A.R.T. on Trojan Barbie

15 Aug

A.R.T blog entry on Trojan Barbie. . .

Interesting also to note that A.R.T.’s 2008-9 season, as Gideon Lester writes, is dominated by women writers and directors. I’m really looking forward to seeing the other shows as well as my own.

Meanwhile… this image captures something of the creepy half-life of dolls which is so central to Trojan Barbie. They witness and outlive us in their plastic fragility. Broken and repaired, they resemble war or accident victims. There’s something eerily forensic as well as reminiscent of childhood about them.

The creepy half-life of dolls


3 Responses to “A.R.T. on Trojan Barbie”

  1. Marisela August 16, 2008 at 4:35 pm #

    Congrats, Christine!

  2. xtine3 August 17, 2008 at 2:58 am #

    Thanks Marisela– and good luck in Denver. Wonderful that Braided Sorrow is happening there.

  3. Kathryn February 22, 2009 at 6:20 pm #

    Are you familiar with the artist Hans Bellmer and his Pouppee series? If you are not, I think you will find them fascinating, disturbing, sadly beautiful, and relevant. I’m looking forward to seeing “Trojan Barbie”. If you get a chance, please consider seeing “The Random Caruso” at the BCA (just opened & running until March 7).

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