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Scenic Inspiration: Shadow Art

In connection with the impulse to really creep out the audience (like the demon face does in The Exorcist), set designer Mike Best shared these amazing images of shadow art. The idea is that a small object is attached to the wall of the set, and as light hits it in a particular way, it casts a shadow that produces a specific image. Check these out.

(Click image to enlarge. To see full size images, Control-Click the image and select “open image in new tab.”)

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About ilanaturgy

Ilana Brownstein is a dramaturg and director specializing in new play development, based in Boston. She is the Founding Dramaturg at Playwrights' Commons and the Director of New Work at Company One.

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