About Human Fruit Bowl
What goes through the mind of a live nude model while posing?
Structured as a live fine art modeling session, HUMAN FRUIT BOWL attempts to
answer that question while it delves into the mysterious death of Renee
Monchaty, muse and model to legendary French painter Pierre Bonnard. Part
story, part mystery, and part art history, it is a unique and compelling look
at the complicated relationships between artists and their models.
Produced Off-Broadway by Baruch Performing Arts Center and terraNOVA Collective 2014. Winner FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award & selected for FringeNYC Encore Series. Winner, Creative Award for best production at Prague Fringe Festival. Named “Best of Prague Fringe” by Amsterdam Fringe. Invited to participate in Amsterdam Fringe and Hong Kong Microfest. Nominated for two NYIT Awards. First presented in NYC in terraNOVA Collective’s soloNOVA Arts Festival and later presented by Elizabeth R. English/ER English Productions in FringeNYC.
Developed by Andrea Kuchlewska in collaboration with actress Harmony Stempel and director Liam Billingham, Human Fruit Bowl is a fictional play originally inspired by Harmony's experience working as an artists' model.