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WSD2017|The Other Shore
1-9 July.Taipei, Taiwan
An extraordinary festival of performance design, including exhibitions, performances
and diverse events,attracted over 15,000 visitors from 71 countries.


Professional Designers

United States of America

Pegi Marshall

The Other Shore

Category: Set Design, Lighting Design

Design Statement

Playwright: “this is the story of Man’s restless internal Journey in search of Nirvana to find a non-existent other shore. Craving a bliss, in a brush stroke moment, he crosses over inward to confronted by continued suffering, experiencing fragments of himself – youth, parents, lovers – lines and swirls of confusion, frustration, loneliness, fear, and anger are drawn on his heart and soul as he journeys deeper with his own shadow. We journey with him…into his soul - a blank canvas awaiting change, healing, and peace. What we experience is a confusion of suffering emotions, a lonely path towards yet another blank canvas, as he is re-born.

My intent was to create a sacred space surrounded by darkness and shadows. Audience travels inward passing over a bridge, through a Shinto gate – moving from the profane to the sacred.

Central production concepts were Buddhism and the Buddha Board – a water-painting tablet on which black strokes appear quickly and slowly fade as they dry.

This production was part of a sustainability research project: To Trash or Not to Trash, conducted by the designer. Scenic elements were designed for deconstruction. Production materials were salvaged, re-imaged and re-used for future class and workshop projects.

Pegi Marshall

Peg Marshall is a USA829 Scenic Designer, professor, researcher, with MFA in Design from the University of Maryland College Park USA. Peg has been awarded grants and fellowships for her research and creative projects. Creative work, includes theatre and performance installations, and research on sustainability in theatre design, have been presented / performed in several US cities as well as in New Zealand, Serbia, Prague, and Canada. As an artist Peg emphasizes sustainability and accessibility, as she believes it is important to be socially responsible to the communities in which we create and share our art. See www.PegiDesign.com and www.2Trashornot2Trash.com

Email Address: pegi@pegidesign.com

Theatre Company California Polytechnic University Theatre Company

The Premiere Date of Production 2015-02-28

The Premiere Space of Production Spanos Theatre

Author Gao Xingjiam

Director/ Choreographer Josh Machamer

Set Designer Pegi Marshall

Lighting Designer Pegi Marshall

Costume Designer Thomas J. Bernard

Sound Designer Josh Machamer