ShadowLight Productions Founded in 1972 by Larry Reed, ShadowLight Productions is one of the very few professional shadow theatre companies in the world honoring ancient shadow theatre traditions while innovating through the use of contemporary technologies and interdisciplinary approaches. Its mission is to expose the general public to shadow theatre in a wide range of forms including, but not limited to, live performances, film, and other media. All ShadowLight’s activities are designed to demonstrate a wide spectrum of Shadow Theatre for the enjoyment of the multicultural, multigenerational audiences. The company’s activities range from traditional shadow theatre performances and creation of new works to documentary films on various shadow theatre traditions and arts-in-education programs. Performed behind and in front of a large screen (15' x 30'), our original productions employ specially designed projectors to cast silhouettes of puppets, actors, and cutout sets, all of which are manipulated to create astonishingly cinematic effects live on stage. With each project, we seek to create works that reflect the diversity and complexity of the modern world. Original works include IN XANADU, COYOTE'S JOURNEY, 7 VISIONS and GHOSTS OF THE RIVER. The company has received two Citations for Excellence from the International Puppetry Association and has been nominated for the America Theater Wing Design Award.