Projects

Firefly Shadow Theater uses shadow puppets to cast a light on topics of interest in an original, dynamic and engaging way. 


 
 

“Snippet” - Trailer After reading an article,'The Secret Life of Scissors’, by curator Teresa Collenette about an exhibit at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London, we became fascinated with the role of this simple domestic tool in women's lives and decided to explore it in a new full-length shadow puppet production. The images in this trailer are highlights from various scenes. 

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Andrea Caspari's design of the book cover for "Thinking Through Resistance: A Study of Public Oppositions to Contemporary Global Health Practice", Nicola Bulled ed., Routledge, NY 2017.

 
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"Imagining Urban Resilience", a 2015 power point presentation using shadow puppet images,* for ISET (The Institute for Social and Environmental Transition), as part of the Rockefeller Foundation's pioneering work on resilient cities in the face of climate change.

 

 

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"My Revolutionary Dream Toilet", a 2013 performance at the Engineering, Social Justice and Peace Conference at Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York , explores the complexities of life for the one billion people in the world who live in shacks with little or no sanitation. The narrator is Armitage Shanks, a talking toilet. Based on the experiences and research of Scott Jiusto and Bob Hersh of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts, in Cape Town, South Africa.