| ||Recap on Saturday|
Saturday was my first visit to
the Project Artaud Theatre, it's right adjacent to the Traveling Jewish Theatre.
Enrique was running late, so I left his ticket at Will Call and
wandered around a bit looking at the art work in the lobby. While
waiting I saw Mei Ann, the director I worked with during the Women's
Will festival and so went over to say hello to her.
She introduced to the gal with her
and explained how we knew each other. I told Mei Ann I had run into an
actor (this was at Dominic Orlando's reading of Monkey Sun) who had
participated in Women's Will as well with another playwright and the
actor had told me he thought ours was the best. Mei Ann then told me
she's been stopped a few times on the street by other actors from the
WW festival as well who've told her the same thing. Even though Mei Ann
was insistent it had everything to do with my script, I am very adamant
that 80% of the content was inspired by the actors and herself. They
deserve credit as well, I've even included it in the notes on the
As Mei Ann was explaining her
upcoming trip to Serbia for theatre Enrique showed up looking daper as
ever. We all then perused the Yuyachkani table of merchandise and
talked about Enrique's upcoming reading of the full-length version of
his play Learn to Be Latina.
Finally around 4:45pm they opened up the house and we found seats.
There's no real way to explain the
show. It was part abstract, part narrative. They physical work they do
is amazing and the visuals are wonderful. I have to say though, that
the show I saw in Peru left me speechless. And I wasn't the only one.
That performance included mask work, stilts, acrobatics, it was
incredible. And the audience in Peru was awestruck.
The show they did on Saturday,
while good, wasn't as potent. If you didn't know what you were missing,
then I'm sure you loved it. Please don't mistake me, it's a good show.
Definitely and interesting and entertaining exploration of how religion
and armed powers have wreacked havoc on the indigenous populations and
After the show Enrique and I had dinner in the Mission and he gave me a
lot of good advice on applying to graduate school. And he gave me his
GRE book including a CD. Thanks E!
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