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.

The Suicide, OTS (2012)

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Algonquin Theatre (2011)

His Girl Friday, CCLA/GCTC (2012)

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

Hamlet, Ottawa Shakespeare Company (2011)

Speed-the-plow, Plosive Productions (2011)

Under Milkwood, OTS (2011)

This is a Recording, Ditto Productions (2009)

The Secret Mask, GCTC (2012)

Snapshot, Gruppo Rubato (2012)

November, Seven-Thirty Productions (2012)

The Crucible, CCLA/GCTC (2011)

Roller Derby Saved My Soul (2011)

Zastrozzi, Algonquin Theatre (2011)

Mary Magdalene, Evolution Theatre (2012)

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

Ottawa Stilt Union, Rideau Awards (2011)

Vimy, GCTC/NAC (2010)

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

Ridergirl (2012)

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

Antony and Cleopatra, Company of Fools (2011)

Little Martyrs, Evolution Theatre (2011)

Fly Me To The Moon, GCTC (2012)

East of Berlin, GCTC (2012)

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

Noises Off, Gladstone Theatre (2009)

Cyrano de Bergerac, Plosive Productions (2012)

Airport Security, Gruppo Rubato (2010)

The Lavender Railroad, Evolution Theatre (2011)

Blue Box, nightswimming theatre (2012)

The Walk, Ottawa Fringe Festival (2011)

The Fireweavers, Lumiere Festival (2012)

The Film Noire, Algonquin College (2012)

Strawberries in January, GCTC (2011)

Shadows, Queen Mab/Parry Riposte (2010)

Bread (2012)

The Final Twist, Gladstone Theatre (2009)

La Boheme, Opera Lyra (2012)

We Want Life!, Ottawa Theatre School (2012)

The Brad MacNeil (2012)

Ottawa Theatre Challenge (2011)

That Summer, Algonquin Theatre (2011)

Christopher Durang one-acts, Algonquin Theatre (2012)

Circle Mirror Transformation, GCTC (2012)

How It Works, Plosive Productions (2012)

The Shadow Cutter, GCTC (2011)