Wed@One: Jose Solís with Ellpetha Tsivicos & Camilo Quiroz-Vazquez
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For this Wed@One, Floria Lasky Visiting Artist Jose Solís has invited Ellpetha Tsivicos and Camilo Quiroz-Vazquez, the immigrant theater-makers behind QUINCE, the first live show to be produced in NYC during the pandemic.
Quince marked the first live theater event in NYC during the pandemic and took place at the People’s Garden in August, co-produced by 15-year-old Brooklyn theater ensemble The TEAM. An outdoor, immersive comedy, the play concentrated on a queer Mexican-American girl confronting her sexuality, family, and religion, on the eve of her Quinceañera. The performance was covered by the NYTimes, Washington Post, American Theatre, Playbill, Token Theatre Friends and Broadway World in the months that followed.
Jose Solís (Theatre Critic) began his career as a critic when he was a teenager and launched a film review website while living in Honduras. He began writing about theatre while attending college in Costa Rica, and upon moving to NYC in 2012 focused entirely on the stage. His work has appeared in The New York Times, American Theatre, TDF Stages, Backstage, 3 Views, and America Magazine. He is the co-creator and co-host of the Token Theatre Friends podcast/webseries.
Ellpetha Tsivicos & Camilo Quiroz-Vazquez are continuing an ongoing 13 year multi-disciplinary collaboration which was formed at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Together they have collaborated award winning web-series, short films, music videos, and live performances. In 2020 the duo created Quince, a co-production with The TEAM and the first live theater in NYC during the COVID pandemic. Their work emphasizes the magical and often surreal elements of multi-cultural, bilingual existence.