Reviews for Iphigenia are out and they have got some lovely things to say about my work! Here are a few...
Tribune: Technically, this is the most assured and sophisticated production I've seen from Halcyon. Rasean Davonte Thomas Johnson's video design (incorporating acid-tinged animation from Annie Hu), fills the walls of Steph Charaska's industrial nightclub setting without overwhelming the onstage action.
Chicago Theatre Blog: To their credit, Adams and video designer Rasean Davonte Thomas Johnson do a mostly fantastic job with integrating stage action and video. Steph Charaska’s set and Pete Dully’s lights make the world jump to life.
New City Stage: Iphigenia wanders the streets of her unnamed country (well represented by the nicely stylized black and white of the set design by Steph Charaska)
Time Out Chicago: Steph Charaska’s scenic design has a dynamic forced-perspective feel.
Iphigenia opened this past thursday. Here are some pictures, check out more under Scenic Design!
My colleague and good friend Davonte Johnson did the video design for the production. It was a huge undertaking and I am pleased that the projection surfaces turned out so well.
Iphigenia Loads in on Monday. I still have a lot of shopping to do for scenery to do. This has been an interesting design experience for me because I have taken a back seat. This version written by Caridad Svich is very video and sound heavy. My role has been to make it possible for video to most eloquently tell the story Tony our director wants told. This is also a movement based show so I have been very thoughtful about the floor plan. Tony and I have come up with the solution that we will figure out the final ground plan within the first couple days of tech. I am excited to have the luxury to change the flow of the scenery so late in the process. This is the kind of show that demands this type of flexibility.