Aerial performances at the 2017 Sideshow Fringe Festival
I have seriously fallen behind in posts!Â Going to spend some time getting caught up and try to keep this more current because there is a lot of great work to share. First up, the archival photos from Actors Bridge Ensemble’s production of Hearts Like Fists, directed by Jessika Malone and David Ian Lee.
Presented at the Belmont Black Box Theater, the play is a charming spinÂ on the traditional superhero story with some very well-done fight sequences. Shoutouts to all the cast and support, and kudos especially to the lighting and sound on the production!
How do you choose the “best” of the photography from five days and dozens of production? I don’t really have a good answer. There are ways of ranking, and reranking, and rereranking, work until the “top” bubbles up. Another way is to try and include one work from each performance, but that’s not always possible either. Maybe a quota of the best from each day? Nah, that’s not really fair either. And would any of them give a good sense of the whole experience?
What I have done, somewhat for posterity and somewhat to try and just make one post (instead of the dozens I could make), is to go through my saved photos from the entire experience and put together a set of all those that represent the experience.. Then I culled and culled until I had the 32 images below that give the best view into what it was like to see the entire 2015 Sideshow Fringe Festival. Or, at least, that’s my selection for today!
Many kudos to Jessika Malone and Mitch Massaro for their incredibly vivid direction, and the same to all of the technical staff that ran a seamless experience for everyone. And, of course, plaudits and praise for all of the performers. An incredible experience for all!