"On the grounds of their sheer oddness, “The Loudest Voice” and “A Christmas Memory” are a refreshing addition to the holiday theater canon. Both are small stories short on miracles, but long on sweetness. In a season where ghosts and enchanted nutcrackers are a dime a dozen, a little of the everyday is just what we need."
Review - Tru Grace: Holiday Memoirs - EdgeBoston.com
First review with my photo! I’m really happy about that one (even though it was a PREVIEW photo, not a PRODUCTION photo) because EdgeBoston.com is clearly working a little harder to credit photographers - WOOHOO!
The Boston Globe chose not to run any of my photos. They had sent their own photographer the night before the shoot. Boo. :-(
Still waiting on the Herald and a few others. But things are looking good!
I’m lucky enough to have snagged another theater photography gig - this coming week with Stoneham Theatre, doing photos for their production of A Christmas Carol.
I’m wicked excited. Not only does this mean a little more cash in my pocket for the holidays, it means that my work is becoming known. Apparently, they have seen my work with Central Square Theater, and are rightly impressed. Doesn’t hurt that I got a good word put in for me by a former classmate from my time at BU who used to work there. In any case, I got the gig - and without the painful audition/interview/nitpicking process! Yay networking! Yay niche markets!
Plus, A Christmas Carol is one of my favorite Christmas stories. One of my family traditions is for my mom to be baking and cooking and preparing for Christmas Day festivities while my Dad and I watch the George C. Scott version of the film and stayed out of her way. I’m excited to see what Stoneham will do with it. And I’ll be honest - I’ve never seen their theater space, so I’m a little nervous about how I’ll be allowed to move around. It’ll be an interesting challenge, for certain.
In other news - today is press day for Tru Grace: Holiday Memoirs at Central Square Theater. We’ll be getting lots of reviews in the upcoming week or two, so stay tuned!
Central Square Theater has paired Grace Paley’s The Loudest Voice with Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory.
And it is apparently amazing. It’s hard for me to get into the stories I’m shooting, because I’m too busy with the goal: getting great images - whilst staying OUT of the actor’s ways. (Yes, sometimes I’m guilty of crowding! I fail!)
The Loudest Voice kept us laughing and lighthearted.
A Christmas Memory made us think - and brought us to tears.
Tru Grace: Holiday Memoirs opens Thursday, November 19 at Central Square Theater. Tickets are going fast for this show, so get ‘em early. You can also share your holiday memories on this page for a chance to win a family pack of tickets to the performance of your choice.
I’m so excited about this because I’ve been tinkering with Flash on my own - and lemme tell you: It. Is. HARD. Since I’ve had no formal training in any of my web design skills but have made it through a Master’s, it’s especially nice to learn it in a casual environment where grades are not the goal. Plus, I grew up on the internet, so I’ve picked up a lot of things in the 15 or so years since my first Geocities page.
Today is our second four hour class, and just today, I’ve learned so much. So I have to share it. Here’s a page where I’ve put a couple of the projects we created today. It’s nothing much (and sorry for the massive files that seem to take forever to load), but seeing Susan show us how, then doing it in the lab really helps the understanding of all the pieces and parts of Flash that I never understood. I just had to brag.
So what does this mean? This means I’ll be able to create a new website with Flash elements sometime in the future. You know, someday when I don’t have 8 million projects, assignments, and meetings to go to. But it bodes well for being able to make the design I’ve created actually work. Because now I understand.