Magician’s sick in bed?! Too bad! THE SHOW MUST GO ON! The Magician’s Assistant is a physical comedy about the transformative power of believing in yourself and asking for help. Everything seems under control until the Magician’s lovely Assistant blunders onstage and has to entertain the crowd in the magician’s absence. Clown Mélissa Smith switches characters with expert comedic flare, finding a delicate balance between chaos and control, vulnerability and confidence. Video projections and animation by Ingrid Larson add an extra dose of unexpected folly. The Magician’s Assistant encourages empathy, laughter and eating your veggies! The Magician’s Assistant makes its NYC premiere after playing across the Northeast. Audiences Old and Young have been delighted by this charming and hilarious romp.
Founded in 2007, FRIGID is an open and uncensored theatre festival that gives artists an opportunity to let their ingenuity thrive in a venue that values freedom of expression and artistic determination. In true support of our Indie Theater Community, 100% of box office proceeds will go directly to the artists whose work is being presented. FRIGID is here to chill out the New York independent theatre scene’s ideas of what a theatre festival can be!
My work explores the connection between places and internal solitude. While capturing these select images, I found myself reflecting upon ideas, plans, and dreams while suddenly realizing I was solo within the cultural landscape minus its inhabitants. I intend to take the viewer to this quiet place of contemplation where the textures, shapes, and light provide a heightened sensation of the solo perspective. From the hush in the light drenched hall of the Louvre in Paris or gritty ancient feel of the Italian hills of Matera, I hope to expose the details of solitude that might be missed ina crowded metropolis.
Carlosis an international stage director, actor and theatre researcher. For 20 years he has been traveling the world to develop and explore new theatrical languages, influenced by the study of human movement and its society.
Carlos was born in Madrid in 1976. He belongs to the generation of Spanish Transition after Franco’s dictatorial regime. He comes from a family of migrants originally from Granada (south of Spain). His father José is a self-taught prestigious Chef, and his mother Angeles is a craftswoman.
During his time with Lecoq, Carlos encountered Donato Sartori in Italy. Then in 2003, he became Donato Sartori´s pedagogical assistant and collaborator. By the hand of Sartori he began to explore the architecture of gestures and the anthropology of the mask.
After a Teatro Punto’s tour in Ireland, Carlos decided to establish his research in Galway for 3 years. These years would be a fundamental period for Carlos’ work where he developed his research together with artists and theatre activists Miquel Barceló and Judith Higgins.
Carlos’ research incorporated different artistic disciplines (music, architecture, painting, dance…) and science (anthropology, philosophy, physics, geometry…) He also embraced multi-cultural influences sharing his time between more than 20 countries performing, directing, teaching and researching.
In 2011 he created the International Laboratory of Theatre Research – Manifesto Poetico, hosting his research, performances and productions. With Manifesto Poetic Carlos started a consolidation of his own signature theatre expanding his research of masks to a greater concept of the mask on the space, not only the body. With Manifesto Poetico Carlos’ work reaches into a wider variety of theatrical territories and styles.
His Laboratory leads him to the development of new theatrical languages where the body and the space are the base of storytelling and emotional communication.
Theatres and cultural institutions around the world invite him and his artistic team to research, perform and create new work (New York, Bogota, Kuala Lumpur, Paris, Amsterdam…).
His work and own productions are strongly connected to popular tradition, dramaturgy of comedy and sociology.
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For more information about Carlos Garcia Estevez andhis Manifesto Poetico go here.