Generation to Generation Mentorship Program
Sponsored Artist: Simon Adinia Hanukai
This year we decided to focus our efforts on the in-depth development of one artist’s work. Simón, a returning theatre director to our program, conceived and directed The Fall, a multimedia theatre movement based performance based on the fall of the Berlin wall. Set to premier on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, The Fall glimpses into the individual experiences of those living on both sides of the physical as well as the ideological wall. This performance piece explores the impact of that historical moment, and particularly the element of hope that was so alive as the wall came down and the Cold War came to an end. This piece represents a hope towards breaking down barriers, and the coming together of communities that for so long have been torn apart. It also strives to reflect upon the migration patterns that resulted from this momentous event. From August to November 2013 we worked on the initial script and workshop production of the piece with a total of 7 showings at eh 14th St. Y in New York, NY. In the spring of 2014 we will continue to further develop the script and present the first full version of the piece. Dates a location to be announced. In the mean time, check out some of the rehearsal and production photos for The Fall.
As a part of our G2G Mentorship program, this production also served as a training space for our newest mentee, Rebecca Clark, a recent graduate from Columbia University’s Undergraduate Theatre program. Rebecca served as the assistant director to the production and developed an apprentice relationship with Simón who trained her in the process of conceiving and executing a theatrical piece. Every week, Rebecca share with us her progress through her online blog. Learn more about Rebecca and her process as a TTT mentee by clicking on her image below.