When a man visits his ill childhood friend Roderick Usher after many years apart, he is shaken to his core by the foreboding atmosphere and sense of evil that pervades the household and its inhabitants. His attempts to understand and address the literal and figurative "illness" that permeates Usher's house fail at every turn, and he is unable to deter Usher, his sister Madeline, and the house itself from their swift descent into the abyss. The hauntingly beautiful and strange music of Philip Glass perfectly captures every nuance and inner nerve of this powerful story by Edgar Allan Poe.
The Fall of the House of Usher: Set Designer
With Portland Opera: Set Designer for EUGENE ONEGIN, L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI, COSI FAN TUTTI, THE DIFFICULTY CROSSING A FIELD & THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION, and LA CENERENTOLA, and Lighting Design for BIG NIGHT OUT. Also in Portland, CRAZY ENOUGH at Portland Center Stage; BARBEQUE, CROWNS, and THE WOLVES at Portland Playhouse; WELL, LET ME DOWN EASY, and THE BALTIMORE WALTZ for Profile Theatre. In addition to theater, Dan was the lighting Director of the Pickathon Festival from 2012-2019 and Is currently a Set Designer at Laika.