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Benefiting: The Children’s Aid Society
Presented by ETdC Projects’ Lab
Produced by Roi Escudero
Written, Designed and Directed by Roi Escudero
B=Essence (La Esencia de la Vida)
“The essence of life is to be equal to your essence.” –The Bubulinos

“Roi Escudero mingles commedia dramática, vérité and fantasy with a touch of Lacan and Poe’s poetry to create an intriguing expressionist tale. This make-believe, based on true events, happens in a theatrical installation of performance-art, multimedia-video, dance, music, tango and other haunting sounds performed and choreographed by
Rubén Celiberti.”

With the Artists in Residence at ETdC Projects’ Lab:Rubén Celiberti, Roi Escudero, Andy Chmelko, Mitchell Conway, Amada Anderson, Mika Oyaizu, Ricardo Stevens and Jack Placidi.

Dance, Music, Performed and Choreographed
by Rubén Celiberti

Tango Choreography
by Mika Oyaizu and Ricardo Stevens

mise-en-scéne: set, costumes, mask, art-props, sound, projection lighting and multimedia video realized and designed by Roi Escudero

Music Arranged, Performed, and Voice
by Rubén Celiberti

With the participation of La Banda Argentina:

Melody Mc CluskeyFederico Serravalle and others.

Technical Director and Lighting Designer: Ryan Metzler
Stage Manager: Valentin Ewan
Sun Umbrella virtual painting: James Ewan
Production Manager: Andy Chmelko

Genre: Site Specific Theatrical Installation, Performance–Art, Multimedia, Drama, Comedy, Mystery, Dance-Theater, Tango, Pop, Experimental.

This production features previous Planet Connections Award Winners:

Roi Escudero (2011, winner of Outstanding Performance-Art-Multimedia Event for

The Matra India”)

Roi Escudero’sThe Matra India” was also nominated for Outstanding Overall Production of a Short Play, One-Act or Monologue, Outstanding Overall Production of an Entire Evening of One-Acts/Paired Productions, Outstanding Actor in a One-Act Production (Andy Chmelko), and Outstanding Choreography (Fight or Dance

(Mika Oyaizu).

Roi Escudero (2010, Award for Outstanding Multimedia Event, Use of Projections and Special Effects for her Bubulinos’ Series multimedia performance-art play

11 seconds of ecstasy!”).

Roi Escudero’s11 seconds of ecstasy!” received seven nominations, including Outstanding Overall Production of a New Play 2010, Outstanding Direction 2010, Outstanding Sound Design 2010, Outstanding Choreography 2010 (Mika Oyaizu and Ricardo Stevens), and Outstanding Mask, Movement and Fight Sequence 2010 for

Roi Escudero’s life-sized puppet character Mrs. Mind.

Amada Anderson (2010, Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Play for the role of Darcie in Andrew Rothkins’sDanny“.)

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$18 General Admission
$9.00 for Film/Music Participants
FREE for Theatre Festivity Participants

Thursday 6/14/12 – 4:00pm = Performance #1
Sunday 6/17/12 – 5:00pm = Performance #2
Monday 6/18/12 – 6:00pm = Performance #3
Tuesday 6/19/12 – 10:30pm= Performance #4
Wednesday 6/20/12 – 8:00pm = Performance #5
Saturday 6/23/12 – 5:30pm = Performance #6

Click the dates above or the buy tickets banner below to buy tickets/reserve your seat!

60 minutes

At Bleecker Street Theatre (Downstairs)
45 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012
Conveniently located near:
Bleecker St (4 & 6)
Broadway – Lafayette St (B, D, F, M)
Prince St (N, R)

This is what the artists who created this production are doing for their charity:

“We will be writing about The Children’s Aid Society in our program, giving out material with information about the organization, and volunteering our time for them.

This is what the artists who created this production did to make it an eco-friendly production!
Using minimal design elements. Virtual set design – use of film projection to create virtual dramatic world. Will not purchase any new items. Avoiding materials with heavy fragrances or harsh chemicals. Maximize use of practical lighting. Adopting green habits outside of working on the show. Encourage promotion of energy efficient lighting and turn out the lights when not in use. Promoting the use of reusable water bottles, cups, plates, utensils, etc. Properly recycle paper, bottles and other items used during the production. Reducing printing of script via sharing scripts, adding supplemental script pages or writing in changes when applicable. Using laptops or smart phones in place of some or all rehearsal drafts. Printing double-sided. Printing on recycled paper. Encouraging online communication for the artists and reducing the amount of printed communications. Encouraging online communication for the use of audition materials, welcome packets, press packets, and any other correspondence with industry. Utilizing paperless marketing tools (e.g. website, blogs, Facebook, Twitter and email). Using an online playbill. Recycling/re-using playbills/Festibills. Recycling/re-using tickets.”

Special Thanks: Patrons of the Arts Joan and Frederick Nicholas, co-founder and former Chairman of the Board of The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Los Angeles, CA; The Ray and Wyn Ritchie Evans Foundation; Sra. Laura Escalada Piazzolla, the Astor Piazzolla Foundation; Planet Connections Theatre Festivity; The New York City INDIE Theatre; James and Valentin Ewan;and Vito J. Interrante, Director, City and County Branches of The Children’s Aid Society. Roi Escudero’s ETdC Projects’ Lab is a proud member of the New York City INDIE Theatre. Her work is under the umbrella of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.
Thanks to all the staff and colleagues of the Arts and After School Programs at The Children’s Aid Society, at The Philip Coltoff Greenwich Village Center; and especially to all the children for the marvelous 10 year journey! Much love, Roi “Bubi” Escudero.


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