projection, documentary, installation, film
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Adam Larsen has designed video projections for over 200 productions in Theatre, Dance, Symphony and Opera. Projects have ranged from intimate to extravagant and have appeared both on Broadway and in many of the major venues across the country. Adam’s multifaceted work has led to collaborations with leading voices in Symphony and Opera including including twenty-five projects with James Darrah, fifteen projects with Michael Tilson Thomas, three with John Adams, as well as projects with Joni Mitchell, Janelle Monae, Esperanza Spalding, Louis Langrée, Christopher Rountree, Missy Mazzoli, and Ellen Reid.

Adam is excited to be designing projections for the world premiere of Corigliano's
Lord of Cries at Santa Fe Opera, as well as directing the Nebraska Flatwater and A Worm's Eye View installations in Omaha - which will eventually live in the mobile projection venue, The PineCone.

Recent work includes the direction and design for Missy Mazzoli's
Let Me Freeze Again to Death, presented in the Guggenheim's Works & Process series, the co-direction and editing for Ellen Reid's Lumee's Dream, La Opera, and the direction and editing of three works for the Sun Valley Music Festival.

Other projects include Hal Prince’s
LoveMusik on Broadway; Missy Mazzoli’s Breaking The Waves at Opera Philadelphia and the Prototype Festival; Lee Breuer’s The Gospel at Colonus at the Athens, Edinburgh, and Spoleto festivals; Esperanza Spalding's 12 Little Spells national tour; Watermill at the BAM Next Wave Festival; David Lang's Prisoner of the State at the New York Philharmonic; Haruki Murakami’s The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle at the Singapore and Edinburgh festivals; Janáček’s From the House of the Dead at Canadian Opera; Bernstein’s Mass at the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Lincoln Center; Britten’s Peter Grimes, Bernstein’s On the Town, Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, as well as all seven seasons of the SoundBox series at San Francisco Symphony; The Pelleas Project at the Cincinnati Symphony; Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann at Hawaii Opera Theatre; Adams’s A Flowering Tree, Handel’s Agrippina at Opera Omaha; Foss’s Phorion with New World Symphony; Mascagni’s Iris at Bard Summerscape; as well as the direction and design of a 360 degree filmic installation set to Adams's The Dharma at Big Sur at Opera Omaha, the direction of Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle at the Houston Symphony, and creation of Rainbow for the Honolulu Theatre for Youth.

In addition, Adam has directed two feature length documentaries about disability. His first,
Neurotypical, about autism from the perspective of autistics, premiered on the the PBS series P.O.V and his second, Undersung, about caregivers of severely disabled family members, is available on Amazon.
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