UPCOMING PROJECTS 

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DEPARTMENT OF PERFORMANCE, PLAY & DESIGN
University of California, Santa Cruz

THE ARTIFICIAL WOMAN
A New Musical
Book by Amy Gerstler and Steve Gunderson
Music by Steve Gunderson; Lyrics by Amy Gerstler
Directed by Kirsten Brandt


COSTUME, MAKEUP, AND HAIR DESIGN 

About the piece:
The Artificial Woman is based on the real-life tempestuous, the nearly three-year relationship between Austrian artist Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980) and Alma Mahler (1879-1964), a composer and widow of composer Gustav Mahler, and the break up that inspired the obsessed Kokoschka to commission an artist to create a life-sized Alma “doll.”