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reviews and interviews:

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In A Moment: Interview with Patrick Lord, Projection Designer

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“Patrick Lord's use of projection is some of the best use of multimedia I've seen in a theatrical production.”

-Evann Normandin, Broadway World

"Lord is emerging as a leading talent in the nascent video-projection design field."
-Ryan Taylor, DC Theatre Scene

"The vivid projection design by Patrick Lord paints tattoos and bones on flesh, creates entire scenes from shadow, and casts migrants against vast landscapes."

-Allie Goldstein, DCist

"With visual embroidery in the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre by projection designer Patrick Lord, whose images are displayed on

mural-length screens on opposite walls of the space, “Love and Information’s” mini-dramas collectively take on an epic quality."

-Peter Marks, The Washington Post

"The animated pencil sketch projections easily set the scene and do so in a beautiful, inventive, and artistic way." 

- Jeff Davis, Broadway World

“Also providing a signal contribution to the show is Patrick Lord, who designed the photographic and animated projections that help transform the stage into the epic landscape of Edward’s inventions (a fairy-tale river, a dragon-haunted castle, etc.) as well as naturalistic locales.”

-Celia Wren, The Washington Post

"The set is aided by many projectors showing the fine work of Patrick W. Lord. The projections range from stunning shots of space to inside the mission control room at NASA. This is a fully immersive visual experience to keep even the fussiest of kids mesmerized."

-Elliot Lanes, Broadway World

"Highlighted by the particularly dynamic Projection Designer Patrick Lord and the subtle Sound Designer and Engineer Dan Deiter, the fields of city Iowa, coast of Napoli, and, yes, bridges of Madison County, leapt to life before our eyes."

-Em Skow, DC Metro Theatre Arts

"Waving grass and weeds are projected on the back curtain, and those images inventively change from barbed wires to windswept clothesline to pouring water to faint landscapes and more as the story develops; set and projection designer Patrick W. Lord did great work."

-E. A. Aymar, DC Metro Theatre Arts

"For one thing, the show is a technical marvel. Its imaginative, Patrick Lord-created scenic design features projections and all sorts of set pieces that have to be moved quickly or fly in and out"

-Arlene Bachanav, Lenconnect.com

"Patrick Lord's projection designs are a critical element to advance the story and augment the wonder of art and space that Picasso and Einstein master." - Pamela Roberts, Broadway World

"The projection work also plays a crucial role throughout, bringing the more whimsical side of the piece into being by rendering the visual and narrative world of Vivienne’s ‘Alzheimer’s creation myth.’  

Patrick Lord’s projection design has its own personality, is well crafted, and an important contrast to the more naturalistic world of much of the performance."

-Chris Williams, MD Theatre Guide

"Patrick Lord's projection work is stunning..."

-Frank Benge, Broadway World 

"There are fabulous puppets (Andrea “Dre” Moore), eye-catching projections (Patrick Lord) and lighting (Andrew Griffin), gripping sound (Kenny Neal) and special effects (Andrew Berry) and a thrilling and wet monsoon. I’m trying to remember when I had so much fun at the theatre, and I’m having a hard time coming up with one."

- April Forrer, MD Theatre Guide

"However, once the show starts, the set transforms through the use of light projections below the platform to show everything from text messages to the wings of a dragon and a mesh-like material that is manipulated by the actresses to show the movement of a monster."

-Hannah Wing, Broadway World

"nifty projections from Patrick Lord that change from the look of Monet’s Water Lilies, to Van Gogh’s Starry Night, to symbols of many of the world’s faiths to expressive multi-colored orbs."

-David Siegel, DC Metro Theatre Arts

"It’s against these surfaces that chaotic projections by Patrick Lord shock and rock us, a jumble of video and audio clips never fully realized, like that fuzzy space between stations on a radio dial or a scattered memory. “Can you hear the sound of hysteria?” We clearly see Dubya, troops in Iraq, words as jumbled graffiti and hear Sesame Street and the announcement of Reagan’s death (2004), all climaxing into a deconstructed view of Americana when the twin towers topple.

Tattered. Scattered. Shattered."

-Terry Byrne, DC Metro Theatre Arts