La Marie Vison 毛皮のマリー
Designed and made costumes and illustration for production of La Marie Vison 毛皮のマリー a Japanese play that tells the fascinating tale of Marie, a transgender prostitute who lives in elegant squalor with her adult son and her loyal servant.
Animated gif and illustration to promote play by Stephanie Johnson
La Marie Vison 毛皮のマリー is a Japanese play that tells the fascinating tale of Marie, a transgender prostitute who lives in elegant squalor with her adult son and her loyal servant.
This play focuses on a number of gender bending characters, who are all part of a bizarre and surreal world. The main character Marie tries to conceal her masculine origin and appear as ladylike as possible, however something quite masculine about her still remains.
In October 2017 Smock Alley Theatre put on the first Irish production of this play, 50 years after it was written in 1967 by the by Japanese writer Shuji Terayama. The play also ran as part of a series of events celebrating the 60th anniversary of Japan-Ireland diplomatic ties.
Written by : Shuji Terayama
Directed by : Maki Mutai
Ass. Director : Serina Griffin
Creative Producer : Nathalie Clement
Lighting Design by : Barry Donaldson
Costume Design / Illustration by : Stephanie Johnson
Graphic Design : Saori Latvala
Set Design by : TJ Lynn and ClaudiKat
Production Manager : Seán Mac Dhonnagáin
Marie: Conor Duffy
Servant: Kieran Smyth
Beautiful Girl: Lucy Jones
Beautiful Boy: Cian Colbert
Tattooed Sailor: Cilléin McEvoy
The Poet: Philip Arneill
Main character who is a transgender prostitute, that tries to conceal her remaining masculine appearance.
Marie is the centre of attention, dominant, controlling and above all, a temptress.
Unusual character, who charms and gives comic relief to audience
Character appears as butterfly and seduces beautiful boy with her electrifying persona