Thursday, October 23, 2014

Special Event: Sunday Brunch @ Contrada with “Tempest” director Karin Coonrod

Join Karin Coonrod, director of “The Tempest” at La MaMa, for a pre-performance brunch to discuss the production at our neighbor, Contrada! Discussion will be led by Lizzie Simon (Wall Street Journal) and will include other members of the TEMPEST team TBD.

Admission includes a cocktail, an entree, coffee or tea, tax and tip. Purchase HERE

Theater tickets for the 4pm showing must be purchased separately HERE
Karin Coonrod is a theater maker whose work has been seen and heard across the country and around the world. She founded two theater companies: Arden Party (NYC, 1987-1997) and Compagnia de’ Colombari (2004 - present) an international company (based in New York). 

Coonrod is known for her Shakespeare productions including her epic Henry VI (1996) and surprising Love’s Labor’s Lost (2011) both at the Public Theater (where she was Artist-in-Residence from 1995-96); King John (2000), Julius Caesar (2003) and Coriolanus (2005) all with Theatre for a New Audience; Othello at Hartford Stage (2005) and many others. Other seminal productions include her own creation for the stage of non-dramatic material: Flannery O’Connor’s Everything That Rises Must Converge developed at the University of Iowa, Sundance Theatre Lab and premiered at New York Theatre Workshop (2001), Anne Sexton’s Transformations with Arden Party (1991-5) and a cabaret adaptation of Lorca’s Poeta en Nueva York with flamenco dancer La Conja at New York University (2002). She prepared new translations: Vvedensky’s Christmas at the Ivanovs’ with Julia Listengarten (1996); Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba with Nilo Cruz (1997); and Victor or Children Take Over with Frederic Maurin (1994), all of which she directed in acclaimed productions. Coonrod’s work is featured in American Theatre Magazine, Shakespeare Bulletin, Sipario nel Mondo (Italian theater journal), Scena.Ro (Romanian theater magazine). As a guest artist/teacher Coonrod has developed work at NYU, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Cal Institute of the Arts, Fordham, Colgate, Gordon College and Univ of Iowa. She is on the faculty at Yale School of Drama (since 2002).

Brunch @ Contrada with Karin Coonrod

Sunday, October 26th @ 2:30pm

Contrada Restaurant
84 E 4th St
New York, NY 10003

Make a reservation: HERE