World Premiere: HERE, November 2014
BOHEMIAN LIGHTS is the story of Max Estrella, a blind poet, on the last night of his life. In the streets of Madrid, the city is self-destructing, the country on the verge of revolution. It is a cold November, 1975. Through a groundbreaking integration of film with live theatre, BOHEMIAN LIGHTS unravels a dark whirlwind satire of political Spain and her starving artists. This production represents the world premiere of a new adaptation of Ramón Valle-Inclán’s masterwork Luces de Bohemia, the English-language U.S. premiere, and only the second ever U.S. production in any capacity.
October 2012: Script Readings in NYC
February 10-20, 2013: Film Shoot in NYC
July 1-13, 2013: Open Rehearsals in NYC
September 29, 2013: Film Screening at The Alchemical
January 11-13, 2014: Workshop Production at Pregones Theater
October 2014: Open Rehearsals in NYC
November 7-23, 2014: BOHEMIAN LIGHTS World Premiere at HERE Arts Center
after Ramón Valle-Inclán’s Luces de Bohemia
adapted by Live Source with Fernando Gonzalez
Originally created in collaboration with Chris Dieman, Georgia Johnson, Fernando Gonzalez, Tyler Mercer & Adam C. Reid.
featuring performances by Daniel Capote, Jesse Friedman, Timothy Mele, Jorge Morales-Picó, Ramón Olmos Torres, Gerianne Pérez & Scheherazade Quiroga
Director: Tyler Mercer
Choreographer: José Rivera Jr.
Film Cinematography: David Baloche
Original Music: Neil Quillen
Scenic Design: Jonathan Cottle
Costume Design: Michelle Persoff
Lighting Design: Joanna Emmott
Sound Design: Nathan Leigh
Video Design: Mark Costello
Stage Manager: Katie Falter
Dramaturgy & Supertitles: Fernando Gonzalez
Production Manager: Joshua Shain
Public Relations: Bill Coyle / Coyle Entertainment
Additional Video: Quinlan Orear
Production Associates: Fiona Murray, Meghan Owen
Photography: Hunter Canning, Rachelle Klapheke
Produced by Live Source Theatre Group
The BOHEMIAN LIGHTS Film was also created with Veronica Avanic (assistant camera), Dan Crowley (dialogue mix), Georgia Johnson (assistant director), Jessie O’Hearn (costumes, hair & make-up) and Remy Saint Denis (producer). The cast featured Juan Cardenas, Casey Cowan-Barnes, Chris Dieman, Emily Drew, Fernando Gonzalez, Audrey Hayner, Tracy Hazas, Jacob Heimer, Inma Heredia, Goran Ivanovski, Ryan Jennifer, Zach Kleinsmith, Christian Leadley, Daniel Levitt, Caitlin Mileon, Adam C. Reid and Gonzalo Trigueros.
BOHEMIAN LIGHTS Film funding made possible by The Puffin Foundation. BOHEMIAN LIGHTS On Stage developed with support from Pregones Theater’s ASAP / Artist Space At Pregones Program and in partnership with Spain Culture New York - Consulate General of Spain: member of the network Spain Arts & Culture. Subsidized studio space provided by the A.R.T./New York Creative Space Grant, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
“Bohemian Lights: A Multidisciplinary Theater Experience” – Daria Sommers, Woman Around Town
“Reveling In Bohemian Lights” – Marcina Zaccaria, Theater Pizzazz
“Bohemian Lights Depicts the Fading Light of an Artist” – Valeria Gomes, Times Square Chronicles
“Bohemian Lights” – Sarah Weber, Theatre Is Easy
“Michael Niederman Interviews Tyler Mercer about Bohemian Lights” – New York Theatre Review