Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

- Arthur C. Clarke

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LOGIC: CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND
US ARENA TOUR
Director, Logic
Production Designer, Mitchell Schellenger
 
Lighting Director, Sarah Parker
Video Director, Grant McDonald
 
EIC, Nick West
LED, Michael Helton

Produced by Live Nation, the outing will visit 26 cities across North America, making stops in Portland, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, Toronto, Brooklyn, Chicago and more.  Logic will be joined by special guests J.I.D, YBN Cordae and Silas.

Logic catapulted to fame with his now 5x platinum “1-800-273-8255 (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline)” featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid. The song garnered two Grammy nominations, including “Song of the Year,” was a Billboard Hot 100 hit, Top 10 at Pop Radio, #1 on Spotify, and #5 on Spotify Global. His most recent release, “Homicide” featuring Eminem, garnered over 30 million streams in one week and debuted at #1 on the Spotify US Charts upon release.

HARRY CONNICK JR: A CELEBRATION OF COLE PORTER
BROADWAY | NEDERLANDER THEATRE
Concept and Direction, Harry Connick Jr
Scenic Design, Beowulf Boritt and Alexis Distler
Projection Design, Beowulf Boritt and Caite Hevner
Lighting Design, Ken Billington
Server Programming, Grant McDonald
Design Assistant, Brian Pacelli

Featuring a vibrant, 25-piece orchestra and a modern, multi-media presentation, this entirely new production brings back to Broadway both the magic of Cole Porter's compositions and one of the world’s most celebrated live performers. Connick will delight audiences with a signature style that has been called by The New York Times “blatantly seductive” while celebrating Porter’s peerless contribution to the Great American Songbook.

 

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DERREN BROWN: SECRET
BROADWAY | CORT THEATER
Writers | Andy Nyman, Derren Brown and Andrew O'Connor
Directors | Andrew O'Connor and Andy Nyman
Scenic Design, Takeshi Kata
Lighting Design, Ben Stanton
Sound Design, Jill BC DuBoff
Projection Design, Caite Hevner
Server Programming, Grant McDonald
Video Head, Adam Bishop | Assist. Video, Brian Pacelli

From stage to screen, two-time Olivier Award winner Derren Brown has mesmerized millions worldwide with his unique brand of mind reading, persuasion, and psychological illusion. Now, for the first time ever, this U.K. phenomenon and Netflix star brings his talents to Broadway. ‍ After a sold-out, critically acclaimed run off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theater Company, Derren Brown: Secret returns with a spellbinding experience that dares us — in the most jaw-dropping way — to take a closer look at the stories and beliefs that guide our lives. Behold a theatrical event of the mind in this “thrilling spectacle of psychological magic” (Entertainment Weekly). Performances run through January 2020 at the Cort Theatre.

BRING ME THE HORIZON
THE SECOND BASE TOUR
Creative Director, Oliver Sykes
Scenic Design, Sam Tozer
US Lighting Director, Ben Iskip
UK Lighting Director, Tim Fawkes
Costume Design, Kat Marsh
Video Consult/Prog, Grant McDonald
UK Programmer, Annalisa Terranova
Lead Video Editor, Oliver Hutchinson
Notch Editing, Savages (Ted Pallas)

Multi-Award Winning band Bring Me The Horizon have announced The Second Base Tour. This intricately designed, video-heavy production is a tour across North America, Europe and Japan that commenced with a set at Jacksonville’s Welcome To Rockville on May 5, 2019 and wraps up at the Aftershock festival in Sarcramento, CA on October 13, 2020. BMTH lined up the dates in support of their latest album Amo, which was released in January 2019.

