I would like to welcome the following theatres that I will be photographing for the first time this month, in addition to repeat theatres.
Pegasus Theatre, Bordentown
God of Carnage
In this Tony and Olivier Award-winning comedy, two sets of parents meet to discuss how to handle a playground altercation between their sons. Over the course of the night, tensions rise, biases are revealed, and the parents’ true humanity (or lack thereof) rises to the surface, resulting in what The New York Times called “ninety minutes of laughter that comes from the gut.”
Chatham Playhouse, Chatham
A Christmas Carol meets The Government Inspector meets Noises Off in this hilarious hit from Seattle. A man who asks to audition at a small theater is mistaken for an informer for the National Endowment for the Arts. Everyone caters to the bewildered wannabe actor, and he is given a role in the current production, A Christmas Carol. Everything goes wrong and hilarity is piled upon hilarity. Perfect anytime, this delight is particularly appropriate at Christmas.
Hudson Theatre Works
In October it’s Machinal by Sophie Treadwell. “Your skin oughtn’t to curl - ought it - when he just comes near you- ought it? That’s wrong, ain’t it? You don’t get over that, do you - ever, do you or do you?” The city. A woman is restless. A woman is suffocating. A woman is silenced. The woman revolts. Inspired by the infamous 1927 Snyder/Gray murder trial, this rarely-performed masterpiece portrays the hardened soul of America in the Machine Age. Machinal follows the life of Young Woman who is constrained by a society that favors men and money.
Atlantic City Ballet
Premiering in the Fall of 2006, Phyllis Papa's choreography is based on the story of Bram Stoker's Dracula. The story takes place in Eastern Europe when a young lawyer, Jonathan Harker is captured and imprisoned by Dracula. Dracula, inspired by a photograph goes to London to meet Jonathan's fiancée Mina where he drains the life of Mina's best friend Lucy Westenera. Dr. Van Helsing leads a crusade to free Mina and the world from Dracula. Set in the 15th century it has been received by sold out audiences.
Dover Little Theatre
The Play That Goes Wrong
The smash hit The Play That Goes Wrong will be coming to Dover Little Theatre (DLT) . This hilarious play will be co-directed by Larry and Ruthanne Pelham. The Play That Goes Wrong introduces us to the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, an amateur theatre troupe which puts on a new production each year.
John Posada is a New Jersey based freelance photographer specializing in live theatre and music performances. For more than 10 years, John has photographed live music performance where he mastered the necessary techniques of timing and capturing fast moving action under challenging lighting conditions to capture that perfect moment that tells a story in a single image.
John is a talented photographer. His ability to capture the essence of the dance makes him stand out among all the professionals who have photographed our company. It is rare to find a photographer who can accomplish this especially during an actual performance.
- Alexandria Pieroni - Managing Director-Atlantic City Ballet
John is a thorough professional and understands the demands of shooting around the rehearsal process. He also sets up great shots. He is always punctual and cooperative, while communicating what he needs to get effective pictures. His work captures the best moments and the energy of live performance.
- Mark Spina, Artistic Director, TheTheaterProject, 973 919-4818
John Posada has been a pleasure to work with. I first knew his work with concerts and his move to theatre has been terrific for us. Theatre companies from community to equity have raved about his photos. We run them all and they get a great response.
- Gary Wien, Publisher, New Jersey Stage
As Artistic Director of Axelrod Performing Arts Center, I highly recommend John Posada as a production photographer. He is professional, reliable and talented, and his perfect “in the moment” images speak for themselves.
- Andrew DePrisco, Artistic Director, Axelrod Performing Arts Center, 732 915-7997
John Posada is an exceptional photographer. He innately understands theater and how to shoot shows. He is unobtrusive in filming, yet comes up with beautiful pictures that portray the extent and emotion of the shows. John is able to capture not only the action of the performances but the essence of the plays. John turns the pictures around quickly, and he is wonderful to work with.
- Catherine LaMoreaux, Artistic Director, DragonflyArts, 908 930-3210
I would like to take this time to let you know how thankful and grateful I was to have John Posada photograph my most recent show, GOD OF CARNAGE at Nutley Little Theatre this past month (December). I have always noticed John's work as many of the local theaters use his services and most recently, our shows of I Ought to Be in Pictures (September) and Third (October/November) were photographed as well. His work demonstrates a professionalism that I haven't seen elsewhere. John worked very closely with me on scheduling for a time that was convenient for myself and my cast and crew. He is prompt, lets me know what he will be doing and how I could arrange the audience seating so he gets the best pictures possible. John captured so many of the moments, that I found hard to capture with my own camera and directorial abilities holding me back, due to the nature of some of the action in the show. His pictures were impeccable.
- Mead Winters - member and director of Nutley Little Theatre
"It is always a pleasure to work with John. From e-mail communication to welcoming him at the theatre, he is professional, kind, captivates our shows nicely, and has provided a quick turnaround on photos for our productions. Thank You, John!"
- Deven Miller, Music Mountain Theatre
"I was happy to receive confirmation that John would be photographing our inaugural season's play and musical. These two shows would represent the start of something big and after researching his work, I was sure that this would be an outstanding representation of our show quality and performance venue. John did not disappoint with the images he provided and permitted us to use for marketing purposes. He was timely, kind and delivered on all he promised. I would be happy to work with John again in the future and assure that you will be grateful to work with him as well."
Jo Ann Ventor, Executive Director/Executive Producer, STAGEWORKS Theatre Group, Inc., (973) 513-9159
"John is an absolute professional. He shows up early every time I book him. He tours the set and speaks to producers and directors to ensure he is getting the best shots possible. His turn around is the quickest I've ever seen with a photographer, and his pictures are fantastic. He frames every shot beautifully and captures the energy and colors of every production. I've worked with him several times now and his work is always sensational. Cannot recommend enough."
- Emily Miller , Producer at Chatham Playhouse, Marketing & Social Media Coordinator at Studio Playhouse and Artistic Direct of Red Mic Rep.
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