Visiting NY with their show GUERRA, La Piara speak about their clown company and their show GUERRA. Currently running at THE TANK in NYC. The company is: Artus Chavez, Fernando Cordova, and Madeleine Serra. In this interview are Artus Chavez and Fernando Cordova.
Guerra: A Clown Play combines slapstick, clown, dance, bouffant, and farce to tell the story of a military outpost’s last stand. Created by a Mexican/U.S. collaborative team, Guerra is performed in three languages and features a trio of incompetent officers engaged in a struggle against a vast unseen enemy. Their epic yet intimate journey features a recruitment lottery, bloodthirsty nursery rhymes, and at least one aerial bombardment. Guerra blends bombast and camp with serious echoes of American and Mexican military realities to create an irreverent and darkly resonant satire.
Created by La Piara with Seth Bockley and Devon de Mayo
Performed by La Piara (Artús Chávez, Fernando Córdova, and Madeleine Sierra)
Directed by Seth Bockley and Devon de Mayo
Artus Chavez is delightful as the leader of the group.
Artus Chavez, Fernando Cordova and Madeleine Sierra make up La Piara Teatro.
Artus Chavez comforts Madeleine Sierra in a war scene.
Madeleine Sierra shows off her battle wounds to the audience in GUERRA.
Fernando Cordova has some funny eyes and great scenes in GUERRA.
A humorous moment during the dressing of the Chief in camouflage garb.
Artus Chavez sings while the paper airplanes fly over head.Madeleine, Artus and Fernando take their bow at the end of a very funny show!
At the end of the day (after the Clown Parade and Pie Fight) The New York Clown Theatre Festival hosted a PREVIEW CABARET with a sample selection of some of the upcoming shows scheduled for the Festival. Here is a few photographs taken at the PREVIEW CABARET!.
Audrey Crabtree and Robert Honeywell host the Opening Night Cabaret
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Cirque This presented an excerpt from their MACHINATIONS show.