 

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OKLAHOMA!
BROADWAY | CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE THEATRE
8 Tony Award Nominations
12 Drama Desk Award Nominations 
Music, Book and Lyrics | Rodgers & Hammerstein
Director | Daniel Fish
Orchestrations, Daniel Kluger | Choreography, John Heginbotham
Scenic Design, Laura Jellinek |Costume Design, Terese Wadden
Lighting Design, Scott Zielinski| Sound Design, Drew Levy
Projection Design, Joshua Thorson | Server Programming, Grant McDonald
Video Head, Sean Meehan | Assoc. Video, Nick Graci

Over 75 years after Rodgers & Hammerstein reinvented the American musical, this is OKLAHOMA! as you’ve never seen or heard it before – reimagined for the 21st century. Stripped down to reveal the darker psychological truths at its core, Daniel Fish’s production tells a story of a community circling its wagons against an outsider, and the violence of the frontier that shaped America. Upending the sunny romance of a farmer and a cowpoke, this Oklahoma! allows the classic musical – and our country – to be seen in a whole new light. Funny and sexy, dark and terrifying, “this is the OKLAHOMA! that was there all along.” (New York Magazine)

CIRCUS - WANDERING CITY
THE RINGLING | BAM HARVEY | NATIONAL TOUR
"An extraordinary docu-music-theater experience... every megabyte of my imagination was engaged." - Gayle Williams, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
 
Score by Ethel
Directed by Grant McDonald
Projection Design, John Narun
Scenic Design, Jason Ardizzone-West
Costume Design, Beth Goldenberg
Lighting Design, Oona Curley
Sound Design, Stowe Nelson
Production/Stage Manager, Kelly Allen
Executive Producer, Karen Jenkins
Producer, Jenney Shamash
In Collaboration with The Ringling

String quartet ETHEL, Director Grant McDonald and the Ringling Museum of Art have collaborated to create a new musical investigation that mines the Ringling Museum’s archives of photography and historical documentation to inspire an evening of original music, video, and spoken word.  The production integrates evocative video with ETHEL’s carefully curated music and The Ringling Museum's vast curated interview archives to create unprecedented insight into this mysterious world.

 

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SEA WALL / A LIFE
BROADWAY | HUDSON THEATER
"Exquisite." - NY Times  
Playwrights | Simon Stevens and Nick Payne
Director | Carrie Cracknell
Scenic Design, Laura Jellinek
Costume Design, Kaye Voyce and Christopher Peterson
Lighting Design, Guy Hoare
Sound Design, Daniel Kluger
Projection Design, Luke Halls
Server Programming, Grant McDonald
Video Head, Tom Galinski | Assist. Video, Blake Manns

The finest actors of their generation, Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Sunday In The Park With George) and Tony Award® nominee Tom Sturridge (1984), had audiences roaring to their feet at the sold-out engagement at The Public Theater. Now Sea Wall/A Life—from the writers of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Constellations, and the director of A Doll’s House—comes to Broadway.

 

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WORLD PRIDE OPENING CEREMONIES 2019
BARCLAY'S CENTER | BROOKLYN, NY
 
Show Director, Anthony Pagano
Server and Video Content Management, Grant McDonald
E2 Operations, Roger Gruchalski

The Barclays Center in Brooklyn hosted the opening ceremony of WorldPride Wednesday night, with a star-studded lineup and hosted by EGOT winner and host of "The View" Whoopi Goldberg. Cyndi Lauper, Billy Porter, Chaka Khan, Ciara, Daya, Todrick Hall and others performed at the big event. 

The celebration marked the first time WorldPride had been held in the U.S. and it was estimated to have been the largest Pride celebration ever.

LANA DEL REY | LA TO THE MOON 
2018 WORLD TOUR
Scenic Designer, Jason Ardizzone-West
Video Designer, Storme Whitby-Grubb
Animation, Editing, Consulting, Grant McDonald

The LA to the Moon Tour is the fourth headlining concert tour by American musician Lana Del Rey, in support of her fifth studio album and fourth major-label studio album, Lust for Life (2017). The tour began on January 5, 2018, at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota and scheduled to visit cities across North America, South America, Oceania and Europe.

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THE INTERNET
CAMP FLOG GNAW CARNIVAL | EXPOSITION PARK, LOS ANGELES
 
Carnival Founder, Tyler the Creator
Director, Syd 
Video Design, Grant McDonald
Lighting Design, Robert Bloom & Kelley Shih
Programming, Loren Barton

The sixth annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival featured a star-studded lineup for the over 40,000 attendees that hit the Campgrounds. The Internet, Lana Del Ray, Migos, A$AP Rocky, Kid Cudi, Mac Miller, Vince Staples, Lil Yachty, 2 Chainz and Kamaiyah were just some of the names on the expansive bill, which also featured Earl Sweatshirt, Denzel Curry, 6LACK, Brockhampton, Domo Genesis, Left Brain, Hodgy and Mike G. Outside of rap, Tyler also landed the legendary Roy Ayers, as well as Kelis, Kelela, Justice, Kehlani, Jorja Smith, Willow and Jan Smith, and Trash Talk. 

