HUMAN FRUIT BOWL is an internationally-touring play about artists and models that invites audience members to sketch during performances.
What goes through the mind of a live nude model while posing? Structured as a fine art modeling session, HUMAN FRUIT BOWL poses its answer to that question while it delves into the mysterious death of Renee Monchaty, muse and model to French painter Pierre Bonnard. Part story, part mystery, and part art history, Human Fruit Bowl is a fresh take on the complicated relationships between artists and their muses, from the view of an outsider who found herself inside.
Presented 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. Presented in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival by Spin Cycle.
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.