Elisa reprised her role of “Sister Blister” and the voice of multiple characters for special performances of Memorial Day by actor and Vietnam veteran Brian Delate at the Drilling Company Theater, 236 West 78th St this October. After a successful first week, the Drilling Co extended the run for additional performances.
Performed the live voices of multiple characters (Daughter Barbara, Sister Blister and several others) for the latest incarnation of:
Memorial Day : a piece written and performed by actor and Vietnam veteran Brian Delate with the voice of Elisa Matula about a soldier’s experiences when he returns home from war. Choreography and guest direction by Tavia Trepte and sound by Mary Fassino. This piece has been under development at the Actors Studio here in New York under the direction of Dan Bonnell.
October 13, 14, 15 and Oct 20, 21, 22 at 7pm at 269 Bleecker Street as part of the All Things Project.
November 10th, the eve of Veterans Day, at 7pm at the Actors Studio in New York .
An incredible project dealing with the invisible wounds of war and how to restore our soldiers once they return. Talkbacks followed each of these performances with truly inspirational men and women committed to healing the most powerful of personal wounds and those of our greater community at large.
Performed scenes from the Misanthrope and assisted in a Molière workshop for the wonderful students at the performing arts high school Talent Unlimited with director Anna Brenner and actor Matt Biagini.
LOVE IS BLACK WATER – a thrilling new independent feature film out of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Written and Directed by Sean Edward Lewis of Lilac Co., this Pandora’s Box narrative follows a young beauty who becomes entangled with a pair step brothers and ends up paying the ultimate price. A death dream set in old Brooklyn, in an abandoned storefront, on the east river.
-Also in May, Elisa became a joyful 300-hour Certified Jivamukti Yoga Instructor.
For information, please contact elisa (at)elisamatula.com
Thursday April 21, 2PM
Saturday April 23, 7PM
Sunday April 24, 2PM
80 Greenwich Street, New York, NY
THE MAIN ATTRACTION is a congenital low-grade comedy about love, betrayal… a Sasquatch.
Human and absurd in its style and storytelling with untamed theatricality, dance and music. It’s about people and their surprising potential as human beings.
“Doug Weidner’s The Main Attraction restores a sense of wonder to our conditioned theatrical experience. His plot and characters, at once mythic and familiar, take us someplace we’ve never been before, while affirming the pleasures, pains and absurdities of a life we know all too well.”
— Martin Epstein
…and a few surprise guests.
“Stunning performance by Arc Angela! When she tells Galileo the horrors of the future of science, the point … was to show the effect of this knowledge on Galileo’s 17th century mind. There was much humor and irony. The play is ahistoric. It’s a fiction…Watch this complex, ironic and brilliant play!” -Billy Rhodes, Village Voice Reader Review
“Elisa Matula is ethereal. She gives one of the best performances I’ve seen in my lifetime. The entire cast is exemplary.”-NYTimes Reader Review
“This isn’t at all a “historical” play. It’s fresh, energized yet there are many layers. It brings up serious issues for which there are no ready answers. …This play has been haunting me for a week.”- NYTimes Reader Review
“Once [Suor Arcangela] the possessed daughter gives her first speech, the play takes off….Theater doesn’t get any better than this.”-NY Times Reader Review
“Elisa Matula does an admirable performance as Livia, Suor Arcangela, the insane daughter suffering from demons and visions of torment…Her terrifying vision of the invention of a bomb especially resonates, making the point that Galileo’s theories could be the beginning of a path to evil….A seamless ensemble with a team of very committed actors….A well-acted drama on all counts.”- Maura Kelley offoffonline
a play by Ira Hauptman
Directed by Susan Einhorn
January 27-February 13th
Wed-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm
*added performance Sun Jan 30 8pm
STARRY MESSENGER is a new take on Galileo and his family. It’s about science, faith, demons, madness and self-sacrifice—the drama behind his famous recantation of his belief that the earth moves. It’s about his two daughters, who were nuns, and his son, a lawyer, who were all caught in the confusion of shifting definitions of truth. The play traces the effects of Galileo’s ordeals on his family, and his family’s role in his decision to renounce his discoveries.
The pursuit of scientific truth in the face of opposition from entrenched social and political forces could not be a more timely subject. It is with us today in our conflicts over evolution and global warming.
_______PREVIOUS SHOWS FROM THE END OF 2010:______
written by Seth Powers
at the Kraine Theater
NOVEMBER AND OCTOBER 2010:
written, produced, and performed by
veteran soldier and acclaimed actor Brian Delate
Accompanied by the voices of
at the Actors Studio in Los Angeles, California
and at INTERSECTIONS in New York City as part of the Veteran-Civilian dialogues
This timely piece presents an intimate look into the ancient and present day experiences that soldiers face when they return from war.
More performances to follow in 2011.
CURRENTLY IN POST-PRODUCTION:
To be released in early 2011.
Elisa participated in a 3-day development workshop at BAM incorporating marionettes, stilts, choreographic dance, and physical theater for:
Conceived and produced by
ThePhantomb Limb Theatre Company
Directed by Gia Forakis
Inside, Not Looking Out
Directed by Debora Balardini
Not My Problem
Directed by Hiram Pines
Two experimental dance pieces performed as part of the New York Fringe Festival’s Al Fresco series en plein air.