This project was designed to be completely self contained - the lighting (a simple array of halogen worklights) was operated on custom built step foot switches, sound was controlled by iPhone, and a mini projector was used to display prerecorded film segments by the performers. The entire project was designed to run off three standard 20amp circuits with the intention that it could tour to a variety of venues, from living rooms to theatre spaces like the one we performed in at UCSD.
The piece included audience participation, as any good magic show would, and almost all of the props, magical and otherwise, were handled by audience members during the show.
Shot & edited a series of "snapshot" photographs to be used as props in the show. The photos supported the backstory in this immersive historical mystery. Props were handled by the audience members each performance, so looking and feeling authentic to the timeline was key.
This installation of photographs was created in 2008 as part of my BA thesis project at the University of Chicago.