Hotel Mediterranee

Regina Vorria
New York, New York
United States
2 Team Members

Video conceived by Regina Vorria; footage by Michael Economou, Kelly Foskolou, Nadia Foskolou, Aaron Minerbrook, Regina Vorria; editing by Alexandra Verykokkou; music by Erato A. Kremmyda

What is Hôtel Méditerranée?

Hôtel Méditerranée is a new theatre piece adapted and directed by Nadia Foskolou that will make its world premiere at Between the Seas Festival 2014

Performance dates: July 21 at 8pm & July 26 at 8:30pm

at The Wild Project / New York

Hôtel Méditerranée  is a collage of live performance and video based on two source materials: the play Matisse’s Self Portrait by the avant-garde American playwright Charles Mee, and the Greek film documentary Yiannis Moralis by Stelios Charalambopoulos. It follows the lives of two renowned painters—a fictional Henri Matisse and the real Yiannis Moralis—and explores the angsts and pleasures behind all great creativity, and behind all human existence by investigating the negotiation of creative process and the everyday need to make a living.

Production team & Cast

Adapted and directed by Nadia Foskolou

Produced by Regina Vorria Set Design Mikaela Liakata Lighting Design Drew Florida Costume Design Kristin Isola Music/Sound Design/Music Direction Erato A. Kremmyda Lyrics Maggie-Kate Coleman Projection Design Aaron Minerbrook Production Stage Manager Liz Nielsen

Performed by a bilingual cast in English and Greek with English supertitles: Fotis BatzasKristina SiapkaraKalliopi TzermaniNathan WrightTina Yotopoulou 

A co-production with Between the Seas Festival

What We Need & What You Get

We need to raise $3,500 to cover the bare minimum production costs. ANY donation amount would help. 

Even though the festival provides us with many tangible means of support–performance space, basic marketing and publicity, some technical assistance–we are still responsible for many other aspects of the production. 

Here's what we plan to do with your money:

  • Pay people: some of our designers, performers, including the director, have traveled all the way from Greece on their own expenses just to do this show. The least we can do is offer our team a small fee for their hard work and commitment. Total fees: $1,900
  • Pay for production expenses: The piece is minimal with heightened physicality and playfulness.  We still need to acquire some set pieces, costumes and some extra sound, projection equipment. Total production expenses: $1,600 
Rest assured you will receive our infinite gratitude for supporting us. 

What's the risk?

By the time we found out we were accepted to the festival, most grant deadlines had passed by and we found ourselves with very restrictive sources of income. Still, we decided to embrace the challenge and go for it.  And, well. Here we are.

How do you pronounce Hôtel Méditerranée?

You didn't take French in school? Guess what. Neither did we. Here's your two-word French survival guide:

Hôtel (hotel):

Méditerranée (mediterranean)

Did anyone say side project?

Hôtel Méditerranée has been running an ongoing side project.

I AM AN ARTIST is part video blog, part social [media] experiment. We invite all artists of any discipline and from all over the world to film themselves on a smart device while responding to the following question: What is your greatest fear/anxiety right now?  

The goal is to create a public forum where artists can share their angsts, investigate how fear and anxiety is interpreted by each individual, and eventually explore if and how the various responses deviate, or not, from our overall anxieties as human beings.  See videos & participation guidelines here:

Other Ways You Can Help

You can share this campaign on your social media and/or you can come to see the show. This would still mean the world to us.

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  • $25USD
    Starving Artist

    limited edition of original I AM AN ARTIST stickers by Brooklyn-based visual artist 4EYES. You can take a sneak peek of some of the I AM AN ARTIST series by clicking on the gallery tab (on top of the page, right above the video)

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    Our composer Erato A. Kremmyda will create an original Mediterranean tune to listen to when you hit the beach this summer.

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    A very special party with the cast and team to show you our forever gratitude over chilled bubbly alcohol and Greek treats.

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