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A world tour that immersed fans in the world of music collective DPR and subverted their expectations of a standard concert experience by incorporating narrative structure, an art installation, and theatrical stagecraft into the show.
A preshow sound installation hinted at the visual, sonic, and conceptual themes of the show; the show itself featured two giant inflatables, fifteen pool floaties thrown into the crowd, 200 pink wigs given to audience members, three kabuki drops, and a variety of other scenic, lighting, and special effects elements to tell the story of each artist’s journey within the collective.
An immersive dinner show hosted by an alluring and free-spirited Chanteuse who encourages guests to explore new relationships and engage with one another in unique and daring ways. Features a multicourse meal, circus acts performed on custom apparatus, a live-sung score of re-arranged pop hits, intimate moments, and dynamic choreography.
Created for The Manor, an intimate night club space
Schwarzman Purple Rain Event
Celebrating the work of David Bowie and Prince, Blackstar Rising & The Purple Reign will explore the careers of two singular musicians who changed the face of popular music culture in the second half of the twentieth century. Bringing together scholars, musicians, filmmakers, artists, journalists, and students for discussion, critical listening, and musical performance, this event will examine the pathbreaking innovations of these two remarkable musicians, and explore the legacies of two artists who recognized the ways that popular music can create liberating spaces where audacious cultural and social changes and transformations might flourish. Lectures and roundtable discussions will examine how Bowie and Prince each championed aesthetic, social, and cultural freedom and rule-breaking in their respective repertoires and ultimately revolutionized racial, gender, and sexual identity politics in popular music culture. The event will culminate in a concert featuring the band TV On The Radio.
A custom-built LED ring provided a signature visual that could be easily toured and simply operated while remaining high impact, in addition to enabling a flexible setlist through individually-programmed tracks based on timecode.
Scarlet Night London
A one-night only launch party showcasing the spirit of Virgin Voyages’ inaugural entertainment offerings. Unpredictable guest-centric activities drew 1,500 attendees through a 20,000 square-foot space containing hidden bars, a basketball court, an arcade, a bouncy castle, and a swimming pool. The most enthusiastic partygoers were rewarded with afterparty shuttles in the form of stretch limousine police cars and pink fire trucks.
USITT was founded in 1960 as an organization to promote dialogue, research, and learning among practitioners of theatre design and technology. Asher Young was asked to design the conference in 2016 and 2018. All designs were made possible through the generous donated materials and time.
A ship-wide activation for 3,000 guests, involving performances from 50+ multi-talented cast members, curated playlists & original compositions, interactive games, and pop-up installations across 18 decks, all rooted in an ancient maritime myth celebrating bold and adventurous exploration.