Thursday, March 4, 2010
Texas Performance Labs
March 20-21 (Saturday-Sunday) and March 25-28 (Thursday-Sunday), 8 p.m.
The Vortex Cafè, 2307 Manor Road
Tickets: $10-$30 Sliding Scale
512-478-LAVA (5282) or www.vortexrep.org
Thursday and Sunday 2-for-1 admission with donation of 2 non-perishable food items for Safe Place Pantry.
Limited seating. Advanced purchase recommended.
Texas Performance Labs proudly presents Zero Libertad, an inter-modal arts guerilla-pop spectacle that channels war-survivor Zero Libertad’s life while entangled in the Contra conflict of Nicaragua. Written and performed by Alana Macías and directed by Heather Barfield. Macías portrays Zero Libertad, performing betwixt and between the living and the dead, integrated with music, film, visual and live art, high and low culture, pain and pleasure, glam and slam. Audiences will be bombarded with velocity and stimuli in order to experience on a visceral level how the Contra war of Nicaragua was experienced by one broken spirit.
Zero Libertad combines electronic beats, found sound, film treated with animation techniques, a live 60’s-style girl group, gestural language, and cultural intersections from 1980’s & 90’s Miami. This explosive piece aims to strangle you with a velvet glove. Zero Libertad wants you but she may kill you instead.
Co-starring the illustrious Yvonne Oaks, Katherine Craft, Jorge Sermini, with live DJ accompaniment by Zach Landreneau and animation by Adam Flemming. Texas Performance Labs is Alana Macías , Heather Barfield and Martha Lynn Coon.
Alana Macías is a founding company member of Texas Performance Labs. Alana holds an MFA in Writing for Performance from CalArts in Los Angeles, CA. Her work has been produced by the Theater Key West New Plays Festival, the Ford Amphitheater Latino Playreading Series, Ground Zero Theater Company, and Kitchen Dog Theater. She was a Finalist for the 2007 Sundance Screenwriters' Lab, the 2007 Jerome Fellowship at the Playwrights' Center, and the Public Theater's 2007-2008 Emerging Writers Program.
Heather Barfield has been an active player in Austin performance for nearly two decades. She is currently a doctoral student in Performance as Public Practice at the University of Texas at Austin, with an emphasis on feminist performance art and post-modern shamanism.
This project is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division. Produced with the support of VORTEX Repertory Company.