On Super Bowl Sunday, during the last day of her life,
an old lady looks back at what it has meant for her to be a woman.
...And it hasn't been pretty.
This work was created in part through The Field's Artist Residency Program,
supported by the Lambent Foundation, and Chashama.
Made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo
and the New York State Legislature, The Yip Harburg Foundation and the Puffin Foundation.
This project is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from
the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Thanks to "First Acts" sponsors New York Community Bank, the Natalie Bailey and Herbert Kirshner Foundation,
the Kupferberg Center for the Performing Arts, and Queens College.
Photo by Cecilia DeBucourt.
Lighting Designer: Miguel Ángel Valderrama
Set Designer and Props: Jorge Dieppa
Acting Director: Alejandra Orozco
Stage Manager: Antígona González
Press Agent: OFF OFF PR/Paul Siebold
rocks São Paulo, Brasil!
"Every encounter of the two performers takes the shape of a visceral pas de deux."
- María Eugenia de Menezes, O Estado do São Paulo
Read her interview to Karina Casiano (in Portuguese.)
Part of the Latino International Theater Festival of New York/
SESC-Sao Paulo International Cultural Engagement Partnership.
Originally produced by La MaMa E.T.C.
Karina Casiano and Renzo Ampuero. Photo by Marlon Krieger.
Also, Karina Casiano, Daniel Irizarry and La MaMa E.T.C. were nominated for a
2011 New York Innovative Theater Awards for Outstanding Choreograpy!
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2011 Sundance Film Festival
Selected theaters nationwide
Above: Harmony Santana ("Michael") and Karina Casiano ("Magdelena")
Directed by Rashaad Ernesto Green, starring Esaí Morales and Judy Reyes.
Copyright Karina Casiano 2003-2014. All rights reserved.