Jason Invisible was a theatrical adaptation by Laurie Brooks of Han Nolan‘s young adult novel Crazy. Commissioned and produced by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and VSA, the play debuted in 2013 and expertly navigated the themes of mental illness that fuelled the thrilling narrative of Nolan’s book. As a world premiere, the production needed original artwork for marketing purposes. Working with Scott Bushnell, the Creative Director of the Kennedy Center’s Advertising Department, this design was finally chosen out of a number of iterations around the concept of classical Greek mosaics and its visual relationship with the mental decay and deterioration experienced by characters in the play.
initial concept sketch and early drafts
“Jason Invisible” — What’s the Play About (3/23 – 4/7) by Behind the Curtain (watch the artwork featured in the interviews)