Tom Franco experimented and worked closely with Slobodan Dan Paich, ensemble founder and director, in creating an immersive performance mode for the theater. This mode started from the actor’s individual journey thorough a continuous rehearsal exploration process where genuine traits and talents were unearthed, cherished and brought to bear on the performances. Tom Franco emerged as the lead performer during his tenure at the Artship Ensemble (2004 - 2010). These series of extracts are the document of his searches, research and creation of the role of Gitano Gitano in Artship’s production "Tarantella, Tarantula."
Excerpts from collaborations with Slobodan Dan Paich.
Editing by Slobodan Dan Paich and Kazu Umeki.
From the Artship interviews by Kjell Peterson.
Photographs by Brodie and Brodie, Robert du Domaine.
Performance footage by Searchlight Films.
Artship Foundation, 2011.