THIS IS ME EATING____
Devised & Produced by Et Alia Theater
Directed by Debora Balardini
Associate Produced by Dave Morrissey Jr.
Sound/Lighting/Projection Designed by Dave Morrissey Jr.
Concept by Giorgia Valenti
When: October 30th
Where: Alchemical Studios
An immersive theater installation made of women bodies as they deal with their relationship to eating.
This is Me Eating____ started as an online project where women from all over the world were invited to fill in the blank and create a piece of their own that dealt with their relationship to eating and food.
After receiving the City Artist Corps Grant, Et Alia Theater produced This is Me Eating____ as an immersive, live theater performance.
Picture a space with human, flawed bodies expressing what they are “eating” (both metaphorically and literally) through the use of their movements and voices.
The theme of food and body image is very specific and unique to different cultures and traditions, yet almost the same in its effect on mental health and societal pressures.
NONE OF THE ABOVE
As part of Rattlestick's Global Forms Theater Festival in partnership with New York Theatre Salon
Written, produced, directed & performed by Et Alia Theater
Cinematography by JP Pacca
Editing by Pranav Kothary
Sound mixing by Cornelius Boeder, Luísa Galatti & Ana Moioli
Poster design by Catarina Roman
Special appearances: JP Pacca & Pimpi
When: June 1st-9th
This piece is an exploration of how five immigrant women struggle with expectations, stereotypes, and cultural shocks - all while trying to hold on to their own identity. With bits and pieces of prose, verse and scenes loaded with humor, this short film will try to explain what a thousand languages can't.
CAN WE TALK?
Performed, produced & edited by Et Alia Theater
When: March 27th
Where: Watch here
Through dance, poetry, and pieces written in their native languages, Et Alia explores the five members’ experiences as immigrants in the US, as well as the struggle to develop one’s artistic identity in a foreign culture.
Can We Talk? was presented as part of TEDxYouth@Columbia's event that had the theme Borderline Boundless.
WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT
BY NASSIM SOLEIMANPOUR
Produced by Ana Moioli and Luísa Galatti, in association with Aurora Nova
Performed by Giorgia Valenti
When: March 13th
Where: St. Paul's Church
Internationally acclaimed White Rabbit Red Rabbit, by Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour, is an audacious theatrical experiment and a potent reminder of the transgressive and transformative power of theatre.
Forbidden to leave his native Iran, Soleimanpour wrote a play which travelled the world in his place.
Since its joint premiere in 2011, the play has been translated into over 25 different languages and has been performed over 1000 times by some of the biggest names in theatre and film, including actors Whoopi Goldberg, Nathan Lane, John Hurt, Simon McBurney, Stephen Fry, Sinead Cusack, Marcus Brigstocke and Ken Loach.
STELLA, COME HOME
Produced, performed & edited by Et Alia Theater
Music by Irmak Hatirli, @notow.notow, @benedetto, @flatpearl, @ron_succo, @abacaxepa and Kaylee Shahira
Poster design by Catarina Roman
Stella, Come Home is a dance-theater exploration series in which we intend to rediscover an American classic, A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams, through the bodies of the international women of our company.