Pericles


Video designer for PlayMakers’ production of Pericles, 2008.
This is an excerpt of the storm sequence; with Eric Knisley.

“Best Video/Design” in the Independent Weekly’s “Year in Arts: Theater” for 2009.
Selected for the World Stage Design Gallery Exhibition, Seoul, Korea, 2009.

Ga-Dance

Hamlet Reviews

Folger Theater, 2010

The company’s current production of Hamlet boasts just one unique feature, but it’s a good one. Francesca Talenti has converted the play-within-a-play into a video presentation, which spills across James Kronzer’s pristine white set and keeps the onstage audience at the center of the action. A… bravura moment.
– Susan Berlin, TalkinBroadway.com http://www.talkinbroadway.com/regional/dc/dc478.html

The play within the play‚Ķ is staged as a kind of art film, silhouettes projected onto the faces and bodies of the actors, Velvet Underground “Exploding Plastic Inevitable”-style. It’s a stunning effect.
– Chris Kilmek, The Washington Examiner http://chrisklimek.com/2010/05/04/hamlet-syndrome-not-hardly

Also haunting is the video design by Francesca Talenti, which makes for a truly eerie play-within-the-play scene.
– Jenn Larsen, WeLoveDC.com http://www.welovedc.com/2010/05/04/we-love-arts-hamlet/