East 140th & St. Anne's by Victoria Collado
N*** in Paris by Zakiya Markland

both directed by Tatiana Pandiani
Teatro SEA, NYC . November / Noviembre 2016 & February / Febrero 2017

Two One women shows following the lives on La Lupe and Josephine Baker.
Developed and presented as part of Microtheatre in 2016 & 2017.

East 140th & St. Anne's  is a one woman show that follows Cuban Singer and celebrity La Lupe during her first day in NYC. It is 1963 and she lands off a plane at La Guardia Airport. No  money, no fame, no English. Lupe must find her way through the concrete jungle, struggling with language and culture to make it to her new home in the Bronx. Developed as part of Micro Theatre in Miami and selected to be in the first season of MicroTheatre NY. Performed in Teatro 2.5 at SEA in a room for only 15 audience members. Afro Caribbean percussionist, Reynaldo Pulido, accompanies the action with a variety of styles from Cuba and the Caribbean.

East 140th & St. Anne's es un espectáculo unipersonal acerca de la famosa cantante cubana, LA Lupe durante su primer día en la ciudad de Nueva York. Es el año 1963 y Lupe se baja de un avión en el aeropuerto La Guardia. Sin dinero, sin fama, sin hablar Inglés.  Ella deberá encontrar su camino en esta ciudad abrumosa y lidear con el lenguaje y la cultura para encontrar su nuevo hogar en el Bronx. Esta obra se desarolló como parte de MicroTeatro en Miami y luego fue seleccionada para la primer temporada de MicroTeatro en Nueva York. Se presentó en la sala 2.5 para un público de sólo 15 personas. El percusionista Afro Caribeño,  Reynaldo Pulido, acompaña la acción con una variedad de estilos musicales de Cuba y el Caribe.

East 140th & St. Anne's
Production: George Riveron & Teatro SEA
Written and Performed by Victoria Collado
Music by Reynaldo Pulido

Photography: George Riveron

N*** in Paris is a one woman show following Josephine Baker from young hopeful child to European diva to her mature years. What happens to the spirit when the body is exoticized, eroticized and fetishized for the price of freedom? Josephine Baker left Jim Crow US and garnered overnight stardom in Paris, as an adored icon of black beauty. Yet, this piece dares to ask, was Miss Baker just another n*** in Paris?

N*** in Paris
Production: George Riveron & Teatro SEA
Written and Performed by Zakiya Markland
Photography: George Riveron