|Just before the final performance of yermedea RAW at La MaMa E.T.C.|
The Yermedea RAW cast and crew returned to New York City this passed weekend to not only take part in the Soulographie marathon on Saturday but to also perform Erik Ehn's play for the last time. It has been a momentous time, from beginning to plan the project in 2010, but especially during the months of rehearsals and performances at Brown University but also on our little yet extraordinary tour. Bringing our show to a variety of people and engaging with them afterwards has been a most profound and continuous experience. Thus, all of our team felt both elated at the thought that a such an intense project would come to an end at La MaMa E.T.C. but also sad to say goodbye to a wonderful group of people and a significant experience.
After making our way to New York late Friday afternoon and evening, we were set to perform in the first installment of the marathon after Everyman Jack of You and Diamond Dick and before Maria Kizito on Saturday afternoon. We were very happy to learn that our performance was sold out after the very enthusiastic reception of our performance the weekend before and the excellent review in the New York Times. Indeed, our excellent ensemble performed in front of a full house, composed of an attentive and vocal audience, who eventually applauded strongly, in part in standing ovations.
On Sunday, before making our way back to Providence, we loaded out of the space at La MaMa and bid farewell to the moving box, an integral part of our set design, which we left behind.
Although the performance project of yermedea RAW has been finished, please check back with us often as we will continue to bring you more insights and highlights from the performances. We will also continue to use this blog to bring you news from Latin America and about issues we feel are pertinent to the legacy of yermedea RAW.