BEYOND THE LIGHT

Photos by William Haus

BEYOND THE LIGHT is an elegant hybridization of dance, puppetry, shadow work, aerial acrobatics, and lighting effects, all set to the poetry of Walt Whitman and Emma Lazarus. 

 

This piece was developed in sections through a series of residencies including Indy Convergence, The Eugene O'Neill Puppetry Conference, and Puppetry at the Carriage House (PATCH) sponsored by Jane Henson. Excerpts of this work have been selected for the National Best Short Works by the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, GA. Most recently BEYOND THE LIGHT was a recipient of the Emerging Artist Commissioning Program from Streb Action Mechanics Laboratory led by Elizabeth Streb and premiered the full length version at  The Philadelphia Fringe Festival, followed by a run at Sandglass Theater's New Visions Series in Putney, VT.

 

"When we can laugh while we cry, that is the birth of hope. And it is hope that gives humanity its ability to endure." - Leila Ghaznavi, founder of Pantea Productions