WATCHING PAINT DRY is a new play by Joey Povinelli, starting/produced by Ella Clover/jpeg Productions about a painter who, despite garnering critical and financial acclaim, has never left the confines of her home due to an illness. Her only contact with the outside is her manager, Dr. Thomas, who has raised and conditioned her to be as productive as possible. Eloise is content in this life, but recent events cause her to question the authenticity of her curated existence.
Tone walks a tightrope of comedy and drama; stylized, yet oppressively real.
This piece is the ultimate live theatre going experience - not only through the text and performances; but through original paintings by Mexican artist, Sathya Almaraz. Audience members are immersed in the artists studio in the midst of the ultimate creation. This piece fulfills art fantasies.
WATCHING PAINT DRY premiered at The Bootleg Theatre in October 2019, after being developed at The Bootleg Theatre + Marymount Manhattan College.