The Foibles


A reimagining of the darkly comedic short story, “Good Country People” by Flannery O’Connor. “The Foibles” was Jean’s Thesis Film at Bard College.

  • Dark Comedy/Drama

  • 15 min

  • Starring Lisa Rafaela Clair & Corey Sullivan

  • Written & Directed by: Jean Pesce

  • Cinematography: Jean Pesce



Lisa Clair, “Joy”

Lisa Clair is a playwright and performer based in Brooklyn, NY. She creates original performance based work with her company Lisa Clair Group : a collective of performers, musicians and designers who collaborate across disciplines to create live, experimental performance led by Lisa Clair. Their work blends Clair’s original text, physicality, music, media, psychedelic props, costumes and unstageable stage directions in order to explore the deeply personal, the extremely silly and the mythologically mundane. Previous work has been presented at Dixon Place, Jack, The Bushwick Starr, The Performance Project at University Settlement, The SFX Festival, Cloud City, Ars Nova and The Silent Barn. Lisa holds an MFA in playwriting from Brooklyn College under Mac Wellman and Erin Courtney. In December of 2018 LISA CLAIR GROUP in association with Immediate Medium and Target Margin Theater will present: 'The Making of King Kong" a new play that reimagines the classic 1933 monster film for the Information Age.


Corey Sullivan, “Manley Pointer”

Corey is a New York based actor. He attended Bard College, where he studied theater and theology, as well as Harvard University, where he was a Teaching Fellow, and the A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theater Training. As Research Associate at NYU Abu Dhabi, he studied and trained in theatrical forms all across the Middle East and South East Asia, including Japan, India, Nepal, Bali, Thailand, Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan. He is an Associate Artist of Theater Mitu, with whom he has been a Resident Artist at the Sundance Institute, New York Theater Workshop and Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center. He has performed at Shakespeare in the Park The Public Theater, New York Theater Workshop, The Vineyard Theater, New Victory Theater, Williamstown Theater Festival, American Repertory Theater, Moscow Art Theater and the Chekhov Estate in Melikhovo, Russia, as well as various films.