By Patti Bradshaw
Performed by Marie-Helene Brabant, Patrick Gallagher, Valerie Striar, and Lissy Vomacka
Costumes and objects by Patti Bradshaw and Dorke Poelz
The Garden of Florine Stettheimer is less than bucolic.
Patti Bradshaw makes new theater works of imagined lives of poets, shifting episodic images taken from nature, and the subject of a legendary photograph among other inspirations. Her shows employ puppets, elaborate costume, dance, original text, video and performing objects in collaboration with skilled performers of all disciplines. Visual charm, emotional impact, and metaphysical oddity combine to capture the humor, loneliness and piquancy of human circumstance.