CHASING ANDY WARHOL

Immersive theatrical East Village walking tour examines the life & legacy of pop art icon Andy Warhol.
Must close July 31

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"Fun, hugely powerful, and sure to amass a cult following." -- Alexander Fatouros, The Theatre Times

"Brings Warhol’s essence to life...The nebulous term “immersive” may be over-used but it describes this particular experience so well." -- Anna Mikaela Ekstrand, Cultbytes

"A dazzling spectacle that informs, celebrates and causes the viewer truly to wonder what color was Warhol’s soul... After seeing Bated Breath’s production, I am now a big fan." -- William J. Cataldi, Hi! Drama

"Mara Lieberman’s lively, colorful direction offers a surprise around every corner... a delight to behold." -- Joey Sims, Theatrely

CHASING ANDY WARHOL employs Bated Breath’s unique multimedia approach as scenes inspired from Warhol’s enigmatic life unfold on the streets, behind windows of area businesses, and inside secret locations along the route. Despite Warhol’s celebrity and fame, he was also an obscure, mystifying persona who preferred to remain elusive. The show will use a distinct blend of immersive theatre, dance, film, art, and puppetry to peek into the life of the iconic artist. CHASING ANDY WARHOL goes beyond the hype and into the deepest feelings of a profoundly complex person - whose legacy continues to bombard our senses at every turn.

CHASING ANDY WARHOL follows on the heels of Bated Breath Theatre Company’s award-winning production Voyeur: The Windows of Toulouse-Lautrec, the longest-running pandemic friendly show in New York City. Voyeur turned the West Village into Paris in 1899 and now, in partnership with the Greenwich Village Business Alliance, the NoHo Business Improvement District, and TMPL Clubs at Astor Place, Bated Breath uses the East Village as a set that transports audiences into the world of the most influential artist of the 20th century. Tickets for CHASING ANDY WARHOL are $50.00 and can be purchased onwww.chasingandywarhol.com. There are 16 guests per performance time.

CHASING ANDY WARHOL is created and directed by Mara Lieberman with choreography by Rachel Leigh Dolan, featured choreographer Rachelle Rak, costume design by Christopher F. Metzger, set design by Christian Fleming, Meg McGuigan, Jerry Schiffer, sound and projection design by Mark Van Hare and Experiential Design Consultant is Tara O’Con.

“We created and presented Voyeur at one of the most difficult times to produce theater in history. There were several months when we were the only live theater experience in New York City. It was challenging. And exciting. And maddening. And rewarding. We embraced the city and the city enthusiastically embraced us back, becoming our scene partner. It was magical. And we can't get enough. We are thrilled to be back again, applying what we learned while doing this boundary-breaking artform to explore the life of boundary-breaking artist Andy Warhol,” said Creator and Director Mara Lieberman.

Bated Breath Theatre Company creates immersive, participatory theatre that wakes up the body, resurrects sleeping histories, and electrifies non-traditional theatre spaces. Bated Breath reimagined theatre mid-pandemic and debuted Voyeur: The Windows of Toulouse-Lautrec in October 2020. Inspired by their site-specific hit, Unmaking Toulouse-Lautrec, Voyeur brought the action to the street, making New York City their scene partner as the pandemic forced performances to pause across the board. This new phenomenon gained traction as the longest-running pandemic-friendly theatrical experience in NYC. Voyeur was recently awarded the 2021 BroadwayWorld, Off-Broadway Awards for Best Play, Best New Production, and named Mara Lieberman, Best Director. The Company premiered its interactive art auction play Beneath the Gavel Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theatres in 2017 and has performed the play on a recurring basis at Feinstein’s/54 Below. They’ve performed their award-winning Freedom: In 3 Acts as part of the New Haven Festival of Arts and Ideas and at the New England Museum Association Annual Conference as part of the keynote address. Bated Breath’s short play, The Pride of Christopher Street, was part of the UP CLOSE Festival at the New Ohio Theatre. Bated Breath is also currently working on a new interactive wine tasting play in collaboration with wine journalist Jane Anson. For more information, visit www.batedbreaththeatre.org.

Mara Lieberman has served as Executive Artistic Director, director, and lead writer for all Bated Breath’s shows since she took the helm in 2012, including their award winning, pandemic-friendly hit Voyeur: The Windows of Toulouse-Lautrec, Unmaking Toulouse-Lautrec, Beneath the Gavel, the award-winning Freedom: In 3 Acts, The Pride of Christopher Street (co-written with Jamie Roach), and Wild Things. For Voyeur, Mara was awarded Best Director by Broadway World’s 2021 Off-Broadway Awards and Time Out named Lieberman a “Future Maker” in “50 Amazing People Changing the World.” Additionally, Lieberman has adapted and directed plays at The New York International Fringe Festival, New Haven Festival of Arts & Ideas, New Georges The Room, and HERE’s American Living Room Festival. She also served as assistant to Lloyd Richards at the National Playwright’s Conference. In 2018, Mara was a recipient of an Artistic Excellence Award from the Connecticut Office of the Arts. She earned her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and her Master’s in Performance Studies from Northwestern University.