Conceived more as a tone-poem on life, the seasons, change and
growing up than a cute story about a guy in a pig suit, this production
involved location-shot video as well as live video projection.
The actors manipulated a tiny video camera as well as models of the
barn and the Ferris Wheel at the State Fair and other props to provide
an evocative, often bittersweet, background to the story.
The large picture, left, for instance, shows the actor who plays the
sheep, sifting flour “snow” on the model barn and toy truck, as the live
video of his actions are projected on the scrim behind which are the
actors in this winter scene.
Most scenes involved this kind of multiple-view approach where the
audience saw the scene taking place, and the manipulation of the
elements that was creating its visual component.
Charlotte's Web - Directed by Eric Johnson - Lights by Mike Wyant - Costumes by Beth Dunkleberger - Video by Adam Larsen - Fulton Theatre - 2005