Twilight Zone : A Creati-theatrical Experience
Lovely are the random things in life. About two months ago, a photographer "slash" cinematographer from France named Alex Franck shot me an email inquiring about my interest in participating in a project he was putting together. A visual encapsulation of the Artist, he'd said [well, in so many words] -- essentially, he wanted to rent out a theatre in New York and photograph actors... being. Not acting, but being. Doing monologues, warm-ups of various sorts, existing in our element -- the theatre.
Thus, stemming from the desire to work on a new piece in an actual theatrical space, and sheer quizzical curiosity -- I accepted. I've never been that energized on a stage, alone, before. And I've actually never been on stage alone, before, performing something like that. That truthfully. The photographer directed me in a way I haven't been directed before... in this raw, almost physicalized, enigmatic manner. It was a wonderful creative experience. And if you're curious, here are the resulting photographs.
-- Ashley Avis