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Day of the Feast  | Open: 02/07/14 Close: 02/16/14
Written by Idaho playwright, Patrick Rexroat, Day of the Feast poetically explores emotional connections to food and the act of consumption in the face of grief. Through the perspective of the family members, their dog, and the rat under their porch, a sequence of events unfolds that challenges their values and the reality on which their world is built. The show also features an original score, composed by Ahmed Alabaca, which he will perform live at every performance.

Day of the Feast premiers in New York City on February 7, 8, 9, 15 & 16 at DCTV, a landmark former firehouse in lower Manhattan. Our goal is to bring this production to the Busan International Performing Arts Festival in Korea in 2015.

I am humbly writing to ask if you would be able to contribute any amount to our Indiegogo fundraising campaign: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/day-of-the-feast-a-play-by-patrick-rexroat

Production Team
Producer/ Production Manager/ Production Stage Manager: HyoJu Hong
Assistant Production Manager: Samantha Herrera
Assistant Stage Manager: Carmencita Vito
Director: Lily Raabe
Set Designer: Norihito Moriya
Prop Master: Anastaziya Oona Yasukevic
Lighting Designer: John Mok
Costume Designer: Amy Chen
Sound Designer: Brian Tsai
Composer: Ahmed Alabaca
Dramaturge: Klara Seddon


Cast
Father (Mark): Jovannei Arroyo
Mother (Grace): Mary McNulty
Son (Michael): Conor Elfler
Daughter (Angel): Adrianna Mitchell
Woman (Maggie): Janice Gerlanch
Dog: Andrew Pichardo
Rat: Juliana Suaide


Arts.Theatre

Las Marthas  | Open: 02/10/14 Close: 02/10/14
a DCTV Presents screening
co-presented with Community Cinema

One of the largest celebrations of George Washington's birthday in the world takes place in the border town of Laredo, Texas. This 116-year-old tradition has evolved into an entire month of inventive reenactments and bi-cultural celebrations, many of them involving their Mexican sister city, Nuevo Laredo. The most preeminent event of them all, however, is the invitation-only Colonial Ball hosted by the elite Society of Martha Washington.

Society daughters, most of them Mexican American, are invited to debut in elaborate Colonial gowns representing iconic figures from America's revolutionary history, to reenact a ball thrown by America's first First Lady. Las Marthas follows two of the young debutantes one a prominent member of Laredo society and the other a newcomer from Mexico as they prepare for this rite of passage.

Las Marthas unravels the origins of the celebration and explores why a town like Laredo, with such deep Mexican roots, feels such affinity for America's Founding Father, and how against all odds the Washington's Birthday Celebration has managed to persevere and even flourish, thanks to the Mexican American girls who continue to wear the gilded burden of tradition.


POST-SCREENING Q&A:

Cristina Ibarra (Director/Producer) is an award-winning Chicana filmmaker from the U.S.-Mexico border between El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico. Her critically-acclaimed documentary The Last Conquistador had a national broadcast on PBS's P.O.V. Her short narrative film, Dirty Laundry: A Homemade Telenovela, won multiple awards at festivals and was broadcast nationwide on the PBS series ColorVision. Ibarra wrote and directed the narrative mini-film Wheels of Change for the New York International Latino Film Festival to play before every feature film screening. Latino Public Broadcasting funded her comedic interstitial Grandma's Hip Hop. She is a founding member of Fulana, a Latina interdisciplinary collective, where she created award-winning satirical shorts. Ibarra is the recipient of numerous fellowships from, among others, the Rockefeller Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, CPB/PBS Producer's Academy, NALIP's Latino Producers Academy, and Creative Capital. She is also the writer/director of a feature film in-development, Love & Monster Trucks.

Erin Ploss-Campoamor (Producer) is an award-winning filmmaker, with experience in both documentary and narrative, the director of several shorts and the producer of a feature film, Dark Mirror (IFC Films). She wrote and directed the semi-autobiographical short film La Americanita (The American Girl), which won two Best Short Film awards, as well as the short film April in the Morning. Erin is the producer and co-writer of Love & Monster Trucks, a feature length narrative film, in development, for which she was recently a semifinalist for the Sundance Institute's Creative Producing Fellowship and the Sundance Writer's Institute. Ploss-Campoamor was born in Canada to American parents and raised all over North America in an extended multicultural family, speaking English, Spanish, and French.


