Medea

20151008 - 20151018

Ellen Stewart Theatre | 66 East 4th Street (2nd Floor)

Thursday - Saturday at 7pm; Sunday at 4pm

Tune in HERE at 4PM on Sunday, October 18th for a live performance streamed online, courtesy of Howlround TV by Culturehub!

About the Show

By Teatro Patologico (Italy)
Directed by Dario D’Ambrosi

Medea, directed by D’Ambrosi, combines professional actors, who perform in English, with a chorus of 14 actors with diverse abilities (including epilepsy, neurological disabilities and down syndrome) from the University program of D'Ambrosi's Rome-based "Magic of Theater" Drama Academy, who perform in Attic Greek.  “La magia del teatro” (The magic of Theatre), the Drama Academy for differently abled children directed by Dario D’ambrosi, is a school that stimulates the students’ creative freedom by giving them the theoretical and practical means to help them express themselves on the stage.

Dario D'Ambrosi, one of Italy's most distinguished theater artists, has made a career of productions about people with psychiatric disabilities, devising productions that portray their unique perspective on life. His stunning and visceral version of Euripides' tragedy debuted at La MaMa in 2011.  In 2012, it was presented at Wilton's Music Hall in London and was awarded the Wilton Prize as Best Show of the Season.  It has also been awarded the "Lupa Capitolina" Award in Rome, a Mayoral honour.

Keep up to date on all of the action behind the scenes on the La MaMa Storify!

 

Press

New York Theatre Review on MEDEA -- Wesley Doucette on Medea as Presented by Teatro Patolgico at La MaMa

Unusual Drama School in Rome Is Set to Expand -- more about Teatro Patologico from the NYTimes

The Pathological Passion of Dario D’Ambrosi -- more about Teatro Patologico from The Brooklyn Rail

Support Dario D’Ambrosi's Teatro Patologico

Please consider supporting the important work being done by Dario D’Ambrosi's Teatro Patologico and “La magia del teatro” (The magic of Theatre), the Drama Academy for differently abled children that stimulates the students’ creative freedom by giving them the theoretical and practical means to help them express themselves on the stage.

CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION

Coffeehouse Chronicles #128 -- October 17th

Panel Event with Dario D'Ambrosi & Teatro Patologico

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