|How to Melt ICE|
(Or How the Coyote Fell in Love with the Butterfly who tried to be a Lizard)
FEBRUARY 1-11, 2023
written by Amalia Oliva Rojas
directed by Elena Araoz
A CO-PRODUCTION WITH BOUNDLESS THEATRE COMPANY and NEW PERSPECTIVES THEATRE CO.
JULIA DE BURGOS PERFORMANCE AND ARTS CENTER
1680 LEXINGTON AVENUE (@ 105TH STREET), NEW YORK, NY
Runtime: 90 minutes with no intermission
|Boundless Theatre Company (BTC) and New Perspectives Theatre Company (NPTC) are pleased to announce a limited run premiere of How to Melt ICE by Amalia Oliva Rojas, running Wednesday, February 1 to Saturday, February 11, 2023. Performances are Wednesday-Saturday at 7:00 p.m., with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 11 at 2:00p.m. is an ASL interpreted performance. All performances are at the Julia de Burgos Performance and Arts Center, 1680 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY.|
In How to Melt ICE, Rojas weaves together a tapestry of magical realism, Mexican mythology and authentic immigrant experience in a highly stylized framework that explores the demands of familial love and the generational divide between “Dreamers” and those who carried them to the promised land. A chorus of three Tias (aunts) share family secrets and neighborhood chisme (gossip) with audience members, who will find themselves sometimes as allies, sometimes as a threat, while the choices of two cousins play out against the backdrop of what is now a decades-long American Tragedy. DEVELOPED IN NPTC’S WOMEN’S WORK LAB, THE PLAY RECEIVED A GRANT FROM THE PRESTIGIOUS NYC WOMEN’S FUND FOR THIS PREMIERE STAGING.
IN KEEPING WITH THE ACTIVIST IMPULSES OF THE FULL CREATIVE TEAM, A SERIES OF POST-PERFORMANCE CONVERSATIONS WILL ALLOW AUDIENCES FROM A WIDE SPECTRUM OF BACKGROUNDS TO ENGAGE WITH THE CREATIVE AND PRODUCTION TEAMS, IMMIGRATION EXPERTS AND OTHER ARTISTS FROM THE LATINX COMMUNITY. IN EXPLORING THE LEGAL, POLITICAL AND SOCIAL REALITIES FOR TODAY’S IMMIGRANTS.
This production is made possible, in part, with support from The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre by the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment in association with The New York Foundation for the Arts; and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the NYS Legislature as well as the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.
Ground-breaking artists from BTC’s design team are collaborating with ELENA ARAOZ, one of the busiest and most sought-after directors working today, to take the audience on a journey from a Mexican village to Jackson Heights, across desert sands and into the bowels of the NYC subway, putting “truth” on stage while honoring the play’s lyricism. The design team, many with Broadway credits, includes RAUL ABREGO (Sets), MARIA-CRISTINA FUSTÉ (Lights), CHRISTOPHER VERGARA
(Costumes), NATHAN LEIGH (Composer/Sound), OMAYRA GARRIGA (Props/Assistant Set Designer). RAY RODRIGUEZ is Fight Director; MELODY BROOKS is Dramaturg.
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: FEBRUARY 1 – 11, 2023
Wednesday-Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
ASL Interpreted performance on February 11th @2:00 p.m.
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