Sleep of Reason Rachel Frank
This performance/variable media artwork was made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Major support of the Franklin Furnace Fund was provided in 2010-11 by the Lambent Foundation, the Fund of Tides Foundation, and the Jerome Foundation.
About the show
Through a series of tableaux vivants, Sleep of Reason uses the allegorical narratives in Francisco Goya’s Los Caprichos to examine the theatrical/performance implications of abuse as depicted in the Abu Ghraib photographs.
Written and Directed by Rachel Frank
Performed by Angelica Pinna-Perez, Ruthie Scarpino, Dan Theisen, and Melanie Torres
Stage lighting designed by Greg Goff
Costumes and Sets designed and constructed by Rachel Frank