For Immediate Release
January 6, 2017
Cuba Bound: Suffolk Pair Represent USA at International Women Festival Magdalena sin Fronteras
Espada’s “Resilience” is a devised performance installation that explores language on stage and investigates new narratives. The actor’s body and new technology are used to create a conversation about borders, identity and adapting in the face of adversity, trauma, or crisis. Espada and Wozniak will also lecture about her research on the role of the actor and theatre narratives in the new digital era.
Joan Wozniak is a multimedia storyteller who collaborates with Espada as a visual artist. Wozniak integrates images, projectors, connectors, digital sensors and created new computer code to control the performance’s interactive technology. Wozniak uses images to represent the facets of experience, reality, and memory. Interaction and projection give scale and context to the live actor. This piece will explore new theater language and relationship of image/actor/audience.
The Magdalena Project is a dynamic cross-cultural network of women’s theatre and performance, facilitating critical discussion, support, and training.