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SONJA MAURO is a New York / Los Angeles-based actress and performance artist.

She is a member of the New York theater company, On The Road, founded by the Alice Spivak.

She has worked opposite Vincent Piazza, Josh Ostrovsky, Jonathan Sollis, and Ismael Cruz.

Sonja is a graduate of Eugene Lang College, a division of The New School in New York, where she studied creative writing.

She has developed several performance pieces based on the concept of The Character, In Character, or as the Self-Characterized.

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SONJA MAURO is a New York / Los Angeles-based actress and performance artist.She is a member of the New York theater company, On The Road, founded by the Alice Spivak. She has worked opposite Vincent Piazza, Josh Ostrovsky, Jonathan Sollis, and Ismael Cruz. Sonja is a graduate of Eugene Lang College, a division of The New School in New York, where she studied creative writing. She has developed several performance pieces based on the concept of The Character, In Character, or as the Self-Characterized.

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SONJA MAURO is a New York / Los Angeles-based actress and performance artist. She is a member of the New York theater company, On The Road, founded by the Alice Spivak. She has worked opposite Vincent Piazza, Josh Ostrovsky, Jonathan Sollis, and Ismael Cruz. Sonja is a graduate of Eugene Lang College, a division of The New School in New York, where she studied creative writing. She has developed several performance pieces based on the concept of The Character, In Character, or as the Self-Characterized.

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Directed by Frederick Paxton Londonewcastle Project Space, London UK
Conceived by the London-based artist and architect, Heidi Locher, and her son, the director and VICE Media photojournalist, Frederick Paxton, Locher seeks to contextualize her experience growing up in hotels (particularly in California) where, as a young girl from England, she felt socially and culturally disoriented.

“Hotel Kalifornia” investigates, through mixed media and installation, three critical stages in the artist’s life: CHILD, TEENAGER, and ADULT WOMAN; how each stage informs the next, and in some cases, how repetitious trauma precludes the artist’s ability to move forward.

Paxton directed Sonja in the “three phases of Heidi,” while she sought to capture the essence of the artist during these crucial imprinting stages. The video, shot on a Red-1 Phantom, looped continuously throughout a situational “hotel room,” where the viewer could interact (and confront) the traumas of living in isolated transience.

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SONJA MAURO is a New York / Los Angeles-based actress and performance artist.She is a member of the New York theater company, On The Road, founded by the Alice Spivak. She has worked opposite Vincent Piazza, Josh Ostrovsky, Jonathan Sollis, and Ismael Cruz. Sonja is a graduate of Eugene Lang College, a division of The New School in New York, where she studied creative writing. She has developed several performance pieces based on the concept of The Character, In Character, or as the Self-Characterized.

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THE KITCHEN

It was nice to have you in the kitchen And not the war torn bedroom Cursing with your eyes closed
It wasn’t about the coyotes, Obviously.
I know what’s rough, And it was mine,
And on that same day,

A girl exited swiftly through my chest And disappeared into a thin grey line
Also mine, But,
In the still moments that followed, As sky bled into sea,
I heard her whisper beneath the wind:
No, this is you. And she was gone.
So you see,
I wasn’t asking
If you thought they could see us Through the kitchen window,
Of course they saw us, They are dogs with fangs.
It was a question one asks And knows how to answer But asks anyway
Because for a man like you, She wants to love herself, And because she can’t
She leans in,
Childlike,
Like a girl who’s vanished,
And points into darkness.

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SONJA MAURO IN Caroline Polachek’s Ramona Lisa.

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Still of Sonja Mauro in Caroline Polachek’s Ramona Lisa

SONJA MAURO is a New York / Los Angeles-based actress and performance artist.She is a member of the New York theater company, On The Road, founded by the Alice Spivak. She has worked opposite Vincent Piazza, Josh Ostrovsky, Jonathan Sollis, and Ismael Cruz. Sonja is a graduate of Eugene Lang College, a division of The New School in New York, where she studied creative writing. She has developed several performance pieces based on the concept of The Character, In Character, or as the Self-Characterized.

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SONJA MAURO is a New York / Los Angeles-based actress and performance artist.She is a member of the New York theater company, On The Road, founded by the Alice Spivak. She has worked opposite Vincent Piazza, Josh Ostrovsky, Jonathan Sollis, and Ismael Cruz. Sonja is a graduate of Eugene Lang College, a division of The New School in New York, where she studied creative writing. She has developed several performance pieces based on the concept of The Character, In Character, or as the Self-Characterized.

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