by Ellen Maddow

Dir. by Paul Zimet

La Mama Theater, NYC, 2016

set and video design

Burnished by Grief,  is a chaotic, over stimulated urban mash up filled with constant motion, scrambled energy and the overlapping realities of race, culture and multiple generations. Seven characters long for a pocket of stillness, the solace of beauty, relief from loneliness, and the possibility of falling head over heels in love with their opposites. 

"The sets — encompassing a small yard, brick walls, a picket fence and stationary bikes — are by Anna Kiraly. The action is punctuated with gently comic musical asides from a tuba player (Sam Kulik, who also briefly speaks), and Ms. Kiraly’s videos of residents silently observing from windows."

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