I know that traditionally a first reading marks the beginning of the process of putting on a play. You get to meet the cast and technical crew. You’re introduced to the set design and costume sketches. The director talks about their vision and how much fun everyone is going to have. First readings are nerve inducing but also a gentle introduction to the more nerve wracking process that lies ahead.
However I’m pretty much convinced that photo shoots are the best way to start the play production process. They are just so much fun! Seeing the actors go through their process for the camera is thrilling. It’s the first time you get to see a glimpse of the subconscious work they’ve been doing since they were cast; and it blows my mind, makes me proud and sets my nerves a tingle.
So FYI: the photo shoot for THE INNOCENTS just wrapped, Alex Maness is an artist and I am beaming all over. Onwards!