Asylum, created by Only Child Aerial Theater, was a piece that blended the art of aerial with a narrative performance about the lives of patients in a mental institution. Live music, rope, strap, silk work and movement theater painted a picture of the history of a building and its inhabitants.
I used an overhead projector to help illustrate the backstories of the patients. An actor would pull transparencies from a Manila folder and manipulate them on the overhead along with silhouettes and other materials. Performers were both illuminated by and were able to interact with the projections, creating compelling compositions with shadows and textural scenic elements.