STAGE TUBE: Meet the Designer of Life Jacket's 'GOREY', Opening Next Week at HERE

By: Apr. 19, 2016
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Meet the Puppetry Designer - GOREY THE SECRET LIVES OF EDWARD GOREY from Life Jacket Theatre Co. on Vimeo.

Life Jacket's GOREY: THE SECRET LIVES OF EDWARD GOREY centers on the enigmatic and endearing artist at different stages of his life, spanning 50 years from young adulthood to shortly before his death. Click below to go behind the scenes with the puppet designer for the production!

Eccentric, satirical, and fabulous, Gorey (1925-2000) enraptured readers with his darkly subversive and delightful pen-and-ink drawings and cryptic children's stories about adult subjects: death, love, joy, strangeness, and loss. During his lifetime, Gorey authored over 100 works including The Gashlycrumb Tinies, The Doubtful Guest, and The Unstrung Harp - all of which are creatively embedded throughout this play.

GOREY: THE SECRET LIVES OF EDWARD GOREY is an introspective study that fuses fact and fiction using lush projections and inventive storytelling. Gorey investigates the artist's dark imagination, his personal demons, and the heartbreaking loneliness of creative genius. The result is a compelling collection of fragmented memories that are lyrical, revealing, and often funny.

"We're very excited to bring our imagining of the life of Edward Gorey to the stage," says director and playwright Travis Russ. "The more we delved into Gorey's work and his interviews, the more intrigued we became about the real man hidden behind the literary myth. We've created an intimate production that provides an up-close-and-personal look at one of America's most original artists."

Gorey is written and directed by Travis Russ and stars Andrew Dawson, Phil Gillen, and Aidan Sank. The production features projection and lighting design by John Narun; puppetry design by Elizabeth Ostler; sound design by Emma Wilk; choreography by Katie Proulx; costume design by Peri Grabin, and original art by Russell Warren-Fisher. Carl Vorwerk is technical director.

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