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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

World Premiere

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