LIMBO

Created in a few hours for the University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt. An adaptation of the video game LIMBO into an interactive experience where the player has to use their own shadow to navigate through the game.

Original game by:

Playdead

Adapted by:

Myra Su

Puppeteers:

Andrew Mao, Myra Su & Ruth Wellin

Venue:

Ida Noyes Hall at the University of Chicago on May 11, 2014
(Chicago IL)

Spot of Bother

After a visit to the doctor, a man is diagnosed with a chronic heart condition. Upon receiving an instruction manual, he tries to get by day-to-day with his broken heart.

Live performance debut: March 24, 2014
Film version debut: April 24, 2016

Photos by Matt Caruso

Original story and design by:

Myra Su

Puppeteers:

Myra Su, Sneha Elango (1st run), Andrew Mao (2nd-3rd run), James Brooks & Eric Shoemaker (4th run), Allyson Gonzalez (5th-8th run), Mitch Salm (6th & 8th run), Cynthia Campos Costanzo (7th run), Nick Hall & Kevin Michael Wesson (9th run)

Venue:

Nasty, Brutish & Short at Links Hall on Mar 24, 2014
(Chicago IL)

The Plucky Show at Gorilla Tango Theater on Jun 12, 2014
(Chicago IL)

Micro Music Mash at the Dunes Summer Theater on Jun 28-29, 2014
(Michigan City IN)

The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival at the Grey Center for Arts and Inquiry on Jan 24, 2015
(Chicago IL)

Illinifest at the University of Illinois on Apr 24, 2016
(Urbana-Champaign IL)

In Anticipation of Belonging exhibit opening at Smart Museum on Aug 13, 2016
(Chicago IL)

Shadow Cabaret at Dragon Con on Sep 2, 2016
(Atlanta GA)

A-Squared Poet Theater Festival at Links Hall on Oct 20 & 22, 2016
(Chicago IL)

Shadow’s Play at Elastic Arts on July 14, 2018
(Chicago IL)

Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary

Binky_Image1A shadow puppetry adaptation of Justin Green’s semi-autobiographical comic book. The piece is an exploration in intersecting the experience of reading multiple comic book panels with live theater. The performance is one part of Myra’s BA project which investigates the use of paneling, negotiations between word and image in confessional comics – and how then we can articulate the role of confession in art from Foucauldian and Freudian discourses.

Original story and art by:

Justin Green

Adapted and directed by:

Myra Su

Sound design by:

Adriana Rizzo & Myra Su

Live-action actors:

Jose Medina & Peter Nebres

Puppeteers:

Alex Grant, Adriana Rizzo, Cynthia Campos Costanzo, Joyce Huang & Myra Su

Puppet building assistants:

Isabel Ochoa Gold, Katie Muenck & Spencer Whitehead

Venue:

Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago, on Apr 27, 2013
(Chicago, IL)

The 13th Hour

A boy receives a pet rabbit from his father as a birthday present. But once the clock strikes midnight, time freezes into the 13th hour – the hidden hour in the day when shadows and demons come out to play…

Original story and design by:

Myra Su & Stephanie Robey

Puppeteers:

Myra Su & Stephanie Robey

Venue:

Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago on Nov 7, 2012
(Chicago, IL)