Immersive and Site Specific Works
Miami Motel Stories
Premiered in Miami Florida, November 2017
“Miami Motel Stories: Little Havana doesn’t ask us to suspend disbelief; it begs us to believe in our humanity” - Miami Herald
Miami Motel Stories is a real-time immersive theatre experience that takes place inside one of Little Havana's most beautiful and iconic buildings – the Tower Hotel. Built in 1920, this historic landmark has deep-rooted history in the neighborhood. From “respectable” housing for prospecting single men settling Miami, a temporary WW2 Veterans Clinic, A first landing for recent immigrant settlement to a flop house of the 90’s, we tell the stories of 100 years of occupants… one room at a time.
Directed by Tamilla Woodard
Written by Juan C. Sanchez
Premiered in NYC May 2018 for one night only on The High Line
MELT! is a High Level Audience Participation performance event that takes the form of a Rally on the Highline. Set in the year 2060, at the 17th Annual Post Racial America Day Rally, when White people are now the minority and the mixed race, gender fluid President of the United States has decreed that all identifies that separate Americans are now forbidden, MELT! explores race, gender, and social justice and the effects of the extremes of any political movement.
Creator and Playwright: James Scruggs
Concept Collaborator, Director, Dramaturg: Tamilla Woodard
Concept Collaborator, Composer, Sound Design: Mark Van Hare
Scenic and Costume Design: Andreea Mincic
Video and Projection Design: Jason Batcheller
All four theatrical spaces of 3LD Art & Technology Center are transformed into the dystopian theme park SupremacyLand were audiences are invited to celebrate all things White and Supreme. Here the legacy of white supremacy and racist carnage is raised and twisted into a complete and relentlessly immersive experience. With no fourth wall at all, audience have only themselves to encounter on this ALMOST self guided journey through America’s greatest sin.
Premiered in NYC, May 2017, 3LD Art & Technology Center
Presenter/Executive Producer: Kevin Cunningham 3LD Art & Technology Center
Associate Producer: Halle Morse
Writer/Creator/Producer: James Scruggs
Concept Dramaturge and Director/Dramaturg of SUPREMACYLAND Carnival: Tamilla Woodard
Director/Dramaturg of CABARET: Kareem Fahmy
Choreographer: Andre Zachery
Scenic Designer (Carnival): David Ogle
Costume Designer: Andreea Mincic
Lighting Designer: Ayumu Poe Saegusa
Video Designer: Cam Vokey
Video Design Programmer and Engineer: Jason Batcheller
Sound Designer/Composer: Mark Van Hare
Additional composition: Melanie West, Jamie West
A performance intervention for international collaboration conceived by PopUP Theatrics partners Ana Margineanu and Tamilla Woodard and developed in collaboration with The Cross Border Project's director Lucía Miranda and Metatarso Workinprogess director, Dario Facal. INSIDE marks the second hotel intervention project of PopUP Theatrics whose mission is to create site-specific/ site impacting theatrical events in dynamic collaborations with theatre artists world wide. INSIDE featured texts written by Ella Greenhill, Mario Tardon, Cristina Colmena, Performances by more than a dozen actors and a team gathered form our partners at Cross Border Project and Metatarso.
The US Premier of the Hotel Project
Hotel Project: NJ at the Grand Summit Hotel, Summit NJ. January 27-29, 2012.
72 performances for one spectator at a time
Each audience was given the opportunity to view three rooms in an evening.
Once inside the room, the plays begin to unfold and the spectator becomes the proverbial “fly on the wall;” an invisible witness to strange, unique and intimate stories.
Written by: Beatriz Cabur, Peca Stefan, Alfonso Carcamo
Directed by: Doug Howe, Tamilla Woodard, Ana Margineanu
Video features: Molly Gilman, Becca Ballenger, Haley Rawson, Vincent Igrisano, Ben Broad, Keola Simpson., Jessica Kahler, Kevin Gillespie, Calaine Schafer
Hotel Project NYC
The Washington Jefferson Hotel. February 3-5
Written by Lally Katz, Megan Mostyn Brown, Peca Stefan, Matias Umpierrez
Directed by Tamilla Woodard, Alfonso Carcamo, Ana Margineanu, Doug Howe
Video features: Jessica Komitor, Danielle Fink, Lindsey Hope Pearlman, Gabe Templin, Caitlin McInerney, Samantha Morrice, Aaron Schroeder
Hotel Project: Querétaro
one spectator, one story... come in
A concept by Ana Mărgineanu
Written by Alfonso Cárcamo and Mariana Hartasanchez
Directed by Tamilla Woodard and Ana Mărgineanu
a project developed by Alfonso Cárcamo, Mariana Hartasanchez, Tamilla Woodard and Ana Mărgineanu