Conceived by Reid Farrington & Sara Farrington & Foxy Films
Written by Sara Farrington // Directed by Reid Farrington // Choreographed by Laura K Nicoll
Why? It’s anyone’s guess, but it looks great, with sound, movement, choreography, movie clips and
props working together in sometimes dazzling concert."
- Rollo Romig The New Yorker
BrandoCapote is a multimedia dance
theater piece inspired by a 1957
New Yorker magazine profile of
theactor by Truman Capote.
Disguised as an interview,
BrandoCapote evolves into our
own version of In Cold Blood,
Capote's true crime masterwork.
In BrandoCapote, like In Cold Blood,
Capote puts a human face on
an inhuman act, exposing
generations of toxic masculinity,
abuse and violence.
As with all our work,
BrandoCapote was built over
several years and 3 workshop runs..
Video of the full piece will
soon be below, with photos from
each evolving workshop.
Final 15 minutes // World Premiere // November 2019 // The Tank NYC
BrandoCapote, world premiere // Nov 2019 @ The Tank NYC
FEATURING: Rafael Jordan // Jennifer McClinton // Laura K Nicoll // Lynn R Guerra // Cooper Howell
Production photos by Miguel Aviles
Conceived by Sara & Reid Farrington
Written by Sara Farrington
Directed by Reid Farrington
Rafael Jordan* – Brando
Jennifer McClinton – Capote, or The Devil
Lynn R Guerra* - Dodie, or The Mother
Laura K Nicoll – Cheyenne, or The Daughter
Cooper Howell* – Christian, or The Son
Sara Farrington – Voice of Capote, or The Devil
Akiyo Komatsu – Vocal Impression of Truman Capote
CREW & CREATIVE TEAM
Written by: Sara Farrington
Directed by: Reid Farrington
Choreographed by: Laura K Nicoll
Video Designed by: Reid Farrington
Stage Manager: Jaclyn Pageau
Noh Consultant: Mayo Miwa
Lighting Design: Laura Mroczkowski
Sound Design: Marcelo Anez
Costume Design: Andre Joyner
Construction: Kelvin Gordon-El
song performed by: Daniel DeWald
Lighting Assistant: Evan Hawkins
Sound Assistant: Sam Soghor
Technical Director: Conrad Kluck
Asst. Stage Manager: Haley Gordon
1957: Truman Capote interviewed Marlon Brando in his room at The Miyako
Hotel for seven hours while the actor was on location in Kyoto, Japan shooting
the film Sayonara. The revealing profile, The Duke in His Domain, was
published in The New Yorker on Nov. 9th 1957. At the time, Brando was the
most famous movie star in the world, forever changing acting in theater and film.
1966: Capote became the most famous American writer of his generation after
the publication of his “non-fiction novel” In Cold Blood, about the Clutter family murder at the hands of Dick Hickok and Perry Smith. Hickok and Smith were hung for their crimes on April 14th 1965.
1984: Truman Capote died of liver disease due to a lifelong addiction to pills and alcohol. He was 59. He never completed another book.
1990: Christian Brando, Brando’s oldest son, murdered Dag Drollet, who was Cheyenne Brando’s boyfriend, with a single bullet to the face. Drollet, who was 25, was watching TV in Marlon’s living room when Christian shot him. Christian pled guilty to manslaughter and spent 4 years in prison. Cheyenne witnessed the murder.
1995: Cheyenne Brando committed suicide by hanging. She was 25.
2004: Marlon Brando died due to complications from respiratory and pulmonary disease. He was 80.
2008: Christian Brando died of pneumonia. He was 49.
The Missouri Breaks, A Streetcar Named Desire, On The Waterfront, Julius Caesar, Mutiny on The Bounty, Sayonara, Reflections in a Golden Eye, Superman, Last Tango in Paris, Apocalypse Now, The Island Of Doctor Moreau, The Godfather, Don Juan DeMarco, Free Money
The Duke in His Domain, by Truman Capote
In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote
A Flag is Born, by Ben Hecht
WORKSHOPS 2018 - 2019
BrandoCapote, in workshop // March 2019 @ Art House Productions, Jersey City, NJ //
Photos: MIiguel Aviles