Carey Perloff

BASTIANO

OR

THE TRANSFIGURATION OF RAFFI

A New Play by Carey Perloff


A wildly theatrical time-travel play, BASTIANO OR THE TRANSFIGURATION OF RAFFI explores the mystery of two great Renaissance paintings and the artists who created them (Michelangelo, Raphael and Sebastiano del Piombo) in relation to a group of contemporary art students wrestling with rivalry, competition, and the toxic relationship of art to money and power.


BASTIANO was written on a 2018 Writing Fellowship at the Bogliasco Foundation.

The Transfiguraton 1516-1520 by Raphael