See it here! Look how their fur blows seductively in the wind!
A review for Floyd Collins at La Mirada from 2014!
The above-ground action, staged with a stylized surrealism, works better: Balloons are sold, tall tales are told, and three newspaper hacks suddenly perform in tight harmony as a vaudeville act. One actor, Michael Byrne, plays multiple roles and keeps appearing in new costumes (by Kara McLeod) at a speed that defies explanation.
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Two years ago, I met Deb Bell at a conference. She told me she was putting together a book about Masquerade and I pitched a topic to her. Now you can buy the book, with my essay on Halloween as the American masquerade in it!
Killer Heels at the Brooklyn Museum
The design concept: Titus Andronicus is a world of horrible people doing horrible things to each other, in a civilization that is barely held together. Conceptually, I wanted to pull this production out of the real world of Ancient Rome, which this play isn’t really about, and create our own world, one made of scraps and ugliness. The first step in this process was to take ordinary modern pieces- worn and discarded, cut them up and reinvent them in a Frankenstein mode, with big exposed seams, raw cuts and mixed materials. Pictured here is step one, assembling the pieces before the dye, discharge and paint process.