The set first thing, a small town. The whole build is elevated so that puppeteers can stand without being seen below the puppet action.
The story tells how little Sera is afraid of shadows after bitter fighting reached her village. She reacts with horror when brother Wassam takes her to a travelling puppet show, not realising the format is shadow.
A different perspective of the travelling shadow puppet theatre. The characters are modelled on traditional Syrian puppets.
Having destroyed the Puppet Man’s show, Wassam must now help out on a new performance. But how will Sera react?
Puppets are constantly having to be stored, their clothes and hair changed depending on the next scene, by a team of highly skilful wranglers
Out of the Shadows director Rob Graydon with son Josh who’s assisting with all clapboard duties
Wassam, consumed by a need to protect his vulnerable little sister, pleads with her to come out from under the table.
In Sera’s imagination, shadows take on a fearful life of their own.
Could be worse: Travelling back from the studios over the 59th Street Bridge towards Manhattan on a hot September afternoon.