I've added a slideshow of some pictures from our 2010 Summer Season on the sidebar. These are from our Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet photocalls. Unfortunately, no pictures from As You Like It yet, but I will upload some more soon. I'm also hoping to upload a trailer from our production of Richard III which we performed in January, 2010.
I just sat and watched these forty-some pictures scroll through randomly on the slideshow, and I was immediately taken back to this summer: all the anxiety of putting up these three productions but also the joy of working with such an amazing group of people, the immense pride in what we accomplished, the sense of camaraderie and community we were forming with our audience. All this from a few pictures!
This semester, I'm trying to dig into some literature about "authenticity" and figure out what that means. Can you sense authenticity in a picture? In a video? How does it differ from the feeling you get when you're present in the theatre? How does it differ depending on which side of the stage you're on? I sense genuine feeling in these pictures... is it only because I was there? Or is there some sort of definition or criteria I can use to determine if something is authentic?