ABOUT THE PROJECT
Written by Jean Genet
Directed by Matthew C. Stone
Set design by Elizabeth Mak and Snoweria Zhang
This French play is set in a brothel in an unnamed city that is experiencing revolutionary uprising in its streets. The design captured the erotic energy as well as the political upheavals the characters face. Larger-than-life paintings of sensuous, nude women flanked the triptychlike doors of the brothel, while red velvet walls depicted the visitors’ innermost fantasies. During the revolution scenes, over 600 red bricks were raucously punched out of the structure, leaving a bare steel frame that underlined the destruction that was left behind.