I'm collaborating with Greg Oliver Bodine on his off-Broadway show Poe, Times Two. An adaptation of two great stories by Poe, The Cask of Amontillado, and The Black Cat, it is a tale of murder, supernatural mystery, and ultimately Justice!
I can't help but conclude, from reading the script and knowing the set design, that Greg is making an artistic statement not without political import.
I worked in props design to produce a painting for the piece, entitled Justice Triumphs over Rebellion, which works perfectly with the tone of this play. Symbolically it is the sword of Damocles which hangs above the performers head, and visually it is a baroque image which supports the emotively dramatic atmosphere. I feel that the iconic nature of the painting will work well with such a heavy narrative.
The show runs July 23rd-26th, 8pm at the Manhattan Theatre Source on MacDougal street.
For more info check out www.theatresource.org. There is also a small exhibition of some of my paintings until August 4th.