I have just taken my first look at the shots and cannot tell you how THRILLED I am! So many great shots to choose from! This will be a fun decision process.
Colleen Sutton, 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.

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

Under Milkwood, OTS (2011)

Bread (2012)

La Boheme, Opera Lyra (2012)

The Lavender Railroad, Evolution Theatre (2011)

Speed-the-plow, Plosive Productions (2011)

The Brad MacNeil (2012)

Circle Mirror Transformation, GCTC (2012)

Antony and Cleopatra, Company of Fools (2011)

Christopher Durang one-acts, Algonquin Theatre (2012)

Roller Derby Saved My Soul (2011)

Hamlet, Ottawa Shakespeare Company (2011)

The Crucible, CCLA/GCTC (2011)

The Secret Mask, GCTC (2012)

Zastrozzi, Algonquin Theatre (2011)

Airport Security, Gruppo Rubato (2010)

Snapshot, Gruppo Rubato (2012)

East of Berlin, GCTC (2012)

Cyrano de Bergerac, Plosive Productions (2012)

Ridergirl (2012)

Shadows, Queen Mab/Parry Riposte (2010)

The Suicide, OTS (2012)

We Want Life!, Ottawa Theatre School (2012)

Vimy, GCTC/NAC (2010)

Fly Me To The Moon, GCTC (2012)

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

The Fireweavers, Lumiere Festival (2012)

Blue Box, nightswimming theatre (2012)

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Algonquin Theatre (2011)

Strawberries in January, GCTC (2011)

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

How It Works, Plosive Productions (2012)

Ottawa Theatre Challenge (2011)

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

Little Martyrs, Evolution Theatre (2011)

Noises Off, Gladstone Theatre (2009)

Mary Magdalene, Evolution Theatre (2012)

November, Seven-Thirty Productions (2012)

Ottawa Stilt Union, Rideau Awards (2011)

The Walk, Ottawa Fringe Festival (2011)

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

The Final Twist, Gladstone Theatre (2009)

His Girl Friday, CCLA/GCTC (2012)

The Film Noire, Algonquin College (2012)

That Summer, Algonquin Theatre (2011)

This is a Recording, Ditto Productions (2009)

The Shadow Cutter, GCTC (2011)