Gogol Project

Rogue Artists Ensemble, Los Angeles, July 2009                            Winner: 2009 LA Drama Critics Circle Award - Puppet Deisgn

Nominee: LA Weekly Theater Award Puppet Design

Gogol Project combined three of Russian author Nikolai Gogol’s most famous short stories into one hilarious tale of a postman’s life-changing coat, a rogue nose, and an insane man who hears dogs speak poetry to each other and thinks he’s the queen of Spain.  I assisted the costume designer by designing and building the nose costume and the smaller noses that appear first, giving the impression of a growing nose.  One of the noses even squirted water for a drowning scene.  As one of five puppet designers, I designed and built the two dog puppets, a plate of foam pastries that looked as though they might tumble down at any moment, and the piece de resistance, an oversized nose costume.

Tray of pastries
Tray of pastries
Fidele
Fidele
Medji
Medji
Small Noses
Small Noses
Small Nose on Stage
Small Nose on Stage
The Nose
The Nose