The founders of Theatre Novi Most–Lisa Channer and Vladimir Rovinsky–serve as our able guides in today’s podcast, and talk about their most recent work, Mayakovsky and Marinetti.
Mayakovsky and Marinetti runs at Open Eye Figure Theatre from May 14th to the 24th.
00:00-04:06: Lisa and Vladmir discuss how they met and started working together and the roots of Theatre Novi Most.
04:06-06:00: We talk about Russian theatrical traditions, the changes in recent years, and its emphasis on physical movement.
06:00-08:20: The appeal of Minnesota–and a chance to work at the University of Minnesota–and how Theatre Novi Most first became involved in the community.
08:20-10:13: The combination of Meyerhold’s biomechanics and story are identified as other strong aspects of Theatre Novi Most.
10:19 -11:48: After Vladimir steps out, Lisa and I get back into talking about the U of M theatre faculty and her recent Fulbright award.
11:48-16:24: We return to Mayakovsky and Marinetti, and Lisa provides background for those not familiar with their philosophies.
16:24-18:54: We talk about working in the Open Eye space and Mayakovsky and Marinetti‘s design elements.
18:54-20:53: Lisa talks about their next project, the involvement of Kira Obolensky, and the influence of designers.
20:53-22:36: We touch back on Mayakovsky and Marinetti and the difficulty and enjoyment in rehearsal.
22:36-26:05: Lisa talks about her work at the University and her appreciation of the program before we close out the podcast.