Arts journalist and filmmaker Verity Healey speaks with members of the Belarus Free Theatre to discuss how making art in exile has prepared them for making theater during a pandemic.
This episode of Let Me Ascertain You is the second of three recordings of the 2019 Lobby Projects, created by The Civilians in Residence with New York City Center. The Lobby Project is a series of pre-performance events featuring a musical theater performance based around the themes of each Encores! Off-Center production.
Notes Not Written, Then/Now was created using The Civilians’ signature investigative approach, utilizing interviews with Essie Borden, Lee Guilliatt & Dan Lipton. Along with the music of Rev. Al Carmines and an original song by Hannah Fairchild, the show explores the vibrant world of Carmines, María Irene Fornés & the Judson Poets Theater. Their trailblazing work helped to establish the off-Broadway movement of the 60s and 70s.
Notes Not Written, Then/Now
Written by Nicholas Kaidoo
Based on interviews by The Civilians
Cast: Troy Anthony, Jennifer Fouché, Lauren Molina and Vanessa Robinson
“Dummy Juggler” by Rev. Al Carmines
Performed by: Troy Anthony
“Ordinary Things” by Rev. Al Carmines
Performed by: Lauren Molina and Vanessa Robinson
“Go Back” by Rev. Al Carmines
Performed by: Jennifer Fouché and Vanessa Robinson
“The Odd and Offbeat” by Hannah Fairchild based on interviews by The Civilians.
Vocals and Guitar by: Lauren Molina
Director: Lico Whitfield
Music Director: Steven Cuevas
Stage Manager: Megan Webb
Producer: Amy C. Ashton
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