CI2 Research Project: Architainment Video Mapping for Theatrical Productions

Project Title:
Architainment: Video Mapping for Theatrical Productions

Project Owner:
Shannon Zura

Project Status:
In Research Phase

Project Team:
Matthew Dobson (Theater Undergraduate)
Madelyn James (Theater Undergraduate)
Eben Robichaud (Media Studies)
James Futter (Industrial technology from UK)
Perry Fertig (Professional Staff)
Meghan Brodie (Faculty Director)

Funding Status

Special Needs:
We are currently looking for a Computer Science Student to round out our team. To get involved please email at:

Research and develop a virtual set using video mapping software. In the spirit of the CI2 Lab’s mission, this exciting project will mix virtual elements with real architectural set pieces using video mapping software and projections. The goal is to create dynamic, non-traditional designs for theatrical productions.  The team working on this project has an opportunity to apply its research in 2013 for a USM Department of Theatre production of Orlando written by Virginia Woolf and adapted for the stage by Sarah Ruhl.  Currently, project collaborators include one faculty member, one staff person serving as a scenic designer, two Theatre majors, one Industrial Technology major, and one Media Studies major.  The project will culminate in newfound skills and technical applications and the proposed Orlando component would enable the team to showcase and share its work with not only faculty and students, but community members as well.


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