LEE BREUER IN THE 80’S
“… a dense rush of puns, in-jokes, and experiments in sound. ”
– Don Shewey American Theater, 1984
SISTER SUZIE CINEMA
FOURTEEN KARAT SOUL
words and concept by
“Mr. Breuer’s lyrics shift from declarations of love (”Through this night flight, be my bright light”) to goofy puns on actresses’ names – ”Natalie Wood you would you” – all delivered with deadpan aplomb by Fourteen Karat Soul.
A PRELUDE TO A DEATH IN VENICE
written and directed by
BILL RAYMOND AND GREG MERHTEN
puppet design and construction
” ‘Prelude’ is about resolution, resolution of identity, resolution of self, resolution of history. It’s about kicking habits. It’s my closeted, interior self.’ ”
– Bill Raymond quoted in NYTimes1987
* Please note that lighting on this video improves after the first several minutes … stick with it.
Video by John Sanborn, Courtesy of American Montage