Edmond Chibeau looks at performance and theatre from the avant-garde communication perspective
- Name: Edmond Chibeau
- Location: Mansfield, Connecticut, United States
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Sunday, April 03, 2016
3 Puppet Pieces -3
Those view-points sometimes come from different places or different times.
we know is going to happen next, hoping against hope that she escapes from the burning Triangle Shirtwaist Factory building.
3 Puppet Pieces -2
3 Puppet Pieces -1
actor puppeteer: Gavin Cummings
music Gwendolyn Rooker
Studio Theatre UCONN
24 March 2016
The initial entrance by Gavin Cummins, carrying a bright light on a piece of wood, brings us immediately into the piece. He enters through the back of the house muttering to himself, the character seems insane, homeless, ragged and we feel we are in a dangerous place. The character, Cummins, then mounts the stage and begins the body of the work. He uses shadows well and creates a stage on his chest against which is another shadow puppet.
Sunday, November 01, 2015
Doubt Closes The Hope
Doubt: A Parable
By John Patrick Shanley
Harry Hope Theatre
Directed by Alycia Bright Holland
The play which premiered in 2004 takes place in a catholic
school in the Bronx in 1964, less than a year after the assassination of John
Kennedy, and 5 years after the Second Vatican Council that attempted to make the ritual of the church more accessible to the congregants. Shanley’s play about a nun in a Catholic
school who confronts a priest whom she believes is molesting a child in the
school brings together all the elements of theatre. The script has already proven itself to be worthy
of a Pulitzer Prize, a Tony Award for best play, and a movie staring Meryl
Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman. This production takes the script and adds
all of the other elements that are necessary to create a satisfying evening of
Labels: Alysia Bright Holland, Charliece Salters, Corey Lorraine, ecsu, Jeffrey E. Salzberg, John Patrick Shanley, Maureen McDonnell, Meryl Streep, NETC, Philip Seymour Hoffman, script, Stephanie Madden
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Puppetry Slam at the Ballard Institute
The level of preparation for performance in a particular space is often a reflection of the level of respect a performer has for the venue. There are no small venues only small performances.
The puppeteer is part of the performance.
This is all the more important if the puppeteers are visible to the audience.
The Ballard Puppet Institute was busy on 11 July 2015.There was an opening of a new exhibit :
Amy Rush’s Wondertoast wore a cape made of a Wonderbread wrapper with red and blue dots. Her script was well written and was exactly right for the piece. With assistance from Sarah Nolen (who has a liltingly ironic Texas drawl) she kept us attentive to the plot and the movements of her performing objects.
Jean Marie Keevins video of a girl with a problem of liverwurst in grade school had a not-for-school-kids flavor to her piece.
Jim Napolitano closed the show with some very nice cut outs and shadows and language that would have parents pulling their children from the room if it were done in a different venue.