Project Type
Projection Design

In 1922, famed director William Desmond Taylor is found murdered in his home. The celebrity suspects mount as the headlines explode with lurid reports of love triangles, hush money and deception. Enter Will Hays, Hollywood’s newly appointed moral watchdog, determined to silence the scandal and purify this increasingly corrupt city. Based on the true story of Taylor’s unsolved murder, Hollywood is a noir thriller set in the Golden Age of movies by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro.

Outstanding Projection Design, Craig Noel Award Nominee

May 10 – June 12, 2016 (extended run)

Direction: Christopher Ashley
Playwright: Joe DiPietro
Scenic Design: Wilson Chin
Costume Design: Paul Tazewell
Lighting Design: Howell Binkley
Sound Design: Chris Luessmann
Projection Design: Tara Knight
Composer: Wayne Barker
Stage Management: Arturo E. Porazzi



“Because of the intersection of silent film, ‘talkies,’ film, and theatre, the role of Tara Knight (Projection Designer) was elevated beyond the normal.”
– San Diego Free Press

“Tara Knight’s projections… were outstanding. Flickers and flashbulbs, frantic headlines for subtitles, the clicking of an ancient movie projector made the stage a cross between theater and a silent movie.”
– San Diego Reader

“…terrific projection design”
– San Diego Gay & Lesbian News

“…projection designer Tara Knight, who seamlessly merges silent film with live action.”
– Talkin’ Broadway

“…superbly lit by Howell Binkley and much enhanced by the silent-film flashes and the relentless screaming headlines of Tara Knight’s projections.”
– San Diego Story