Co-commissioned with The Chocolate Factory Theater and PICA.

PURO TEATRO: A Spell For Utopia furthers luciana achugar’s mission of making work as a practice of constructing a new theater – a utopian theater – as a practice of growing a collective utopian uncivilized body with the audience. It asks our bodies directly, intimately and collectively: what do we need now, and what can carry us through and give us hope? PURO TEATRO: A Spell For Utopia considers the possibility of the theater inherent in the intimacy of our own experience within the spaces of our bodies, our homes and our communities. A theater without theater. An embodying spell. An intimate incantation for our dystopian reality.

Conceived and Directed by luciana achugar. Created and Performed by luciana achugarMolly LieberAntonio Ramos and Sarah White-Ayón.

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PLEASE NOTE: This event will take place in person at the Chocolate Factory Theater November 10-13, 2021. Please check back for ticketing information and performance times.

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This project is supported in part by Con Edison’s Arts Al Fresco series, and Harkness Foundation for Dance:

Logos: Con Edison Arts Al Fresco & Harkness Foundation for Dance

NYU Skirball’s programs are made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Howard Gilman Foundation, Collins Building Services, Consolidated Edison, DuBose & Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund, New England Foundation for the Arts, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and Marta Heflin Foundation, as well as our valued donors through memberships and commissioning fund support.

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Wed, Nov 10 @ 12:00am

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Thu, Nov 11 @ 12:00am

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Fri, Nov 12 @ 12:00am

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Sat, Nov 13 @ 12:00am

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portrait of luciana achugar with long hair, a hood draped over her head, only one eye visible.
Photo by Gene Pittman