Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sleep Forever

Snow White has fainted. Her sidekick Squirrelly and The Huntsman look on.

I held my third annual Fur Gnarl summer party at my country estate this past weekend. I staged "Sleep Forever," an immersive theater mashup of Snow White & The Seven Dwarves and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. It was an homage to the wonderful "Sleep No More." Ours was more of a clusterfuck, but we all had a blast. I plan to stage another immersive theater presentation soon. The next one will be open to the public. I'm attaching some photos below. I'll add a few more when the rest of the photographers send their images in. All photos are by Paul Weiner unless noted otherwise.

Performers:
Cynthia von Buhler as Snow White
Katelan Foisy as The Queen
Rachel Boyadjis as The Prince
E. Stephen Fredericks as The Children Catcher
Katrina Galore as Truly Scrumptious
Scott Dakota as The Huntsman
Toot Sweet as Chiity Chitty Bang Bang
Walter Sickert as Baron Bomburst
Edrie as Baroness Bomburst
Julie Fotheringham as Creepy (Dwarf 2)
Dalya as Curvy (Dwarf 4)
Justin Moore as Drunky (Dwarf 3)
Joshua Fouts as Twitchy (Dwarf 5)
The Ninja House as Dwarf Cottage
Christina D'Alessandro as Squirrelly
Jeff Newelt as Caractacus Potts
Shahriar Shadab as Jeremy Potts
Sarah Coombs as Jeremiah Potts
Melissa Dowell (Kiwi) as The Prince's Horse

Jeremiah and Jeremy Potts and The Prince's Horse.

The Prince's Horse, The Prince, The Huntsman.
The Prince.

The Prince and The Evil Queen Fight.

Snow White and Squirrelly in the Dwarf Cottage.

Drunky and The Horse.
Celebration when The Children Catcher is trapped.

Snow White douses The Children Catcher in beer.

The Huntsman.

Truly Scrumptious.

The Prince.
Truly Scrumptious.

The Potts family.

The Potts family with Truly Scrumptious.

The Prince's Horse.

Drunky.

Curvy.

Creepy.
The masks hung on the dock nest. Photograph by Walter Sickert.


Other Performers at The Fur Gnarl
My husband Russell Farhang (of The Howard Fishman Quartet and many other bands).

My ex-husband Adam von Buhler (of Anarchy Club, Map & Key, formerly of Splashdown).

A new band named My Husband and My Ex-husband. Singing is the amazingly talented Keith from Anarchy Club and formerly of C-60.

The lovely Kim Boekbinder.

My assistant/Princess/Prince Rachel Boyadijs also happens to be a talented poet and singer. Here she play the uke for Foley as he sings a gorgeous Irish tune.

The wonderful Walter Sickert and The Army of Toys

Once again, the wonderful Walter Sickert and The Army of Toys


Other artistic displays:
Terra Fredricks beautiful projection on the Great Room ceiling.
Al Gori's Homespun Merry-Go-Round. This follows me everywhere. Al, make sure that it is at my funeral one day!

Al Gori's Homespun Merry-Go-Round.
Al Gori's Homespun Merry-Go-Round.

A work-in-progress from my art studio.

A work-in-progress from my art studio.

My messy art studio.


Additional photographs of the party by the lovely and talented Kate Black can be found HERE.

For additional photographs and commentary from the fashion designer extraordinaire Kambriel click HERE.

For a slideshow of the whole party, performers, and guests (photographed by Paul Weiner) click HERE.