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Thank you to everyone who participated in and helped with the production of The Last Days of the Old Wild Boy. A special thank you to Kari Weil, director and faculty member of the College of Letters, and John Kirn, chair and professor of Neuroscience and Behavior, who collaborated with Rinde during the research phase of […]

This documentary was created by the Wesleyan students who worked with Rinde Eckert on his piece The Last Days of the Old Wild Boy.  Rinde Eckert: Artist at Play Directed by Amanda Hayley Sonnenschein & Solomon Billinkoff Editing and Cinematography by Amanda Hayley Sonnenschein Sound by Kallan Benjamin Specials Thanks to Rinde Eckert and the cast […]

Jiyoun Chang, the lighting designer for Rinde Eckert’s show “The Last Days of the Old Wild Boy,” shared with us a few photos that influenced her design and wrote the following about how these pieces were incorporated into her process. “This is one of the sculpture pieces I saw at the Museum of Arts and […]

Dog Masks

Developing the design for the Dog masks for the “So Called Dogs” section was a very organic process.  Rinde came to me with the problem of creating commedia dell’arte style masks for the scene where Calub encounters beggars on the outskirts of the city.  We started just my making blank half mask for the cast, […]

Performance Dates: Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 8pm Friday, November 16, 2012 at 8pm Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 2pm & 8pm CFA Theater Tickets available at Wesleyan University Box Office (860) 685 – 3355 www.wesleyan.edu/boxoffice

A Wesleyan student recently blogged about The Last Days of the Old Wild Boy, even including some photos from a rehearsal. Check out the blogpost here! Stay tuned for sneak peek video footage of the show and an interview with Rinde. It’s all coming together! Get your tickets now! Thursday, November 15 – Saturday, November 17 at […]

Rinde Eckert and Ned Rothenberg will be performing Five Beasts as part of A Portrait of the Man as an Animal, a FREE night of talks and performances at Roulette this Sunday, October 21, 2012. Five Beasts is a set of five portraits of the human animal as it manifests itself in the classic behaviors of […]

Here are the base costume ideas I have been playing with.  A long robe, slate gray in color with a removable bunraku hood.  The costumes would be distressed and treated to emulate the look of a well-used chalkboard.    

Costume Ideas

There are several costume ideas I have been working on since my meeting with Rinde.  We had talked about the actors wearing costumes that unified them and referenced Ningyōtsukai (Bunraku Puppeteers) and their style of dress.  I also like the unified look of the Butoh performers.  One of the many style of Ningyōtsukai hoods made […]

On Wednesday, September 12 at 4:15pm, Rinde Eckert will lead the colloquium for the music department at Wesleyan University. This event is free and open to both Wesleyan students and the general public. Come hear Rinde discuss talk about his relationship to music and his new theatrical work The Last Days of the Old Wild […]

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