PYRAMUS & THISBE / A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Riverside Church, January 2011
Piehole collaborated with director James Rutherford on a Columbia Stages production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, at Riverside Church from Jan. 26-29, 2011. We portrayed the clownish “rude mechanicals,” as well as Titania’s fairy entourage (a scrappy crew made from repurposed metal junk and lighting fixtures). We also made Titania’s wings (lattices of jointed metal rulers that we puppeteered) and Bottom’s ass-head (a heavily modified toolbelt with moving ears). Our central contribution was the play within the play, Pyramus & Thisbe, an immersive, dreamlike finale combining puppetry, video projection, and soundscape. Featuring work by Pieholes Tara Ahmadinejad, Danny Cannizzaro, Allison Laplatney, Alexandra Panzer, Laura Vitale, Jamie Wilber, Alice Winslow, and Jeff Wood, and Piehole-associates Patrick Harrison, Jeremy Pickard, Marte Erkhougen, and Nick Solyom.
Photography by Carol Rosegg