It's hard to believe, but the world premiere of Kill the Critic! is just one week away. We've sold a few tickets--not as many as I would have liked--but enough to guarantee a reasonable crowd. And I know that most of my friends are waiting to buy at the door.
But, if you want to demonstrate a true pioneering spirit and buy your tickets now, just click here.
Last Saturday, we did a photo shoot and it was a blast. I was planning to take the photos myself. Unfortunately, I have only a cheap Fuji and that isn't even talking to my computer anymore
Riding to the rescue was our lead, Uriah Werner, who happens to be a part-time wedding photographer. He owns a top-of-the-line Canon, and he was both kind enough--and unwise enough--to trust me with it.
As a theatre critic, I often have to sift through promotional photos, and I'm constantly surprised at how unprofessional they can be--even from the swankiest, most professional theatre companies.
The worst of them fall into one of two categories. Either they're artificially posed or they're just plain dull, giving no sense of what the play is about.
To get around both of these problems, I had the actors perform scenes from the play. Then I just aimed the camera and clicked. A lot.
I ended up with a lot of junk. But I also ended up with some real gems, like the one above. There's no mistaking this play for something from Chekhov or Ibsen.
Now I just hope the photos help sell some tickets.