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September 5, 2012 by lisaclair

Lisa Rafaela Clair is New York City based Theater Artist.  When Lisa was young she wrote a story entitled “The Elephant Who Could Fly” about an elephant named Buster who wished he could fly. One fateful day a hunter shot Buster and he floated up to heaven making his dreams come true. The themes of this story were both dark and magical and made grown ups laugh. Today her work is driven by the same curiosity towards the everyday and the mundane.  These glimpses of life hold the great allegories of mankind. She seeks to  uncover the ridiculous within the profound and the absurd profundity in the moments between.


Current Project Yeh I’ve been Searching / I Dream of Bas Jan Ader. A play inspired by the final work of Dutch artist Bas Jan Ader, who in 1975 went in “In Search of the Miraculous” by building the smallest sail boat known to man and attempting to cross the ocean. He was determined lost at sea, never to be found. This play is a meditation on those who have disappeared and the people who continue to believe they may one day re-appear. It calls into question the common search for the miraculous within us all and attempts to re-write history just a bit in order to ask “What if a miracle was found?”.


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