Saturday, November 24, 2012

Nominated for the New York Innovative Theater Awards!

Dear Friends,
The play Garden of Delights written by Fernando Arrabal has been nominated for an NYIT (New York Innovative Theater) Award,
and with Laia Cabrera, I have the great honor of having been nominated for Outstanding Innovative Design with our Projection Design Video-Art and Animations for the Play.

For this award, YOU CAN VOTE, and I would be more than please if you did so!
This is the link to follow the instructions and be able to vote:

Thank You!
All the Best,

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Garden of Delights: first reviews and pictures

at the Theater for the New City - Joyce and Seward Johnson Theater
155 1st Avenue (between 9th and 10th street) New York, NY 10003
From November 15th to December 2nd
Thurs - Sat 8pm | Sun 3pm (No performance Thanksgiving Day) 
Reservation: click here

First and foremost, a message from Fernando Arrabal himself:
"j'ai trouvé  votre  réalisation fantastique , originale , colorée et très ryhmée … un vrai travail inventif, une authentique recherche de la polysémie du texte... et de sa mise en scène… je crois que Jérôme Bosch lui-même aurait apprécié cette approche, sa fantaisie à la fois maîtrisée et apparemment débridée… les vidéos... j'aimerais qu 'un spectacle de cette qualité puisse connaître le succès qu'il mérite… félicitez toute l'équipe encore une fois... je garde un souvenir ému de ma soirée... "
Translation: "I found your realization fantastic, original, colorful and very rhythmical... A truly inventive work, an authentic research of the text polysemy... and of its staging... I believe Jerome Bosch himself would have enjoyed this approach, his fantasy at once controlled and seemingly unbridled... the videos... I would love that a show of this quality that it meets the success it deserves... Congratulate all the team once more... I have fond memories of my evening..."

"DARK AND DELIGHTFUL" Stage and Cinema

"many of the time/space transformations are accomplished with the aid of video images projected onto several flats set up on the stage (projection design, video-art and animations by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger). It’s an interesting concept, creating multi-layered, colorful worlds." - Stage and Cinema

"It is a stimulating, modern production, full of techno music and video projections, including snippets of Bosch's famous painting The Garden of Earthly Delights." -

"The projections and videos by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger make for an incredibly colorful and sensual performance. Scenery changes every few seconds, and video projections show Lais's soliloquies from many different angles." -

"The designers, Ildiko Nemeth, Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger, provide a simple clean set of flats with marvelous projections playing on them, including Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights, and a huge egg as a prop, and there is a terrific soundscape with music by Jon Gilbert Leavitt. Lighting by Federico Restrepo enhances everything. Nemeth has directed with great timing and synchronization of sound, projections and acting, and she can capture you into the strange Arrabal’s surreal universe: an artistic adventure well done." -

This play has been nominated for the NYIT awards

From November 15th to December 2nd at 8:00 p.m
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm
Sundays at 3pm
Reservation: click here
Box Office: 212.868.4444
Tickets: $18 General Admission

Directed by Ildiko Nemeth
Set Design by Ildiko Nemeth
Projection Design, Video-Art and Animations by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger
Choreography by Catherine Correa and Ildiko Nemeth in collaboration with the Actors
Lighting Design by Federico Restrepo
Original Score by Jon Gilbert Leavitt
Cast: Kaylin Lee Clinton, Belle Caplis, Brandon Olson*, Chris Tanner, Geraldine Dulex, Denice Kondik, Francisca Magalhães, Valerie Miller, Florencia Minniti, Devin Nelson, Emma Pettersson, Alexandra Pike, Juliana Silva, and Jeanne Lauren Smith
(*These Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association)
Principal Administrator: Fabiyan Pemble-Belkin
Press Agent: DARR Publicity