March-April 2014

Dixon Place

New York City

WRITTEN BYItalio Calvino
LIGHTING BYFederico Restrepo
PROJECTION DESIGN BYLaia Cabrera, Isabelle Duverger & Ildiko Nemeth
COSTUME DESIGN BYEgle Paulauskaite & Ildiko Nemeth
SET DESIGN BYIldiko Nemeth
SET CONSTRUCTION BYKertek Construction Corp.

Markus Hirnigel

Kaylin Lee Clinton

Catherine Correa

Chris Tanner

Jeanne Lauren Smith

Denice Kondik

Geraldine Delux

Lance Cruce

Beau Mallard

Florencia Minnitti

Beth Dodye Bass

Michael Cuomo

Valerie Ryan Miller

PHOTOS BYLee Wexler/Images for Innovation, Markus Hirnigel
Based on the novel by Italo Calvino

Dixon Place in association with The New Stage Theatre Company presents Cosmicomics, an original multimedia theatre piece based on the novel of the same title by Italo Calvino. Adapted, directed and designed for the stage by Ildiko Nemeth (NY Innovative Theatre Award nominee), this stunning new work comprises a captivating series of vignettes involving our narrator, Qfwfq, as he evolves across the history of the universe. From his innocent childhood before the Big Bang, when everything he loved was packed into a single point, we continue on to his love affairs and nostalgic middle age. Along the way we witness wondrous things: the birth of light and color, the identity crises of creatures that move from sea to land, the inner lives of mollusks, and more. We recognize fundamentally human experiences in these whimsical, passionate tales: obsession, neurosis, love and transformation, played out against an exquisite cosmic backdrop.

This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Production design support provided by The Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Foundation.

This work was created in part through Field Time, a rehearsal space program of The Field supported by the Lambent Foundation.

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