Sparking the Roaring 20’s

This weekend I managed to attended two presentations of my eldest’s school play, Thoroughly Modern Millie. It’s been my practice to take photos of the show and share them with the cast and family, and this year was no exception. This year I decided to do more than simply share a Flickr Album 1. I…

Drama Photography

My daughter is in a lot of drama 1. This means I get called upon to take photos of her various performances, and often end up feeling inadequate. I’ve found shooting drama performances an interesting challenge, because you can’t really “cheat” and manage take a decent image of the stage. I almost always shoot in…

Getting M*A*S*HED

Over the last month or so I’ve been watching through M*A*S*H on Netflix. This was a show my parents and grandparents used to watch constantly, both during it’s original run and when it hit syndication. Over the years I caught quite a few episodes myself, and I’m actually surprised at how much of it I…

The day after

It was a long dayPalmyra Players? AwesomeWeary bones need sleep   

Four Crazy Nights

Four crazy nights. At least that’s what I’ll be saying tomorrow night at this time. I spent Tuesday and Wednesday nights helping out with the tech at “shoestring theatre,” also known as the Palmyra Players. I’m working the projected backdrops, but I’m also working with another volunteer who is a sound guy by trade. He’s…

Turn, Revolutionary Drama

I’m fascinated by the Revolutionary War period of American history. The events which lead up to the war, and the dissolution of a society, are both tragic and inspiring 1. Tragic because ending of the society came at an incredible human cost. Inspiring because it is remarkable how ordinary people forged a new identity in…