In this world premiere production a son has died in the war in Afghanistan and his family is trying to cope and grieve in their own isolated ways. His sister is left behind with parents who are unable to communicate and are trapped in a tornado of blame, fear, and doubt. The mother begins trying to affect political points of view by graffitiing the city streets of London with her son’s image. She begins living rough in order to go underground into her political activism-‐ executed and expressed by her street art. The design actually contained light in a magnificent way. The ceiling was a special material that allowed light to bend and pass through it, creating a landscape of the weather of the mind. No actual theatrical lights were used, as I designed fluorescents into the sides of the venue in order to sterilize the world and expose the inner conflicts in each character.
Produced by Page 73 at the Wild Project in NYC, World Premiere April 2013
Written by: Kara Manning
Directed by: Sam Buntrock
Set Design: Kris Stone
Costume Design: Kaye Voyce
Light Design: Brian Tovar
Sound Design: Jill BC Du Boff and Sam Kusnetz