With a past life as a newspaper photographer, when freelance theatre photography opportunities come up, I am quick to say YES! Elizabeth Braaten-Palmieri owns the alternative GreenHouse Theatre Project in Columbia, MO. Their most recent performance of Frankenstein was truly epic. The play was held in a brick warehouse style building on Walnut St. Attendees were asked to wear masquerade style masks, adding to the eerie feel of the night. Jenny Hipscher played Frankenstein’s monster and quivered with intensity throughout the play.
As a photographer, I am drawn to scenes filled with color. The more bizarre the scene, the more fun to photograph. This rendition of Frankenstein was like eye candy. It had creepy anatomical posters, preserved creatures in jars, and intense lighting. I really had to exercise discipline to not take photos every second! Here are some of my favorite pictures from the performance on Friday night…
Freelance Theatre Photography in Columbia, MO
Elizabeth Palmieri owns and operates GreenHouse Theatre Project. She asked me to try and capture the perspective of the viewers during Frankenstein. It’s always hard not to focus on the “action” during a performance like this, but focusing on the emotion of the people watching the actors was like a play in itself. There are so many scenes that are terrifying in Frankenstein. People watching were so deeply drawn in to what was happening, a real testament to the talent of these actors.
Thanks to GreenHouse for inviting me to capture some incredible moments and allowing me to be creative during this freelance theatre photography assignment!