The Quannapowitt Players, Inc. have been in the business of providing quality, volunteer-run, community theater for over 77 years. Renown for their depth of talent, both in the actors who are featured on stage and the technicians who build the “magic”, QP provides an inexpensive alternative to the theater hosted in Boston. Come join us for an evening – we guarantee you will be delighted by the quality and craftsmanship of our performers and technicians!
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Here is what is Coming Next!
Theater Photography Workshops by Jon Sachs
March 15-18, 2015
Through trial and error, and with great help from modern technology, I have worked out methods to get successful theater photos, and decided to put these seminars together to share what I have learned and to raise money for Quannapowitt Players, where I did most of my learning.
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You will attend the dress rehearsal for Of Mice and Men on March 15 but also attend a special session the next night and watch me handle all of the post production, from picking the best shots, to adjusting color, exposure, and cropping, to printing them out. In addition, we will create custom QP branded headshots for all the actors.
(While this is not intended to be a workshop on learning about how RAW image workflow with Lightroom works, if you are curious about that, this might be worth attending just for an overview of RAW and Lightroom.)
Workshop 1 will accept 25 students. This two-night workshop is $20, which we will collect at the door.
On Tuesday night, up to 6 workshop registrants will take turns photographing another rehearsal of Of Mice and Men. Then on Wednesday night, each participant will do their own post-processing in Lightroom, under my tutelage. You will need Lightroom, which you can download for free from Adobe for 30 days. If you have not used it, it would be best to download ahead of time, and maybe watch the Lynda.com training videos as well, for $25.
An interchangeable-lens DSLR camera is best for this sort of work, followed by a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, followed by high-end point and shoot with zoom. But the ability to shoot in RAW format is critical. The workshop will leverage the advantages of RAW, as well as the issues.
Workshop 2 will accept just 6 students. This hands-on two-night workshop is $95, which we will collect at the door.
Please go to http://jonathansachs.com/theater-photography-workshops-march-15-18-2015 to reserve your slot for either or both of the theater photography workshops.
Of Mice and Men
Directed by Michelle Aguillon
Production Dates: March 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 2015
Featuring: Eric Lamarche, Craig Ciampa, Shawn Maguire, Adam Heroux, Paul Warner, Sabrina Fenton, Claude Del,Gordon Ellis, Bobby Imperato and Brian Sensale.
This American classic by Nobel Prize-Winning author John Steinbeck, tells the story of George and Lenny, displaced migrant workers during the Great Depression in the farmlands of California’s central valley. Together they hold the American dream of someday owning their own place, but when Lenny runs into trouble, George is faced with protecting his friend yet again or having to move on without him.
Directed by Mark Baumhardt
Production Dates: May 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 2015
Auditions: March 8 and March 10 at 7pm. Callbacks at 8:30 pm on March 10
A suspenseful struggle for a very valuable inheritance. Stamp collecting is far more risky than you think! After their mother’s death, two estranged sisters discover a book of rare stamps that may include the crown jewel for a stamp collector. One sister wants the money and the other resists for sentimental reasons. A seemingly simple sale becomes very dangerous when three seedy, high-stakes collectors enter the sisters’ world. They are willing to do anything to claim the rare find as their own.
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