Mata Hari Matt Marks & Paul Peers
Mata Hari ran Jan 5-14, 2017 in the Mainstage Theatre as part of the PROTOTYPE Festival 2017.
About the show
Mata Hari is an exploration of a woman who finds herself ostracized, made a scapegoat, and executed by a moral society dominated by men. This original work pushes the operatic form through the use of physical theater, unconventional instrumentation, historical texts, and highly manipulated video design. Set during the final months of her life in prison in Paris, the piece pits a single female against the men who loved and loathed her and ultimately destroyed her.
Mata Hari was commissioned and developed by HERE through the HERE Artist Residency Program. The world premiere is produced for PROTOTYPE by HERE and Beth Morrison Projects. Additional support for Mata Hari was provided by the New York State Council on the Arts.
For more information on PROTOTYPE, click here.
Composer: Matt Marks
Librettist/Director: Paul Peers
Conductor: David Bloom
Scenic Designer: Neal Wilkinson
Light Designer: Lucrecia Briceno
Projection Designer: David Palmer
Costume Designer: Oana Botez
Sound Engineer: Isaac Jones
Choreographer: Anabella Lenzu
Stage Manager: Aislinn Curry
Mata Hari: Tina Mitchell
Sister Léonide: Mary MacKenzie
Cpt. Bouchardon: Jeffrey Gavett
Cpt. Ladoux: Daniel Neer
Rudolf MacLeod/Col. Denvignes: Steve Hrycelak
Vadime/Spirit of Norman: Michael Marcotte
Col. Von Kalle: Joshua Jeremiah
Guitar/Banjo: James Moore
Piano/Keyboard: Mila Henry
Violin: Helen Yee
Accordion: Kamala Sankaram
Photo credit Benjamin Heller