Due to the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic this production was cancelled. An interactive production site made by the creative team can be found at www.desdemonaschild.wixsite.com/dezzy
DESDEMONA's CHILD walks a delicate balance between the poetry of its text and the reality of its subject matter. The children and ghosts of the characters from Shakespeare's Othello battle with the continued legacies of prejudice within the context of our modern world.
This production was inspired by the small steel towns surrounding the Pittsburgh region where the production was to be performed. Here the townspeople try desperately to physically and psychologically barricade themselves from the rising floods and the painful truths that haunt their past and present. 

Images shown here were created as digitally rendered 3D models in an attempt to accurately represent the scenery as it was drafted to be built in by the shop before production was haulted.
Director: Adil Mansoor       
Set: Antonio Troy Ferron       Lighting: Mitchell Jakubka       Clothing: Jean-Luc DeLadurantaye  
Sound: William Lowe       Composition: Travis Wright    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Early photoshop collages and developmental model iterations.

Chalkboard story mapping with the team.

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