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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


WALD Ensemble


Talia L. Cartell

Jazmen-Bleu Gutierrez

Miles Hartfelder

Aiddi Jahava

Nora KingClaire

LarsonRyan Masson

Olivia Stephanie North

Alexandra Schwartz

Sarah Shoemaker

Saskia Vinkhuyzen


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

© 2017 by HIND BIN DEMAITHAN. All rights reserved.

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