Friday, April 28, 2006

Day 5

Megan Hayes as HADIA

Photo shoot today! Taking photos that MIGHT be used on the promotional posters and pictures to have for the press.

Finding an image to represent this play is not easy. I'm not sure if this is par for the course or not. We had a couple of ideas (such as an image of a woman's face, split down the middle: 1/2 hejab and 1/2 not) but I realized the image needs to be funny otherwise people won't know they're walking into a play the can laugh at...

As an actor/director/and now writer...there is an awareness in most of the comedic projects i've worked of how we (the cast, the writer, the director) need to let an audience know it's okay to laugh. Especially with the split-label of comedy-drama.

If you have any ideas...send them my way.

We had fun with the photo shoot, though...



Lisa and Michael setting up a photo


Blogger Emily Chapman said...

Oh, sounds crazycool. Maybe to convey humor, have her have one eyebrow quirked? *shrug* Odd/funny/provacative/etc. facial expressions tend to change moods of things, it seems. Hope you're doing well!

12:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To convey a comedic tone, a picture like the one being set up in the last image (with everyone surrounding the Hadia on the prayer rug) could be used, with a Hadia wearing an expression of bemused exasperation. (Eye roll is optional).

I like the thought of a Hadia-only picture, perhaps with her turned slightly away from the camera angle and with a quirked eyebrow, as Emily suggested above.

This is all very exciting, you know. I love being able to follow along with the play's development and to keep in contact — however fleeting — with you. I will daydream about coming to see a performance in June.

10:26 PM  

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