AN EVENING OF GRAND GUIGNOL with the Dell'Arte Players August 2011 at Cal State Summer School for the Arts and Hollywood.
LA Drama Critic's Circle Award Show - Spring 2011. performance by invite of the LA Drama Critic's Circle upon receipt of honorary award for special effects (Chris Bell) for Absinthe Opium and Magic: 1920s Shanghai. We accepted with a decapitation.
ABSINTHE OPIUM AND MAGIC: 1920s SHANGHAI
Nov.2009-May 2010. MORE INFO, REVIEWS & FEATURE ARTICLES
Three month sold out run at ArtWorks Theatre, co-produced with [via] Corpora then a month at The Actors' Gang by their invitation and artistic director, Tim Robbins. LA Weekly GO!, LA Times Critic's Choice, Ovation Recommended. This original production featured a 1920s luxury cruise to Shanghai, with Sing Song Girls (Chinese geishas) and brawling gangsters in Sing Song Girl Sings Last Song, blood and opium in a Grand Guignol piece, The Cabinet of Hands, and magic, absinthe, a Chinese lion and an evil rabbit in The Sorcerer's Apprentice based on the Goethe story. Les Petits Guignolers performed hypnosis, blood and eroticism. Pre-show onboard festivities included absinthe & tea, photo booth, and entertainment.
Summer 2008: Grand Guignolers present A Grand Guignol Christmas show at the Cal State Summer School for the Arts per invitation.
A GRAND GUIGNOL CHILDREN'S SHOW* (*NOT For Children) December 2008 with co-producer [via] Corpora at ArtWorks Theatre. The show enjoyed a sold out extended 3 month run. Celebrating its namesake, this adult children's show is a 200th birthday party for the beloved French puppet, Guignol, usurped by cousin, Punch. It presents traditional folk tales in pre-Grimm forms: Hansel and Gretel: a Horror Play, Little Red Riding Hood: a Horror Play, The Ugly Duckling: a Melodrama Ballet and Rapunzel: An Erotic Thriller (by petits guignolers). LA Weekly GO! MORE INFO, & REVIEWS
A VERY GRAND GUIGNOL CHRISTMAS
November 2007. MORE INFO, REVIEWS & FEATURE ARTICLES
Times critics choice and part of the first Los Aangeles Physical Theatre
Arts Festival, co-produced by [via] Corpora. The show included original
physically based clown/mine/dance material in Dance Macabre, dance, les petits guignolers, and classic Grand Guignol
plays: the farce, These Cornfields and the classic horror play, The Laboratory
of Hallucinations. The show enjoyed a sold out run.
THE FINAL KISS & A CRIME IN THE MADHOUSE
June 2007 MORE INFO & REVIEWS
first show presented An Evening of Grand Guignol at Moth with classic Grand Guignol plays The
Final Kiss and A Crime in the Madhouse and the
premiere of les petits guignolers (French finger puppets) in The Kiss
of Death at Moth, Hollywood.