Tuesday, September 6, 2016


I went to Carmine Boutique (2708 N Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, Florida) to sketch auditions for Dracula. If you haven't been to Carmine Boutique, you need to experience it for yourself. They have a wide assortment of the odd and macabre. Behind me were pickled baby pigs in jars, a skeleton in the corner was of Siamese twins. In the back of the store is this stage along with an Edwardian fetish bar. A large poster behind the stage had an average man and a tiny woman, no taller than the penguin pictured. The poster announced, "They are married" My own marriage was crumbling. It was pouring rain outside. The loud thunder rattled the oddities adding to the mood.

I got to see how different actors fleshed out the same parts. I don't know how a director decides with so many talented options. Yet in some moments, an actor no longer seems to be acting. They are the character. I always fall in to I always fall in love with certain performances and I am hopeful to see them in the final production.

Jeremy Seghers will breathe new life into Bram Stoker's Gothic horror classic with Steven Dietz's critically acclaimed adaptation of Dracula. Set exclusively at Carmine Boutique - an antiques, oddities, and taxidermy shop featuring an Edwardian fetish club - this immersive staging will bring the count, his brides, and the blood dangerously close to the audience. Due to the intense nature of the production, no one under the age of 13 will be permitted without a guardian. 

If you are a Halloween fanatic like myself, then this is the perfect way to warm up to the horrors of the season.

Dates are: 
October 6, 2016 at 8pm
October 7, 2016 at 8pm
October 8, 2016 at 8pm
October 9, 2016 at 8pm
October 10, 2016 at 8pm
October 13, 2016 at 8pm
October 14, 2016 at 8pm
October 15, 2016 at 8pm

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

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