Eduardo Machado to Direct Domitrovich Play About Artists in East Village

News   Eduardo Machado to Direct Domitrovich Play About Artists in East Village
 
Eduardo Machado will direct Michael Domitrovich's Artfuckers, a play about artists and East Village gentrification, which will be presented Feb. 15-March 4 at Theatre for the New City.

The cast includes Asher Goodman, Tuomas Hiltunen, Jessica Kaye, Nicole LaLiberté and David Marcus. The design team features Mikiko Suzuki (sets), Oana Botez-Ban (costumes), Lucas Krech (lighting) and David M. Lawson (sound).

According to press notes, the play "shines a revealing searchlight at the habitués of New York's gentrified downtown as they struggle to balance their new-fangled elitism with old-fashioned if trendier bohemianism. The children of the moneyed art scenesters of the 1980s, today's East Village condo crowd may seem a far cry from their cold-water-flat forebears, but Domitrovich aptly reveals the common threads of ambition, alienation, and identity crisis that define hipdom of any time and place."

Machado, primarily known as a playwright, is the author of over 40 plays, including The Cook, Havana Is Waiting, A Burning Beach, The Floating Island Plays, Once Removed and Stevie Wants to Play the Blues. He is the head of the playwriting program at Columbia University and the artistic director of INTAR Theatre.

Domitrovich is the author of Dirtfag, Caregivers and Goatgod, all of which were presented in Sticky@Galapagos in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He is co-author of Machado's upcoming food memoir entitled "Tastes Like Cuba: An Exile's Hunger for Home."

Theater for the New City is at 155 First Avenue at East 10th Street. For tickets call (212) 254-1109 or visit www.theaterforthenewcity.net.

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