Welcome to the Unusual World of
C O L O U R S
by Natasha Tsakos
COLOURS is an absurd tragicomedy for six characters.
The play engages the audience on a fool’s odyssey as he battles to make sense
of a new world upon surviving an apocalyptic catastrophe, in search of a bathtub.
A Peculiar Commentary on the Human Condition Facing the Perplexities of Modernity
"Better than Ionesco"
-Jorge Guerra, Former Dean of Theater, New World School of the Arts
Written, Designed and Directed by NATASHA TSAKOS
Co-Directed by the ENSEMBLE and TRAVIS NEFF
Master and His Dog LUCKY BRUNO First & Second Servant & The Operator MALIA'KEKIA
Third Servant DIANA LOZANO The Fool NATASHA TSAKOS
Production Monster ART GARCIA Stage Officer TRAVIS NEFF
Lighting Deviser LEN ROWE Filmed by CARLOS ANDRES CUERVO
Styled by CIRC X and NATASHA TSAKOS Strange Objects PROP PLANET
©Inside The Box Series @MIAMI THEATER CENTER Made Possible by STEPHANIE ANSIN
NATASHA TSAKOSTsakos has produced and created 9 multimedia shows including 2 for the Discovery Channel, written 12 original works, and is the published author of 2 books. She opened the G20 Summit with her show Climax, and has performed with Cirque du Soleil for the Super Bowl Opening Ceremony and at Coachella.
Ms. Tsakos is a Singularity University alumni, and an advocator for the convergence of Arts and Technology...
LUCKNER "LUCKY" BRUNOLucky has a BFA from the University of Miami Musical Theater Conservatory. He is a resident voice and movement director for the Miami Theater Center , a resident choreographer for The Mandelstam Theater / Gymnastics Academy . He has worked with Cirque du Sole/ NFL Super Bowl '07. Lucky was a founding member of the Dance Now modern dance company, and he apprenticed with the Bill T. Jones /Arnie Zane Dance Company in NYC. He has been a company...
DIANA LOZANOGraduating Summa Cum Laude, Diana Lozano holds an M.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts in Performance Art, Design and Technology through the schools of Theater, and Integrated Media. Currently, Mrs. Lozano teaches at the New World School of the Arts where she also received her B.F.A. in Musical Theater. After grad school, Diana went on to further her studies in clowning and mask at the Dell Arte School in Blue Lake, California. In 2002, Diana founded Circ X an event entertainment...
MALIA'KEKIATeaching artist, actress, stilt walker, smile giver and choreographer. She graduated as Salutatorian from New World School of the Arts with a BFA in Music Theater. Malia is an Ensemble Member of Creatively Independent, a revolutionary arts education company. Recent credits: Henry Morton Stanley in “Legend of the Pink Elephant” (Lucky Luckner Bruno/ MTC), Helena in "Midsummer Night's Dream" (Creatively Independent), Diana in "I Love You Because" (Punchline Theater Company), Queen of Hearts...
TRAVIS NEFFTravis Neff is a Miami native with a successful career as Stage Manager / Lighting Designer / Technical Director. Touring with Natasha Tsakos and numerous Miami-based dance companies, projects have taken him to Havana, São Paulo, Bali, Beijing, throughout Mexico and Central America, the Bahamas and Europe. Travis enjoys filmmaking, serves on the Board of Directors for Crystal Parrot and is thrilled to be working with Natasha again, bringing you COLOURS on the live stage.
LEN ROWELen Rowe is a lighting specialist whose work is a fixture of the Miami scene. From building the lighting systems for LIV and Arcadia at the Fontainebleau and programming shows at E11EVEN, the Fillmore, Crobar, Nocturnal, Univision, Faena Theater and many more, to lighting design for Michael Tilson Thomas's performances at the New World Center, Rowe's been hard at work creating for 22 years. He recently founded Bright Future Lighting Design, a company he runs with his partner, Jette Kelly.
STEPHANIE ANSINPlaywright, theater director, and Founder and Artistic Director of Miami Theater Center. Her work has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Knight Foundation, and The Shubert Foundation. Other honors include: Finalist for the Ellen Stewart International Award (2016) and Silver Palm Award for Outstanding Creative Staging and Production for Three Sisters (2013). In 2016, she spoke at TEDxCoconut, and she is currently participating in Miami-Dade County’s two-year Playwright...
THE ART BOOK
Each page of the play has been crafted as a singular work of art through composition and typography.
"The book is entirely and intentionally composed of a mixture of real and imaginary words”, twisted, invented, pun intended. COLOURS bridges philosophy, absurdity and design in a judiciously dynamic way.
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THE AWARD WINNING EBOOK
"The outrageous misuse of language, wildly changing fonts and outlandish layout made
an incredible visual impact, to go along with the aural impact of the author's reading."
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Walk Into the Fantastical World of COLOURS
And Discover a Stunning Exhibit of the Book's Artwork, Living Portraits,
Holographic Word Factory, The Box, 6D Gallery,
and Bizarre Interactive Theatrical Installations
THE WORD FACTORY
Because Language Is Invented. Let's Invent Ours.
We Will Preciously Save Your Entries As You Submit Them,
And Carefully Craft a New Clopedia,
Where Yours Will Be Credited Truly
SUBMIT YOUR WORD BELOW
Tasty Granite Gloves: /ˈtāstē /ˈɡranət / ɡləvz /
noun : unknown definition
submitted by Dakota Dach 11.28.2019
noun : a surgeon of mathematics
verb : to reboot
submitted by Penelope Lehner 16.21.2020
THE MONO LOG
We Dare You to Submit a Succinct Video
Of an Insane Monologue from the Show
We Will Select the Best Entries as they Come,
and Highlight Them In Our Kingdom Dot Com
+ RECORD YOURSELF + PUBLISH VIDEO + SUBMIT YOUR LINK
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GRAND MA in COLOURS
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KEVIN HART in COLOURS
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JIM CARREY in COLOURS
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AL PACINO in COLOURS
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YOUR MOM in COLOURS
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Ms. Tsakos is a conceptual director, interactive designer, creator and performer who works on brave new forms of theater where performers and technology coalesce in a dreamlike yet sharply real stage environment. Within this space of total possibility, the Swiss-native muses on the deepest questions of the human soul.
Ms. Tsakos has produced and created nine multimedia shows including two for the Discovery Channel, written twelve original works, and is the published author of two books -- including COLOURS, a nonsense, which won the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Digital Award. She opened the G20 Summit with her show Climax, and has performed with Cirque du Soleil for the Super Bowl Opening Ceremony and at Coachella.
Ms. Tsakos is a Singularity University alumni, and an advocator for the convergence of Arts and Technology. She has spoken at the United Nations, TED, Google, YPO, KIN Global, IBM Summit, TEDx Broadway, TEDx PuraVida Joven, TEDx San Diego amongst others. In 2016, Tsakos was appointed Ambassador to the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Youth 2030 Project.
Ms. Tsakos is passionate about the language of interactivity between the imaginary and the real, and creating extraordinary experiences on Earth and beyond.