Playing Pericles

Shakespeare For Social Change

Performance | Professional Work | Videography

Playing Pericles: Shakespeare for Social Change, was a collaborative effort in experimental theater between the departments of Theater, English and the Imaging Research Center. As its grounding premise, the project explored notions of play and the role of imagination in guiding all production decisions. The undergraduate actors performed all roles using a variety of children’s toys, kneeling around a short table in front of a small audience. I was the Creative Director of the project and was charged with both designing and producing the visuals, as well as overseeing the process of chroma-keying live action with animation throughout the entire performance. The performances were filmed against a green screen and composited in real-time against these animated backdrops, which were dynamically projected onto a screen hanging above the actors. For the resulting performances, the IRC’s production studio was converted into a black box style technical theater. The performance ran for 3 days in May 2010. More information can be found here.


Personal Contribution

– Creative Direction
– Technical Direction

Technical Expertise

  • Adobe Creative Cloud

    • After Effects

Skills and Abilities

  • 2D/3D Animation

    • 2D Animation
  • A/V

    • Audio Pre and Post Production
    • Camera Operation
    • Live Audio Production
    • Live Video Production
    • Video Pre and Post Production
  • FX & Compositing

    • Color Correction
    • Motion Graphics
  • Management, Education and Research

    • Curriculum Development