Sunday, June 22, 2008

John Guare

Here's my caricature of John Guare, the famous playwright, for the Profile Theatre- a theatre based in Portland , Oregon. My first cousin once removed- Jane Unger- is the artistic director. Here's brief description about what they do:
Profile Theatre was founded in 1997 with the mission of celebrating the playwright's contribution to live theater. Each year, Profile showcases a single playwright, giving you the opportunity to enter a writer's world for a full season. This experience allows the audience to view each play as part of a flowing dialogue, and to see the important connections that help us to grow and learn and understand. We are one of only two theatre companies in the nation with this particular focus.
Here's their link:

So I draw a profile caricature of the featured playwright every year, and have also done Harold Pinter, Terence McNally, Lanford Wilson, Romulus Linney, Wendy Wasserstein, and Edward Albee. Check out September and August of 2006 in my previous posts on my blog if you want to see the other ones...
The caricature of John Guare was actually done last year, but I didn't have the brochure until today, so that's why I'm posting it now.
This year's caricature was of Neil Simon, but unlike most of the other playwrights, he didn't want me to caricature him in person apparently. So I worked from a photo for him. I'll post that one when I get the brochure back from the Profile Theatre.


The Keeper's Notes said...

I guess Neil Simon is too 'important' to allow someone to draw him from life....nice drawing. Lots of updates recently!

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Yes, I suppose.. but I don't want to assume anything. You never know some people's motivations. We should be thankful for all the plays he's given us.