Blind Mouth Singing

Blind Mouth Singing

About

With: Alexis Camins*, Mia Katigbak*, Sue Jean Kim*, Orville Mendoza*, Jon Norman Schneider*

Directed by Rubén Polendo

Run

Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Avenue
(Entrance on 25th Street between Lexington / 3rd Ave.)
(#6 to 23rd St; L,N,Q,R,W to 14th St / Union Square)

September 14 – October 6, 2007
Mondays through Fridays, 7:00 PM
Saturdays, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
(no 3:00 show on 9/15)

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Production Staff

Olivia Castillon: Assistant Director
Adam Cochran: Foley Artist / Musician
Zachary Zirlin: Set Design
Kate Ashton: Lighting Design
Candida K. Nichols: Costume Design
Jane Shaw: Sound Design
Olivia Castillon: Assistant Director
Leta Tremblay: Assistant Stage Manager
Amy C. Rubin: Associate Set Design
Driscoll Otto: Assistant Lighting Design
Jeanie Lee: Postcard Illustration / Design
Michael Ou: Technical Director
Scott Spahr: Fight Choreography Consultant
Sam Rudy Media Relations: Publicity
Hilary Austin: Stage Manager

Reviews

Authentic magic happens only rarely in the theatre… those rare wonderful moments when we see one thing on stage with our eyes, but our hearts tell us we’re seeing something entirely different. The National Asian American Theatre Company’s production of Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas’s Blind Mouth Singing is filled with such moments of magic.

(Martin Denton: NYTheatre.com)

Blind Mouth Singing, a strange, beautiful play by Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas is set in that hazy place between the person you are and the person you want to be, or could be, or are in danger of becoming. It’s all about the push and pull that goes on there, the escaping and avoiding, and the staging it is being given by the National Asian American Theater Company complements Mr. Cortiñas’s lyrical musings expertly: dreamy, unhurried, using the full width of the Baruch Performing Arts Center stage.

(Neil Genzlinger: NY Times)

The production opens a rare vista onto strange and fascinating theatrical territory.

(Sam Thielman: Variety)

Lyrical and haunting…the elements combine to create a cumulative effect that is both stylish and striking.

(Dan Bacalzo: Theatremania.com)

The uniformly strong actors deliver affectingly naturalistic performances, making for an arresting tension when set against the surreal turns of the plot and the production’s expressionistic vision.

(Ron Cohen: Backstage)

Director Rubén Polendo does an admirable job shaping space and moods with his cast.

(Tom Sellar: Village Voice)

Photos

Orville Mendoza
Orville Mendoza
(Photographer: Zack Brown)

Jon Norman Schneider, Mia Katigbak
Jon Norman Schneider, Mia Katigbak
(Photographer: Zack Brown)

Orville Mendoza, Jon Norman Schneider, Mia Katigbak
Orville Mendoza, Jon Norman Schneider, Mia Katigbak
(Photographer: Zack Brown)

Alexis Camins, Jon Norman Schneider
Alexis Camins, Jon Norman Schneider
(Photographer: Zack Brown)

Sue Jean Kim, Alexis Camins
Sue Jean Kim, Alexis Camins
(Photographer: Zack Brown)

Orville Mendoza, Jon Norman Schneider
Orville Mendoza, Jon Norman Schneider
(Photographer: Zack Brown)

Jon Norman Schneider, Alexis Camins
Jon Norman Schneider, Alexis Camins
(Photographer: Zack Brown)

Jon Norman Schneider, Alexis Camins
Jon Norman Schneider, Alexis Camins
(Photographer: Zack Brown)

Notes

Blind Mouth Singing was originally commissioned by South Coast Repertory. The play has received development at the Joseph Papp Public Theatre; at the Underwood Theatre; and was supported by the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center during a residency at the National Playwrights Conference of 2004.

This production would not be possible without the
generous collaboration of Mitu, Rubén Polendo, Artistic Director

This production is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

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