One of my great loves is the performing arts, both as an audience member and performer, but also as one who’s worked backstage to “make the magic happen”.
For my final JRNL102 assignment, I’d like to share the stories of people who work backstage at the theatre; sound and lighting technicians, directors, actors, stage and costume designers, stage managers and make-up artists. As well as exploring “what’s hidden” backstage, I hope to reveal something unexpected (hidden) about one (or more) of my interview subjects. It will give insight into the work they do, as well as their individual characters and unique, sometimes surprising, stories. Meta.
The story will take the form of a photo essay, with the addition of audio interviews with people who work backstage and ambient sounds of the theatre e.g. bump ins/outs, rehearsals, stage cues etc.