What is your current project?
My new provocative and timely new drama Village, My Home
Where are you performing your show and why is it a good fit for your production?
Performances of “Village, My Home” — about diverse New Yorkers confronting political and cultural uncertainties — will run Sunday, August 27 at 5PM; Tuesday, August 29 at 9PM; Thursday, August 31 at 9PM; Friday, September 1 at 9PM; Saturday, September 2 at 2PM; and Sunday, September 3 at 8PM at the Theater for the New City on 155 First Avenue in Manhattan.
In a chaotic business world, do we know the difference between astrophysics and Buddha? Can it all be solved with yoga? Featuring characters at various points of their lives, Village, My Home questions how we choose New York City and what are the comforts that draw us back home. We meet the Old Woman, a matriarch who loves to paint and remembers the horrors of greater storms. We get a glimpse of out-of-towners and travelers from other boroughs, willing to take the City. Just when you yearn for your fax machine, we meet a new school, techno-tribal Computer Geek who threatens to interrupt the very subways that connect us every day. With theatrical movement and state-of-the-art sound design, “Village, My Home” promises to warm the heart and calm the most unsettling times The Theater for the New City is a terrific theater which has been presenting plays since the 1970s. And the 8th Annual Dream Up Festival is an ultimate new work festival, dedicated to the joy of discovering new authors and edgy, innovative performances
What’s next for you?
I am the Event Coordinator for an organization called LIT, the League of Independent Theater. We are hosting programs for indie theater artists in September and October.
What is the name of the last show you saw?
“My Dear Watson” at the New York Musical Festival
Any advice for your peers?
Create every day! Have many, many friends.
Marcina Zaccaria is a writer, director, and arts administrator. She has directed readings and performances in venues that include New Dramatists, TheaterLab, HERE Arts Center, 13th Street Repertory Theatre, Soho Rep, Dance Theater Workshop, The Brick Theater, and the Ohio Theater. She curated a Salon at Dixon Place, which featured visual artists, spoken word artists, dancers, filmmakers, and theater artists. Zaccaria has written monologues, published in InterJACtions: Monologues from the Heart of Human Nature (Vol. II), available on Amazon. She is published in the New Crit section of Howl Round, and her clips can be found on Twitter. An editor at The Theatre Times, Marcina is a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women.
Where: Theater for the New City on 155 First Avenue
- Sunday, August 27 at 5PM
- Tuesday, August 29 at 9PM
- Thursday, August 31 at 9PM
- Friday, September 1 at 9PM
- Saturday, September 2 at 2PM
- Sunday, September 3 at 8PM
Tickets are available at SmartTix.
“Village, My Home” stars Frances McGarry; Marjorie Conn*; Michael C. O’Day*; Kelsey Shapira; Jeff Burchfield*; Madalyn McKay; Christina Ashby; Maile Souza Sean Evans; Maria Severny; Stephanie Roseman; Meaghan Adawe McLeod; Rebecca Genéve, and Catherine Luciani. Jak Prince is the lighting designer. Maria Ortiz Poveda is the costume designer. Dana Robbins is stage managing.