A Lee Miller photograph of surrealist artists that includes a dancer from the West Indies naked to the waist is the jumping off place for this play. A contemporary Navajo woman relates the mostly unknown story of the surrealist muse Adrienne Fidelin, Ady. A play that reveals the woman in the photograph through the lens of race, history, and art.
by Rhiana Yazzie
Directed and produced by James Parvin & Hayley Finn
Project conceived by Polly Carl, Former Producing Artistic Director of the Playwrights' Center
Cinematography and editing by James Parvin
Narrator: Rhiana Yazzie
Dancer: Nora Montanez
Voiceover: Sarah Agnew
Original Artwork: Carolyn Anderson based on image of Ady Fidelin. Detail of image ‘Picnic, IIle St Margueritte, France 1937’ © Lee Miller Archives, England 2009. All rights reserved
Location Sound, Audio Post Production and composer : Mike Hallenbeck
Company Manager: Tim Wilkins
Casting: Sarah Gioia
Technical Manager: Mike Kilgour
Makeup Artist: Jacqueline Redlin
Production Interns: Mahi Palanisami & Mark Payne
Photograph: ‘Picnic, IIle St Margueritte, France 1937’ © Lee Miller Archives, England 2009. All rights reserved.