By Michael Gioia
23 Nov 2012
"We're so proud to present our very first ticketed show," said iLuminate founder, creative director and software engineer Miral Kotb — who is also credited as director, choreographer and playwright of the Off-Broadway production — in an earlier statement. "Artist of Light is a fable that combines mythical elements with music, art, dance forms and the magic of iLuminate light suits. We've created an exciting story with characters our fans will fall in love with."
The production, which continues through Jan. 5, 2013, features musical direction by Justin "Kanobby" Keitt (Far East Movement), who composed for the piece alongside Christopher Tignor (Slow Six, Wires.Under.Tension).
Artist of Light, according to iLuminate Productions, "tells the story of Jacob, a talented but insecure young artist who struggles to connect with the real world. He takes comfort in his magical paintbrush, which grants him the power to turn the characters of his imagination into living, breathing creatures.When a jealous bully steals the paintbrush and uses it for evil, turning Jacob's sweet creations into horrifying monsters, Jacob must face danger without the help of his miraculous tool. He fights to save his town and friends, all while knowing the paintbrush that brought him so much joy is now a weapon in the hands of a villain bent on destruction."
The creative team also includes Athena S. Bienvenu (playwright), John "JRock" Nelson (choreographer, scenic design, costume design), Dario Mejia (choreographer) and Marcus Allan Cobb (choreographer).