Ionesco Plays: Poster Image

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Atelier Community Theatre hired me to design imagery for the advertising of their latest production, two plays by Eugene Ionesco. Directed by Vasile Nedelcu, the plays ‘The Chairs’ and ‘The Lesson’ will feature in the Camden Fringe Festival this August.

Get full details here: http://www.ateliercommunitytheatre.com/ or search Facebook for Ionesco at the Camden Fringe.

It’s been a real pleasure designing for Atelier. I had several ideas based on the research I did that showed Ionesco to be an absurdist playwright with a love of puppetry and grotesquery.  The plays themselves are one-act pieces featuring people who struggle to make sense of the world, and can be horrendously cruel, but the stories are told with humour and surrealism. The group liked the ‘China Doll with Cracks, Glass and Newspaper’ image best so we went with that and here is the result.

I am thoroughly looking forward to seeing Corin and the others treading the boards in Camden. And thanks to Atelier for giving me the opportunity for such a fun project.

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Our Savouress

Our Savouress - icon painting for a play by Anna Portch

Our Savouress - icon painting for a play by Anna Portch

Anna Portch’s play ‘Our Savouress’ was shown at the Graft event last night at the Pleasance Theatre, a great evening. I was asked to produce an icon for Jessica, the central figure in the play which was set as a church service. Congratulations to all involved.

 

Icon for Jessica

This is a sketch for a play by Anna Portch entitled “Our Savouress”. If the design is accepted it will be part of the play – coming soon to a theatre near you (if you live in London).

Icon design sample for an alternative religion

Icon design sample for an alternative religion

A Portrait and Prop

George Meyrick as Harry in 12 Clocks

George Meyrick as Harry in 12 Clocks

This painting was made to be a prop in a play in which a portrait artist was making a portrait of one of the characters.

I was given a photo to work from and made this quite quickly. The actor subsequently bought the painting as he quite liked it, so that was lucky.