Watson Arts

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Watson Arts is a resident company of La MaMa E.T.C. that develops and presents original, innovative theater with a particular emphasis on women. This season, Watson Arts launches its playwright series, The Write Women Project, devoted to new plays by women. Our 2010 production is Dog and Wolf by noted playwright, Catherine Filloux, and directed by Jean Randich at 59E59 Theaters in February 2010. Watson Arts also develops and produces works of original text, dance, and performance, as well as musical adaptations of literary work. Many of our theatrical presentations are close collaborations between the core company of writer and director, Mary Fulham, songwriter, Paul Foglino, choreographer, Heidi Latsky, designers, Ramona Ponce, Jim Boutin, Spica Wobbe, and Tim Schellenbaum.


Schedule of Upcoming Productions

No New Productions Scheduled

Production History

Brazil Nuts  | Open: 05/07/10 Close: 05/23/10
In BRAZIL NUTS, two lesbians walk into a bar. One of them marries a go-go boy. All three get drop-kicked into the Bermuda triangle of U.S. Immigration. This new comedy details the experiences of Fabiana, a Brazilian and die-hard soccer fan who has over-stayed her student visa; Jackie, her girlfriend who works as a dog-walker, office temp, and cater-waiter when she’s not writing her thesis on Third World Atrocities Today (T.W.A.T.); and Ron, Fabiana’s well-endowed go-go boy husband — a decent guy for a complete narcissist.

 

written by Susan Jeremy and Mary Fulham

set by Gian Marco Lo Forte

costumes by Ramona Ponce

sound by Tim Schellenbaum

directed by Mary Fulham



 

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Luz  | Open: 09/28/12 Close: 10/14/12
LUZ is a large-scale work, panoramic in its view as the play exposes the
global scale of gender-based violence and the collusion between human rights
and corporate law practices.  From the garbage dump in Guatemala City to tent
cities in Haiti and the toxic oil ponds where birds expire, Luz, Helene and
Zia -- survivors of targeted violence -- with the help of human rights
lawyer Alexandra search for hope in the unlikeliest in-between places.  A play
that is at once volatile and tender, entertaining and surreal.

According to author and NYU Gallatin professor Sharon Friedman, "Over the
past two decades, playwright Catherine Filloux has been a leading voice in
theatre for social change, dramatizing human rights abuses and crimes against
humanity.  She has given us nuanced portraits of psychic trauma in the
aftermath of genocide in Europe of the Second World War, Cambodia and the former
Yugoslavia.  In her most recent play LUZ, she asks audiences to bear witness
to a judicial system that is often indifferent to gender-based violence
against women."


About the Company: Watson Arts

Watson Arts is a resident company of La MaMa E.T.C. that develops and presents original, innovative theater with a particular emphasis on women. This season, Watson Arts launches its playwright series, The Write Women Project, devoted to new plays by women. Our 2010 production is Dog and Wolf by noted playwright, Catherine Filloux, and directed by Jean Randich at 59E59 Theaters in February 2010. Watson Arts also develops and produces works of original text, dance, and performance, as well as musical adaptations of literary work. Many of our theatrical presentations are close collaborations between the core company of writer and director, Mary Fulham, songwriter, Paul Foglino, choreographer, Heidi Latsky, designers, Ramona Ponce, Jim Boutin, Spica Wobbe, and Tim Schellenbaum.

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