My Soul’s Shadow


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My Soul’s Shadow (2015)

My Soul’s Shadow is a 45 minute cinematic shadow puppet installation based on the poetry of Federico García Lorca created by Manual Cinema.

The shadow projections are created using six overhead projectors, five puppeteers, two screens, and dozens of handmade paper shadow puppets.

My Soul’s Shadow was created by Manual Cinema Artistic Directors Drew Dir, Sarah Fornace, Ben Kauffman, Julia Miller and Kyle Vegter

Directed by Sarah Fornace
Music Score and Sound Design by Kyle Vegter
Installation Design by Sarah Fornace and Ben Kauffman
Puppet Design by Drew Dir and Julia Miller
Associate Puppet Design by Lizi Breit
Music performed by Nu Deco Ensemble (
Aleksandr Zhuk, violin
Aaron Merrit, cello
Daniel Velasco, flute
Annabelle Hwang, clarinet
Live Sound Effects by Kyle Vegter
Sound Engineer and Production Manager Mike Usrey
Puppetters: Sam Duetsch, Charlotte Long, Diane Mair, Julia Miller
Puppeteer and Garcia Lorca, Jose Federico
Text by Federico García Lorca
Translations by Catherine Brown, Greg Simon, and Steven F. White
My Soul’s Shadow also adapts Lorca’s illustrations and drawings.

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