Friday, January 26, 2018

HDIC Events: Playwright Festival 3

I’ve often said that one of the things that I enjoy the most about my photography is how varied it is.  I shoot all kinds of different locations, people, and events throughout the year, and this year has started off no different.

The Studio Theatre in the Cathedral of Learning
Last Sunday, I entered the chamber beneath the Cathedral of Learning (you know, it’s basement), and for the first time ever, entered the Studio Theatre to photograph the Playwright Festival 3, an event put on by the Pitt Performance Collaborative.  This event allows for Pitt writers to submit a play to be judged by a panel where the top three are produced as staged readings.  At the end of the night, the audience votes on which one they enjoyed most, and the three are awarded prizes based on the rankings.

This year, HDIC Productions provided their photography services to the event.  It was so cool to be able to shoot a different type of event than I have ever shot before.
The three plays this year were all very good, but of course, there can only be one winner.  So with that, I’m going to break into the plays and talk a bit about each one and show some photos of it.  I might as well just follow the order of the way that they placed.

3. A Hole Halfway to China in Our Suburban Backyard- By Jessica Simpson
The play focused on a relationship between a man and woman who slowly grow apart when the wife starts digging a whole to china.

2. Anna is a Poet by Peri Walker
This play follows Anna as she discovers her poetry throughout a college class.

1. Waiting Room by Jacob Punturi
The Winner, Waiting Room follows two teens as they wait for new about their grandmother who had been admitted to the ICU.

So, be on the lookout on our other social media channels for more photos soon!  And we look forward to working with the Performance Collaborative again soon!


Images shot on a Canon Rebel T5 and a T7i with a EF 50mm f/1.8 STM or a Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.4 DI II VC Lens.
All Images copyright 2018 Allen Howard/HDIC Productions

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