La MaMa E.T.C. presents the world premiere of Mina, by award-winning playwright Leslie Lee, inspired by Modernist poet & artist Mina Loy. Cyndy A. Marion directs.
In this visionary play, Mr. Lee concentrates on Loy's early years in Europe during the height of experimental and Futurist thought in art. In a fusion of music, poetry and theatre, an ensemble cast will visit Victorian England, Bavarian Munich, Bohemian Paris, and Futurist Florence.
At its core, Mina is the fascinating story of a deeply complicated woman, decades ahead of her time; a voice that saw "...art, love, sex, and childbirth from the perspective of a new woman." (Becoming Modern, The Life of Mina Loy, Carolyn Burke)