A Miniature Spectacle, 2004-2008
Frankenstein (Mortal Toys) is a toy theater production of Eric Ehn's contemplative and abstracted adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, told with the visual vocabulary of 19th century landscape painting, and portraiture. It is accompanied by the music of Severin Behnen. The voice of Frankenstein performed by Chris Payne. Additional voices and sound by Dana Wilson.
New York premiere at HERE Arts Center, January 2008.
Susan Simpson's serial puppet play, a steely serial noir set in the cop-shops, lesbian bars and streetcars of McCarthy era Los Angeles, just before the rise of the modern gay rights movement. Presented at The Manual Archives March 6-22nd, The International Toy Theater Festival in Brooklyn May 25-26; Santa Monica Museum (July 18th and 19th)
More at http://www.susansimpson.info
An excavation of the life of former president and unlikely cowboy Ronald Reagan. This mixed-media performance layers real, physical, and political landscapes into transformed media projections fused with puppet theater objects and effects. The Manual Archives (July13-14th)