In the year of Italian Culture in the US, Mare Nostrum Elements is co-presentingIn Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY. Organized by Kairos Italy Theater (KIT), the preeminent Italian theater company in New York City, In Scena! is the first Italian Theater Festival to take place in all five New York City boroughs and beyond. Events will be June 10 to 20, 2013.
A TRIBUTE TO MARIO FRATTI:
Three one acts by the author of “Nine” directed by Kevin Albert –
Equity showcase presented by Mare Nostrum Elements
The Secret Theater, 4402 23rd Street, Long Island City, Queens – Directions
Mare Nostrum Elements honors acclaimed Italian playwright Mario Fratti with three short plays highlighting the many faces of relationships.
DINA AND ALBA, two women who love one another while an old flame reappears.
ACTORS, a loving father keeps a secret from his daughter.
MISSIONARIES …a young priest defends his love for a young nun while making a major confession.
Mario Fratti has been writing for the theater since the ‘50s and has published over 90 plays. He has lived and worked in New York City since 1963, after catching Lee Strasberg’s attention at the Festival of Spoleto. He has taught at Columbia University and at Hunter College. His works have been translated into 20 languages and produced in 600 theatres all over the world. He had a long run on Broadway with his 1982 musical “Nine” (adaptation of his play “Six Passionate Women” – Life of Fellini – film “8 ½”) starring Raul Julia. The musical was revived on Broadway in 2003 starring Antonio Banderas. Fratti has won 33 theatre awards in Italy and 11 in New York City.
Thu. June 20 – 7:30PM - In Scena! Closing Night BY INVITATION ONLY
Fri. June 21 – 7:30PM - $18 general admission
Sat. June 22 – 7:30PM – $18 general admission
Sun. June 23 – 3PM – MEET MARIO FRATTI, post performance talkback - $18 general admission
Sun. June 23 – 7PM - $18 general admission
For full details and info visit the Festival Website In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY
Peridance Capezio Center
Friday June 28: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday June 29: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sunday June 30: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Mare Nostrum Elements is seeking choreographers and performers for a curated performance series schedule for Fall 2013.
Full Workshop (3 classes & 10 hours total): $90
To register: email@example.com - (212) 505-‐0886 or visit Peridance Capezio Center website
The Wave Within – Active tools for performing artists
Mare Nostrum Elements founders – Italian performer Nicola Iervasi and American actor/director Kevin Albert – developed The Wave Within method in 2002, as a response to the difficulties that performers often experience when taking acting and dance classes separately.
The Wave Within is a four-step, performance- oriented workshop to help you find new inspiration as you strengthen your stage presence. Our process utilizes a mix of Meisner and Grotowsky’s acting techniques, contact improvisation, dance theater methods, and body conditioning techniques. We focus on the impact that each explored concept has upon you so that you build confidence and connect effectively with your audience.
1) Preparation — customized warm up based on your needs
2) Exploration — finding a personal movement
3) Reviewing — bringing layers of meaning to your expression
4) Performance – enhancing the life of your personal, physical creation
Movement Theater training class demonstration at CUMBE Dance Center as part of New York Foundation for the Arts Bootstrap Festival
We would like to thank Woodside on The Move and Queens Council on the At for their support and collaboration