CalArts School of Theater (2014), "WALD" an immersive multimedia performance by Allison M Keating, video design by Hind Bin Demaithan. Associate video designer Jesse Garrison.
WALD is a passionate and challenging devised multimedia performance installation created by Allison M Keating inspired by the Brothers Grimm’s Hansel & Gretel.
Framed in a poetic landscape using exaggeration and hyperbole, WALD is an encounter with the fear of extreme weather becoming our new normal. Will we leave our children with an environment less hospitable than we received?
The audience exists in the same space as the performers, assuming the role of children from a dreamlike town that has run out of water, following two siblings through a surprising, adventurous journey of survival from drought to flood.
Drawing from the third worst drought in US history and Hurricane Sandy in 2012, source material includesHansel and Gretel, newspaper articles, American folk and rock songs, and text generated by John Michael Johnson.
WALD is an ADA accessible immersive experience where the audience and performers co-exist in a vast and open performance space. Please dress comfortably. Unless unable, you will be asked to stand and move through the space. Running time is 60 minutes.
Post show discussions on sustainability and artist talk backs to be announced. WALD means “forest” and "domain."
Photo courtesy of Hind Bin Demaithan
Talia L. Cartell
Olivia Stephanie North
WALD Production Team
Director Allison M Keating
Choreographer Brian Carbine
Composer Jonathan Becker
Scenic Designer Amber Larosa
Costume Designer Stephanie Petagno
Lighting Designer Nick Diaz
Video Designer Hind Bin Demaithan
Properties Design Christian Cummings
Scenic Artist April Story
Stage Manager Marika Weig
Production Manager Ewa Czerniawska
Technical Director Christopher Pheiffer
Producer Ferdinand Botha
Producer Raymond Gutierrez
Asst. Scenic Designer Shannon Knox
Asst. Scenic Designer Narae Kim
Asst. Scenic Designer Tyler Hatch Waters
Asst. Costume Designer Stevie Nemazee
Asst. Costume Designer Angelica Torres
Associate Video Designer Jesse Garrison
Asst. Props Marika Weigand-Shahani
Asst. Stage Manager Dillon Evans
Assist. Stage Manager Kimberly Haith
Asst. Technical Director Joshua “Fritz” Friedensohn