The Mannequin Diaries is a dramatic-comic satire of unedited stories and experiences of the fashion industry documented by eleven mannequins. Call 848-239-8631 for senior citizens, students, and group rates.
"They have stood Silently. They’ve Been Watching. They’ve been Listening. Faces peeling, lips forever clinched, hands stuck together, forced to stand for days, weeks, months, years, decades, they have stood."
Mannequin Diaries, Written by Brian Wiggins, and Directed by Tony Award winner, Trazana Beverly, is a live theatrical performance. Through music and monologues, eleven mannequins come to life, band together, and speak about their experiences.
Having lived through decades, they've seen and heard it all. This show deals with topics such as homophobia, racism, sexism, body image, and the importance of having a voice.
Although the play's premise is based on a satirical set of circumstances, the Mannequins, who come from different walks of life, are able to make sense out of the nonsensical. Their issues are real, and they have learned to speak after having been silent for decades.
The way these mannequins express themselves as humans, is witty, sometimes dark, but refreshingly honest. Their take on music, fashion, social issues, and history, is truly thought-provoking. In fact, the entire theatrical piece is raw, unadulterated, funny, and bold.
An expert in the art of movement, Trazana Beverly is able to breathe life into every nuance. The acting is fresh and brutally honest. The blocking is uniquely stylized. The lighting, music, and staging, all work together in a theatrically welcoming way. Brian Wiggins’ piece is a timeless work of art! The entire audience is made to feel as if they are part of this “out of the box' fashionevent in a world where the mannequins truly come out of the box! You won't want to miss this.