Artist Work Sample
Purgatory in Ingolstadt directed by Marina McClure
In this excerpt from my staging of Marieluise Fleisser’s 1926 play, please focus on:
-The overlapping textures (use of color, shapes, underscoring music, physical and gestural vocabulary, stage composition) that combine to create a consistent aesthetic.
-Use of physical gesture to support the extremity of emotion (a sequence of advances and
rejections is theatrically physicalized (0:40-2:00) and compositionally supported by duets DSL
and USR and solos inside the room).
-My ability to harness the visual, aural, and emotional power of a large cast.
“One of the most astonishing productions I have ever seen. The experience is terribly moving...Marina McClure[‘s] imagination is just breathtaking.”
- Susan Solt, former Dean of the School of Theatre, CalArts
“A masterful achievement... Marina McClure has developed a singular vision for the stage”
- Travis Preston, Dean of the School of Theatre, CalArts