Role: Game Design Consultant, Perfumer
Interactive Circus Performance
Director: Bunny Holmes
Hinge was a magical feat of live gaming, interactive theatre, and classic circus. Along with a crack team of fellow designers, I helped brainstorm ways to knit the traditional theatre experience into a living, breathing show that responded in the moment to audience interactions.
In addition to game design, I hand-made two very special perfumes designed to invisibly enhance the performance, using scent as one would a musical score or a special effect. Working closely with director Bunny Holmes and musician Jesse Buddington, I designed and manufactured two original scents: Arch, a heady, sultry forest scent applied in the lobby to establish the hypnotic atmosphere of the Hinge universe, and Wendy-Cat, a spine-tingling, animalistic musk for Wendy, Vespertine's very own nine-foot velveteen tiger (who still sometimes comes out to play).