My friend, John McEneny, asked me if I would be willing to make a poster for Frankenstein, the play he was directing for Piper Theater in Brooklyn, NY.
I was truely honored to be asked.
We talked a bit about what he wanted to see and the direction of his work. After I mailed him the initial sketch he wrote me an e-mail. As you can see he is quite passionate about his work.
" I love the drama of seeing the eye socket opening and the depth into the eye. It has a great feel of anatomy - something to be studied. Something to be looked at with care.
Is there a way you could see the eye of the lost man under the face of the monster? I'd love to see the tension of the man lost and desperate under the monster's face. Even if its just one eye (blue with red veins?) Both eyes looking down give it a lethargic calming feel - I think it needs to be more violent - staring out at you - daring you. "Please help me." The tension between being alive and being dead.
The creature (Vasile) also has complete white shocking hair - each strand having lost pigment. The hair now reads as an aged man."
This was the final illustration.
**Click on Frankenstein to see more and be sure to check out the 5 videos that accompanied the play.**
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Siblings, Rachel and John P. McEneny, founded Piper Theater Productions in order to offer free and accessible dynamic theatre for families. It operates out of The Old Stone Playhouse In Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY.