Thanks to Philip Arnoult, shortly after landing in Baltimore I stumbled into an opportunity to contribute to the rehearsal process of a new show. Putin On Ice, written by Lola B. Pierson and directed by Yury Urnov, is a wild romp of a piece and I couldn’t be happier to be jumping into such a creative and ambitious project, even as my graduate studies kick off. I’m helping the actors find greater specificity in physicality, gesture, gait, and in creating rhythmical and poetic relationships in various scenes throughout the piece.
From the website:
Everything that happens on stage is a lie. Created in collaboration by The Acme Corporation and Single Carrot Theatre, this spectacle is a fantastical new portrait of Vladimir Putin. This ostentatious piece blends counterfeit ancient texts, falsified scientific data, and manipulated video evidence to create something entirely new and thrillingly strange. Putin is elevated from man to myth, stretching through time to become more deity than dictator. You are free to leave at any time. World premiere.