Seattle Premiere of JERK Set for On The Boards
The piece is Vienne's adaptation of Cooper's novella told from the perspective of David Brooks, an inmate incarcerated for his assistance in a string of murders committed by the 1970's serial killer, Dean Corll, and his fellow accomplice Wayne Henley. Animated with puppetry and ventriloquism, Jonathan Capdevielle will re-enact the lecture/demonstration Brooks held for a group of psychology students visiting his prison.
Cooper and Vienne started working together in 2004 on their first work, I apologize, and their ongoing collaboration has yielded three performances to date. Vienne creates works using a combination of puppetry, choreography and text, which have seen productions around the world. Cooper is an award-winning, punk author.For more information, visit ontheboards.org.