Til Lalezar Theatre is currently collaborating with Joan Schirle, Founding Artistic Director of Dell'Arte International, in the creation of a site-specific performance in the harbors in Denmark. "Life-Boats" is inspired by the floating sculptures of Norwegian artist Marit Benthe Norheim.
HAPPYLAND IS THE STORY OF AN UNLIKELY HERO, CHARLIE THE POET, IN A WRESTLING MATCH AGAINST THE WORLD! HE FACES A PINK GIANT, THE DICTATOR OF HAPPYLAND, AND TIME ITSELF.
HAPPYLAND started out at as a thesis at Dell'Arte International, School of Physical Theatre. In December 2016 Happyland was developed into a full length piece and premiered in Massachusetts and after toured through California.
12federal a community space and studio developed through a partnership of Til Lalezar Theatre and local brewpub The People’s Pint.
Til Lalezar Theatre was in Residency in June 2017 at The Orchard Project NYC.
June 24-25: Creating Worlds: A Physical Theatre Workshop. Hosted by SeriousPlay!
July 5-7th: Physical Theatre Workshop for ages 7-12. Hosted by Artspace Community Arts Center
Til Lalezar Theatre creates comic, character-driven physical performance. Founders Tone Haldrup Lorenzen (DK), Vida Taybati (IR), and Grace Booth (USA) met in California when training together at Dell’arte International's MFA Program. Their cultural differences and creative similarities make for combustible, exciting collaboration. On a voyage to Indonesia during their final year at Dell'Arte, the three began to dream about the future and Til Lalezar Theatre was born!
Lalezar Street was the "Broadway of Iran," full of music and cabaret in the early twentieth century. Inspired by the Champs-Elysees of Paris, Lalezar was a street of cultural intersection, performance, and intellectualism before the revolution. Today, Lalezar Street is a line of commercial storefronts and abandoned theaters. "Til," meaning "to" in Danish, is our direction. Til Lalezar! This is our dream: to create places where cultures meet in a joyous, hilarious, theatrical uproar.