The Painted Theatre Project (PTP)
, Patrick Duegaw’s current body of work, which includes The Innumerable Anxieties
, and the on-going Creation, Preservation, and Destruction
series, reinterprets both painting and the basic rules of dramatic construction. These Productions combine installation, painting and theatre, where, in place of thespians, objects, and a stage, it instead features a painted cast, props, and sets. The action that takes place is rendered to imply movement, rather than actually performed, and the dialog is written rather than spoken.
These pieces are known as "Fake Tools", and play the role of props in a PTP. More information about a past exhibition of the Fake Tools is available at Fake Tools, 2021-22