The Empire Builders

I created an adaptation of Boris Vian’s absurdist play, The Empire Builders, for my MFA thesis. The performances–originally planned for late March 2020–were called off as we were loading in due to the pandemic. In lieu of a realized production, I created a few renderings to convey my design ideas.

More general info about my thesis project as a whole coming soon!


Original Text by Boris Vian
Adaptation by Kat C. Zhou

Stage Direction by Thomas Peterson
Production Design & Choreography by Kat C. Zhou

Images from earlier rehearsals/lab exploration: