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Hydrogen Jukebox


An Opera by Philip Glass and Allen Ginsberg, directed by Dylan Thomas at CSULA in 2016. Lighting by Karyn Lawrence, Scenery by Christopher Scott Murillo, Costumes bY Caroline Mercier.

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Yonder


Yonder


A Dance Theatre Piece Devised by Dina Apple. Scenery by Justin Humphres, lighting by Gwikyoung ko, music by Kristopher apple. Produced by the UCSD DEPT OF THEATRE & DANCE.

Photo credits: Will Given, Justin Humphres. Video by Lily Bartenstein.

This piece played with unraveling costume, connection between performers and durational work. The projections were generated in ink drawings, inverted and layered and animated together on the floor.

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The End Times


The End Times


A New Play by Jesse MU-En Shao, Directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera at the Skylight Theatre in Los Angeles. Scenery by Christopher Scott Murillo, Costumes by Mylette Nora, Lighting by McLeod Benson, and Sound by PHill Driscoll.

The End Times, a play based in the experience of playwright Jesse Mu-En Shao, follows Tim, a young follower in a controlling religious sect. As he begins to question the Church, the charismatic leader, Nelson, appears to him as a voice in his head through the video design. 

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(c)over


(c)over


A Dance Theatre Piece Choreographed by Emily Aust. Scenery by Justin Humphres, Costumes by Janet O'Neill, lighting by Gwikyoung ko, Sound by Aaron Flores. PRODUCED BY THE UCSD DEPT OF THEATRE & DANCE.

This piece explored the memories embedded in clothing, using garments as costume, props and scenery. Projection was layered over the garments and dancers from the front, above, and through a hand-held mini projector manipulated by the performers themselves.

Photos by Justin Humphres.

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Criers for Hire


Criers for Hire


Criers for Hire explored the immigrant experience using dialogue in Tagalog as well as English. In addition to broader settings of locations, the projection design mapped translations for the scenes requiring them to the scenic elements adjacent to the actors as they spoke. The play finished with a tribute to the Filipino mothers using images collected from the community.

A new play by Giovanni Ortega, Directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera, at East West Players in Los Angeles. Scenery by Christopher Scott Murillo, Lighting by R. Chris Stokes, Costumes by Mylette NORA, Sound and Original Music Howard Ho.


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Advice for Astronauts


SCENIC & PROJECTION DESIGN

Advice for Astronauts


SCENIC & PROJECTION DESIGN

Lighting by Brian Byrne

COSTUMES BY ALLISON DILLARD

Photos By Josh Tousey

A new Play By Walt McGough, Directed by Robert Menna at Milken Community High School in Los Angeles.

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Radiance (a witch hunt)


Radiance (a witch hunt)


IDEAS FESTIVAL WORKSHOP - Scenic, PROJECTION & SOUND DESIGN

BY KRISTIN IDASZAK

DIRECTED BY SARAH WANSLEY

Photo credit: Jim Carmody

Radiance is a reimagining of Medea set in the 1950's, and utilizing a variety of sources for inspiration from Macbeth to Sheryl Sandberg.  For this workshop production, I designed a flat cardboard kitchen as a projection surface. Projections of mediated witches invaded Maddie's life as it spiraled out of control, culminating in her suffocating of her daughter Jane in the oven. 

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Inside Voices


Inside Voices


lighting, projection design, video documentation

A vocal performance by Bonnie Lander

Cello - Judith Hamann

Saxophone - Drew Ceccato

Sound spatialized by James Bean

Bonnie Lander created a sonic landscape mapping the voices inside our heads, and then improvised against the spatialised track in a durational piece in the black box theatre in the UCSD Department of Music. Following this first movement, Bonnie presented improvisational pieces on violin with cello, and using a Kaoss pad to loop her voice in conversation with improvised saxophone.

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Ether Dome


ASSOCIATE PROJECTION DESIGN

Ether Dome


ASSOCIATE PROJECTION DESIGN

By Elizabeth Egloff

Directed by Michael Wilson

Scenic & Projection Design by James Youmans

 

IRNE Nominated for Projection Design 2015

Ether Dome chronicles the relationships between doctors and dentists who pioneered the use of laughing gas and ether for surgical anesthesia in New England in the mid 1800s.

This new play in development was co-produced by La Jolla Playhouse, Hartford Stage, and the Huntington Theatre Company in summer & fall of 2014, building on an initial production at the Alley Theatre in 2011.


As Associate Projection Designer for Ether Dome, I managed the mapping, animation, and cueing of content projected on the curved upstage wall of cabinetry for all three 2014 productions. In La Jolla and Hartford, the combination of thrust theatre spaces and the low-hanging dome hovering over center stage meant the projectors were mounted in the voms, cross focused on the upstage wall and creating challenging actor shadows to manage. At the Huntington, the proscenium space allowed us to project from the balcony rail, significantly improving the image.

Projection Studies for transfer to Hartford & Huntington

For each transfer I used VectorWorks to model the potential projector options and positions for the creative team, and created these renderings to support our preferred choices, accounting for reduced content area due to the relationship to the dome height and the potential for content loss from the use of masks preventing projections from hitting actors and creating actor shadows.

Sample Content - Artist Renderings

These three videos represent transitions animated in After Effects and Watchout. The first video is the intro to the second scene, set against a theatrical backdrop for the presentation of laughing gas. The second is a transition from a gruesome surgery scene to a night-time scene of stargazing in the backyard of one of the scientists, Dr. Jackson. Third is a time-compressed rendering of the sunset which stretched over the final scene of the play, followed by the ending animation in which the pleiades constellation appears to Jackson.