actor and producer wendy vanden heuvel asked us to make a poster for her forthcoming production of athol fugard's play, the road to mecca. we read the play and presented a range of ideas. wendy chose the poster you see here, focussing as it does on the muslim mihrab doorway and sculptures from helen martin's owl house. the famous owl house itself is the setting of the fugard play.
the play will be directed by timothy near and staged this june in san francisco. do go if you have the means.
actress / producer wendy vanden heuvel reached out to us after our work on i am a seagull, and sent us a copy of the athol fugard play, a lesson from aloes. after reading it we discussed with her at length the possibilities for a poster. the resulting image is one we'd conceived over the phone in our initial discussions, and that was photographed one chilly spring evening here in our studio in new york. photography by caspar, of maba ba, assisted by jeff brown.