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Hedwig And The Angry Inch

Nov 2016, New York

Graphic Design, Animation, Projection Design

Group Work

Hedwig And The Angry Inch is a projection design work for the class "Live Performance". The project includes projection design for three songs from the play Hedwig And The Angry Inch.

Our group chooses The Origin of Love, Sugar Daddy and Tear Me Down these three songs to design the projection contents and stage model for the play.

Group Members

Angela Perrone

Ruta Kruliauskaite

Aaron Parsekian

My Contribution


Graphic Design

Animation Design

Design Tools


Sketch, Illustrator

After Effects, Premiere Pro

CNC, Laser Cut

Working Flow



Model Box

Ideations for Three Scenes


Projection Contents

Project on

Model Box


Part1: Key Words/Concepts

One Sentence

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a show about a transgender woman performing the story of her life where she searches for identity, completeness and becoming whole.

Multi Sentence

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a show about a transgender woman performing the story of her life in a one-night rock music performance on Broadway. Living in East Berlin before the wall's collapse, Hedwig feels like a misfit in her own city, so in pursuit of her "other half" and a happier life, she undergoes a botched sex change operation, and follows her presumed 'other half' to America, only to be abandoned again and again. Through much heartbreak, scandal and losing herself in others along her journey, Hedwig eventually discovers her identity and accepts who she is in real time on stage.

Part2: Image Inspiration

Building Model Box

Set Design Ideas

- Hurt locker Iraqi set is used by Hedwig as a backdrop, they turn it into a USO tour show.

- Hedwig is on tour, there are road cases on stage, Hedwig sings into a road case instead of the oven

- Speaker cluster

- Bomb crater/sandbag centerstage center

- Hedwig spray painted on the tent, they arrived onstage quick and made the best of it

- Theater wall is visible upstage, exit door to back alley shared by Tommy's venue. Large roll gate on the wall

- Hedwig enters from below the stage via a lift in the crater CSC. She exits from the roll gate upstage through a bright light

Stage1: White Model Box

Stage2: Painted Model Box

Ideation for Three Scenes

Scene1: The Origin of Love

Concept: This song represents transition or transformation, part to whole, other half and opposites, through abstract visuals and colors.

The mood of the song is very dreamy and the content is a defining moment in a child's life. Because of this, we will portray the imagery in abstract, use dreamlike style, show abstract visuals such as round shapes being split and coming together, colors, mixing and separation.

Scene2: Tear Me Down

Concept: Sets up the entire show and projections will embrace the journey of Hedwig and her discovery of self and wholeness.

Scene3: Sugar Daddy

Concept: Finding self, accepting self, finding "other half", becoming whole. 

Projection Contents Design

Scene1: The Origin of Love

Project on Model Box

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