Open Door is the second episode in a triptych theatrical work, which addressed the impact of the many new immigrants who now make up New York City.
The triptych began in 2002 with a work entitled 9 Windows, in which nine episodic vignettes reveal a series of multi-media, live art paintings that depict the experience of being a displaced immigrant. Room to Panic, the final episode in a triptych theatrical work, depicts in movement and visual theater the experience of immigration to America.
This production was made in part with support from Ellen Stewart and La MaMa ETC, The Jim Henson Foundation; American Music Center Live Music for Dance Program, and is sponsored by Teatro Stage Fest.
New York, La MaMa ETC, Dec. 1 – Dec. 17.
Designed, Choreographed and Directed by Federico Restrepo
Created in collaboration with Denise Greber
Music Composed by Elizabeth Swados
Musical Direction by Kris Kukul
With Additional Music by Matt Citron, Richard Cohen, Kris Kukul and John Sullivan
Puppet, Set, Light Design and Construction by Federico Restrepo
Costume Design and Construction by Denise Greber
With additional puppet construction by Sara Galassini, Rosa Ruecker, Slaveya Starkov, Katharina Stenbeck, Emily Vick, Jan Vogelbacher
Video Edit Design by Federico Restrepo & Angela Sierra
Production Manager Denise Greber
Stage Manager Slaveya Starkov & Katharina Stenbeck
Photography by Richard Greene
The Cast: Federico Restrepo with Neimah Djourabchi, Sara Galassini, Denise Greber, Allison Hiroto, Sharon Mashihi, Romona Mukherjee, Pasha Prakasa, Emily Vick, Chris Wild, and Paula Wilson
Additional Actors in Video: Neimah Djourabchi, Kaori Fujiyabu, Sara Galassini, Michal Gamily, Benjamin Marcantoni, Sharon Mashihi, Romona Mukherjee, Prisca Ouya, Pasha Prakasa, Angela Sierra, Patrick Ssenjovu, Katharina Stenbeck.
Artistic Design Consultant Eduardo Rodas
This production was made in part with support from Ellen Stewart and La MaMa ETC, The Jim Henson Foundation; American Music Center Live Music for Dance Program, and is sponsored by TeatroStageFest.