Lorca’s production is well balanced, never veering off into too much schtick meant to garner laughs just for the sake of laughs. The ensemble of players from top to bottom responds to the nuances in their speeches by quickly turning the emotional weight of a scene, effortlessly going from heavy to light, from sunny to […]
Director Marcela Lorca has teamed with an extraordinary cast to craft a staging that still has me combing my memory for the last Shakespeare production I’d seen that succeeded so sublimely… Director Lorca’s skills shine through in this expertly shaped production, demonstrating why the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation recently gave her its annual Zelda […]
Given that SDCF is the Directors and Choreographers Foundation, honoring Marcela Lorca, who creates work in both disciplines (often at the same time) feels like a perfect fit. Moreover, Marcela’s nearly three decade commitment to the Twin Cities as an educator, artist and leader who has consistently opened doors to a broad range of artists […]
Ten Thousand Things does Shakespeare like no one else, making it accessible and understandable and relatable, whether you’re familiar with the play or it’s your first time (or you just have a really bad memory).
This “Winter’s Tale” is something that you feel, and that touches you, in Lorca’s visceral vision, even as it evokes the fractious heterogeneous mix of rumors and hunches that show up alongside sophisticated technology in 21st-century America.
Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation affiliated with Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), has chosen Ten Thousand Things Artistic Director Marcela Lorca for its prestigious 2019 Zelda Fichandler Award.
by William ShakespeareDirected by Marcela LorcaMusic by Peter VitaleSets by Nick GolfisCostumes by Sonya BerlovitzCast: Stephanie Bertumen, Sha Cage, Cristina Florencia Castro, James Craven, Steven Epp, Christopher Jenkins, Mo Perry, William Sturdivant and Karen Wiese-ThompsonTen Thousand Things Theater, October/November 2019 “Director Marcela Lorca has teamed with an extraordinary cast to craft a staging that still has […]
I can’t blame the audience at Orchestra Hall for immediately rising to its feet and showering the performers with a 10-minute standing ovation. It deserved even longer.
Fueled by a formidable battery of percussion instruments, it hummed and shrieked and babbled with the chaotic energies of life itself — one moment meltingly tender, the next lacerated with violent intentions.
La Pasión Según San MarcosComposed by Osvaldo Golijov Artists Minnesota OrchestraMaría Guinand, conductorMarcela Lorca, stage directorJessica Rivera, sopranoLuciana Souza, mezzoReynaldo González-Fernández, vocalist and dancerGonzalo Grau, pianoMikael Ringquist, percussionMarcus Santos, percussionMichael Ward-Bergeman, accordionAquiles Báez, guitarJeff Bailey, bassGuerreiro, capoeira and berimbauChini Perez, dancerJessika Akpaka, dancerBorder CrosSing, choirMinnesota ChoraleAlumni of Schola Cantorum de VenezuelaAhmed Anzaldúa, choral preparation