|photo by Jenny Anderson|
Director Kel Haney went above the call of duty to create an engaging production. Not only did Haney use the entirety of the blank stage, it was gloriously filled. The projection design by Caite Hevner Kemp and Lianne Arnold was nothing short of sensational. The vibrations that Kemp and Arnold used were quite fitting. Even the use of color that was thrown onto the brick gave the 1st Floor Theatre at LaMaMa new life.
Gardiner Comfort has natural jokes in the piece but for outsiders into his story, laughing due to the subject material feels taboo. If Haney and Comfort find a way to invite the audience to laugh, it may give the evening a new experience. The Elephant in Every Room I Enter is on its way to something great, but it needs another polish.