TEATRO DRAMMA has been invited to perform our upcoming play production "Citizens Of The Gray" in Theatre for the New City in New York.
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An International theatrical group founded in 1979 by Elia K. Schneider. We base our line of work in the research of new codes for theatrical language.
Works of Teatro Dramma have been presented at La MaMa E.T.C. in New York, International Theatre Festivals like Jerusalem Arts Festival and Caracas International Theatre Festival, and Teatro Rajatabla, Teatro Ateneo de Caracas, Teatro Celarg and Teatro Ana Julia Rojas in Caracas, where we won three critics awards. Teatro Dramma has obtained excellent reviews in the “New York Times”, “Village Voice”, “The New York Post”, “The Villager”, “New York Theatre Wire” and “New York Magazine.” Teatro Dramma has been noted by the “The New York Post” as one of the most successful and innovative experimental theatre companies in Latin America.
Citizens Of The Gray: Exposition of Ideas
This play should not be defined as a traditional story. It contains fragments of life not necessarily interconnected. The characters express themselves mostly by movements and actions than through words. They coexist in an Orwellian world where it is forbidden to talk, to connect, or to say what you think and feel. They wander around the space without having defined directions. They don’t share their emotions except in moments of great chaos. They are immersed and trapped in an atmosphere of a city and a civilization that is dying.
The performance takes place at a time where hope is nonexistent. The characters are desperate to meet, connect, and love one another but rules and conventions surpass any possibility of such connection. Their dream of happiness never emerge and they begin to understand that this reality will reign and that neither love nor happiness will ever exist.
This society is represented by the relationship of several couples and how they behave regularly while they work on their day to day tasks. These people feel trapped, as if they were locked in a cage like a hamster running inside a wheel which continues a vicious cycle; there is no way out and no escape.
ELIA K. SCHNEIDER.
Teatro Dramma Founder and Artistic Director. American-Venezuelan-Israeli, Psychology graduate (UCAB) MASTER FINE ARTS in directing theater and film (TISCH-SOA). In 1979 she founded TEATRO DRAMMA as the artistic director. She wrote, adapted and directed most of the plays for TEATRO DRAMMA with great success. Most of her works were staged at LA MAMA E.T.C., theatre of New York, with excellent reviews from The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Daily News, Villager, New York Theater Wire, among others. Elia K. Schneider is also a filmmaker, her featured films HUELEPEGA (Glue Sniffers) and PUNTO Y RAYA (Dot and Line) received many important national and internationals prizes and were part of the official selection to the Academy Awards (OSCARS) for Venezuela. PUNTO Y RAYA (Dot and Line) was also included in an exhibition through MOMA (Museum of Modern Art of New York) as one of the most important Latin American movies of the decade. In 2010, she released DES-AUTORIZADOS and was nominated for the Golden Globet Awards in the XIII Shanghai International Film Festival. Mrs. Schneider also played a role as Producer and Casting Director in well-known movies as “Sicario” (1994), “Devil Gold” (1999), “The Boss” (2006), “A Distant Place “(2009), “God’s Slave” (2011) and “Alone” (2014). Her movie TAMARA, released in 2016, won the SEGIB award for best script, highlighting its defense to LGBTQ and transexual human rights.
Citizens Of The Gray: Cast
Elia K. Schneider- Director
Jose Ramon- Lighting designer
Sandy Carvajal- Assistant director
TEATRO DRAMMA - HISTORY