‘Stopover on a Quiet Street’ peers into the personal details of everyday experiences by removing the facade of three households on a single suburban block. The story unfolds through silent narrative vignettes that take place at dusk. The architectural exterior has been peeled from each home revealing residents proceeding through their daily lives. Through this voyeuristic lens, we are able to capture all ranges of emotion between family, neighbors, friends and self — joy, uncertainty, grief, love.
Created for the IAC Center’s 120 foot horizontal video screen, we’ve created an immersive experience for the viewer where tiny moments in our characters’ lives are played out on a massive scale. The audience simultaneously sees both the “big picture” and the private, intimate details. Events of the environment that even the subjects of the story are not aware of are captured on the screen, bringing the viewer into an active role in a world filled with rich, vivid detail.
Special thanks to:
Our actors, Eleanor Wilson, Geoff Mansfield, Hillary Hanson, Matthew Hagan, Diana Canterbury, Chloe Scharf, Laura Scharf, Booch O’Connel and Madison Sacchiero.
To Susan Jones, Giacomo Mirabella, Jim Tottis, Eddie J. Bartolomei, Nancy Hechinger and the Museum of the City of New York for graciously providing access to the historic Stettheimer Dollhouses.
And lastly, a very special thank you to Lauren George, Eden Cayen, Gabriella Levine and Conor McCourt for the donation of their beloved dollhouses and miniatures, without which we could not have created this piece.
Technical Assistance by Spike McCue and Ivana Basic.