Wednesday, February 15, 2017

6 Questions: Lars Øyno



La MaMa brings Grusomhetens Teater's production of Henrik Ibsen's unfinished opera libretto The Mountain Bird to The Ellen Stewart Theatre for 4 performances - March 2 - 5, 2017.  This will be the US premiere of The Mountain Bird and director Lars Øyno answered 6 Questions about the show, Artaud and directing this unfinished text by Ibsen. 
 
Q: What was the original inspiration behind deciding to stage Ibsen’s The Mountain Bird?

A: After many years of staging physical performances in the name of the French theatre poet Antonin Artaud, I thought it was time to make a change in the repertoire. Not leaving Artaud, but together with him--seeing if there could be other horizons to conquer. By coincidence I found Ibsen’s unfinished opera libretto, and thought this could lead to a change.
Q: What was the biggest challenge in staging The Mountain Bird?
A: The biggest challenge was to mount the complicated songs on stage.

Q: How is this production different than other Grusomhetens Teater productions?
A: This time our spectacle appears like a theatre performance from the 1860`s – a "costume drama."

Q: Who inspires you?
A: The Marx Brothers.

Q: What is the last good book you read?
A: Enid Starkie, Arthur Rimbaud: A Biography.

Q: What does working at La MaMa mean to you?
A: All I’ve done so far as a director of Grusomhetens Teater for these past 25 years has lead me to the point where Artaud can now have the opportunity to speak on this legendary stage.


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La MaMa presents
The Mountain BirdDirected by Lars Øyno
Original Score by Filip Sande


March 02 - March 05, 2017Thursday to Saturday at 7PM; Sunday at 4PM

Ellen Stewart Theatre 66 East 4th Street New York, NY 10003
Tickets: $25 Adults; $20 Students/Seniors; ten tickets are available for every performance for $10 each, advance sales only, as part of La MaMa's 10 @ $10 ticketing initiative.

For tickets and info: CLICK HERE