BRAIN CANDY LIVE!
2017 TOUR
Created by Adam Savage and Michael Stevens
Director, Michael Webber
Video Director, Grant McDonald

 

Adam Savage, one of television's most loved personalities, has joined forces with Michael Stevens, one of YouTube's biggest stars and they're coming to a theater near you. They’re bringing along their crazy toys, incredible tools and mind-blowing demonstrations for a celebration of curiosity that’s an interactive, hands-on, minds-on theatrical experience like no other. 

Savage and Stevens can’t wait to unleash their collective sense of wonder, curiosity and fun and they’re inviting you and your friends and family to join-in and get your minds messy. Adam and Michael’s Brain Candy Live experience is like a two-hour play date with Walt Disney, Willy Wonka and Albert Einstein.  

Smart is the new superpower and two of this planet's most entertaining everyday heroes are coming to your town to rescue you and your family from boredom. Join them as they use their secret recipe of fun, surprise, excitement (and just a pinch of danger) to cook-up and deliver a giant batch of magical Brain Candy to every mind in the audience.

STARS ON ICE
US & CANADA TOURS / CANADA BROADCAST
 
Founder, Scott Hamilton
Director, Jeffrey Buttle 
Video Design, Grant McDonald
Lighting Design, Gary Wilson
Costume Design, Jamie Dollhopf

North America's premiere skating tour, Stars on Ice brought together a cast of our country’s most decorated skaters and breakout stars for the 2017 tour! Olympic Gold Medalists Meryl Davis & Charlie White are joined by World Medalists Ashley Wagner and Madison Chock & Evan Bates, U.S. Champions Gracie Gold, Jeremy Abbott and Adam Rippon, U.S. Bronze Medalists Madison Hubbell & Zachary Donohue and special guests – 2017 National Champions Nathan Chen and Karen Chen in a star-studded event leading up to the 2018 Olympic Games.

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THE OFFICIAL PRINCE TRIBUTE
Xcel Energy Center
 
Video Co-Design, Jackson Gallagher & Grant McDonald
Featuring Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Tori Kelly, Doug E. Fresh, Luke James, Bilal and Mint Condition, along with Prince’s inner circle, Morris Day & The Time, Judith Hill, Liv Warfield and more.
 

On October 13, 2016, fans from around the world had the opportunity to band together and celebrate the remarkable life and music of the legendary Prince at The Official Prince Tribute. Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN was be home to this incredible event which featured an all-star line up of icons and friends.

Please follow the Twitter handle @PRNTRIBUTEOCT13 for all official updates on this event. 

 

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ESPERANZA SPALDING 
WORLD TOUR
 
Created by Esperanza Spalding
Directed by Maureen Towey
Projection Design by Grant McDonald
Lighting Design, Ben Stanton
 

If “esperanza” is the Spanish word for hope, then bassist, vocalist and composer Esperanza Spalding could not have been given a more fitting name at birth. Blessed with uncanny instrumental chops, a multi-lingual voice that is part angel and part siren, and a natural beauty that borders on the hypnotic, the prodigy-turned-pro might well be the hope for the future of jazz and instrumental music.

 

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(A preview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert)

BLUE DRESS
NATIONAL SAWDUST - NYC
 
Created by Ethel
In Collaboration With Julia Wolfe, Anna Clyne, Missy Mizzoli and Grant McDonald
 
 
 

ETHEL, the post-modern, indie-classical quartet, pays special homage to the brilliant, gorgeous and masterful women who are making their musical mark on the 21st century. Sometimes fierce, sometimes seductive, always full of creativity, composers like Anna Clyne, Missy Mazzoli, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Wolfe, are, through their own voices, warriors and champions of music today. Repertoire by these powerful and contemporary women - including the first performances of Julia Wolfe’s bluegrass-inspired Blue Dress - is performed with music created by the composers’ personal sources of inspiration.

