B=ESSENCE

Genre: Other
Produced, Written, Designed and Directed by Roi Escudero

B=Essence is about a mature woman trapped in the mind of a child. She lives in an ideal world and never goes outside.  She watches life pass by on the path of time behind the barred windows of a stone house where memories, fear and desire dwell.  The villain of the story doesn’t want her to grow up. With the help of his accomplice-victims the tormenter dominates her opulent trust fund. But one day God sends El Diablo to help her. 

 Roi Escudero mingles commedia dramática, vérité and fantasy with a touch of Lacan and Poe’s poetry to create an intriguing expressionist tale.  This make-believe, based on true events, happens in a theatrical installation of performance-art, multimedia-video, dance, music, tango and other haunting sounds performed and choreographed by Rubén Celiberti.


About the Company: ETdC Projects' Lab

  Roi “Bubi” Escudero created and founded Environmental Theatre de Camera (ETdC) Projects in 1990 in Los Angeles, CA.  She is the originator of performance-cinema™, a virtual installation of multimedia video and live performance that is ETdC Projects’ trademark.  In 1999 ETdC Projects moved to New York City and has expanded to an experimental creative lab of self expression. and new media-arts: ETdC Projects’ Lab.

The lab is led by Roi Escudero and supports a collaborative, production-based learning environment focused on creating inventive, cutting edge, experimental and multicultural narrative projects through non-structured musical-visual-theatre, and site specific virtual installations of multimedia video and performance art.

Its objective is to promote cultural and creative integration through the evolution of new media, performance-art, musical and physical theatre, and dynamic entertainment. Its projects address cultural, environmental, historical and social issues and expose the consequences of our behavior and actions in society.  The lab’s projects are considered works-in-progress and are continually evolving with different guest artists and apprenticeship until the projects are presented as a comprehensive production.  The projects developed at ETdC Projects’ lab are designed to be "portable" and take place in different festivals, creative environments, theaters, educational and cultural settings, and non-traditional sites.

 ETdC Projects reaches a multigenerational audience and creates intelligent and engaging multimedia video installations, staged readings, workshops, showcases and full media-art theatre productions for children, teens and adults. ETdC Projects also produces creative educational events and workshops for students and teachers in collaboration with other artistic organizations and educational institutions that have partnering residencies with teaching artists. The projects could be bilingual and could be developed, instructed and presented in English /Spanish, English /French, and English /Italian.

 Roi Escudero is the artistic director and lead designer behind ETdC Projects.  She is particularly flexible and resourceful in adapting her creative concept, method and techniques to the needs of the partnering organizations and institutions. However, Escudero’s primary focus is always to develop the talent and interest of the partaker and to support the community’s involvement in that effort.

Open:   06/14/12
Close:   06/23/12

Schedule:
Thurs 6/14 @ 4:00 PM
Sun 6/17 @ 5:00 PM
Mon 6/18 @ 6:00 PM
Tues 6/19 @ 10:30 PM
Wed 6/20 @ 8:00 PM
Sat 6/23 @ 5:30 PM
Theater:   Culture Project
Address:   45 Bleecker Street
New York, NY
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Subway Info: Take the 6 train to Bleecker Street

Cost:$18
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111
Company: ETdC Projects' Lab         Official Web Site: www.etdcprojects.org