Category: photography

Extending the Frame for Women Playwrights

[article originally published in HowlRound, October 8, 2015.] Necessary Exposure 2014 Jody Christopherson, performer and photographer, has been raising the visibility of female playwrights through headshots, production photography, and two recent exhibits called “Necessary Exposure” at the Dixon Place bar and performance venue in New York City’s Chinatown. Her first steps into photography were classes several

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image musings: seurat, klimt, klee, aronson

Chicago Art Institute + Neue Galerie + Aronson Archives + linear connections There is nothing quite like paying homage to the centerpiece of a museum’s art collection. This past week I visited a museum first time that led me to muse about the horrors of wars and the transcendence of artistic expression. And through these visits

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event musings: Chance + Wingspace

CHANCE + WINGSPACE cocktails and preview of Chance 3  COUTURE | STAGE Monday, March 31st @ 7pm Wingspace Theatrical Design | Old American Can Factory 232 3rd St., Brooklyn Wingspace facilities at the Old American Can Factory Brooklyn provided the stage and Wingspace member Lee Savage welcomed about 40 engaged theatre designers and others on a cool end-of-March

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event musings: chance photo shoot (annie-b parson)

Photo Shoot: Annie-B Parson, “Ich, Kürbisgeist” Friday February 21, 2014 Studio of David Korins, West 30th Street, New York City Chance Magazine, in its second year of publication and currently developing its third issue, includes a range of sections on a theme: theatre makers in conversation with each other and with our readers about contemporary theatrical

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Sondheim, Company, Paley, and Serendipity

Company: Original Cast Album (1970) + Chance + Zelig-like friend Stephen Paley Featured image: Chance Magazine issue 2 (December 2013), pages 124-125. Introductory image for Monograph by Martha Wade Steketee on Boris Aronson. Photo of Follies set model, Aronson design, by Plamen Petkov.]   This is a post about serendipity: new friends, old passions, theatrical design,

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film feature: arty o’ the irst art

[re-posting of a 2010 set of musings, inspired by yet another re-viewing of this masterpiece courtesy of a December 5, 2013 showing on Turner Classic Movies] So I’m listening to and watching the 1959 film Anatomy of a Murder once again, yet again, this evening.  I often need to watch this marathon of a quiet, well-told

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event musings: chance photo shoot (boris aronson designs)

Photo Shoot: From the Archives of Boris Aronson Friday September 6, 2013 New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza Theatre designer Boris Aronson has been my constant companion for the past six months. Oh, certainly, any lover of American theatre in general and Sondheim musicals in particular is well acquainted

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event musings: 49th o’neill convening, the edith, the sea

Conference wanderings: 49th O’Neill National Playwrights Conference Saturday July 27 through Monday July 29, 2013 Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, 305 Great Neck Road, Waterford, CT Over the past six months or so, I’ve been assisting pal Jeff Sweet on a book commemorating the 50-year history of the O’Neill Playwrights Conference and associated other events that

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event musings: chance photo shoot (follies)

Photo Shoot: Shadows and Light and Set Models Wednesday June 5, 2013 New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza A theme to be explored in an upcoming issue of Chance Magazine is theatre and boxes — in set designs, in conceptual frameworks, in storage, in perception. One component of those

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event musings: chance photo shoot (here lies love)

Photo Shoot: Chance and Here Lies Love Friday May 17, 2013 The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street Chance Magazine, discussed by our core staff in excited shouts and earnest whispers over the past year, inspiring articles on shoots in a Yonkers Mansion and the burlesque venue The Box, is now a real thing. Boxes of the first

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