My work is influenced by paintings- it has been for years. And it’s always been a dream of mine to work on a play in conjunction with a living painter. And now I am.
I met Jacob Ouillette at the Edward F. Albee Foundation (aka The Barn) in 2003. He was a great fellow Fellow; we spent many happy hours going to the beach in his truck for afternoon work breaks, and hanging out and playing poker (I lack poker skills) after dinner. Two of his paintings (a water color of Gays Head and an oil of a sunset of the ocean) hang in my living room.
We lost track of each other for a few years, and recently via Google found each other again. Jacob is having a show in a gallery in my neighborhood which opens October 10th. The show is called “Painted Space,” and it’s at the Open Space Gallery (255 17th Street, Brooklyn NY). The painting above is reminiscent of what the installation will be.
So one night, Jacob, my boyfriend and I out went out for dinner. We were talking about the installation, and decided that if I wrote a play for the opening, that would be a cool thing. I’ve written the play, called “Brooklyn Lighthouse,” and have a meeting with the director on Monday. The link above is to Jacob’s website.
The play will be performed during the opening on October 10, 7:00-10:00 PM. More details to follow.