|VOYEUR extends live performances through Feb. 13|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 08:01 pm EST 01/05/21|
|Pandemic-Friendly Live Theater Hit Extends Again
VOYEUR: THE WINDOWS OF TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
Now through February 13, 2021
"Seductive...piece by piece, we are forced to transcend our gaze and realize the humanity of the subjects of our vision." -- Maya Phillips, The New York Times
"One of those special 'only in New York' experiences that bring moments of joy to the stress of living in the city." -- Andrew Andrews, Opplaud
"Intoxicating... What makes Voyeur so fascinating is the continually shifting perspectives of who is the voyeur and who is the 'voyee.' -- Joe Lombardi, BroadwayWorld
"Part street theatre, part walking tour and all fun...Voyeur: The Windows of Toulouse-Lautrec does a fantastic job bringing Toulouse-Lautrec and Belle Époque Paris to life." -- Patricia Contino, Stage Biz
Bated Breath Theatre Company will extend performances of its live hit VOYEUR: THE WINDOWS OF TOULOUSE-LAUTREC through February 13, 2021.
VOYEUR is an open air, immersive theatrical experience that guides an intimate eight-person audience through the dreams of iconic artist Toulouse-Lautrec as he recalls his final absinthe-laced years living and working in Montmartre. It is a unique blend of theater, dance, art, walking tour, live music and puppetry. The sidewalks, doorways and windows of Greenwich Village become the setting for VOYEUR as live accompaniment collides with the city's soundscape, transporting attendees into the bohemian world of 1899 Paris..
VOYEUR: THE WINDOWS OF TOULOUSE-LAUTREC is conceived and directed by Mara Lieberman with puppet design and construction by James Ortiz (Hercules, The Woodsman); sets by Sadra Tehrani, Lina Younes and Ebony Burton; costumes by Christopher Metzger; lighting by Ebony Burton; and sound design by Mark Van Hare. Dmitiriy and Maryia Umanskiy serve as music directors with choreography by Leila Mire and Kelsey Rondeau with Nate Carter. The cast includes Chloé Bell, Gino Bloomberg, Bianca Bulgarelli, Sophia Carlin, Ever Chavez, Sara Fellini, Falana Fox, Natasha Frater, Sarah Gagarin, Clint Hromsco, Megan Lako, Adam Lawrence, Ryan Lisa, Gregory Marlow, Ella McMillion, Eamon Murphy, Annika Rudolph, Nick Thomas, and Katherine Winter.
In an effort to maintain additional safety during the Covid-19 pandemic, audience members will be required to wear a mask at all times and maintain a safe social distance for the duration of the performance. Hand sanitizing stations will be available at stops throughout the tour. This immersive performance is hosted primarily outdoors, with one short venture indoors into a spacious atmosphere capable of safe social distancing. A flexible ticket exchange policy will be offered to those who may feel ill in order to facilitate responsible event participation. Audience members are asked to check local weather forecasts and dress accordingly.
Bated Breath Theatre Company creates immersive, participatory theatre that wakes up the body, resurrects sleeping histories, and electrifies non-traditional theatre spaces. Bated Breath had just crossed 100 performances of their site-specific hit, Unmaking Toulouse-Lautrec at Madame X when the pandemic forced a pause in performances. The Company premiered its interactive art auction play Beneath the Gavel Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theatres in 2017 and has performed the play on a recurring basis at Feinstein's/54 Below. They've performed their award-winning Freedom: In 3 Acts as part of the New Haven Festival of Arts and Ideas and at the New England Museum Association Annual Conference as part of the keynote address. Bated Breath's short play The Pride of Christopher Street was part of the Up Close Festival at the New Ohio Theatre. Bated Breath is also currently working on a new interactive wine tasting play in collaboration with wine journalist Jane Anson. For more information, visit www.batedbreaththeatre.org.
Mara Lieberman has served as Executive Artistic Director, director, and lead writer for all of Bated Breath's shows since she took the helm in 2012 including Unmaking Toulouse-Lautrec, Beneath the Gavel, the award-winning Freedom: In 3 Acts, The Pride of Christopher Street (co-written with Jamie Roach), and Wild Things. Additionally, she has adapted and directed plays at The New York Fringe Festival, The New Haven Festival of Arts & Ideas, New Georges The Room, and HERE's American Living Room Festival. She also served as assistant to Lloyd Richards at the National Playwright's Conference. In 2018, Mara was a recipient of an Artistic Excellence Award from the Connecticut Office of the Arts. She earned her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and her Masters in Performance Studies from Northwestern University.
VOYEUR: THE WINDOWS OF TOULOUSE-LAUTREC runs September 30, 2020 - February 13, 2021. The performance begins at The Duplex, 61 Christopher Street at 7th Avenue South. Performance dates and times vary. See web site for complete schedule. Running time is approximately 1 hour. Audience members must be able to climb stairs and be on their feet for the duration of the performance. Tickets are $80 for General Admission or $90 including a pre-show, themed cocktail. Visit www.unmakinglautrecplay.com for times, tickets and further details.
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