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american (tele)visions Tickets

New York
9 Sep 2022 - 16 Oct 2022
Learn more about Off-Broadway american (tele)visions tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

american (tele)visions Information

Victor I. Cazares, a New York Theatre Workshop playwright in residence, presents their play american (tele)visions as part of the 2022-23 Off-Broadway season. Get on american (tele)visions tickets on New York Theatre Guide today.

american (tele)visions is a play about the American Dream; its dark flip side, the American nightmare; and one family who experiences the collision between the two firsthand. They are a family of undocumented Mexican immigrants, and their story is told by Erica, the audience's "Hero of Ages Lost" and narrator, as she strolls the aisles of a Walmart in the '90s. The show is a memory play, in which the tales of the Mexican family on stage are Erica's memories brought to life, but it's also a multimedia experience.

The show combines traditional live performance with pre-recorded video and live feeds of the actors. Cazares has written a technology-saturated multiverse filled with real and imagined televisons, video games, and store aisles that go on forever, bending time and space as past memories meet Erica's present.

american (tele)visions is Cazares's second production at New York Theatre Workshop; their play Pinching Pennies with Penny Marshall went up virtually in 2020. Three of their works, Ramses contra los monstruosWe Were Eight Years in Powder, and «when we write with ashes», also went up in 2021 with National Queer Theater and Lincoln Center's Restart Stages program of in-person summer arts events.

The world premiere of american (tele)visions in New York is a co-production with Theater Mitu. The play's director, Rubén Polendo, has been founding artistic director there for more than 20 years. Polendo and Theater Mitu's work has been produced nationwide at dozens of venues including The Public Theater, Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center.

Tickets to american (tele)visions will be available on New York Theatre Guide soon.

Opening date

September 9th, 2022

Closing date

October 16th, 2022

Categories

Opening Soon, Plays

Venue

New York Theatre Workshop

Cast and creative

By: Victor I. Cazares
Producer: New York Theatre Workshop
Director: Rubén Polendo
Lighting: Jeanette Yew
Design: Bretta Gerecke
Costume: Bretta Gerecke, with specialty costumes by Mondo Guerra
Cast list: Clew, Raúl Castillo, Ryan J. Haddad, Elia Monte-Brown, Bianca “b” Norwood
Other info: Technology design by Justin Nestor, Alex Hawthorn, and Kelly Colburn; fight direction by J. David Brimmer; intimacy direction by Andy Arden-Reese; voice and text coaching by Dawn-Elin Fraser

Our review

Two words best describe american (tele)visions at New York Theatre Workshop: sensory overload. The play is the theatrical equivalent of flipping through dozens of channels on the television, never being able to land on something to watch. On this channel, the characters are on a video game quest. Now they’re in a Walmart. Now they’re on a cop show. Now they’re witnessing a meteor show. In other words, american (tele)visions is a lot. Victor I. Cazares's play opens up at Walmart, as an...

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The full cast and creative team have been set for american (tele)visions, the first show in New York Theatre Workshop's Off-Broadway season. Performances run from September 9 to October 16, with opening night on September 29.The cast includes Clew, Raúl Castillo, Ryan J. Haddad, Elia Monte-Brown, and Bianca "b" Norwood. The creative team includes scenic and costume designer Bretta Gerecke; specialty costume designer Mondo Guerra; lighting designer Jeanette Yew; technology designers Justin...

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