The Museum Theater Production
In Fall 2009, the Director of the University of Pennsylvania’s theater department Dr. Rose Malague contacted me about consulting on her spring production of Museum, a satirical play written by Tina Howe in 1975. The play takes place in a prominent New York museum and parodies modern/contemporary art. My role started as an arts consultant, but quickly expanded into both designer and actor. I created six sculptures for the set design made by the fictious artist Agnes Vaag. Somehow I was also convinced to act as one of the “laughing ladies” in the production. The irony comes full circle as I make fun of my own art made for the play. Vaag has become one of my alter egos and I’ve continued to work with skulls, bones, teeth, feathers, and other organic/found materials.