Department of Theatre and Dance Presents:
September 23 • 3 p.m.
Play by Guillermo Calderón
translated by William Gregory
Directed by Prof. Debbie Saivetz
Featuring visiting artist Leonor Lopehandía with Montclair State University Theatre students Alexandra Doggette and Antoinette Fasino
In Guillermo Calderón’s Villa (2011), three young women debate the future of the site of a former villa turned into torture barracks by the military dictatorship.Originally performed inside the infamous Villa Grimaldi, this play by one of Chilean theatre’s fiercest new literary voices grapples with the legacy of atrocity using “stark lyricism and dreamlike imagery” (LA Times).
The reading will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Lopehandía, the student actors and guest dramaturg Sarah Rose Leonard, literary associate at Signature Theatre, NYC.
Co-sponsored by the Global Education Center at Montclair State.
September 25, 26 • 7:30 p.m.
September 27 • 8 p.m.
Conceived and Directed by Liz Lerman
Choreography Created by Liz Lerman and Keith
Thompson, in collaboration with the performers
Original Text Sources Curated by Liz Lerman and Bill
Pullman; devised text developed in collaboration with
Scenery and Costumes by David Israel Reynoso
Lighting by Jen Schriever
Soundscape by Darron L West
Media Design by Kate Freer
How do soldiers returning from the battlefield recover from their wounds? How do doctors and nurses heal the injuries these soldiers suffer, seen and unseen? Trailblazing choreographer Liz Lerman returns to Peak Performances with Healing Wars, a profoundly relevant and deeply moving new work. Through spoken word, video, and dance, Healing Wars reaches across the centuries to connect the modern wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the American Civil War. The ensemble of performers is joined onstage by a young Navy veteran whose presence personalizes the tribute that this brilliant, deftly nuanced production pays to all soldiers and healers, past and present.
*No charge for University-enrolled undergraduates
September 30 • 7-9:30 p.m.
University Hall Room 1010
Jane Weinstock graduated from Princeton University and attended graduate programs at the Slade, NYU and the Paris Film Program. She has taught and written about film and about contemporary art at various institutions including NYU, the University of California, Los Angeles, and Cal Arts. She has written about such artists as Sally Potter, John Cassavetes, Martha Rosler, Barbara Kruger, and Christian Boltanski. Weinstock began filmmaking with Sigmund Freud's Dora and went on to make Voices of Silence (for German Television) and The Clean Up. Weinstock participated in the Sundance Directors Lab and then went on to write and direct feature films. Her first feature, Easy, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and was in Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival. She will be presenting her latest film, The Moment, which she co-wrote. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles.