Directed by Alicia Fuss
Scenic Design by Scott Leathers
Costume Design by Patricia Taber
Lighting Design by Scott Leathers
Shadow Puppet Design by Karly Bergman
Projection & Sound Design by Colin Peterson
This was an interesting venture into realms a lot of the artistic team had not yet explored before--using shadow puppets in conjunction with projection design. The team workshopped the piece in August for three days, discovering the perfect marriage of an age-old artform with this new and exciting technology. Ultimately, the projections served as an enhancement to the shadow puppets, extending out the world needing to be created. This show was front projected from the rear of the theatre with double-stacked projectors. I used all of the surfaces, but mostly the main 'puppet stage' to show the changing of the seasons as we traveled through Peter's life.
"Colin Peterson’s projection design gives the piece movement – from the billowing Union Jack (soon to be switched out for the treacherous Jolly Roger) to the steady ebb and flow of the waves. And while some might wonder about the lack of color, there’s something about the black and white illustrations that harkens back to storybooks of long ago."
Projection Cue Examples from the Show