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MISS AMERIKA

The story of a woman who’s fallen in love with a city to which she is a stranger.

Mckenzie Tomski is a New York misfit, an unobtrusive, yet self-confessed starer. Mckenzie is a queen of virtual loneliness in the same way as Wonder Woman without high boots and legal status. She is a creature of liquid identity, disrupting American clichés with ironical, dark and uncompromising humor. Mckenzie comes from a line of outcasts, stray people, those who are standing in shadows, in the gray zone, and dreaming their American dream, that one day they will “prove themselves”.

The multimedia project of Miřenka Čechová and Martin Tvrdý presents a crude image of life on Manhattan via a collage of music, text, rap, slam, stand-up, performance, photographs by Vojtěch Brtnický and the comics by Malayan cartoonist Chin Yew. The symbiosis of all those components creates an authentic story of a woman who’s fallen in love with a city to which she is a stranger.

The project is based on a book by Miřenka Čechová Miss AmeriKa, published in July 2018 in the publishing house wo-men.

Concept: Miřenka Čechová, Martin Tvrdý

Music: Martin Tvrdý

Text, performed by: Miřenka Čechová aka Mckenzie Tomski

 

Photographs: Vojtěch Brtnický

Animation: Martin Tvrdý

Comics: Chin Yew

Dramaturgy of the show: Petr Boháč

Dramaturgy of the original text: Barbora Baronová

Directorial cooperation: Jacquelyn de Villiers

Light design: Karel Šimek

Costume of Wonder Woman: Eva Judová

Project manager: Barbora Repická, Ludmila Vacková

International booking: Tereza Havlíčková

Production: Petra Hanzlíková

Thanks to the photographer Jana Hunterová for the photos from New York subway. 

 

Co-producer: Palác Akropolis

Partners: Dans Brabant (NL), Moving Station, Divadlo Drak

 

Supported by: Hlavní město Praha, MKČR. Spitfire Company projects are supported in 2018-2020 by a multiyear grant of CZK 1 400 000 by City of Prague.