Hedwig and the Angry Inch Live Performance

In the Designing for Live Performance, taught by Andrew Lazarow, we are utilizing the projection mapping technology in the settings of Broadway shows. The projection visuals are controlled by Isadora software to perform changing scenes in the Hedwig and the Angry Inch Broadway show.

Conceptual Sentences

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is about finding self-completion through loss.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is about finding self-completeness through pursuing love in a lost journey.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is about a genderqueer East Berlin rock singer, who failed in the sex-change surgery and chase after three different painful relationships to define herself. After repeatedly lost of love and herself, she comes closer to herself and accepts more of her incompleteness.

Movie reference: Blade Runner 2049

Wig in a box

“Wig In A Box” is a song that surrounds identity, but also revolves around issues of femininity and “outness / Inness”  (in a box). For this song, it is important that the outside “stage” remains open as to pronounce the mirrors, which also beg the audience to think of the self in terms of hetero-patriarchal constructions. The projects we thought would be interesting as objects distorted by the reflective medium.

Midnight Radio

“Midnight Radio” is the song where Hedwig seems to fully accept gender ambiguity. On the panels there will be pink and red lights that give the stage a warm but powerful mood.  The stage must be simple as to draw attention to Hedwig’s fabulous drag, and the projections will bounce off the panels. The lights should also act as concert lights (more dynamic and reactive to the music) as to reference a 90’s rock concert. Our main stage includes a row of four panels that have the faces of rock artists referenced in the song (“Here’s to Patti and Tina and Yoko and Aretha”), also as a way to give homage to this era and also its icons.

Our Live Performance – Sugar Daddy

Our group has decided that the overall tone of “Sugar Daddy” is a bittersweet song that gets at the heart of many of the themes of the musical. Playing with vibrant colors and lace to have the taste of being sweet and sexy. “Sugar” in this song doubles not only as pleasure but as a capitalist American Dream that was prominent post-cold-war and that comes up through different motifs in the musical. The tension between east/ west and communism comes through intentional saturation and maximalism.

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