My new poster design for the play The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz in production at Lincoln Center Theater.
The poster was created in collaboration with Nicky Lindeman, creative director at SpotCo.
"In 1942, just four years after Our Town, Thornton Wilder brought a very different take on the American family to Broadway. And yet, THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH was in some ways very similar to its predecessor: both won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama; both break the fourth wall; both are about family and the resilience of the human condition; both mix the comic with the bittersweet; and both are, in different ways, ultimately hopeful!
But where Our Town is set in one time and place in the imagined past, THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH does not sit still. It catapults us forward and back in time and place, spanning 5000 years and no time at all. It follows the Antrobus family as they confront the challenges of nothing less than the apocalypse, dinosaurs, war, a woolly mammoth, the Ice Age and raising two kids in suburban Excelsior, New Jersey. It is mayhem, sometimes absurd and funny and sometimes deeply moving, but it is always real. "