Nocturnes (I-III)

Skin Horse Theater, 2013

as Ensemble Member & Lighting Designer

Devised and Produced by Skin Horse Theater

Directed by Nat Kusinitz

 

**Winner, Best Original Devised Work, Big Easy Awards 2014

**Winner, Best Lighting Design, Big Easy Awards 2014

 

Inspired by Russian mission control transcripts, the scientific and mathematical theories of Albert Einstein, the life and work of experimental physicist Jack Parsons, the Youtube broadcasts of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking, Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon, 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, the documentary feature For All Mankind, the theatrical work of Italian director Romeo Castellucci, LSD by the Wooster Group, Gil Scott Heron’s ‘Whitey on the Moon’, the lighting design of Peter Mumford, the lectures of Richard Feynman, and the music of Brian Eno, Nocturnes (I-III) is a symphonic exploration of humanity’s relationship with space, from stargazing to the space program to zero gravity to, finally, the infinite beyond.

 

PERFORMANCES

LiveArts Bard, Fisher Center for Performing Arts, Annandale-On-Hudson NY, January 2015

 

New Orleans Fringe Festival, The Cosmodrome, New Orleans, November 2013

 

Workshop Performance: Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, New Orleans, May 2013

 

 

"...[P]robably the best thing I’ve seen in years." -Richard Read, Sturtle.com

 

"Beautiful and poignant...['Nocturnes' reminds] the audience that space and the people who want to explore it are such stuff that dreams are made on."- Philip Yiannopoulos, NOLA Defender

Photo Credit: Jessica Medenbach
Photo Credit: Jessica Medenbach

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