ABOUT COMMUNITY CINEMA & DCTV PRESENTS:

DCTV was selected by Community Cinema as a Producing Partner for the 2013-2014 season, and looks forward to screening more incredible previews of films from PBS's Independent Lens.

Community Cinema is a groundbreaking public education and civic engagement initiative featuring free monthly screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning series Independent Lens and other PBS presentations. Community Cinema is on location in more than 95 cities nationally, bringing together leading organizations, community members, and public television stations to learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues of our time.

DCTV Presents is DCTV's signature screening and event series that highlights innovative and provocative work from the independent filmmaking community. From screening films by emerging artists to hosting master classes led by renowned groundbreakers in the industry, each event offers the public a unique and inclusive opportunity to share, support and embrace truly independent art. All events are open to the public, and serve super cheap drinks, alcoholic & non!


DETAILS:

http://www.dctvny.org/events/lasmarthas


Arts.Other

A DCTV PRESENTS MASTER CLASS
CO-PRESENTED WITH IFP

New York experimental documentary director Lynne Sachs got her start in film at DCTV in the mid 1980s. Over the last three decades, she's explored the relationship between her own personal observations and broader historical experiences by weaving together film, collage, painting, and sound design.

In this master class, explore the many challenges that filmmakers face when making an alternative documentary film. Sachs will discuss her non-traditional approach to non-fiction filmmaking by focusing on her most recent documentary, Your Day is My Night, which will premiere at MoMA this February. Other topics will include the dynamic between the interview and the audition, challenges of working in a foreign language, and creating a live-film performance. She will also share clips from her previous work.

If you're interested in exploring a different side of documentary storytelling, this master class is for you!


LYNNE SACHS:

Lynne Sachs is a filmmaker and multimedia artist. Since 1994, her five essay films have taken her to Vietnam, Bosnia, Israel and Germany sites affected by international war where she tries to work in the space between a community's collective memory and her own subjective perceptions.

Strongly committed to a dialogue between cinematic theory and practice, Lynne searches for a rigorous play between image and sound, pushing the visual and aural textures in her work with each and every new project. Since 2006, she has collaborated with her partner Mark Street in a series of playful, mixed-media performance collaborations they call The XY Chromosome Project.

In addition to her work with the moving image, Lynne co-edited the 2009 Millennium Film Journal issue on "Experiments in Documentary". Supported by fellowships from the Rockefeller and Jerome Foundations and the New York State Council on the Arts, Lynne's films have screened at the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival and recently in a five film survey at the Buenos Aires Film Festival. In 2010, the San Francisco Cinematheque published a monograph with four original essays in conjunction with a full retrospective of Lynne's work. Lynne teaches experimental film and video at New York University and lives in Brooklyn.


DCTV PRESENTS:

DCTV Presents is DCTV's signature screening and event series that highlights innovative and provocative work from the independent filmmaking community. From screening films by emerging artists to hosting master classes led by renowned groundbreakers in the industry, each event offers the public a unique and inclusive opportunity to share, support and embrace truly independent art. All events are open to the public, and serve super cheap drinks, alcoholic & non!


DETAILS:

http://www.dctvny.org/events/lynnesachs


Arts.Performance

Soul Food Junkies  | Open: 01/11/13 Close: 01/11/13
co-presented with ITVS Community Cinema

In Soul Food Junkies, award-winning filmmaker Byron Hurt sets out on a historical and culinary journey to learn more about the soul food tradition and its relevance to black cultural identity. Through candid interviews with soul food cooks, historians, and scholars, as well as with doctors, family members, and everyday people, the film puts this culinary tradition under the microscope to examine both its positive and negative consequences. Hurt also explores the socioeconomic conditions in predominantly black neighborhoods, where it can be difficult to find healthy options, and meets some pioneers in the emerging food justice movement who are challenging the food industry, encouraging communities to "go back to the land" by creating sustainable and eco-friendly gardens, advocating for healthier options in local supermarkets, supporting local farmers' markets, avoiding highly processed fast foods, and cooking healthier versions of traditional soul food.

