The Time Traveler's Ball
based on The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells
A hypothetical site-specific gala that would span past and future before culminating in a cross-temporal concert rave at the site of a hot air balloon.
by William Shakespeare
Lighting Design by Stacie Marie O'Hara
Set in a thrust configuration, this project explored King Lear's theme of the indifference of nature to the problems of a king betrayed by his family.
The design draws from the rugged landscape of the Scottish Highlands, the origin of the Lear story.
1001: A Night Fantastique
based on the One Thousand and One Nights, a collection of stories
Venue Drafted by Luis Mondragón
Lighting Design by Naomie Winch
1001 was a pitch for a cirque spectacular nightly show, adapting an existing venue (the Hollywood Bowl). The concept was to use puppetry, gymnastics, dance, and trapeze to tell a rotating selection of stories from the One Thousand and One Nights. This run would showcase a giant paper genie puppet to open the show.
The design draws from both Middle Eastern architecture and Indian motifs to create a fantastical space, as the reference material spans several geographical regions.
Happy Birthday, Jules Verne
based on Around the World in 80 Days, by Jules Verne
A hypothetical steampunk-themed benefit gala based on the works of Jules Verne, set in a black box theater.
The bar and lounge is set in the boiler room of a dirigible, focusing on brand-new steampunk machinery rather than the typical grunge.
The room cycles from day to night, and balloons overhead showcase the flags of countries visited in Around the World in 80 Days.