Virtual & Mixed Reality + Experience Design

Theatrical Projection Design

Projection Design

Media is spatial and exists in time. Projection designers build worlds using media within architectural, sculptural, interpersonal, and narrative environments. As a projection designer, I have a deep understanding of what it means to create a mixed reality, communicating emotional, story, and environmental context to an audience. I’ve worked in theatre and performance since 2010, on and off Broadway, in Lower East Side experimental theatre clubs, at regional theaters across the States, and on stage in China with a contemporary ballet company. I have also had the privilege to teach and mentor design and art students at top-tier universities. 

For my full theatrical CV, please contact me.

Chokher Bali
Barnard College

The Barnard College Theatre Department presents the English language premiere of of Chokher Bali (Sand in My Eye), based on Rabindranath Tagore’s classic novel, dramatized and translated by Professor Partha Chatterjee, directed by internationally renowned playwright and director Mahesh Dattani

Role : Projection Designer

Sponsored by :
Barnard College Department of Theatre
Columbia University Major in Drama & Theatre Arts
Ahuja Distinguished Visiting Fellow,
South Asian Institute, Columbia University
Asian Cultural Council

Farewell My Concubine
Ningbo Song And Dance Company

A re-telling of the classic Chinese tale, told through the contemporary eyes of Guggenheim Fellow Yin-Mei Critchell’s vivid choreography. Premiered with the Ningbo Song and Dance Company,  in Ningbo, China, August 2016.

Role : Projection Co-Designer

Projections Team : 
Lead Animator & Co-Designer: Anna Henson
Lead Projectionist & Co-Designer: Rasean Davonte Johnson
Scenic and Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor
Sound Design: David Van Tieghem

Choreography: Yin-Mei Critchell

Leveling up
SteppenWolf Theatre

Three twenty-something roommates are glued to their video games. They are masters of the virtual worlds behind the computer screens in their Las Vegas basement. When one of them uses his gaming skills to land a job with the National Security Agency launching actual drones and missiles, online battles begin to have real consequences. Written by Deborah Zoe Laufer, Directed by Hallie Gordon. 

Role : Projection Designer

“Brian Sidney Bembridge’s scenic design and Anna Henson’s projections provide an impressively immersive gaming experience. For Steppenwolf for Young Adults, it’s an impressively up-to-date and uncondescending treatment of the world online and off.”
– Kris Vire, TimeOut Chicago


Trip of Love
Stage 42

A musical revue bringing the 1960’s to life with over 25 hit songs from “Downtown” to “Somebody to Love” to “White Rabbit.”

“One of the most elaborate shows to ever land on an Off-Broadway stage!” – Musical Theatre Review

Role : Associate Projection Designer

Concept, Direction, Choreography by James Walski
Set Design by Robin Wagner (Tony Award, The Producers)
Projection Design by Daniel Brodie
Associate Projection Design by Anna Henson

Public Theater

Anne Hathaway stars in this one-woman show, directed by Julie Taymor, about an Air Force pilot who becomes a grounded drone pilot following her pregnancy.

Role : Assistant Projection Designer

Written by George Brant
Starring Anne Hathaway
Directed by Julie Taymor
Projection Design by Peter Nigrini
Set Design by Ricardo Hernandez
Lighting Design by Christopher Akerland

“ANNE HATHAWAY gives a fiercely good performance… and Ms. TAYMOR has provided a sleek, high-tech production…” 
 New York Times

“Taymor, whose genius for stage spectacle was made famous by Broadway’s The Lion King (and infamous by Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark), works beautifully with Riccardo Hernandez’s minimalist set and Peter Nigrini’s haunting projection design.” – USA Today

“Ms. Taymor and Ms. Hathaway allow the words to remain at the forefront of ‘Grounded,’ even as we are also treated to impressive video displays that show us what the pilot sees as she stares into “the gray” of the desert for hours every day. (Peter Nigrini’s projections play an integral role.)” – New York Times


Sunken Cathedral
Prototype Festival
La Mama Experimental Theater

TED fellow, Korean-American composer, and sonic surrealist Bora Yoon, fuses voice, electronics, and instruments from various cultures and centuries with evocative video design to create SUNKEN CATHEDRAL, a multimedia performance tracing a musical and archetypal journey through the subconscious.

Role : Associate Projection Designer

Projection Designer : Adam Larsen
Created and Performed by Bora Yoon
Directed by Glynis Risby
Interaction Design by R. Luke DuBois
Scenic Design by Tom Lee
Lighting Design by Haejin Han
Costume Design by Junghyun Georgia Lee
Photo Credits: Cory Weaver

Images of cathedrals figure prominently in the striking visuals (designed by Adam Larsen), which include gorgeously rendered silhouettes. – Bora Yoon’s Sunken Cathedral in the New York Times

For more information on any of these shows, or a complete theatrical resume, please contact me.