devised Theatre and Performance.

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The 2011-12 Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University Newsletter

Created & Directed by Annie G. Levy

A young woman finds herself trapped in a marriage she didn’t agree to. Though she longs to escape back to the comfortable protection of her mother, she also yearns for freedom from the safety and boundaries of childhood. As she tells her story, a tension develops—a pull between innocence and experience. Is she merely a victim, the first Stockholm Syndrome case? Or does she secretly revel in her new life as wife to Hades and Queen of the Underworld?

Six Seeds is intimate and epic, a beautiful retelling of a classic story that continues to deeply influence our modern world.

June 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 & 11 at 7:30 PM
354 West 45th St | Upstairs at The Tank

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Theater @ The Tank

Save the Date: 5/8 Mother’s Day

Forget brunch, this Mother’s Day take your mama, your baby mama or just your totally grown up, independent self to celebrate (or commiserate) with stories, songs and two for one drinks at The Delancey. Whether your mother was a goddess of love and support or a smothering bitch, your inner child will laugh, cry and try not to poop its pants at Mother May I, a night of performances by writers, actors and singers in honor of mothers. There’s a woman somewhere who you owe your life to, and we want to thank her. Join us for stories, lullabies and comedy. We won’t judge your outfit or your date.

All proceeds from this Mother’s Day benefit will support warner | shaw and its upcoming production of SIX SEEDS: The Persephone Project at The Tank.

MOTHER MAY I
The Delancey, downstairs
168 Delancey St (btw Clinton and Attorney)
Sunday, May 8th | 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show
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Hosted by warner | shaw‘s own co-founders Franny and Annie!
Featuring drink specials and hysterical and heart-warming performances by:
Gabrielle Stravelli (Bistro Award Winner)Glenn Marla (reigning Mr. Coney Island and Miss LES 2006) | Sarah Graalman (Mamma Rice N’ Friends) | Shelly Oria (McSweeney’s, 2008 Indiana Review Fiction Prize) | Zhenesse Heinemann (Into the Neon) | Tara Hyman (Mamma Rice N’ Friends) | Elana Bell (2011 Walt Whitman Award) | David Wolkin (Inner Monologues, Speakeasy Stories) | Christine Siracusa (Brave New World Rep) | Galeet Dardashti (Six Points Fellow ’07-’09, Le Poisson Rouge) | Shawn Shafner (Joe’s Pub, POOP Project) | Naomi Less (Jewish Chicks Rock) | Lisa Lewis (1000 nights at The Creek)| Anni Bruno | Mara Leventhal | Brian Gelfand and other special guests…

Created & Directed by Annie G. Levy

A young woman finds herself trapped in a marriage she didn’t agree to. Though she longs to escape back to the comfortable protection of her mother, she also yearns for freedom from the safety and boundaries of childhood. As she tells her story, a tension develops—a pull between innocence and experience. Is she merely a victim, the first Stockholm Syndrome case? Or does she secretly revel in her new life as wife to Hades and Queen of the Underworld?

Six Seeds is intimate and epic, a beautiful retelling of a classic story that continues to deeply influence our modern world.

June 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 & 11 at 7:30 PM

Click here for tickets
Theater @ The Tank