Ship of Fools to Open HERE's Season With Puppetry and Music
Jessica Scott draws from Marilyn Monroe's diary entries for the new production.
Ship of Fools, a HERE Resident Artist and Dream Music Puppetry Program production, opens the HERE season with a run from October 12-22 . The production, to be performed by a company of four, is conceived by Jessica Scott, and devised by Scott with Anonymous Ensemble.
Ship of Fools is described as follows: "A collision of puppetry, movement and live vocals — with the audience of approximately 20 people per performance seated on a turntable — Ship of Fools delivers compelling visuals and dark humor in a series of vignettes that unravel the supposed relationship between women and madness. Drawing inspiration from poignant words and powerful moments ranging from Marilyn Monroe's diary entries to acceptance speeches by female celebrities, this new work by Jessica Scott is a uniquely intimate, topsy-turvy journey that unabashedly spotlights women's voices and how they are heard."
The production features codirection, puppetry, costume, and set design by Jessica Scott; codirection, text, and projection design by Eammon Farrell; original compositions by Alex Klimovitsky; lighting design by Ayumu Poe Saegusa; sound design by Gavin Price; and live music and vocals by Liz Davito.