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WaxFactory is a New York based multidisciplinary performance group dedicated to exploring a multiplicity of theatrical visions. Its founding members have developed and continue to nurture a hybrid approach, based on unconventional narrative styles, original dramaturgy, visual and physical rigor, technological experimentation, and site-specific work; and are committed to ensemble creations and international collaborations.
 
Since its formation in 1998, WaxFactory has been one of the most internationally active multidisciplinary groups to emerge from the New York downtown scene, creating new performance, installation, film and video works featuring a highly innovative blend of physical performance, audio-visual, architectural and fashion design, and an integrated use of new media and technology. Since its inception, the company has been steadfast in its commitment to creating works that bring together artists from the company’s core group in New York and abroad. WaxFactory’s current artistic directors are its founding members Ivan Talijancic and Erika Latta. (Former founding members include Dion Doulis and Doris Mirescu)
 
Perhaps best known for site-specific works created for a variety of unconventional locations in New York – a former cannon factory in the Long Island City, Queens (former site of the New York Center for Media Arts); an abandoned storefront in Times Square; the 250,000 sq.ft. industrial property of the Old American Can Factory in Gowanus, Brooklyn – WaxFactory has also presented work in downtown venues committed to presenting innovative, boundary-pushing work, such as the Performance Space 122, HERE, Abrons Arts Center, Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, Soho Rep, and New York Theatre Workshop and at festivals such as the undergroundzero, Prelude 08, Culturemart, and NYC Fringe. The company’s work has also been shown internationally at the ICA/Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, UK), the Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon, Portugal), SommerSzene (Salzburg, Austria), OLTRE90 (Milan, Italy), FIT/Festival Internacional de Teatro (Caracas, Venezuela), Bologna 2000 / Cultural Capital of Europe (Italy), MESS (Sarajevo, Bosnia), Adelaide Festival (Australia), Cankarjev Dom (Ljubljana, Slovenia), among others.
 
The company’s works to date include SILENCE OF SNOW (1998), LULU (1999/2000), THE BLIND GARDEN (1999), MOLIERE’S MONSTER (2001), LADYFROMTHESEA (2001-2003), QUARTET (2002), CLEANSED (2003), …SHE SAID (2005), 39 FRAMES (2006), X (2007), DELIRIUM 27 (2008), BLIND.NESS (2008-2010), QUARTET v4.0 (2010), 416 MINUTES (2011/2012), along with several other collaborative projects created and developed by WaxFactory’s founders and produced by other companies in the US and abroad.

 


 
 

TIMELINE

 

1998
LULU (work in progress)
SILENCE OF SNOW
 
1999
 
2000
LULU (premiere + tour)
LE JARDIN AVEUGLE / THE BLIND GARDEN (tour)
LADYFROMTHESEA (workshop)
 
2001
STORY OF RATS (premiere)
MOLIÈRE'S MONSTER (premiere)
LADYFROMTHESEA (premiere)
LULU (tour)
 
2002
QUARTET v2.0 (premiere + tour)
ISLAND PROJECT (workshop)
LE JARDIN AVEUGLE / BLIND GARDEN (tour)
 
2003
LADYFROMTHESEA (restaging)
LE JARDIN AVEUGLE / BLIND GARDEN (tour)
CLEANSED (premiere)
QUARTET v2.0 (tour)

2004
LE JARDIN AVEUGLE / BLIND GARDEN (tour)
 
2005
…SHE SAID (premiere + tour)
 
2006
39 FRAMES (premiere)
...SHE SAID (tour)
 
2007
X (premiere)
 
2008
DELIRIUM 27 (premiere)
LES DEMEURÉES (premiere)
MALFI (premiere)
BLIND.NESS (premiere + tour)
 
2009
HIDDEN STORIES (workshop)
 
2010
QUARTET v4.0 (premiere)
HIDDEN STORIES (premiere)
BLIND.NESS (restaging)
DELIRIUM 27 (NY premiere, restaging)
SPOTLIGHT CROATIA
X-YU FESTIVAL
STRANGE JOY (development)
 
2011
416 MINUTES (work in progress)
HIDDEN STORIES (Tour)
LES DEMEURÉES (Tour) 
MARS2BROOKLYN (development)

 
2012
MARS2BROOKLYN Festival, Brookyn, NY)
HIDDEN STORIES (tour: Begat Theater Production directed by Erika Latta of WaxFactory)
*MARLOWE WILDER MCMAHON was born (biggest project to date: having a human being by Erika Latta)
416 MINUTES (in production for first feature length film)

 

2013
LA DISPARITION (In development: Begat Theater production with Erika Latta of WaxFactory)
#ASPELLFORFAINTING (residency and wip at Incubator Arts Project + world premiere at Espacio Julio Le Parc in Mendoza, Argentina as part of I LOVE MZ festival)

2014
LA DISPARITION (In development: Begat Theater production with Erika Latta of WaxFactory)
#ASPELLFORFAINTING (NY premiere as part of IAP's Other Forces festival, West Coast premiere at Fury Factory 2014 festival (San Francisco, CA), SOS Ensemble (LA, CA), European tour at Kondenz Festival (Belgrade, Serbia) and Old Power Station/Stara Elektrarna (Ljubljana, Slovenia))
PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER! (study as part of Tiny Theater 2014 festival at The Brick Theater Williamsburg, BK)

2015
LA DISPARITION (In development: Begat Theater production with Erika Latta of WaxFactory)
PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER! (Showing at Invisible Dog, NYC)

2016
416 MINUTES (feature length film complete)
LA DISPARITION (Tour: Begat Theater production with Erika Latta of WaxFactory)
PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER! (Showing at 3LD)
LA DISPARITION (Begat Theater Production with Erika Latta of WaxFactory)
MUCEM PROJECT LA TRAVERSEE (Begat Theater Production with Erika Latta of WaxFactory)
STRANGE JOY (In development: Network of Ensemble Theaters Grant with hand2mouth theater company / Art New York Space Grant )

2017
PULL YOURSLEF TOGETHER BENEFIT DINNER! (MAY-2017)
STRANGE JOY (Writing Residency : TBA)
STRANGE JOY Residency
PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER (Showing: August 17th, 2017)

 


 
 

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