Rusty is a playwright, director, and producer. As a storyteller, he is attracted to the decidedly weird side of life, seeking to use poetic language and imagery as metaphor for the human experience.
His recent work as a producer of quirky and adventurous indie rock musicals has graced the stages of well-known venues from Seattle to New York to Boston.
He constantly strives to re-imagine the possibilities of live theatre, through unusual and inventive staging, and by thinking outside the box. Way outside.
Email: rusty (dot) thelin (at) gmail (dot) com
Duration: 2:58 Date of completion of work: April 2012
Where the piece was performed: Footage primarily of Joe’s Pub performances, NYC, 2010; also performed at HERE space NYC 2010, The Rudyard Kipling Louisville KY 2010, The American Repertory Theater Cambridge Mass 2012, Walker Art Center Minneapolis Minn 2012
Number of performers: 2 plus ensemble
Production credits: Cesar Alvarez (writer/lead singer), Sammy Tunis (lead singer), Eric Farber (performer), Lorenzo Wolf (performer), Molly Rice (writer), Sarah Benson (director), Christopher Maring (producer), Rusty Thelin (producer)
Duration: 10:26 Date of completion of work: August 2011
Where the piece was performed: footage from The Tank NYC 2010; also performed at 3LD NYC as part of New Ohio Theatre’s Ice Factory 2011
Number of performers: 4 plus band
Production credits: Scott Thomas (performer), Molly McAdoo (performer), Judd Hardy (performer), Kate Ferber (performer), Abby Lyn-Mulay (performer), Stephanie Johnstone (composer), Joshua William Gelb (writer/director), Rusty Thelin (producer), Magic Futurebox (producer)