 
BLACK MOUNTAIN SONGS
BAM/The Barbican
 
Curated by Bryce Dessner/Richard Reed ParryDirected by Maureen Towey
Projection Design, Grant McDonald
Scenic Design, Mimi Lien
Lighting Design, Ben Stanton
 

Black Mountain Songs, performed by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, renews the collective thread of the Black Mountain Poets.  Seven composers—Dessner, Parry, Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw, Nico Muhly, Aleksandra Vrebalov, John King, and Tim Hecker—collaborate with Filmmaker Matt Wolf (Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell) to create an expansive choral and visual work that celebrates and rekindles Black Mountain’s utopian spirit.

 

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DEEPEST MAN
3LD | 3D+ PRODUCTION
 
Directed by Mark Rayment
Scenic Design, David Ogle
Costume Design, Stephanie Levin
Lighting Design, Poe Saegusa
Sound Design, JoEllen Dolan
Projection Design by Grant McDonald
 
AMERICAN THEATRE WING'S HENRY HEWES AWARD
 
NOMINATION - NOTABLE EFFECTS
 

Written by James Scruggs and directed by Mark Rayment, this underwater projection spectacle utilized groundbreaking Musion Eyeliner "holographic" technology, underwater cinematography, motion tracking through the xBox Kinect and 17 intricately mapped projectors to tell the story of Dr. Hazzardville Sommers. After having lost those closest to him to a natural disaster, Hazzardville copes with his fleeting sanity through free-diving.

 

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CHINA GOES POP! 
ASIAN/EUROPEAN TOUR
Created by Broadway Asia and CPAA
Projection Design, Brighter Than the Sun
Scenic Design, Andrew Rasmussen
Lighting Design, Mike Ho
 

Described as "China's first multimedia fashion show," China Goes Pop! blends Broadway-style music, dance, Chinese acrobatics and multimedia technology to tell the story of a heartbroken young talented artist and his pursuit of true love.

China Goes Pop! toured Asia and Europe throughout 2016/2017.

 

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BORN FOR THIS
WORLD PREMIERE (Alliance Theatre, Broad Theatre)
 
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright 
Projection Design, John Narun
Assoc Projection Design, Grant McDonald
Scenic Design, Neal Patel
Sound Design, Jesse Stevens
Costume Design, William Ivey Long
 

From Charles Randolph-Wright, director of Motown the Musical, and six-time Grammy Award-winning icon BeBe Winans comes a hilarious and heart-warming journey toward self-discovery. Detroit natives BeBe and CeCe Winans, youngest siblings of the Winans family dynasty, experience the ultimate in culture shocks when invited to join Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s Praise The Lord Network television show. The Winans teenagers become not only television celebrities, they also become like adopted children of the Bakkers, integrating TV evangelism in Pineville, North Carolina. As BeBe and CeCe encounter fame, fortune, and even a young Whitney Houston, BeBe must learn to balance his desire for success with his true calling. A new American musical starring the next generation of Winans singers as the young BeBe and CeCe!

A DOLL'S HOUSE: PART 2
BROADWAY
8 TONY NOMINATIONS
Written by Lucas Hnath
Directed by Sam Gold
Scenic Design, Miriam Buether | Costume Design, David Zinn
Lighting Design, Jennifer Tipton | Projection Design, Peter Nigrini
Sound Design, Leon Rothenberg | Hair & Makeup Desing, Campbell Young
Projection Programming, Grant McDonald

A wildly inventive new American play that picks up after Henrik Ibsen's most cherished work concludes, A Doll's Life, Part 2 boasts an all-star cast that features three-time Emmy Award-winner and three-time Tony Award-nominee Laurie Metcalf, Academy Award-winner Chris Cooper, Tony Award-winner Jayne Houdyshell and two-time Tony Award-nominee Condola Rashad.

In the final scene of Ibsen's 1879 ground-breaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event — when Nora slams the door on everything in her life — instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. In A Doll’s House, Part 2, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind?

