Modern Shadow Theater
ShadowLight Productions is a trailblazer in the contemporary theatre field. In the early 1990’s, after much experimentation, Larry Reed successfully integrated traditional shadow theatre techniques with modern theatre and film styles and arrived at a completely original way of using shadows in theatre that is not culture-bound. This method, which we now describe as “live animation,” orchestrates silhouettes of puppets, actors, and cutout sets illuminated by multiple electric light sources to create cinematic effects live on a 15’x30’ screen. Each show features live music and is created by a collaborating ensemble of writers, choreographers, composers, designers, actors, dancers, musicians and puppeteers from various cultural backgrounds, artistic disciplines and styles.