'Cosmicomics' with Laia Cabrera
An original multimedia theatre piece inspired by chapters of Italo Calvino’s matchless novel of the same name, with videoart by Laia Cabrera & Co.
Directed by Ildiko Nemeth, Cosmicomics comprises a series of vignettes involving our narrator, Qfwfq, as he evolves across the history of the universe. From his innocent childhood before the Big Bang, when everything he loved was packed into a single point, we continue on to his love affairs and nostalgic middle age. Along the way we witness wondrous things: the birth of light and color, the identity crises of creatures that move from sea to land, the inner lives of mollusks, and more. Against a cosmic backdrop we recognize fundamentally human experiences in the tales: obsession, neurosis, love and transformation.
- Produced by The New Stage Theatre Company.
- Created and Directed by Ildiko Nemeth.
- Projection Design, Videoart and Animation by Laia Cabrera & Isabelle Duverger (Laia Cabrera & Co).
- Federico Restrepo, Lighting.
- Jon Gilbert Leavitt, Original Music.
- Yukio Tsuji, Sound Design.
- Egle Paulauskaite, Costume.
- Cast: Lance Cruce, Kaylin Lee Clinton, Chris Tanner, Geraldine Dulex, Denice Kondik, Florencia Minniti, Jeanne Lauren Smith, Markus Hirnigel, Michael Cuomo, Beth Dodye Bass, Beau Mallard, Catherine Correa and Valerie Ryan Miller.
- Principal Administrator: Fabiyan Pemble-Belkin.
- Set Construction: Kertek Construction Corp.