Thank you again Andrew...I think we will be able to get a few great ones here!
Emily Henwood, Ottawa actor


Taking photographs of theatrical productions is surprisingly challenging. Usually done in a tight time frame, working with sets, costumes and lighting that aren't necessarily complete, it can be difficult to make photographs that either enticingly sell, or faithfully document, the show in question.

Theatre photography generally takes two forms: Promotional photography, where the photographs are made in advance of the production for publicity purposes, and Archival photography, where photographs are made during the run of the show to document what it actually looked like.

Promotional photography tends to create photographs which capture the look and feel of the show, and are not necessarily 100% accurate to actual presentation. These photographs are meant to encourage a feeling, and make people want to go see the show. Archival photography needs to be a bit stricter in terms of what is captured, as the photographs can be used for grant applications or reports.

How It Works, Plosive Productions (2012)

Live From the Belly of a Whale, Micasa Theatre (2011)

Shadows, Queen Mab/Parry Riposte (2010)

The Walk, Ottawa Fringe Festival (2011)

The Film Noire, Algonquin College (2012)

Speed-the-plow, Plosive Productions (2011)

The Curse of the Pekinese Peregrine, Eddie May Murder Mysteries (2012)

The Shadow Cutter, GCTC (2011)

Blue Box, nightswimming theatre (2012)

The Suicide, OTS (2012)

This is a Recording, Ditto Productions (2009)

Bread (2012)

The Fireweavers, Lumiere Festival (2012)

Antony and Cleopatra, Company of Fools (2011)

Circle Mirror Transformation, GCTC (2012)

Christopher Durang one-acts, Algonquin Theatre (2012)

La Boheme, Opera Lyra (2012)

We Want Life!, Ottawa Theatre School (2012)

Hamlet, Ottawa Shakespeare Company (2011)

East of Berlin, GCTC (2012)

His Girl Friday, CCLA/GCTC (2012)

The Final Twist, Gladstone Theatre (2009)

Little Martyrs, Evolution Theatre (2011)

Airport Security, Gruppo Rubato (2010)

Vimy, GCTC/NAC (2010)

A Midwinter's Dream Tale, Company of Fools (2011)

The Brad MacNeil (2012)

Ottawa Stilt Union, Rideau Awards (2011)

Noises Off, Gladstone Theatre (2009)

Ridergirl (2012)

Under Milkwood, OTS (2011)

The Lavender Railroad, Evolution Theatre (2011)

The Crucible, CCLA/GCTC (2011)

November, Seven-Thirty Productions (2012)

Snapshot, Gruppo Rubato (2012)

Ottawa Theatre Challenge (2011)

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Algonquin Theatre (2011)

Stones in his Pockets, Seven-Thirty Productions (2012)

That Summer, Algonquin Theatre (2011)

The Secret Mask, GCTC (2012)

Roller Derby Saved My Soul (2011)

Zastrozzi, Algonquin Theatre (2011)

Cyrano de Bergerac, Plosive Productions (2012)

Mary Magdalene, Evolution Theatre (2012)

Extremely Short Play Festival, New Theatre of Ottawa (2012)

Fly Me To The Moon, GCTC (2012)

Strawberries in January, GCTC (2011)