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Shakespeare Center LA is creating an exciting production of As You Like It, directed by the inspiring Ken Sabberton. For more information click here.
My sketchbook will be part of the exhibition at iam8bit gallery in LA during the weekend of May 25-26th. Come see how it turned out!
Short film How to Get to Candybar has been accepted into the Manhattan Film Festival to screen in late June! It just screened very successfully in the Monaco Charity Film Festival, and received the award for Best Comedy from the Cape Fear Film Festival. Congratulations to the mighty fine team of collaborators that made this film, and especially my wardrobe team Rebecca Meredith and Amanda Avila! See more info on IMDB here.
I will design the costumes for an upcoming production of As You Like It for Shakespeare Center LA’s Veterans’ Project. Following their design aesthetic, that Shakespeare is Alive and Well in Los Angeles, this production will be located in contemporary LA. Director Ken Sabberton has created a snappy cut of the script. Stay tuned for more!
I am participating in the Art House Co-op/ Brooklyn Art Library Project that will tour the country in 2012. I’ve chosen to explore the potential inside each one of us to become a villain or a hero, using the classic Faustian bargain with Mephistopheles.
This sketchbook version will use as a contemporary struggle to illustrate the classic Faustian Bargain–the cycle of addiction or compulsions to do things we know are self destructive. I was inspired by what I consider our latest public example– the tragic relationship between Michael Jackson and his doctor, Conrad Murray.
In this spirit, I’ve designed Mephistopheles to represent Faust’s own internal destruction– the alluring manifestation of self-destructive desires. Each time Mephistopheles appears, his appearance will shift to reflect Faust’s descent into monstrosity.
In this imaginary production, Faust is a cosmetic surgeon addicted to methamphetamine, treating wealthy clients who want the appearance of eternal youth. As the opera opens, my Dr Faust will have killed a patient due to his addled judgement. He contemplates suicide, and in his desperation conjures his demon to appear.
The first time we see Mephistopheles, he embodies the things Faust has been trying to achieve through his surgery practice– youth, confidence and alluring power over others.