Teja Boocock, a good friend of mine owns Forge Production House and decided to direct and tour A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the summer. I was company photographer for the promo shots, rehearsals and tour.
We did the promo shots very early, back in January. We made quite a mess but got good results! Flour … who knew!
We used confetti for the lovers and tried to convey their characters as best we could in the photos. The two guys only interested in Hermia while jealous Helena looks on.
And that the love story is rather a mess.
The Pucks, apart from nearly suffocating on flour, had a really good shoot. We had two pucks played Ben Butler and Sally Wood and they had a great dynamic in the shoot and more importantly in the show!
Titania was suposed to be elegant and beautiful yet strong, Oberon moody and powerful
Finally, the mechanicals we shot with paint. Paint plus flour to clean up was not fun
They had so much energy and we blasted some music and got them to dance and lob paint at each other.
Here are the posters
Here is a link for rehearsals – click the image below