Paved Paradise (1997)

Concept, direction and text by John Kelly
Words and music by Joni Mitchell
Backdrops by Craig Coleman
Version I premiere: with Brian Butterick (Georgia O’Keeffe) and Jesse Hultberg (Neil Young), Wigstock, Tompkins Square Park, New York, Labor Day, 1984
Version II premiere: with Jonathan Bassil (Neil Young) and Kenneth Mellman (Georgia O’Keeffe); produced by Tom Ross and Liz Dunn for John Kelly & Company; Josie’s Juice Joint, San Francisco, California, October 1993
Version III premiere: with Zecca Esquibel (Georgia O’Keeffe) and Mark McCarron (Vincent van Gogh); produced by Kevin Malony of TWEED TheaterWorks, Westbeth Theatre Center and John Kelly Performance; Westbeth Theatre Center, New York, October 1996; Dance Theater Workshop, NY 1997