News Release| "The Way of Water"; Cal State L.A.


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‘The Way of Water’ to make a splash at CSULA on Apr. 17

CSULA play commemorates two-year anniversary of the BP
oil spill


         Cal State L.A. to present an extracted portion of Caridad

Svich’s “The Way of Water.”


         Tuesday, Apr. 17, 3:15-4:10 p.m.


       Music Patio, on the Cal State L.A. campus.


      Free to the public. For more information, call (323) 343-4110.

Los Angeles, CA  --

To commemorate the second anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of
Way of Water
written by Caridad Svich, will be presented at Cal State L.A., in
collaboration with NoPassport theatre alliance and multiple venues
across the U.S. and abroad.

The extracted portion of the play, to be staged on Tuesday, Apr. 17,
3:15 to 4:10 p.m.
, in the Music Patio of the CSULA campus,
brings to surface the poverty in America and the devastation of the
ongoing health and environmental crisis in the U.S. Gulf region.

“The performance is a high-speed reading of the text (both on
microphones and pre-recorded), with intervals/moments that slow down to
highlight a particular word or image,” said Director Tanya Kane-Parry,
who teaches acting, viewpoints, dance and experimental theatre at CSULA.
“Simultaneously, performers in the open space create abstract physical
images, patterns, reflections of the theme and issues underlying the
text and conflicts, as well as speak, repeat and deconstruct sections of
the text.”

Presented by the performance collective, Opera del Espacio, the cast
includes CSULA students and alumni Christina Estrada, Amanda Gomez,
Melanie Keller, Natasha Snow Needles, Marcelo Olivas and Jonathan
Williams. Learn more about the Opera del Espacio at

Along with directing, Kane-Parry also choreographs theatre,
opera and dance. Some her credits include Tosca Jumps!, a
multimedia adaptation of Puccini’s opera (EdgeFest/LATC, Highways,
Luckman Intimate); Supreme Being by Richard Foreman; and Romeo
and/y Juliet(a)
, a Spanglish re-mix with Quantum Theatre. She
has directed Carmen (Pacific Repertory Opera), The Coronation
of Poppea
(CSULA), and The Medium (CSULA). At Los Angeles
Opera, she was assistant director on Madama Butterfly, The
Barber of Seville, Carmen
, The Broken Jug, The Dwarf
and The Merry Widow. She recently co-directed and choreographed a
touring production of Ubu Roi in Brazil. She returns to Houston
Grand Opera this fall to assist on L’Italiana in Algeri.

“The Way of the Water” is free to the public. For campus maps
and directions:

Public permit dispenser parking is available in Lot 5 and upper level of
Parking Structure C. Visit
for more about NoPassport. For performance
details, call (323) 343-4110.

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