We are very excited and proud to invite you to LAPA. We open on March 11th and run through the 22nd (one month from now!) Tickets are now available here!
This run brings The Million Underscores a few firsts: It’s the first time we have a two week run in a theater, and it’s the first time we are performing a pre-existing text.
LAPA was written in Russian by the poet and playwright Daniil Kharms in 1930. If you are unfamiliar with his work, absolutely check it out. His work is mysterious, hilarious, strange and perplexingly beautiful. LAPA was a play written for his notebook, and never performed. Its life today is very powerful and addresses the moment when meaning departs from language, authority and self.
There is more information about the play and ticketing below, we hope to see you there.
LAPA is a mesmerizing language machine for the theater following Landman’s journey to pluck a newly formed star called Agam The Swan: “whoever tears down this star may choose to be freed from dreaming.” Treating language with the material curiosity of early abstract artists LAPA exposes the border of language and sound, of poetry and meaning. The Million Underscores stage this genre-bending work, modulating between visual composition, soundscape, performance, and choreography, to emphasize the distance between words, objects, sound, and the body. Amidst Industrialization, the human ability to reach beyond the terrestrial, and a decrepit heaven, LAPA is a ballad for the end of dreaming.
Produced by The Million Underscores_ _ and The Brick Theater
Written by: Daniil Kharms
Directed by: Timothy Scott and Nicolás Noreña
Translation from Russian: C. Dylan Basset and Emma Winsor Wood
Featuring: Hannah Gross, Marija Kovačević, Alessandro Magania, Madison Mayer, Erin Mullin, Nicolás Noreña and Timothy Scott
Music by: Marija Kovačević and Ethan Philbrick
Assistant Director: Madison Mayer
Lighting Design: Daisy Long
Scenic Design: Nicolás Noreña
Poster design: Emma Berliner
Performances are March 11,12,13,14, 18, 19, 20 and 21 at 8pm
And March 15, and 22 at 4pm
At The Brick Theater, located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn AT 579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211. Admission is $20
LAPA was developed during the 2019-2020 LEIMAY Fellowship at CAVE, Brooklyn, NY
hope to see you there!
Nico and Tim