Human Fruit Bowl by Andrea Kuchlewska - directed by Jessi D. Hill - starring Harmony Stempel

Upcoming Performances

Philadelphia - September 7, 20 & 21, 2014

New Zealand Tour - October 7-27, 2014


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. Premiered in NYC in terraNOVA Collective’s soloNOVA Arts Festival 2012 and later presented by Elizabeth R. English/ER English Productions in FringeNYC 2013. Winner FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award & selected for FringeNYC Encore Series. Winner, Creative Award for best production at Prague Fringe Festival 2011. Named “Best of Prague Fringe” by Amsterdam Fringe. Invited to participate in Amsterdam Fringe and Hong Kong Microfest. Nominated for two NYIT Awards.

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.

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What People are Saying

"A surprisingly engrossing production...Human Fruit Bowl rivets its audience" -- TheaterMania

"Miraculous... the way the story unfolds through this fusion of one-person show and art class keeps us hooked." -- New York Theatre Review

"This little play, written so cleverly and richly, performed with such artful panache, and directed with ease and subtlety by Jessi D. Hill, deserves to be seen by art lovers – and by that I mean lovers of the arts – everywhere." -- BlogCritics.org

“Absolutely gripping… utterly compelling” – Expats, Czech Republic

“Quite powerful and at times even profound.” – Prague.tv, Czech Republic

More HUMAN FRUIT BOWL Press

Exeunt: Jordan Teicher interviews Harmony Stempel and Andrea Kuchlewska - "Throwing Muses"

Huffington Post - "Award Winning Play HUMAN FRUIT BOWL Unravels the Pierre Bonnard and Renee Monchaty Myth" by Lanie Zipoy

NewYorkTheatreReview.com - "When a Naked Woman Speaks, You Tend to Pay Attention" by Larry Kunofsky

CNNgo.com - 'Human Fruit Bowl': The naked play comes to Hong Kong

Time Out Hong Kong - Stage: Human Fruit Bowl