IN THE LOUNGE SHAKESPEARE’S SISTERS Marina Celander
About This Show
Shakespeare’s Sisters is a one woman show set in middle America. Mara is a woman who has just been admitted to the Hydro ward in an insane asylum for women. She gets an idea to take on Shakespeare as her alter ego, and through him, and with him, she writes herself well. In the process she writes about her fellow patients, her sisters, and with love, humor and wit she tells the tales of splintered lives, recounts in detail the various stories of her sisters, their odd sights, and their torn souls.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Marina Celander is a theatre artist, singer, dancer, living and working in NYC. She studied dance at London Contemporary Dance School, England, and theatre at the Gene Frankel Theatre Workshop, NYC. She was seen in Fred Ho/Ruth Margraff’s Deadly She Wolf Assassin at Armageddon at LaMama, to glowing reviews; as the medieval nun Hildegard von Bingen in Pioneers Go East Collective’s production Hildegard (Vision), LaMama; and in many shows with Yara Arts Group for the past 15 years. She was a proud participant in Indigenous Dance Forum 2016 (A/P/A New York University), spearheaded and choreographed by renown Maori dance maker Jack Gray from Aotearoa (New Zealand). Marina received the Pan Asian Rep’s annual Red Socks Award “in appreciation of a deserving artist” in 2014. Most recently Marina performed her solo show Mermaid’s Howl at the Stockholm Fringe, and was nominated for the Stockholm Fringe Festival’s Innovation In Performance Award 2016.