Benefiting: Brooklyn/NY Public Library
Produced by Antonio Miniño’s Fab Marquee Productions in association with MidNite’s cHild Productions
Written and Performed by Riti Sachdeva
Directed by Antonio Miniño
“Through song, dance, poetry and food, a captive woman known as “Z” explores the connections between addiction and violence as she delves into a state of mental imprisonment and self-abuse. In time the path to freedom is revealed but the consequences might be deadly. A plosive new choreodrama by Riti Sachdeva.”
- Friday 6/1/12 – 5:00pm
- Sunday 6/3/12 – 6:00pm
- Tuesday 6/5/12 – 5:00pm
- Saturday 6/9/12 – 1:30pm
- Wednesday 6/20/12 – 10:00pm
- Saturday 6/23/12 – 8:00pm
Answers by Riti Sachdeva –
Karen Tortora-Lee’s Question
How did you come up with the title for your show?
Riti : Without giving away the punch line, the character’s act is a “scene” that we witness on the news occasionally; the piece explores the unseen circumstances and rituals that lead her to the final act.
Diánna Martin’s Question
If you were going to invite 5 people (from the past or present) to see your show – who would you invite … and why?
Riti : Malcom X, Mohandas Gandhi, Cherie Moraga, Oprah, Coco Fusco – because they’re all people who have confronted, in one way or another, addiction and/or violence in their own lives and/or in the larger state. I’d want to hear what they’d contribute to the development of the piece.
Antonio Minino’s Question
What is the biggest sacrifice you’ve made for your art and was it worth it?
Riti : Fear: of the unknown, of success, of failure, of being loved, of being ignored, of being laughed at (it’s a daily sacrifice.) Definitely worth it.
Geoffrey Paddy Johnson’s Question
Was there any unexpected discovery made during the development of this production and can you share it with us?
Riti : One can bathe oneself with popcorn and if done properly, it can be quite seductive. Conversely other things can be done with popcorn that are not so seductive…come see for yourself!
Michelle Augello-Page’s Question
What do you hope the audience receives from the experience of seeing this show?
Riti : A willingness to look at people/ places in their lives where addiction and violence manifest and how addiction and violence don’t exist in a vacuum, they are cultivated, often through shame.