News: Free Staged Reading of "Borgestriptych" on May 21

Image provided by Elizabeth Kostova Foundation
As part of the European Month of Culture, Origin Theatre Company will present a free staged reading of Bulgarian playwright Yasen Vasilev's Borgestriptych, directed by Ashlin Hatch, on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Bulgarian Consulate NYC (121 E 62nd St, Manhattan, NYC; subway: F/Q/R to Lexington Ave/63rd St). 

Borgestriptych, the inaugural winner of the Interdisciplinary Art Grant, solely funded by the American Foundation for Bulgaria, and designed by the Council for European Studies, the Bulgarian Concert Evenings in New York, and the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, draws inspiration from three short stories by Jorge Luis Borges – it takes the narrative from the first one, the characters from the second, and the setting from the third. Four performers, each of them a version of Borges, are metamorphosing into his many characters. In this world, library and universe are equal, and the spaces and their occupiers are entirely made of quotes. 

Playwright Yasen Vasilev is a Bulgarian writer educated at the theater academies of Sofia and Shanghai and the author of The Walled In Ones (2012, Sofia), Borgestriptych (2014, commissioned by SAPH, Shanghai), Elevation 506 (2015, developed at the Drama League), Ishmael (2016, commission by PIIGS at Grec festival) and Erasmegidio (2017, commission by Quartieri dell’arte festival), as well as NUTRICULA, a growing archive of physical solos exploring the political aspects of dance in an international context.

Click this link for more information on the free staged reading of Borgestriptych and to RSVP. Please note that each guest must RSVP individually. 


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