Yizhu(Nina) Pan is a China-born set and production designer currently based in New York City.
She is curious to challenge the mind beyond the reality and her approach to design is to convey the story and the hidden history through metaphor in order to establish the appropriate context.
Her background in textile design and mixed materials are an essential part of her interdisciplinary skillset.
She appreciates and embraces both risk and collaboration in the design process and continues to explore designing holistic systems rather than just sets.
Watermelon Eating Contest
Each generation is having to confront the issue of what it means to be “raced” to be black or white or brown. Watermelon Eating Contest comically and critically poses the questions, but none of us have answers and maybe there is no right or wrong answers. It’s about our history, about who we are, and how we connect ourself.
Written by: Stevie Walker-Webb
Adapted from: "The Watermelon Eating Contest" by Dr. Danny Hoey
Director: Stevie Walker-Webb with Joanna Lugo & Lili Stiefel
Choreographer: Erin Pettigrew
Produced By: NYU Tisch Grad Acting/Design
A grief-stricken man from a dry landscape voyages into space.
He observes – and is observed by – a watery planet, which makes the source of his grief manifest to him as a living memory.
His final voyage is inward: he learns to reconcile his grief with his memories.
Screenplay by: Fridrikh Gorenshtein and Andrei Tarkovsky
Based on the novel by: Stanisław Lem
The women of Troy were imprisoned in containers. Soldiers escorted the containers to the warships. The warships floated in the vast ocean. The destiny of all people was floating in the ocean, just like some eternity on human beings, which witnessed the love and enmity of the human world in the warship.
In my story, the container, which imprisoned the women, is a camp for the prisoners. It is the world of a man in control of power for a warship in control of a container.It symbolizes the boundless ocean beyond the warship for the huge mirror in the background, as if the eyes of the higher layer above the human beings watch all the tragedies of the world.
Written by: Euripides
Anne Carson: Translation by
Born and raised in the US, Lisa Lin seems to have a perfectly wholesome American life. However, when her mother lost the English language ability due to Alzheimer’s, Lisa suddenly realized that fundamentally something has been missing in herself which has kept her away from her mother in her entire life.
Not being able to communicate with her mom verbally, Lisa has to find ways to get through the wall between them, while her mother is sliding back to the child state. Meanwhile, the coming of new life is unstoppable and keeps reminding her of her new identity as mother-to-be.