THE ARTAUD series  

“Tolstoy said that ‘the most important thing in life and art is to tell the truth.’   I chose to portray Antonin Artaud’s visionary genius and brilliant madness as a way to denounce the hypocrisies of society. I consider Artaud’s truth to be important and relevant to the  present time, where the emotional and physical ‘cruelty’ of terror is everywhere, disguised behind the powers of good and evil.“  -Roi Escudero

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ARTAUD MARAT a  ROI ESCUDERO performance-art-play 

AWARD WINNER of EXELLENT EXPERIMENTAL  FRIGID New York 2020

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ARTAUD as MARAT

a Documentary Performance art-cinemaplay inspired by the lucid madness of a beloved genius.

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Playwright/Director/ Production Designer-mise en scène: scenic design, costumes, mask, objects of art, and multimedia video concept, designed and realized by ROI ESCUDERO

With Movement by IOAN ARDELEAN

Producer/Dramaturg/Stage Manager/Videographer/ Multimedia Technical Director: VALENTIN EWAN

Video collaborator: JACK PLACIDI

Set Structure: The Door and Virtual Paintings: Celestial Intruder and Tarahumaras CubicSpace  by JAMES EWAN

Music by The Argentinian BAND (La BANDA Argentina). La BANDA Argentina is a platform at ETdC Projects' Lab for International musicians and composers to showcase their talents. The members of the Band change with the thematic course of each production. 

Roi “Bubi" Escudero is a director of the third millennium.” “Bravo!”

-Mario Fratti - Playwright/Critic -American Oggi

ETdC Projects’ Lab’s productions and its artists in residence have received in total 32 PCTF award nominations, 14 of which became Award wins, including several for Outstanding Overall Production. ARTAUD MARAT, Excellent Experimental Award FRIGID New York 2020; Roi Escudero’s The 11th DIMENSION (2019) a Performance-art play with Movement by Ioan Ardelean and produced by ETdC Projects’ Lab and Valentin Ewan, received an IT Awards nomination for Outstanding Performance-art Production from The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation and won PCTF Awards for Outstanding Experimental Playwright and Outstanding Projection Design.

ARTAUD MARAT was presented by FRIGID New York 2020 and ETdC Projects' Lab

at The Kraine Theater.  Winner of the FRIGID New York 2020

Excellent Experimental Award.

The presentations at The Medicine Theater 03/21/2020 to 04/12/2020  

and at the Municipal Theatre Baia-Mare, Romania 02-09/2020 were delayed due to Covid-19

SPECIAL THANKS - SPONSORS

I want to thank Joan and Frederick M. Nicholas, founder and former Chairman of the Board of The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Los Angeles, CA, for their unconditional support and encouragement to my performance-art work, and the work produced at ETdC Projects’ Lab. More gratitude also to The Ray and Wyn Ritchie Evans Foundation for its generosity, as well as to Randi Berry and The Indie Theater Fund for its grant Pay the Artist, and

The League of Independent Theater.

To Erez Ziv, Artistic Director at FRIGID New York, Emily Godfrey, FRIGID 2020 Marketing and PR, Genny Yosco, Artist Coordinator, Joey Neill, Technical Director, thank you very much. 

 

I extend my gratitude to Chris Brandt, Artistic Director, Medicine Show Theatre New York,  Joe Battista, Artistic Director,  13 Repertory Theatre New York. IATI Theater, Patricia Herrera, Al Momento-LatinMedia, Amber Crawford and all the Artists in residence at ETdC Projects’ Lab Mika Oyaizu,  Jack Placidi, Cesar Valderrama  and James Ewan for their talent and dedication during the creative process of the development of ARTAUD MARAT.

*The Indie Theater Fund is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit designed to financially assist organizations and individual artists creating independent theater in the five boroughs of New York City. The intent of the Fund is to protect, sustain and strengthen this vital segment of American theater in any economic environment and to further enhance its positive impact on the cultural landscape of the city. The money for the Fund comes from participating organizations and artists who make donations in the amount of 5¢ per ticket they sell.

             

Roi Escudero's work is under the umbrella of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.                                                                                               

 

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Antonin Artaud as Marat - Napoléon  by Abel Gance (1927)

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« La croix pour l’ombre » © 1971 Compositeur Jean Ferrat   

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 ©Pictures by James Ewan, Valentin Ewan and Roi Escudero.   

An  ETdC Projects' Lab Production

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