Byron Hurt | 60 min | 2012


POST-SCREENING Q&A:

Byron Hurt (Producer/Director) is the New York-based producer of the award-winning documentary and underground classic I Am A Man: Black Masculinity in America, Moving Memories: The Black Senior Video Yearbook, and Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes. Hurt is a former Northeastern University football star and long-time gender violence prevention educator. For more than five years, he was the associate director and founding member of the Mentors in Violence Prevention program, the leading college-based rape and domestic violence prevention initiative for professional athletics. He is also the former associate director of the first gender violence prevention program in the United States Marine Corps.

In 1999, Hurt was the recipient of the Echoing Green Public Service Fellowship, an award given to ambitious young activists devoted to creating social change in their communities. Over the past decade, he has lectured at more than 100 college campuses and trained thousands of young men and women on issues related to gender, race, sex, violence, music, and visual media.


ABOUT COMMUNITY CINEMA & DCTV PRESENTS:

DCTV was thrilled to be selected by Community Cinema as a Producing Partner for the 2012-2013 season, and loosk forward to screening more incredible previews of films from PBS's Independent Lens.

Community Cinema is a groundbreaking public education and civic engagement initiative featuring free monthly screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning series Independent Lens and other PBS presentations. Community Cinema is on location in more than 95 cities nationally, bringing together leading organizations, community members, and public television stations to learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues of our time.

DCTV Presents is DCTV's signature screening and event series that highlights innovative and provocative work from the independent filmmaking community. From screening films by emerging artists to hosting master classes led by renowned groundbreakers in the industry, each event offers the public a unique and inclusive opportunity to share, support and embrace truly independent art. All events are open to the public, and serve super cheap drinks, alcoholic & non!


DETAILS:

http://www.dctvny.org/events/soulfoodjunkies


Arts.Other

Solar Mamas  | Open: 11/29/12 Close: 11/29/12
co-presented with ITVS Community Cinema

Part of Women and Girls Lead and Why Poverty?, Solar Mamas follows Rafea, a beautiful, strong-willed 32-year-old Jordanian mother of four, traveling outside of her village for the first time ever to attend Barefoot College's solar engineering program. India's Barefoot College, where rural, poor and often illiterate women from around the world are offered the rare opportunity to receive an education that teaches them how to make their communities self-reliant and sustainable. Once there, Rafea will join women from Guatemala, Kenya, Burkina Faso, and Colombia in a life-changing six-month job-training program that will transform her into solar engineer -- and change her life.

Mona Eldaief and Jehane Noujaim | 60 min | 2012


POST-SCREENING Q&A:

Mona Eldaief (Co-Director) was born in Cairo and raised in the United States. A graduate of New York University with a degree in political science and photography, she works as a director, director of photography and editor on documentary film and television projects around the world. Her documentary feature credits include Control Room, Startup.Com, A Wedding in Ramallah, and Her Name Is Zelda. Television credits include programs for Frontline World, Discovery Channel, ABC News, and MTV News and Docs. Eldaief also implemented a video diary exchange program between Israelis and Palestinians, which allowed young people in Israel and the West Bank to create video diaries that were then shared to initiate an ongoing dialogue about the conflict. She continued documenting global stories through video exchange for the international film event Pangea Day. For this live broadcast, Mona sent camera phones to NGOs and UNHCR refugee camps around the world and produced and edited their first-person film narratives.


ABOUT COMMUNITY CINEMA & DCTV PRESENTS:

DCTV was thrilled to be selected by Community Cinema as a Producing Partner for the 2012-2013 season, and look forward to screening incredible previews of films from PBS's Independent Lens.

Community Cinema is a groundbreaking public education and civic engagement initiative featuring free monthly screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning series Independent Lens and other PBS presentations. Community Cinema is on location in more than 95 cities nationally, bringing together leading organizations, community members, and public television stations to learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues of our time.

DCTV Presents is DCTV's signature screening and event series that highlights innovative and provocative work from the independent filmmaking community. From screening films by emerging artists to hosting master classes led by renowned groundbreakers in the industry, each event offers the public a unique and inclusive opportunity to share, support and embrace truly independent art. All events are open to the public, and serve super cheap drinks, alcoholic & non!


DETAILS:

http://www.dctvny.org/events/solarmamas


Arts.Other