Video feature: 'Hero': The making of a senior thesis

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015
by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications

From studying the culture of war to creating a theater piece featuring aerial choreography, Eamon Foley's senior year at Princeton allowed him to experiment with and execute many of the ideas that had interested him for years. "Hero", Foley's original theater-dance piece, tells the story of a young man transformed by his experiences in the Vietnam War using indie rock music, dance and aerial choreography. The script is based on Foley's interviews with Vietnam veterans and other research, including his visit to Vietnam in summer 2014.

Read the article and watch the video about "Hero", produced over a 10-month period, that chronicles his creative journey.