Have you ever wondered what happens to your shadow while you sleep? 

Well, it turns out that some shadows are more mischievous than others. And soon after moving to his new home, Flash discovers that his shadow has moving plans of his own! Follow the playful adventures of Flash and his exciting quest to reunite with his shadow in this multimedia performance for the youngest of audiences (ages 2-5) and the young at heart.

Developmental workshops with students ages 2-5 from the Early Childhood Center at the University Settlement (Lower East Side and East New York) and the Pre-School for the Arts, TriBeCa NY. 

Shadow Play was developed as part of a residency at The Performance Project @ University Settlement. Trusty Sidekick Theater Company artists led development workshops with student ages 2-5 in the Settlement’s early education program. Through a series of creative play and story development workshops led by a team of teaching artists, the students offered their ideas about the nature of shadows and acted as dramaturgs, informing the devising process of the artists as they created the show.

On Tour

Interested venues please contact Shaw Entertainment

Past Presentations

January 2018 - IPAY Showcase

January 2017 - Lincoln Center Education, NYC

March 2013 - University Settlement, NYC

March 2012 - University Settlement, NYC

Creative Team

Paul Brewster, Jonathan Shmidt Chapman, Christopher Gabriel, Simon Harding, Drew Petersen, Zack Ramadan, Jorge Sanchez, Leigh Walter


Drew Petersen


Margot Fitzsimmons, Spica Wobbe


Edie Demas, Jonathan Shmidt