One of the shows I’m designing will open tomorrow at Buddies in Bad Times’ Rhubarb Fest. Two nights only. Sunday Feb 15 and Sunday Feb 22 at 8pm.
This was a really quick design process. Lots of fun. If we had more time I would refine a lot of things but for a workshop production, there are some really smart, really interesting design choices that the director and I have negotiated together. Ted and I have worked together a couple times before, but never as director & designer, so that was interesting too.
Come see what we made.
More info available on the red light district’s website.
LULU v.2 // because bad things happen to bad girls.
adapted by ted witzel & the ensemble and featuring texts by:
salvatore antonio, margaret atwood, rose cullis, susanna fournier, sky gilbert, hesiod (sort of), evalyn parry, russell smith, aurora stewart de peña, & whoever that john guy was who wrote the book of revelation.
act five: london. december. 1888. it’s raining. it’s christmas. it’s the end of the world.
a goddess with 7 faces meets a myth with no face in an attic in east london. she’s an ordinary girl and he’s an ordinary serial killer and he’s going to do the ordinary and butcher her, while another woman screams, unheard.
this second part in the LULU series deconstructs lulu’s death at the hands of jack the ripper. is it inevitable? a literary imperative and a mythic rebalancing of natural forces? or just a sadly-all-too- common statistical outcome? how do pleasure, shame, excess, and consequence intersect in the horrific final pages of wedekind’s text?
directed by ted witzel. dramaturged by mel hague & brendan healy. designed by helen yung. performed bymayko nguyen, lyon smith, and nicole st. martin. assistant directed by daniela pagliarello.
presented february 15 & 22 at 8pm. tickets PWYC.