April 11, 2024

Whitefish Theatre Co.’s production of Laura Gunderson’s “Silent Sky”

My latest work with Whitefish Theatre Company was photographing their production of "Silent Sky" by Laura Gunderson. The play depicts the true story of the women at Harvard's Observatory who quite literally mapped the stars in the early 1900's. It was at times funny, poignant, and infuriating how dismissively women were treated in academia in the last century. "Silent Sky" opens Friday, April 12, 2024.

February 23, 2024

Whitefish Theatre Company’s production of Stephen King’s “Misery”

The latest production I've had the pleasure of photographing for Whitefish Theatre Company is William Goldman's "Misery" based on Stephen King's novel of the same name. It features one of the most elaborate sets I've seen the crew at WTC put together with a super tight cast of three. Get your tickets!

December 4, 2023

Whitefish Theatre Co.’s Production of “A Christmas Carol the Musical”

Who knew Ebenezer Scrooge can sing?! Apparently whoever wrote the musical version of "A Christmas Carol" I suppose. This was a real joy to watch—more than photographing it because Ebenezer himself was out of commission for rehearsal—and featured so many of my favorite faces from past WTC productions as well as younger actors I've photographed in Alpine Theatre Project productions.

October 20, 2023

Whitefish Theatre Co.’s production of “Lost in Yonkers”

Whitefish Theatre Company's first full theatre production for this 2023-2024 season was Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers." This production, it also marked my third season working with the crew at WTC and it's always a blast, even if the material my not be... celebratory. To put it lightly.

June 1, 2023

Whitefish Theatre Company’s production of “Suite Surrender”

Once again working with my friends at Whitefish Theatre Company, I had the pleasure of photographing the delightful farce "Suite Surrender." And what a classic farce this particular play is. Mistaken identities, missed connections, and misunderstandings abound. If you're in the Flathead Valley this weekend or next—June 1–4th and 8–10th—you should really check it out.

April 6, 2023

Whitefish Theatre Company’s production of “Evelyn in Purgatory”

Another fun project documenting a rehearsal of Whitefish Theatre Co.'s production of the play "Evelyn in Purgatory" written by Topher Payne. depicting teachers on a probation of sort in the New York Department of Education. Admittedly less frenetic than my last two projects with them. More talky, some humor, but more serious. The cast did an incredible job and includes 7 actors from around the Flathead Valley. Joy James plays Evelyn Reid, Andy Wilton plays Candace Metzger, Merannda Button plays Lila Wadkins, Dawn Watland plays Roberta Burke, Mikey Winn plays Toby Fleming, Malcolm Sharbutt plays Fred DiSalvo, and Laura Abernethy plays Ms. Atwood.

The preview performance is today, and it runs this weekend and next.

March 2, 2023

Whitefish Theatre Company’s production of “The Velveteen Rabbit” and “Bedtimes Stories (As Told by my Dad, Who Messed them Up)”

This was such a fun performance to photograph with Whitefish Theatre Company. A double feature night of theatre with children making up most of the cast it featured the children's classic "The Velveteen Rabbit" and some modern takes on beloved children's stories in "Bedtime Stories (As Told by my Dad, Who Messed them Up)"

May 27, 2022

Whitefish Theatre Co.’s production of “Murder on the Orient Express”

Always a pleasure working with Whitefish Theatre Co., and I think their production of "Murder on the Orient Express" with all of its Agatha Christie-style shenanigans may have been my favorite production of theirs so far!

I really enjoy practicing different forms of photography whether it's weddings, family portraits, live theatre, music, and motorsports because it allows me to stretch different creative muscles. And live theatre in particular really helps hone my anticipatory skills that can be so important when it comes to any other photography practice that involves non-repeatable moments to capture.

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