 

THE TEMPLE BOMBING
Alliance Theatre | Atlanta, GA
 
Written and Directed by Jimmy Maize
Scenic Design, Meredith Ries | Costume Design, Sydney Roberts
Lighting Design, Jake Degroot | Projection Design, David Bengali
Sound Design, Kendall Simpson | Projection Programming, Grant McDonald

On October 12, 1958, a bundle of dynamite blew through the wall of Atlanta’s oldest synagogue. Following 1954’s Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision, Rabbi Rothschild of The Temple had become a public advocate for the progress of Civil Rights. The Temple Bombing, inspired by the award-winning book by Melissa Fay Greene, is a world premiere presented on the occasion of The Temple’s 150th anniversary. This theatricalization celebrates a city that came together in the face of hatred to live the lessons of the Civil Rights era, lessons that still resonate 58 years after that fateful day. The Temple Bombing is developed in association with Tectonic Theater Project of New York and The Temple.  

ETHEL+
NATIONAL TOUR
 
Reactive Score by Ethel
Projection Design by Grant McDonald
 

In addition to providing Video Server logistics for Ethel's Documerica, Grant McDonald created a tourable, interactive, constantly evolving projection design for Ethel+, an extension of Ethel's Documerica performance that is tailored specifically to the regions Ethel tours to. Through online submissions, local residents are able to create their own visual experience for Ethel's live compositions, thereby engaging in a conversation through the intersection of interactive technology, music and image. 

 

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WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER
SIGNATURE THEATRE - NYC
 
Written by A.R. Gurney
Directed by Jim Simpson
Projection Design, John Narun
Associate Projection Design, Grant McDonald
Scenic Design, Michael Yeargan
Sound Design, Janie Bullard
Costume Design, Claudia Brown
 
 

With her husband overseas near the end of World War II, Grace fights to save the splintering bonds of her family by taking her teenage son and daughter to spend the summer on Lake Erie. When her son takes up with the town outcast, the entire family must confront the expectations of a society that holds conformity in the highest regard. Grace finds that her attempt to restore normalcy may have only fractured their relationships further in the second show of A. R. Gurney’s Signature Residency.

 

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BLUEPRINTS TO FREEDOM
LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE | KC REP
 
CRAIG NOEL AWARD - WINNER - BEST NEW PLAY
CRAIG NOEL AWARD - NOMINATION - BEST PROJECTION DESIGN
 
Written by Michael Benjamin Washington 
Directed by Lucie Tiberghien
Projection Design, John Narun
Associate Projection Design, Grant McDonald
Scenic Design, Neil Patel
Lighting Design, Lap Chi Chu
Costume Design, Beth Goldbenberg
 

In the sweltering political and racial heat of 1963, Bayard Rustin — the brilliant proponent of non-violent civil disobedience — is assigned to orchestrate an unprecedented march for jobs and freedom. Exiled from the Civil Rights Movement by both internal and external forces, Rustin grapples with his last chance for professional restoration and spiritual redemption.

 

This production was also a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award.

 

OUR LADY OF KIBEHO
SIGNATURE THEATRE
 
Written by Katori Hall | Directed by Michael Greif | 
Projection Design, Peter Nigrini
Assistant Design, Grant McDonald
 
 

In 1981, a village girl in Rwanda claims to see the Virgin Mary. Ostracized by her schoolmates and labeled disturbed, everyone refuses to believe, until the impossible starts happening again and again. Skepticism gives way to fear, faith, and fate, causing upheaval in the school community and beyond. Based on real events, Our Lady of Kibeho is the second production of Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall’s Residency at Signature.

 

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STREB | ACTION MAVERICK AWARD ('13/'14)
STREB LAB FOR ACTION MECHANICS
 
Directed by Elizabeth Streb
Projection Design by Grant McDonald
 

The Streb Action Maverick Award celebrates members of the community that embody the STREB and SLAM tennents of courage, strength and interdependance; 2013's recipient was Snøhetta, an architectural firm responsible for the iconic designs of the September 11th Memorial, Norweigen Embassy in Berlin, and the Time's Square redesign. By integrating SLAM's existing architectural design with the organic feel of Snøhetta's creations, we crafted an evening showing the relationship between two denisons of human feats of strength. 2014's recipients were Bill T. Jones and Bjorn Amelan, with an additional integrated performance from ETHEL. In both instances, we were tasked with integrating our projection designs into the existing platform and designs housed by Streb:Forces. Because of our previous collaboration on Forces, we acheived seamless integration between both years' events.

