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The Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper is a devised dance-theatre production based on the same-titled American short story written in 1892 by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. O'Dell's adaptation explores the fragility of the human psyche and the importance of autonomy of one's own health and body through a vibrant combination of dance, theatre, and animated projections. Using a heightened sense of ensemble-based movement and physical storytelling, this production blurs the lines between text and subtext and reality and delusion, in a hauntingly- fantastical hybrid-style of performance. 

Photos by Skye Schmidt

Premiere: 2019 

University of California, Irvine 

Experimental Media Performance Laboratory

Claire Trevor School of the Arts

Adapter and Director: Robyn O'Dell

Sound Design: Jordan Tani

Animations: Miranda Javid, Michelle Roche, Brenda Vu

Lighting Design: Morgan Embry

Set Design: Anna Ialeggio & Robyn O'Dell

Stage Manager: Samantha Sorin

Cast: Lindsey Allgood, Jacob Boarnet, Jemima Choong, João Pedro Ducci , Jezelle Lacson, Natalia Pinpin, Sadie Sandoval, with voice over by Gavin Mueller


Length : 45 minutes, no intermission

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