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The Other Mozart
March 10 @ 8:00 pm
Written and Performed by Sylvia Milo
Directed by Isaac Byrne
Music Composed by Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen
By the Little Matchstick Factory
This stunning and often humorous one-woman tour-de-force is the true and untold story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus – a prodigy, a keyboard virtuoso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, but whose work and story faded away, lost to history as she acceded to the role of wife and mother, according to the social dictates of her time.
The Other Mozart was created by and stars Sylvia Milo. The show has been called “Strikingly beautiful,” (The New York Times), “A gem of a show,” (The Stage, London), has received two New York Innovative Theatre Awards, and Drama Desk, and off-Broadway Alliance Award nominations.
Originally from Poland, now based in NYC, Sylvia is an actress, playwright and producer. Her solo play, The Other Mozart, had a critically acclaimed Off-Broadway run at HERE Arts Center in NYC, and is currently touring in the US and in Europe. She played Bob Dylan in the OBIE Award-winning The West Village Fragments – by Peculiar Works; Ophelia in The Ophelia Landscape – with Mira Furlan at the Mark Morris Center; Hamlet inHamlet – an all-female version of the play, which she adapted and directed herself; she has performed at La Mama, Cherry Lane, Ontological- Hysteric, Theatre For the New City, Dixon Place and The Ohio Theatre. As a member of the Bats at the Flea Theater she starred in Seating Arrangements – co-written by Sylvia, directed by Eric Pold of Gob Squad. Sylvia is also a violinist (playing acoustic and electric violins – Irving Plaza, The Knitting Factory, CBGB’s, Joe’s Pub) and has composed scores for dance and theater (Merce Cunningham Studio, La Mama). Sylvia is a graduate of New York University, with extensive training at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute (assistant to Robert Castle), Michael Chekhov, Stella Adler, Lucid Body and Actors Movement Studio, and The Grotowski Institute in Poland.
“Strikingly beautiful.” – New York Times
“A gem of a show.” – The Stage (London)
“The big stars of experimental theater” – Wall Street Journal
“Fascinating and irresistibly intelligent” – Theatermania
“THE OTHER MOZART is the most dynamic, theatrical, and moving one woman show I have ever seen … extraordinarily vivid and emotive soundscape… This show is the height of theatrical achievement … you simply must see this production.” – Theatre Is Easy, NYC
“Milo has crafted a version of Nannerl’s experiences with heartbreaking compassion for the artist she might have been.” – Huffington Post