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MISS AMERIKA

The story of a woman who’s fallen in love with a city to which she is a stranger. Mckenzie Tomski is a New York misfit, an unobtrusive, yet self-confessed starer. Mckenzie is a queen of virtual loneliness in the same way as Wonder Woman without high boots and legal status. She is a creature of liquid identity, disrupting American clichés with ironical, dark and uncompromising humor. Mckenzie comes from a line of outcasts, stray people, those who are standing in shadows, in the gray zone, and dreaming their American dream, that one day they will “prove themselves”.

The multimedia project of Miřenka Čechová and Martin Tvrdý presents a crude image of life on Manhattan via a collage of music, text, rap, slam, stand-up, performance, photographs by Vojtěch Brtnický and the comics by Malayan cartoonist Chin Yew. The symbiosis of all those components creates an authentic story of a woman who’s fallen in love with a city to which she is a stranger. The project is based on a book by Miřenka Čechová Miss AmeriKa, published in July 2018 in the publishing house wo-men.

Credits

concept:

Miřenka Čechová, Martin Tvrdý

music:

Martin Tvrdý

text and performance:

Miřenka Čechová

photography:

Vojtěch Brtnický

animation

Martin Tvrdý

comics:

Chin Yew

performance dramaturgy:

Petr Boháč

text dramaturgy:

Barbora Baronová

directional cooperation:

Jacquelyn de Villiers

light design:

Karel Šimek

costume desgin:

Eva Judová

project manager:

Barbora Repická

production manager:

Petra Hanzlíková, Aneta Fodorová

International booking:

Aneta Fodorová

coproduction:

Palác Akropolis

partners:

Dans Brabant (NL), Moving Station, Divadlo Drak

supported by:

Hlavní město Praha, MKČR. Činnost Spitfire Company je podpořena v roce 2018-2020 víceletým grantem hl. města Prahy ve výši 1 400 000 Kč.

premiere:

7.5.2018 v Paláci Akropolis v Praze

The multimedia project of Miřenka Čechová and Martin Tvrdý presents a crude image of life on Manhattan via a collage of music, text, rap, slam, stand-up, performance, photographs by Vojtěch Brtnický and the comics by Malayan cartoonist Chin Yew. The symbiosis of all those components creates an authentic story of a woman who’s fallen in love with a city to which she is a stranger. The project is based on a book by Miřenka Čechová Miss AmeriKa, published in July 2018 in the publishing house wo-men.

"The energy shining from Miřenka Čechová in her latest project Miss Amerka is breathtaking. A one hour lasting project is a perfect example of precisely built multimedia shape supporting spoken word, singing, motion and visuality." (lidovky.cz)

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