You seemed to conjure magic from nothing - a black box of a room, a couple of lights. Incredible.
Kel Morin-Parsons, 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 Lavender Railroad, Evolution Theatre (2011)

Circle Mirror Transformation, GCTC (2012)

The Walk, Ottawa Fringe Festival (2011)

Mary Magdalene, Evolution Theatre (2012)

Ottawa Theatre Challenge (2011)

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

This is a Recording, Ditto Productions (2009)

The Fireweavers, Lumiere Festival (2012)

Roller Derby Saved My Soul (2011)

Noises Off, Gladstone Theatre (2009)

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Algonquin Theatre (2011)

We Want Life!, Ottawa Theatre School (2012)

His Girl Friday, CCLA/GCTC (2012)

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

Ottawa Stilt Union, Rideau Awards (2011)

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

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

Bread (2012)

Blue Box, nightswimming theatre (2012)

Christopher Durang one-acts, Algonquin Theatre (2012)

Airport Security, Gruppo Rubato (2010)

Ridergirl (2012)

That Summer, Algonquin Theatre (2011)

Strawberries in January, GCTC (2011)

November, Seven-Thirty Productions (2012)

The Final Twist, Gladstone Theatre (2009)

Fly Me To The Moon, GCTC (2012)

The Crucible, CCLA/GCTC (2011)

How It Works, Plosive Productions (2012)

Under Milkwood, OTS (2011)

Vimy, GCTC/NAC (2010)

Shadows, Queen Mab/Parry Riposte (2010)

Hamlet, Ottawa Shakespeare Company (2011)

Little Martyrs, Evolution Theatre (2011)

Cyrano de Bergerac, Plosive Productions (2012)

Antony and Cleopatra, Company of Fools (2011)

The Brad MacNeil (2012)

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

Speed-the-plow, Plosive Productions (2011)

East of Berlin, GCTC (2012)

The Secret Mask, GCTC (2012)

Zastrozzi, Algonquin Theatre (2011)

The Suicide, OTS (2012)

La Boheme, Opera Lyra (2012)

Snapshot, Gruppo Rubato (2012)

The Shadow Cutter, GCTC (2011)

The Film Noire, Algonquin College (2012)