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Tabula RaSa NYC Theater and Performance Lab

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In The Eye Of The Needle

Collective Creation Written by Ramiro Antonio Sandoval with the participation of Johanna Bock

Directed by Ramiro Antonio Sandoval

2018 Winner - GILBERTO ZALDÍVAR Award | Outstanding Dramatic Production |
Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors

2019 Winner - Extraordinary Award | Outstanding Collective Creation | Extraordinary Award | 6 Years of Outstanding Artistic Educational International Work |Best Character Actor 

"It is a constant battle of three individuals to know if they can morally win the fierce struggle and perennial vigilance that are suffering from dark omens."

 

Carlos Navedo
Impacto Latino

Collective creation with the participation of:

Tatiana Barrero, Jorge Luis Berríos Cuevas, Thiago Jiménez, Klara Lopera, Kike Olaya and Karina Tobón

Featuring:

Jorge Luis Berríos Cuevas, Kike Olaya y Fran Santoro. 

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Original Music: Samuel Torres, Special Appearance: Jei Osorio, Costume Design: Alejandra Laverde, Masks Design: Carolina Muñoz, Stage Design: Verónica Álvarez. 

Stage Production: Eduard Canal, Omayra Garriga, Guest Artist: Alex Mendoza with the participation of Elizabet Díaz Cintrón, Audiovisual Design: Jacqueline Reed, Lighting Design: Karim Rivera Rosado/Omayra Garriga, Stage Manager: Federica Flück, Graphic Design: Tabula RaSa Theater, Videography: Williams Video, Still Photography: 
Johanna Bock, Stage and A/V/Operators: Juanita Perez, 
Eduard Prunache, Voice Over: Federica Flück, Johanna Bock, Aoi Hanada, Claudia Osejo, Assistant Director: Clara Wiest

Synopsis

 A tragicomedy that reflects on contemporary life, social alienation, and the acceptance of boredom as the means to self-reinvention.

After a disappearance, three characters remain trapped and under constant observation. Meandering between twisted ideas about social behavior, they struggle to create meaning (or run away from it?) while trapped in a strange place. With expulsion looming, sophistic discussions on culture and myths displace the fear of their shared circumstance. Polar and nonsensical perspectives reveal with dark humor the make up of their uncomfortable experience.

 

In The Eye Of The Needle trailer

 

2015 Winner - Best Production in English by a Hipanic Company | Best Director | Best Actor

Independent Theater Artists (ATI).

2015 Winner - Audience Award | Best Director | 

2nd Best Production | Best Lighting Design

With the participation of:

Lorena Ayub, Jorge Luis Berríos, Carla Blasi, María García, Abdel Gonzalez, Javier Leñero, Klara Lopera, Fabio Montenegro, John Neiderer, Soraya Padrao, Angela Perez, Sara Ramirez, Laura Riveros, Juan Manuel Sanabria, Richard Trujillo. With Kervin Peralta.

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Art Director: Eliana Perez, Costumes And Props: Yosiany Simbaqueba, Giovanni Correa, with Domingo Ramos, Ely Beriguette and Nicolle Márquez, Musical Director: Boris Acosta, Animation and Motion Graphics: Miguel Rueda, Video Interviews:  Angela Guerrero, Sound and Multimedia Manager: Gabriel Garcia, Lighting Design: Sarah Harris, Lighting Operator: Paul Tilson, Programer: Roy Chang, Architect: Tyrene Calvesbert, Graphic Design: Gio Quinche.
Assitants to the director: Carla Blasi (The Winter of April), Ximena Mieles (El Invierno de Abril).

The winter of April

"...Like drug and arms trafficking, human trafficking is a market-driven criminal industry that is based on the principles of supply and demand. Every year, traffickers generate billions of dollars in profits by victimizing millions of people around the world..."

 

The Polaris Project

By Ricardo Sarmiento Gaffurri
Directed by Ramiro Antonio Sandoval

Synopsis

What do a diver, an exotic dancer and a ghost writer have in common?

How will the lives of these three people enterwine?

Was it an accident? Or was it a calculated action from someone who wanted to hurt her? Did she know the serial killer that everyone is looking for?  And who is that lady of unusual elegance who makes videos of young people for an uncertain purpose? In a different part of the world, ghost writer is commissioned to prepare a lecture about women and science, women who have made remarkable discoveries or inventions during the course of their lives, but for one reason or another they have been forgotten.

The Winter of April’s journey will bring together the destiny of these characters.  They will find themselves in the dark labyrinth of human trafficking; they will walk through steamy hotel rooms, luxurious gardens, inhospitable deserts, human cages, and a fascinating and never seen before striptease circus named “Le Bad Ton Futuriste.”

This is how a mother will realize that –sometimes– inexorable revenge may take a lifetime.   

The winter of April trailer

English version with Spanish subtitles.

Video courtesy of James Williams Video and Sean Claffey. Angela Guerrero editor. New York, December 2014.

2014 Winner - Best Production, Best Director, Best Costumes Design, Best Original Music, and Best Lighting.

Independent Theater Artists (ATI).

2014 Winner - Audience Award, Best Costume and Make up Design, Best Original Music, and Best Lighting. 

IV Theater Festival of the Dominican Republic Cultural Commissioner in NY.

2013 Nominated - Best Performance Art Production.

2014 Official selection of the International Alternative Theatre Festival. Bogota, Colombia.  

With the participation of:

Laura Riveros, Ivette Massari, Ana Guerrero, Verónica Tierra

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Musical Director: Samuel Torres

Lighting Designer: Juan Merchán

Costume Designer: Josiany Simbaqueba

Choreography: Gabriela Álvarez Castañeda

Stage Design: Marcel Negret

Guest Artist: José Osorio

Synopsis

“Where There Was Fire” is a contemporary play based on fragments of stories from the book “Fires” by feminist Belgian writer

Marguerite Yourcenar.

The play is a tribute to the author and, in a way, the director’s interpretation of a particular moment in her life. Tabula RaSa explores a sentiment, contextualized in various themes, such as love, war, and migration, among others, from their own

creative and aesthetic perspective.

The topic of women and gender is expressed during the play through the voices of the author, the actresses who

represent four different moments in the life of this woman, and through the main character: Clytemnestra, a woman who

has symbolized passion in diverse ways through history.

The director develops timeless and universal themes seeking deep substrates -while contrasting with common archetypes- that he feels many women and men will identify with.

The visibility of women from a theatrical perspective is of great importance to this company.

Understanding that migration is as old as human history, we also recognize that the role of women has changed along with

the circumstances and conditions of such journeys.

These subjects are addressed through dance, visual art, poetry, and music; a woman goes through various stages in which changes occur according to different experiences, such as love, sexuality, marriage, fidelity, desire, happiness, war.

With this work, we want to inspire in our audience levels of reflection, in contrast to a bare illustration of the topics discussed.

We sustain the idea of visibility of women from an aesthetic standpoint and through poetry, for as Marguerite Yourcenar recalls

in her book Fires, “Not to be loved anymore is to become invisible.”

Where there was fire

"...the almost excessive expressionism

of these poem still seems to me to be

a form of natural andneeded confession,

a legitimate effort to portray the full

complexity and passion of an emotion."

 

Marguerite Yourcenar

Inspired by texts by Marguerite Yourcenar

Adapted and Directed by Ramiro Antonio Sandoval