Past Productions


Works on the Edge Festival, Naropa University – February, 2015

Conceived, Directed and Performed by Allison Caw
In collaboration with Caitlyn Tella

Immerse yourself in a waking dream with the moon as your guide. The gift to see within is given and personal transformation has a galactic effect.

Photo Credits: Scott Strohmeier


Painted Bride Art Center, Philadephia – May 2014
Philadelphia Live Arts/Fringe Festival  – September 2012

Created and Performed by New Paradise Laboratories
Conceived/Direction: Whit MacLaughlin

It’s movement theatre at its most kinetic, with live music, live bodies, and dead musical geniuses. – NPL

“Allison Caw and her castmates deliver beautiful physical theater, giving performances of such exertion it almost hurts to watch them.”      

– The Philadelphia Inquirer 

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Photo Credit: Kevin Monko

The 5th Floor

SOLOW Festival, An Elevator in Philadelphia – June 2012

Created by Bright Light Theatre Company (BLTC)
BLTC co-founded by Sam Tower, Julian Karlen, Allison Caw
Directed by: Samantha Tower, Production: Julian Karlen
Performed by: Allison Caw,  Amanda Kearns,  Jeremy Gable,  Joe Matyas & Jonah Patten

Take a thrilling and intimate ride on an elevator. The story unfolds as you travel floor to floor with the characters of this murder mystery.

“The artists showed arresting attention to detail and made a fearlessly committed ensemble at very close quarters.”

– Broad Street Review 


All Places From Here

Philadelphia Fringe Festival, The Loading Dock – September 2011

Created by Bright Light Theatre Company
Directed by: Samantha Tower, Production: Julian Karlen
Musical Direction: Allison Caw
Performed by: Jihad Milhem, Caiti Lattimer, Adam Kerbel, Amanda Michelle Kearns, Haley McCormick Jenkins and Kate Raines.

A play based on the films and photography produced by Fulbright Ambassador Moshin Mohi-Ud-Din during Lollipops Crown Music and Art Initiative in Morocco.

Photo Credits: JJ Tiziou and Kelly Turner

You Are Here

Philadelphia Horticultural Center Trails – April 2011

Created and Performed by Bright Light Theatre Company
Featuring co-founders: Allison Caw, Julian Karlen and Samantha Tower

You Are Here is a fantasy, a song, and a story of memories.
A performance, a hike and a picnic, rolled into one. 

Photo Credit: Ian Foster


Philadelphia Fringe Festival, The Power Plant – September 2010

Precipice was made possible by the Creative Incubator Grant from the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy.

Created by Bright Light Theatre Company
Directed by: Samantha Tower
Production: Julian Karlen
Set Installation & Costume: Sara McCorriston
Lighting Design: Oona Curley
Sound Design & Composition: Mike Kilduff
Musical Composition: Mark Allen
Performed by: Joe Brennan Matyas, Allison Caw, Katherine Cooper, Caiti Lattimer and Jonah Paten

Survivors of a post apocalyptic world are engulfed in a water deprived dream state. Characters lead you through a 4500 ft² installation accompanied by original musical underscoring as they struggle to survive.

“Precipice is riveting. This is the sort of work that reaffirms one’s faith in the Fringe to deliver something different that is also something great. Now go see it.”

– Philadelphia City Paper

Photo Credits: Alexander Dobbs and Krysta Knaster