Video Design for Live Performance

A selection of single and multi-screen video that I created for theatre, opera, dance, and music performances.

Madness and the borders between nature,

violence and humanity.

 

Performed at the Main Theatre, University of California, Davis. Set in WWII Shanghai. Adapted by Neil LaBute; directed by Obie Award winner, Bob McGrath.

 

Video projected through a scrim in front of the main action, controlled by WATCHOUT software, a program that blends images and can be cued for live performance.  Photos:  Sojin Han

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North American premiere of the Neil LaBute adaptation of the classic Georg Büchner play.  Directed by Obie Award winner, Bob McGrath.

 

Performed at the Squires Studio Theatre, Blacksburg Virginia. Set in the Civil War.

 

Video projections span a 45' screen, with two blended projectors, and a third projector overhead. Controlled by WATCHOUT software.

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1/7

World Premiere

Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

 

Song cycle and theatric antics with Stew (Tony, Passing Strange), Heidi Rodenwald, and the Negro Problem. A poignant and irreverant performance on Wagner and the blues. Live VJ controlled with VDMX software.

 

World Premiere

Harlem Stage, New York

 

Song cycle and spoken word with Stew (Tony, Passing Strange), Heidi Rodenwald, and the Negro Problem. A tribute to James Baldwin, culminating a year-long celebration of Baldwin in New York.

 

Curran Theatre, San Francisco (2016); Joe's Pub, New York (2016). Touring: Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New Orleans, London, etc.

 

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World Premiere

Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg, Virginia

 

Video projections fill the backgrounds with moving images, and are the dominant visual element for this new opera, based on a Grimm's fairy tale. Shot with the RED in 4K HD.

 

Composed by Lori Laitman, libretto by Dana Gioia, directed by Beth Greenberg.  Commissioned by the Moss Art Center, Blacksburg, Virginia, in collaboration with Opera Roanoke. Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Science and Art

 

Production Manager, Videography & Video Editing

An installation and dance performance about a distressed wetlandds environment in North Carolina. A collaboration with Carol Burch-Brown and Ann Kilkelly.

 

Performed at the CUBE, Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg, Virginia (2014);  Taubman Museum, Roanoke, Virginia (2015)

Joan Grossman

Pinball Films

Media Artist

Filmmaker