Upstander Bystander: From Camp to Camp

"Are you an Upstander or Bystander ? This is the question Colibri productions asks in this experimental peace project about the human condition, asking the right questions and forging connections in an increasingly fragmented world. Questions arise about agency, free will and human responsibility in three camps in which characters take us through history to the present.

"A brilliant poetic examination of the human costs of complicity with injustice." - James, Audience Member


Written by Laurence Bohec, Directed by Marisa Stefatos with a talented international cast (*Geraldine Dulex, Sophie Max, Terence Schweizer, Samantha Wendorf), Upstander Bystander is a performance you should not miss.

Laurence Bohec (Writer) After much praise for her writing and directing work, Laurence, a History professor developed an acting troupe, Langue Fourchue du Papillon and started writing project after project. Shortly thereafter, she worked on a professional level with many performances and continuing to develop her skills as a playwright and director. Always engaging and unique, her creations touch on many themes, ranging from tragedy to the burlesque. Her writing and directing credits include: Tu Sais Bien Que Tu L’aimes, Femmes, And So On, La Muqueuse Uterine de Madame B, Quest Ce Que Vous Voulez de Plus? Les Combats des Veuves L’Amiante, Claire de CASTELBAJAC ou Quand La Lumiere Nous Traverse, Memoires de Textes Sur Charlotte Delbo et Germaine Tillion, V, St si on Batissait La Paix Ensemble, La Verite Reste Toujours Debout, Mother of Normandy, Upstander Bystander.

Marisa Stefatos (Director) A New York based director, producer, writer, actor and theater teacher and teacher of therapeutic drama; Marisa is delighted work on this unique project. With a background in theater and film ranging from the international, classical and avantgarde, she is interested in utilizing innovative techniques of facilitating the role of the theater as a platform for human inquiry, communication, change and healing. Original work, women’s issues and reinvented classical material that resonate with our time interest her. Besides developing work for Coibri, Marisa works as a theater teacher and Artistic Director of the Dalton School’s Greek Festival, Programming Director for the Lewy Body Dementia Resource Center of NY and runs her own Holistic Healing practice on LI, Mon Asteri. Directing, producing and writing credits include: Narcisse (“the actors moved as though they were unassisted marionettes”. (NY Sun) Astoria (the neighborhood -- scenery, vibe and all- gives the cinematic equivalent of a big, tender hug. (Newsday), La Dispute, Antigone, Rhesos, The Infernal Machine, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, For Better or Worse, Island Fantasy, Women on the Verge, Paradise Reimagined.

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