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.


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,

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

Also haunting is the video design by Francesca Talenti, which makes for a truly eerie play-within-the-play scene.
– Jenn Larsen,