Axial Theatre proudly presents a filmed version of Howard Meyer’s PAINT MADE FLESH presented at The Cell in New York City by invitation only in 2018. Axial co-produced the production and is now proud to be able to offer it for streaming  for one weekend this June. Tickets are free, but donations are encouraged!



Willa, a transplanted NYC painter, now teaches at American University in Washington, DC. The star of her Masters program at Columbia University she has had crushing disappointment career-wise since graduating that precipitated her retreat to a lower profile existence. After ending a long and passionate relationship with a rising NYC star performance artist (during and post her Columbia years) she is now about to marry a seemingly “normal guy” and “settle down.” Keir, her husband-to-be, is a Washington DC politician from a good DC family who is diligently working his way up the political ladder. Although able to find humor in daily life, “the senate sucks the funny out of him.” He’s constantly trying to lose weight, as he was heavy set in college. He loves Willa and thinks he can create a stable life where she will be happy, but also has a huge secret from his college years that Willa is confronted with when, Dylan, Willa’s performance artist ex makes a reappearance in their lives. Dylan’s attempt to reclaim what he thinks has been lost forces them all to face the cost of deception in the service of ambition and love.

“Howard has a strong, passionate voice. His dialogue has that intangible quality of confidence that all great writers have and he’s not afraid to let his characters suffer for the good of the play and the audience. PAINT MADE FLESH is about an artist’s passion, like John Logan’s RED or Timothy Daly’s KAFKA DANCES at the same time as being relevant to anyone who’s found themselves being drawn to their own dark side.” – Dawson Moore, Last Frontier Theater Conference


Event Location and Ticket Information

Date: Friday, June 4, 2021 - Sunday, June 6, 2021
Times: All Day

Ticket pricing:
Free event
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Presenter: Axial Theatre
Presenter Phone: 914-286-7680
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This is a special presentation of a previous performance, beautifully filmed and edited. Presented with the permission of Actor's Equity Association.