161A Chrystie Street, New York, New York 10002
Multimedia Theater Play COSMICOMICS with projection design, video art and animations by Spanish filmmaker and videoartist Laia Cabrera in collaboration with French artist Isabelle Duverger.
Dixon Place & The New Stage Theatre Company present world premiere of Cosmicomics, an original multimedia theatre piece inspired by chapters of Italo Calvino's matchless novel of the same name.
Directed by Ildiko Nemeth, Cosmicomics comprises a series of vignettes involving our narrator, Qfwfq, as he evolves across the history of the universe. From his innocent childhood before the Big Bang, when everything he loved was packed into a single point, we continue on to his love affairs and nostalgic middle age. Along the way we witness wondrous things: the birth of light and color, the identity crises of creatures that move from sea to land, the inner lives of mollusks, and more. Against a cosmic backdrop we recognize fundamentally human experiences in the tales: obsession, neurosis, love and transformation.
Produced by The New Stage Theatre Company
Created and Directed by Ildiko Nemeth
in collaboration with
Laia Cabrera & Isabelle Duverger (Laia Cabrera & Co) - Projection Design, Videoart and Animation
Federico Restrepo - Lighting
Jon Gilbert Leavitt - Original Music
Yukio Tsuji - Sound Design
Egle Paulauskaite - Costume
Cast: Lance Cruce, Kaylin Lee Clinton, Chris Tanner, Geraldine Dulex, Denice Kondik, Florencia Minniti, Jeanne Lauren Smith, Markus Hirnigel, Michael Cuomo, Beth Dodye Bass, Beau Mallard, Catherine Correa and Valerie Ryan Miller.
Principal Administrator: Fabiyan Pemble-Belkin
Set Construction: Kertek Construction Corp.
This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Production design support provided by The Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Foundation.
This work was created in part through Field Time, a rehearsal space program of The Field supported by the Lambent Foundation.
In Advance: $16.00
At the Door: $20.00
Students and Seniors: $12.00