About the Book
Medici Slot Machine is a highly theatrical and surrealistic look at the life of American artist Joseph Cornell. Cornell, who is famous for his collage boxes of dime-store objects, excelled at turning the ordinary into the sacred. In real life, Joseph Cornell was a recluse who used his art to escape his family, his sterile suburban life, and his own psychological demons. Bringing precise order to his art was a way of triumphing over the chaos of his private life. This play chronicles that triumph while exploring the meaning of.
News & Reviews
“Medici Slot Machine, based on Cornell’s life and work, captivates us with a similar theatrical blend of surprise and pleasure.” —NOW Magazine
Mark Brownell is a Toronto-based playwright whose body of work includes the Governor General’s Award nominated Monsieur d’Eon, the Dora Award-winning Iron Road, High Sticking (Scirocco Drama, 2006), The Martha Stewart Projects, The Barbeque King, and Medici Slot Machine (Scirocco Drama, 2008).