Lonely Leela, a modern-day ‘Alice in Wonderland’

web5NEW YORK: Desipina & Co, a fusion arts company focusing in film and theatre, dedicated to promoting cross-pollinations of artistic, political and cultural dialogues – in conjunction with Ma-Yi Writers Lab, will present a workshop of Lonely Leela, a new play by Rehana Lew Mirza (TCG Future Leader Fellow, Lark/IAAC Playwright in Residence).

The play is an “Alice in Wonderland” inspired multi-media, puppet adventure where malicious codes and white knight bloggers meet in a shifting world of everything’s at your fingertips but you can’t quite find what you’re looking for. Lonely Leela will run for four performances, all at 7pm, from Wednesday, September 5 to Saturday, September 8 at HERE (145 6th Avenue, enter on Dominick, 1 block south of Spring Street) in Manhattan.

Directed by Robert Ross Parker (co-Artistic Director of the Obie Award-winning Vampire Cowboys), Lonely Leela features a cast that includes: Quinlan Corbett (Your Boyfriend May Be Imaginary), Andrew Guilarte (Invasion), Anna Kull (Milk), Maria-Christina Oliveras (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Matt Park (We In Silence Hear A Whisper), Lipica Shah (Dov & Ali), and David Shih (Crane Story).

Lonely Leela is produced by Ying Le for Desipina & Co. and has a design team that includes Jason Simms (set), Jake Witlen (video and lighting), Spica Wobbe (puppets), Ien DeNio (sound and music), Dax Valdes (choreographer), Jenny Fisher (costumes) and stage management by John Nehlich.

This production is a part of the Sublet Series@HERE. HERE’s curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support. Lonely Leela is an Equity approved showcase.

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