“New Times need new Forms of Theatre.” Bertolt Brecht
Stefania Bulbarella, Yeujia Low, Le’Andra LeSeur, Dena Igusti & Ray Jordan Achan
Join us for a conversation about the Prelude 2020 pieces Una niña, una familia, un pueblo, Animal Empire, Passing Time with Grace and Cut Woman
Stefania Bulbarella (Director and Video Designer of UNA NINA, she/her) is an Argentinian director and Projection/Video Designer based in Brooklyn. Her latest credits include Video/Projection Design: Essentials (Free Street Chicago Theater), Closure (The Movement Theatre Company- 1MOVE: DES19NED), Unstuck (The Tank), 12 Angry Animals (NYU Tisch), Field Awakening (Corkscrew/Columbia Stages), Azul Otra Vez (BRIC/PRELUDE), The Revolution (National Sawdust). Associate Projection Designer: Warriors Don’t Cry (Theatre USA), Circle Jerk (Ars Nova). Editing: Broadway Bares (Broadway Cares). Assistant Video Designer: Circle Jerk Live (Theater Mitu) Programmer: Fandango for Butterflies (Engarde Arts). Director: Catamenia (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), Even the Sun (Mixily Presents), Personal Questions (24h Zoom Fest), Memorama (LaMicro Theater). Associate/Assistant Director: Wolf Play (Soho Rep), Somos Mas (People’s Theatre Project), Nanas (LaMicro Theater). PA: Waterboy and the Mighty World (The Bushwick Starr). Studies: BFA in Directing and Creative Technologies – The New School. Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. www.stefaniabulbarella.com
Yeujia Low (Co-Writer, Composer, Director for ANIMAL EMPIRE, she/her) is an actor-musician and theater maker who excels at the understated and intimate. She helps imaginative & visionary film and theater directors make their most bizarre ideas become reality. She sings, whines and gobbles. She plays the piano, violin and guitar, has danced for Graham alumni Jacqulyn Buglisi, and has been nominated for best actress twice in award-winning short films. Her own work has been performed at Triskelion Arts, the Actors Fund Arts Center, RAW Moves, Movement Research and in her bathroom, her kitchen, her head, bed and floor. She is a troll and will always be sincere but not saintly. Tisch ETW. Acting credits: New York Fringe Festival, The Tank, Musical Theatre Factory, The Flea, Dixon Place, Haque Center, and more. Music directing/composing: The Flea, SheNYC Summer Theater Festival, Co/Lab Theater Group, cabarets, dance & film.
Le’Andra LeSeur (Artist for PASSING TIME WITH GRACE, she/her) is an artist working primarily with video, installation, photography, painting, and performance. Her work celebrates blackness, contemplates the experience of invisibility, and seeks to dismantle and reclaim stereotypes surrounding black female identity, among other subject matters. Awards include Leslie-Lohman Museum Artists Fellowship (2019), the Time-Based Medium Prize as well as the Juried Grand Prize at Artprize 10 (2018). LeSeur recently appeared in conversation with Marilyn Minter at the Brooklyn Museum, presented by the Tory Burch Foundation and has lectured at RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI, and SCAD Atlanta, among others. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions at A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Assembly Room, New York, NY; Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Anacostia Art Center, Washington, DC; SITELAB, Grand Rapids, MI; Amika Dawkins, Atlanta, GA; and others. Residences include NARS Foundation, Marble House Project, and Mass MoCA. LeSeur is represented by Microscope Gallery.
Dena Igusti (Playwright, Actor, and Producer for CUT WOMAN, she/they) is a queer Indonesian Muslim poet, playwright, and producer born and raised in Queens, New York. She is the author of CUT WOMAN (Game Over Books). She is the co-founder of Asian multidisciplinary arts collective UNCOMMON;YOU and literary press Short Line Review. She is a 2018 NYC Youth Poet Laureate Ambassador and 2017 Urban Word Federal Hall Fellow. She is a 2019 Player’s Theatre Resident Playwright for her co-written Off-Broadway production SHARUM. She is a 2020 Ars Nova Emerging Leaders Fellow, 2020 Seventh Wave Editorial Resident, and part of Spotify Sound Up’s 2020 cohort. Her work has been featured in BOAAT Press, Peregrine Journal, and several other publications. She has performed at The Brooklyn Museum, The Apollo Theater, Lincoln Center, the 2018 Teen Vogue Summit, and several venues across the nation.