La MaMa Blogs: Video: Meet the cast of SEAGULLMACHINE

Friday, March 23, 2018

Video: Meet the cast of SEAGULLMACHINE


The cast of SEAGULLMACHINE - Why are you an artist? from Samovar Film Productions on Vimeo.


The Assembly comes to La MaMa in April with the world premiere of SEAGULLMACHINE - a mashup of Anton Chekhov and Heiner Müller.


Russia 1896. Germany 1977. USA 2018.
In a world gone mad, when do you take arms against the sea of troubles?

A diverse, multigenerational ensemble takes refuge in an abandoned theater. Caught in an endless rehearsal, they struggle with the pull between action and distraction on a planet where waters rise, wages stagnate, and visionary leaders are nowhere to be found. The Assembly’s newest performance smashes together two iconic riffs on the Hamletstory – Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull and Heiner Muller’s Hamletmachine – combining theatrical realism, immersive staging, live video, poetry, comedy and tragedy to excavate the legacy of 20th- century drama in the light of the present-day, and ask: What’s the good of making theater anyway?
“I can’t stand what she calls ‘theatre.’ She sees a temple,
a place of sacred art for the benefit of all humanity;
I see a rotten building with a foundation of
convention and prejudice.”
The Seagull
“My drama, if it still would happen, would happen
in the time of the uprising.”
Hamletmachine




Tickets now on sale, including La MaMa's 10 @ $10 Tickets for all performances!