I was hired by the American Theatre Magazine to photograph Climbing with Tigers. They wanted more than just the production photographs of the finished play. They wanted photographs of the tech rehearsals, regular rehearsals, and finally the production photos. The play was featured by the magazine and you can read about it here.
The story behind this play is remarkable. This play was created from a children’s book by Nathan Glad and Dallas Graham. Nathan lives with a condition commonly known as brittle bone disease (osteogenesis imperfecta). Dallas started the Red Fred Project that teams with kids to write a book about their condition. The story is about Blue the Blackbird who lives with brittle bone disease. Blue goes on an adventure with the Jolly Troop to a tree with a magic tiger.
The play itself relies heavily on animations. Two actors interact with the animations and it becomes a multimedia masterpiece. I had the chance to watch the premier and it was a lot of fun and it was great to see the creativity. In fact, Ty Burrell, of Modern Family, was the voice behind one of the animated characters.
My little summary is not doing the book, play, or project justice. So visit the links and learn more.