Lights of Farewell, Reinterpreting Tõrõ Nagashi

Avenue 50 Studio’s Annex Gallery presents

Lights of Farewell, Reinterpreting Tõrõ Nagashi

An installation by Leslie K. Gray

An installation re-imagining, with shadow and light, the Tōrō nagashi, a Japanese ceremony in which participants float paper lanterns (chōchin) down a river.

A writer, director, and puppetry artist, Leslie K. Gray has designed for theatres in Los Angeles like the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, MYE Theater Company, and Circle X. She is an LA Weekly Theatre Award winner for her puppet designs for Circle X’s Grendel. As a puppeteer she has worked with Cornerstone Theatre Company and The Rogue Artists Ensemble. She received her BA in Theatre Arts from UCLA. Also an educator of the Deaf, Leslie has her Masters degree in Deaf Education and was an LA Cultural Affairs Grantee for a series of workshops that provided English literacy enhancement through theater for deaf children.

Opening Night Reception: Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 7-10 pm

October 8 through November 5, 2016