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The shock of the new

In theatre, the word "avant-garde" comes loaded with baggage, a heavy weight of associations suggesting productions that are difficult, tedious, and confusing to the audience. And yet, with LD Scott Zielinski the term is inescapable, not because his work is any of the above, but because he is drawn to work that challenges the audience's expectations. Of course, yesterday's avant-garde experiment is often today's mainstream success, and it's been this designer's good fortune to be involved in

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