“On How To Be A Monster” at the Tank in NYC

Feb 20, 2020 392

BY: Federica Borlenghi

“On How To Be A Monster” is an absurdist dark comedy written by Maria-Luiza Müller and produced by Et Alia Theatre, premiering at the Tank on Saturday February 22nd at 3pm and on Monday the 24th and Tuesday the 25th at 9:30pm. Tickets available here.  

“My company strives to create an accepting space that inspires artists to create beyond their comfort zones and collide with an array of international voices which may be culturally unfamiliar.” Says Giorgia Valenti, Italian actor, model, dancer and Co-Artistic Director of Et Alia.

“Et Alia is Latin for “And Other”, meaning that we are inspired to create art for the other, by the other and about the other. We strive to create an accepting community that inspires artists to create beyond their comfort zones and collide with an array of international voices which may be culturally unfamiliar.”

The company is led by a team of international women, who decided to collaborate with Federica Borlenghi, an Italian director, on their upcoming production. Federica is a Brooklyn based Multidisciplinary Artist and Artistic Director of HERE WE GO, a site-specific production company.

“I have always been fascinated by the idea of bringing new stories to life for the first time and to closely collaborate with their creators to represent their ideas as accurately as possible.” Says Federica. “Partnering up with Giorgia and her company on this project has been incredibly exciting and invigorating. It is quite unique and refreshing to get to work with such a multicultural ensemble. I am very inspired by how dedicated and passionate Et Alia is about cultural representation in the arts.”

The team also includes Italian actor Cristiano Benefanti as well as John Blair, Martin Drop, Adam Fisher, Ana Moioli, Maria-Luiza Müller, Dylan Soal, Giorgia Valenti and Isabella Uzcátegui. The production is Stage Managed by Kendall DuPre, Lighting designed by Katherine Teed-Arthur and Sound Designed by Austin Pogrob.

“John, Clara, Ron, Lara, Don, Tara, Sean and Sarah are four couples who like to discuss important issues such as global warming, planned parenthood or starvation in Africa. Or do they? They might have more urgent things going on. Some might say they’re in competition, but they would surely disagree with that, because they’re very good friends! Halfway through the night, Tara disappears. Will they find her? And what is that sound, anyway?”

For more information, visit www.etaliatheatre.com or contact etaliatheatercompany@gmail.com

SOURCE: Et Alia Theatre

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