DIJLA WAL FURAT Opens Feb 6

The world premiere of
Dijla Wal Furat: Between the Tigris and the EuphratesWritten by Maurice Decaul
Directed by Alex Mallory

In the infancy of the war, Iraq is already filled with ghosts. The lives of four U.S Marines, a French reporter and four Iraqis are forever changed after an errant mortar round kills a child during the rush to Baghdad. Phantoms haunt the people of a burning Baghdad, trying to prevent the bloodletting to come, and as Sadaam’s statue falls in Firdos Square, the Marines and Iraqis are forced together in a moment which will test their humanity, empathy and potential for forgiveness.

Featuring:
Ali Andre Ali, Victory Chappotin, Fahim Hamid*, Ankur Rathee, Temesgen Tocruray, Nabil Viñas,
Perri Yaniv* and Katie Zaffrann*

Performances:
Friday February 6th at 8PM
Saturday February 7th Matinee at 3PM
Monday February 9th at 8PM
Tuesday February 10th at 8PM (Official Opening)
Thursday February 12th at 8PM
Sunday February 15th Matinee at 3PM
Monday February 16th Matinee at 3PM (President’s Day)
Tuesday February 17th at 8PM
Wednesday February 18th at 8PM
Saturday February 21st at 8PM (Closing)

Tickets are $18.00
Use discount code
FRIEND12 for $12 tickets during previews (Feb 6,7 & 9) 
Tickets can be purchased from OvationTix on 866-811-4111 or online at www.poetictheater.com.

All performances at the Wild Project (195 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10009).

Stage Management by Abby Vincent; Lighting Design by Derek Miller; Video Design by Brad Peterson; Technical Direction by Ori Bensimhon; Costume Design by Liene Dobraja;
Sound Design by Jamie A. Diaz; Properties Design by Travis Bell; Scenic Design by Paul DePoo III; Assistant Direction by Jessica Barnhill.

Maurice Emerson Decaul is a former Marine, a poet, an essayist and playwright whose work has been featured in the NY Times, The Daily Beast, Sierra Magazine, Barely South Review, Epiphany and others. Maurice’spoems have been translated into French and Arabic. Maurice has been a recipient of a Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop Fellowship and his collaborations with noted poet and performer Mike Ladd and composer Vijay Iyer have led to the creation of two poetry based docu-concerts: Holding It Down and Sleep Song which have premiered in New York City and Paris respectively. His play Lioness premiered at the Intersections Festival 2014 in Washington D.C. He is a graduate of Columbia University and is currently working towards his MFA at New York University.

‘Signal Strength’ goes viral!

Yay for WiFi always bringing people together!

I was part of a creative team that placed musicians in 9 different NYC subway stations to play a composed piece of music together…using wi-fi. The video has garnered much deserved attention including Staff Pick for Vimeo and pieces on Buzzfeed and The New York Times. Watch the amazing video below.

COME BACK HAILEY WORLD PREMIERE AT BAFF!

C O M E  B A C K  H A I L E Y
WORLD PREMIERE!
Am ecstatic to announce that my very first film script, which I produced together with the dream team of director Ela Thier, producer Nikolai Metin and actor Matthew Murumba, will be making it’s World Premiere at this year’s
BIG APPLE FILM FESTIVAL!

SAT, NOV 8

2:15PM THEATER 2
Tribeca Cinemas
54 Varick St (south of Canal St)
Mark your calendars and stay tuned for ticket announcements!

Two Films Screening Sept 27!

(Nabil Viñas and Neal Hemphill on the set of “Top of the World”)

Three films written by Neal Hemphill will be featured next weekend as part of the 3rd Annual Reel Recovery Film Festival. Nabil stars in two of them: Top of the World, which played at the first ever New York Reel Recovery in 2012. And Dressed which will make it’s world premiere.

Reel Recovery showcases filmmakers who make honest films about addiction, alcoholism, behavioral disorders, treatment and recovery. Neal’s beautiful trilogy sheds light on the journey of recovery from alcohol abuse in creative ways. It’s a body of work Nabil is very proud to be part of. Come to the QUAD and stay for the Q&A with cast and crew afterwards.

Three Short Films by Neal Hemphill 
(Total run time = 30 minutes.  Followed by a Q&A.)

SATURDAY, SEPT 27 5PM | $5
QUAD Cinema
34 W 13th Street (btw 5th & 6th ave)
New York, NY 10011

The Cat’s Cradle World Premiere in Minnesota!

 

Short film The Cat’s Cradle will make it’s world premiere next month in Minnesota for Twin Cities Film Fest! The movie was written by and stars Tawny Sorensen as one half of a newly married couple with Nabil Viñas as her loving husband. It’s directed by David Spaltro, whose feature Things I Don’t Understand (also featuring Nabil) was previously at Twin Cities Film Fest ’12. The team is excited to have it’s first audience and looks forward to bringing it home to NYC.

 

The Great Despair Has Wrapped!

The Great Despair was shot through most of July and the feature film is now in full post-production swing! Editing is going well and the team couldn’t be more excited for what’s to come. Keep up with news on the film at GreatDespairMovie.com.
TRAILER COMING SOON


The Great Despair

A Science Fiction Comedy by Ela Thier

Shaina lives in the year 2592. Humans, at this point in time, have cleaned up the planet. Poverty, war, greed, exploitation, prejudice, depression, loneliness – these are all things that she’s read about in history books. And while she’s heard about this dark, historic era of have’s and have-not’s, she’s never herself seen human beings hurting other human beings.

Until now.

By getting involved with a group of physicists who experiment with time travel, Shaina accidentally ends up stranded in the year 2014. And because it’s all she’s ever known, she assumes that everyone around her is honest, generous and caring, as she tries to recruit the help that she needs to get back home.