based on the writings of Anne Waldman
adapted & directed by Judith Malina
OPENING DECEMBER 10th
Performances December 7-January 30
Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8pm
*(with the followingexceptions, no performance Friday, December 18).
Tickets are $20
(Wednesdays are Pay What You Can).
For reservations call 212-352-3101
The Living Theatre continues its 2009-10 season with acclaimed poet and experimental author
Anne Waldman's RED NOIR – a detective thriller based on film noir techniques and themes – with previews set to begin December 7 prior to an office press opening December 10 at The Living Theatre (21Clinton Street) in Manhattan.Judith Malina directs.
In RED NOIR, writer Anne Waldman combines metaphors of the film noir genre and reflections on modern life in our economically and ecologically trouble ridden war culture. Set on the Lower East Side, with an array of vivid characters whose lives intertwine, the play follows a female detective as she investigates a black market deal done by many greedy hands and pursues two men, each carrying a valise – one filled with a nuclear or toxic substance; the other filled with the seeds of the future.
Integrating Ms. Malina's direction and Ms. Waldman's vast and accomplished literary catalogue, RED NOIR exposes lists of toxic chemicals, reaches out to the Middle East, and expounds upon troubles in our worldly existence in an attempt to find ways toward revelation, revolution and redemption.
The ensemble cast of RED NOIR includes Camilla de Araujo, Brent Barker, Vinie Burrows,Maylin Castro, Ben Cerf, Sheila Dabney, Jay Dobkin, Luis Christian Dilorenzi, Erin Downhour, Eno Edet, Tjasa Ferme, Ondina Frate, Gemma Forbes, Maria Guzman, Home Hynes, Silas Inches Albert Lamont, Jenna Kirk, Celeste Moratti, Martin Munoz, Lucie Pohl, Marie Pohl, Erik Rodriguez, Judi Rymer, Anthony Sisco, Lori Summers, Enoch Wu, and Kennedy Yanko.
Since the 1960s, Anne Waldman has been an active member of the experimental poetry community as a writer, performer, collaborator, professor, editor, scholar and cultural/political activist. She has served as director of the Poetry Project at St. Mark's and co-founded, with Allen Ginsberg and others, the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, where she remains a Distinguished Professor of Poetics and the Director of Naropa Institute's famed Summer Writing Program.
She has published more than forty books of poetry, including "Kill or Cure," "Marriage: A Sentence," "Structure of the World Compared to a Bubble," "Fast Speaking Woman" and epic "Iovis" trilogy. Her work has been widely anthologized, and her poems translated into French, Italian, German, Turkish, Spanish and Chinese. Ms.Waldman is also the editor of several volumes relating to modern, postmodern, and contemporary poetry. Her extensive historical literary, art and tape archive resides at the Hatcher
Graduate Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
assistant directed by Brad Burgess
lighting design by Richard Retta
set design by Judith Malina, Illion Troya, Richard Retta
musical direction by Sheila Dabney
To order a copy of Red Noir (Farfalla Press) by Anne Waldman click here