At The Intersection Of Film and Theater, An Interview With Reid Farrington, Laura K Nicoll And Sara Farrington
Interview by Jody Christopherson
At the intersection of film and theater, this Feb- March, Art House Productions presents The Passion Project, a unique theatrical experience, billed as a 30-minute vibration between performance, film, and installation, created and directed by Reid Farrington and performed by Laura K. Nicoll. The Passion Project, inspired by Carl Th.Dreyer’s 1928 immortal masterpiece, “The Passion of Joan of Arc” uses this film as the main narrative along with the history behind the making of the film, a discussion with a Danish archivist, the story of making this project, as well as Joan’s own story –– her trial, torture, and execution. The Passion Project places the audience inside the film, sitting next to Joan, subjecting them to the relentless rhythm of 35 mm film projection. the key creatives on this project, Farrington and Nicoll have been working together since 2009. The Passion Project premiered in 2007 in Copenhagen and has since been performed in New York City and Waterville, Maine as well as in Vancouver, Budapest, and Saskachewan.