Balm in gilead
Balm in Gilead is a play that centers on a makeshift community of dealers, hustlers, sex workers, runaways, and dreamers, who convene in a New York cafe. It touches on themes of suffering, loss, chaos, and morality. The final poster alludes to the inescapable and vicious cycle of crime that all the characters are trapped in.
Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts
In early iterations of the poster, I experimented with grittier illustrations, photo treatments, and typography to match the intense characters and dreary setting.