Through a trio of intimate conversations, Splendid Devils gives voice to three real artists who, though pioneers in their respective fields, had all fallen into relative obscurity by the times of their deaths. Inspired by the lives and work of these women as they navigated the cultural landscape of the early 20th century, Poulos finds timely relevance in their struggles, questioning the attainability and sustainability of freedom from social convention and the price of seeking to live a life that defies expectation.
Written and Performed by Leigh Poulos
Directed by Leigh Walter
Produced by Brit Gossett
Lighting Design by Kate Ducey
Stage Managed by Lissy Barnes-Flint
We're running around an art gallery in Queens experiencing this immersive new work that's one part séance, one part time travel. Thrilled to be directing this piece, and working with this wildly talented team of women. Hope to see you there!
Hey everyone! Here's what I've been up to since I checked in all the way back in 2015.
How To Get Into Buildings
Photos from some of our development for Civil War Pigeons! and from our Indiegogo Launch Party
The Trial of Typhoid Mary
The Boy at the Edge of Everything
And now I'm about to jump into rehearsals as an Assistant Director/Production Stage Manager at Lincoln Center! In this quirky and charming play written by Australian playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer and developed by Trusty Sidekick Theater Company, 12-year-old Simon Ives dreams of a place where he can just stop and think. Meanwhile, at the other end of the universe, The Boy at the Edge of Everything is lonely and bored. When Simon is accidentally rocketed into space their worlds collide. Neither will ever be the same.
2016 has barely started...but I can tell it's going to be one to remember!
What an unbelievable, beautiful, wild ride this show has been.
I am so incredibly proud to be a part of this amazing team. I still can't believe it wasn't too long ago we were sitting in workshops, developing this beautiful show. It's been life changing to say the least.
Generosity and gentleness of spirit may be the two most striking features of “Up and Away"
..... immersive theater at its most thoughtful and deliberate. Making its audience feel welcome and at ease is fundamental to the production — an approach a lot of mainstream theater could stand to learn from.
When I left “Up and Away,”... I was thinking less about its audience than audiences in general....It was surprising, even moving, to see artists consider them so deeply, in such a compassionate embrace of human variety.
Just a little something about what I'm looking forward to in the coming months...