Our upcoming new signed/spoken production of Cyrano not only simultaneously blends ASL with spoken word, the set design will incorporate a network of video monitors throughout the stage that will provide captioning for deaf audiences and serve as a video portal through which the audience experiences the e-language and imagery of the internet.
This world premiere new version of the romantic classic is now set in a modern city. Language and communication (and the struggle to connect and communicate) are major themes in the new play. The internet and iphones, Facebook and texting, play a major role in our modern electronic lives. And they will be important elements in this re-imagined new version of Cyrano.
The “electronic network” of video monitors will come to life on stage via the artistry of video designer Jeff Teeter and the Multi-Media Technicians at Media Fabricators, Inc.
The Cyrano design and production team met yesterday at the Fountain with director Simon Levy to discuss and plan the many creative elements of the new play.