A Midsummer Night's Dream

Augmented Theatrical Production

  • #Mixed Reality
  • #Performance Arts
  • #Exhibition

Project Description

The theatre and digital media departments of York University in Toronto, Canada, collaborated on a groundbreaking stage production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream in March 2013, directed by Alison Humphrey. The production was enhanced with real-time motion capture, 3d animation and responsive digital effects.

Project Breakdown

We utilized live motion capture technology during the production and created responsive “fairy magic” using infrared light tracking. As a member of the digital media team, I was heavily involved in developing and implementing interactive visual effects for the performances. I was responsible for designing and creating interactive effects that respond to various commands, such as those from a mouse and keyboard, a MIDI controller, and a custom camera that uses infrared-light tracking technology. I also collaborated with other production team members to brainstorm and develop new ideas for the visual effects and provided technical support during rehearsals and performances. My involvement in this project allowed me to gain valuable experience using cutting-edge technology to enhance live performances and captivate audiences.


  • Alison Humphrey

  • Theatre @ York

  • Nichie Enriquez


  • 2013: Midsummer Night's Dream, Theatre @ York York University, Toronto, Canada

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