Tuesday, December 10, 2013



This piece is an exploration of vanity, tragedy and longing.  It is simple narrative of a young man sneaking onto an empty stage, with red and blue lighting, and simply loosing himself in lights and his imagination.
The song is "As If We Never Said Goodbye" from Sunset Avenue, sung by Betty Buckley. It is actually the finale of a once silent film starlet, gone mad with the loneliness and of not being on stage anymore.
The beginning and end of the piece are very cut off and framed, enhancing the perception of being confined to reality.  The more the passion increase, the more fake, ghostly and even artificial (through the puppet) it becomes.  While it is heavily artificial in those moment, I really wanted to express an honesty and sincere belief that, in that specific moment, that was reality.
-Tony Marshall