Celebrating 25 Years of Project 59, is a retrospective of Irina Danilovas longitudinal commitment to a multidisciplinary art that employs a strangers instinct for the unnoticed. Applying methodologies cobbled from science and art, but independent of eithers restricting imperatives, Danilova delves into the ordinary and the incidental to create a parallel narrative of her unusually busy life.
The Obie and Lucille Lortel award-winning theater company started out in 1989 producing solely the work of Filipino American writers; while that has evolved, so has the theaters definition of what a Ma-Yi play is. And thats a strength: in a company whose ethos and blessings are fortified by its creators, each new playwright brings with themto Ma-Yis numerous productions and artistic programstheir own world and experiences to expand and delight the companys evolving landscape of thought-provoking, envelope-pushing American plays.
Erika Latta and I met as graduate students at Columbia Universitys School of the Arts in New York where, upon the completion of our studies, we co-founded a multidisciplinary performance group, WaxFactory, in 1998.