 

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BILLY LEWIS JR | COUNTERPLAY RECORDS
Directed by Alecia Brooks and Grant McDonald

In collaboration with Glee's Billy Lewis Jr, we devised a creative vision for a series of music videos and a live national tour that both introduces the artist and establishes Billy Lewis Jr. as a creative powerhouse in the music industry. An ongoing endeavor, Grant McDonald has created three music videos and is currently in pre-production for Billy Lewis Jr.'s international tour.

 

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THE HEIDI CHRONICLES
BROADWAY
Written by Wendy Wasserstein
Directed by Pam MacKinnon
Projection Design by Peter Nigrini
Assistant Design by Grant McDonald
 

In its first Broadway revival, this bold reimagining led by Tony Award winning director Pam MacKinnon (Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), and Golden Globe® winner Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men,” “Top of the Lake”) in the title role, also stars Emmy® nominee Jason Biggs (“Orange is the New Black,” American Pie) and Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham (A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder) take us on a journey of 1 woman and her diverse friends come to realize that the fight for what you believe in can bring you a long way.

 

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GOREY
NEW YORK PREMIERE
DRAMA DESK NOMINATION - OUTSTANDING PROJECTION DESIGN
NYIT AWARD NOMINATION - OUTSTANDING INNOVATIVE DESIGN
AMERICAN THEATRE WING HENREY HEWES NOMINATION - NOTABLE EFFECTS 
 
Directed by Travis Russ
Projection, Lighting, Scenic Design, John Narun
Associate Projection Design, Grant McDonald
Sound Design, Emma Wilk
Costume Design, Peri Grabin Leong

A tour de force where three incredible actors simultaneously play Edward Gorey, "an artist and writer of genius" (The New Yorker), to uncover the man behind a literary myth.

MATRIX-L'OREAL | IMAGINATION
NEW ORLEANS - PRIVATE EVENT
 
Created by Grant McDonald and Rescue Agreement
In Collaboration with LDJ Productions
 

For Matrix-L'Oreal's annual Imagination event, we developed and executed an opening night spectacle in New Orleans, Louisiana. From on-the-ground salespeople to the executive staff, Matrix-L'Oreal celebrates the power that lies within each individual when they "Imagine All They Can Be." By collaborating directly with senior level Executives as well as their production team, LDJ Productions, we created a suprising, multi-media infused projection spectacle that emerged organically from the presentation structures traditionally associated with sales-conferences. "Imagination" told the story of General Manager Colin Walsh's imagination through vignettes detailing various individuals' struggles to overcome adversity, culminating in a weekend of audience engagement in New Orleans.

 
SQUARE PEG, ROUND HOLE
TECTONIC THEATRE PROJECT | BRIC ARTS
 
Directed by Andy Paris and Anushka Carter
Scenic Design, Andomache Chalfant
Lighting Design Bradley King
Sound Design, Matt Otto
Projection Design, Grant McDonald
 
 

From The Tectonic Theatre Project (The Laramie Project, Gross Indecency) comes a new production on the societally accepted definitions of normal. In asking people what they think of when they hear the word ‘autism,’ the array of answers received is a spectrum all of its own. Using technology, explorations of theatrical form, personal narratives and scientific data, SPRH, now titled Uncommon Sense, investigates what it means to live outside the bounds of ‘normal.’ Combining glass surfaces, intricate 180-degree projection mapping and an acute interest in a diverse mental state, we created a video design displaying what it looks and feels like to live on the spectrum.

 
LOUIS ARMSTRONG: JAZZ AMBASSADOR
NATIONAL TOUR
 
Directed by Carlos Armesto
Projection Design by Grant McDonald
 

Making Books Sing tasked us with creating tourable, multi-panel projections that bring the iconic story of Louis Armstrong into the modern day, and devising a technological platrform that is easily transported and transplanted across the United States. Using advanced mapping technology to manipulate existing archival images into 3D "movies," we created an engaging projection experience that was both educational and exciting, while still being an "out of the box" solution for a small but reputable theatre company.

 
Deepest Man

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