BrandoCapote is a multimedia dance theater piece inspired by a 1957 New Yorker magazine profile of the actor 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, while exorcising the demons of American celebrity.
As with all our work, BrandoCapote was built over several years and 3 workshop runs.. Video of the full piece will soon be below, (for now I have uploaded the final 15 mins!) with photos from each evolving workshop.
BrandoCapote was made possible thanks to a year-long artistic residency at Art House Productions, Jersey City. The NY Premiere was a co-production with The Tank (ADs Meghan Finn & Danielle King) and Foxy Films.
Conceived by Reid Farrington & Sara Farrington & Foxy Films
Written by Sara Farrington // Directed by Reid Farrington // Choreographed by Laura K Nicoll
Final 15 minutes // We are working on a nice edit, stand by! // 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
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BrandoCapote, in workshop // March 2019 @ Art House Productions, Jersey City, NJ // Photos: MIiguel Aviles // scroll mouse over for a slideshow