THIS DARKER LIFE

is a performance emersion devised from five original stories told by accentuating the tension between light vs. dark and radio drama vs. theater. Similar to listening to your favorite NPR show while being shown captured glimpses from your own imagination. Brought to you by The Goat Farm, Ninja Puppets Productions and W(,)  - we hope you'll join us on our maiden voyage into This Darker Life. THIS DARKER LIFE takes place at the Goat Farm Art Center. Look for more information in the fall of 2015.

Here are some highlights from 2014's production of THIS DARKER LIFE.

Photos by Stacey Bode Photography

Dani herd

Dani herd

Comedian, Puppeteer, Actor and Nerd. She’s dark, self deprecating, and hilarious.

Dani Herd

Dani Herd

Her nerd humor will lighten up this dark show.

Dani Herd

Dani Herd

Dani’s brand of comedy has been featured regularly at the Laughing skull Lounge, Write Club, and The Shakespeare Tavern.

Dani Herd

Dani Herd

She left the audience laughing with stories of her painfully awkward love life and her jealousy of her imaginary friend.

Dani Herd

Dani Herd

Dani traveled around the audience landing in several spotlights that appeared and disappeared.

Dani Herd

Dani Herd

Photo by Stacey Bode

S. Bedford

S. Bedford

Musician, Puppeteer, Mad Man!

S. Bedford

S. Bedford

He’s responsible for transforming the Big House performance space on Ponce into a cave of art madness.

S. Bedford

S. Bedford

Bedford used a mechanical color wheel and strobe flashlight to illuminate his mobile dinner table set.

Greg Van Laningham

Greg Van Laningham

Scientist and puppeteer. Gregg has a PHD in Material Science from GA Tech and performs regularly in Atlanta as an avant garde experimental puppeteer.

Gregg Van Laningham

Gregg Van Laningham

His unique skill set enables him to tell stories in a totally different way.

Gregg Van Laningham

Gregg Van Laningham

Gregg educated the audience about how their eyes perceived light and color by sharing stories of World Ward II radar as it relates to Carrots.

Gregg Van Laningham

Gregg Van Laningham

He used the large window at the far end of Goodson Yard to project a series of colors contrasted by the color changing spotlight that shown on him.

Gregg Van Laningham

Gregg Van Laningham

Photo by Stacey Bode

Gregg Van Laningham

Gregg Van Laningham

Photo by Stacey Bode

The Host Eron Black

The Host Eron Black

Played by Victor Wilson, the Host was always in the shadows sharing his own stories as he introduced each segment.

Eron Black

Eron Black

At times at his desk, or lounging in the shadows or becoming a shadow himself.

Eron Black

Eron Black

Photo by Stacey Bode

Eron Black

Eron Black

Photo by Stacey Bode

Eron Black

Eron Black

Photo by Stacey Bode

Eron Black

Eron Black

Photo by Stacey Bode

Bill Taft

Bill Taft

Musician, storyteller, legend.

Bill Taft

Bill Taft

Bill has been performing in Atlanta for decades as musician and public speaker. He brings his absurdist southern gothic tails to the stage like few others can.

Bill Taft

Bill Taft

Bill is best known for his work in the bands The Jody Grind, Hubcap City and The Opal Foxx Quartet. He’s also a published writer who has contributed to such publications as Paste Magazine.

Bill Taft

Bill Taft

Bill used dueling narrators in a back and forth storytelling style. He created a ghostly rear projection world with musical accompaniment.

Raymond Vs Raymond

Raymond Vs Raymond

Raymond Carr and Raymond Tilton directed a short story written by Brian Griffin about a man and his love for a sea monster.

Raymond Vs Raymond

Raymond Vs Raymond

The audience sat on a platform with a projection screen over head.

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Eron Black

At times at his desk, or lounging in the shadows or becoming a shadow himself.