Global Theatre: The Syncretic Journey
“Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to La MaMa, dedicated to the playwright and to all aspects of the theatre.”—Ellen Stewart
The La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in New York City has been the host of contemporary and international theatre artists for 52 years. You will have the opportunity to attend the performances, meet the artists, and participate in workshops led by them, as well as access the La MaMa archives on the history of international theatre in New York. Your personal “syncretic theatre journey” is enhanced by the observance of fellow theatre-makers and oneself that is informed concretely by the application of text, research, movement, music, design, puppetry, and multimedia, as well as social and political debate in class. Coordinators of the La MaMa International Symposium for Directors, David Diamond and Mia Yoo, will host you in New York City, where you will exchange ideas with visiting and local artists: Yara Arts, artists of the Great Jones Repertory Theatre. Historical and contemporary experimental directors Vsevold Meyerhold, Richard Forman, Dawn Monique Williams,Cecile Pineda, and Karen Coonrod—and playwrights Eugene Ionesco, Mac Wellman, Lynn Nottage, Cherlene Lee, and Frederico Garcia Lorca—will be discussed.