The Mementi Mori of Edward Gorey

A shuffle play inspired by the life and work of author-illustrator Edward St. John Gorey. THE MEMENTI MORI OF EDWARD GOREY has 13 sketches about the artist, in different styles from ballet and opera to hand puppets and silent film. For each performance, several sketches are selected and ordered by an audience volunteer - Tarot card reading style - resulting in a new performance each night. By casting nine...
A shuffle play inspired by the life and work of author-illustrator Edward St. John Gorey. THE MEMENTI MORI OF EDWARD GOREY has 13 sketches about the artist, in different styles from ballet and opera to hand puppets and silent film. For each performance, several sketches are selected and ordered by an audience volunteer - Tarot card reading style - resulting in a new performance each night. By casting nine actors as different versions of the artist, MEMENTI MORI explores the spectrum and fluidity of identity, artistry, and personhood, through a life.
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The Mementi Mori of Edward Gorey

Development History

  • Residency
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    WildAcres Retreat
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    2019