tomer :: the festival: The 32-year old Humana Festival is an internationally renowned showcase of stage premieres held each March. Many of the plays premiered in this celebrated annual event have had subsequent productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway, on film, TV and at regional theaters across the country. Three festival plays have won Pulitzers.
job brief: There are usually around 8 full productions in the festival. But there is no attempt to make the poster art reflect these specific plays. Instead, the poster image usually has to do more generically with writers, the writer’s imagination, the tools they use or "words" themselves. Images of the human mind as well as images connected to the work of playwrights today have been used. Also seen have been images that create a feeling of the energy, impact and humanity of the stage or a live theatrical performance.
legacy: Brian Cronin, Chip Kidd, Wiktor Sadowski (3rd and 6th images), Rafal Oblinski, Stasys Eidrigevicius. (this is a partial sampler of my top favorites).
failed attempts: 'Fear' as an overall theme / a mixer of genres
new idea- have the paper coming out of the typewriter BE a slit in the back-stage curtain through which we see the stage: