The Story

Distinguished actor-writer Herbert Siguenza of Culture Clash fame was first a visual artist. Who better to bring his writing, acting AND visual art skills to a one-man tour de force that invites the audience into Picasso’s private studio for an intimate and revealing weekend.

Siguenza will share both the art of Picasso and his proclamations about ambition, destruction, creativity, God, love, hate, beauty, patriotism, eternity, and art as an agent of social change. Siguenza will sing, clown, paint, dance, draw, sculpt and impersonate a matador, a minotaur and a satyr.


INTRO  Picasso’s theme. Parisian elements in the clarinet melody and Spanish touches in the piano

ENDING - WAR TO LOVEtransitioning from the layered war pandemonium to the music of creativity and Picasso’s light theme of beauty.


PAINTING ON A FRIDAY AFTERNOONcreativity theme


SPANISH EROTIC NIGHTMARE

CORRIDAPicasso paints corrida scenes

GUERNICA!

Layered piano and percussion of war, sirens.

CUBISMwith the projection of his cubist period paintings

DEATH OF A SISTERPicasso’s little sister Conchita became very ill as a child and he vowed to stop painting if she was spared.  She died.

ANIMATIONconstructing the music as the animation painting is completed in time-lapse photography

LATE NIGHT STUDIO

BONNE NUIT-BUENAS NOCHES

Written by Herb Siguenza

Directed by Todd Salovey

Original Music and Sound by

BRUNO LOUCHOUARN