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4 WARS

Producer

Allan Markowitz

Composers

Whitney George

Manuela Lechler

Ann Warren

Playwright

Mark Farnen

Prologue

Aleksandra Miglowiec

Dziady texts translated by

Aleksandra Miglowiec

Grace Mulligan

English Titles

Nancy Greening

Choreographer

Michelle Stuckey

Projections by

Robert Morton

Soundscapes by

Chris Kadis Moscato

Beatriz García Barreto

Costumes by

Sarah Thea Swafford

Lighting by

Kryssy Wright

Setting by

Richard Sage

Production Stage Manager

Lorraine LaPrade

Web version of 4 Wars program


4 WARS

Musicians

Hugh Ash - Trumpet

Melinda Faylor - Piano

Charlotte Munn-Wood - Violin

Joe Tucker - Percussion

David Stevens - Percussion

and featuring an Ensemble Cast

Jonas Barranca

Darold Cuba

Edgar Eguia

Polina Ionina

Cely Riva

Alejandra Venancio


6 Performances!

as part of the

2015 Dream Up Festival














Theater for the New City

155 First Avenue

(Between 9/10 St.)


Sun   9/13   @5:00

Tue   9/15   @9:00

Wed   9/16   @6:30

Thu   9/17   @6:30

Sat   9/19   @5:00

Sun   9/20   @5:00

A heartfelt thanks to:

4 Wars is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

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4 WARS

Scenes

The Prisoner’s Return

Music by Ann Warren (featuring excerpt of Chopin Impromptu Op. 66)

Soundscape by Chris Kadis Moscato

Text from Dziady by Adam Mickiewicz

Translated by Aleksandra Miglowiec

Video by Robert Morton

Music Performed by

Hugh Ash, Melinda Faylor, Charlotte Munn-Wood

Student - Cely Riva

War 1:

Excerpt from 1968 production of Dziady

Directed by Kazimierz Dejmek at the National Theatre in Warsaw

Translated by Aleksandra Miglowiec & Grace Mulligan

English Titles - Nancy Greening

Polish People Protest the Closing of Dziady

and the Government Responds

Music by Chris Kadis Moscato, New Arrangement by Ann Warren

Montage by Robert Morton

Music Performed by

Hugh Ash, Melinda Faylor, Charlotte Munn-Wood, Joe Tucker

The Categorical Imperative of No Bread Without Freedom –

or Why the Dragon Will Fight to the Death to Guard the Maiden

Text by Mark Farnen

Projections by Robert Morton

Polish Language Consultant - Aleksandra Miglowiec

Basia - Alexandra Venancio

Magda - Polina Ionina

Jarek Górski - Edgar Eguia

War 2:

The Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia

and the People Resist

Music by Whitney George

Montage by Robert Morton

Performed by

Hugh Ash, Melinda Faylor, Charlotte Munn-Wood, Joe Tucker

A fantastical retelling of the negotiations between Czechoslovakia and

the U.S.S.R. over the reforms of the Prague Spring

Music by Whitney George

Text by Mark Farnen

Projections by Robert Morton

Brezhnev - Jonas Barranca

Alexander Dubček - Polina Ionina

Chorus - Darold Cuba, Edgar Eguia, Cely Riva, Alexandra Venancio

Music Performed by

Hugh Ash, Melinda Faylor, Charlotte Munn-Wood, Joe Tucker

War 3:

Mexican Students March for Democratic Reform

and the government responds

Music by Whitney George

Montage by Robert Morton

Music Performed by

Hugh Ash, Melinda Faylor, Charlotte Munn-Wood, Joe Tucker

Tlatelolco Massacre

Text by Mark Farnen

Choreography by Michelle Stuckey

Projections by Robert Morton

Soundscape by Beatriz García Barreto

Magdalena - Cely Riva

Pancho Villa - Jonas Barranca

Zapata - Darold Cuba

Reflections

Music by Manuela Lechler

Music Performed by

Hugh Ash, Melinda Faylor, Charlotte Munn-Wood, Joe Tucker

War 4:

Protests Rock the U.S.A. and the Police and Military Response

Montage by Robert Morton

Headquarters of the East Village Motherfuggers

Text by Mark Farnen

Projections by Robert Morton

Trip Music (Reprise of The Prisoner’s Return) by Ann Warren

Trip Soundscape by Chris Kadis Moscato

Marigold - Cely Riva

Jim - Jonas Barranca

Jake - Darold Cuba

Stephanie - Alexandra Venancio

Cassandra - Polina Ionina

Epilogue - Images of Hope After 1968

Music by Ann Warren (d’après Lluís Llach)

Montage by Robert Morton

Music Performed by

Hugh Ash, Melinda Faylor, Charlotte Munn-Wood, Joe Tucker

4 WARS

is an interdisciplinary exploration

of the universal themes that exist in four stories reflecting different aspects of unrest that exploded in 1968.

The stories from Poland, Prague, Mexico City, and around the USA progress from hope, to occupation, to violence,

to finding a way to rise from the ashes.

In 2015, the historical underpinnings of these times rise again with the escalation of violent images and incidents.