Shakespeare in the Park … but not at the Delacorte

Besides doing photography, I work in the arts in various positions. I was brought in by a friend to take a look at the fights in an outdoor production of Romeo and Juliet being put on by Manhattan Shakespeare Project this summer. I have been to several of their productions in the past, and I stopped by the park while they were performing this piece as well. I took a bunch of shots, so here are some images. If you have time this week they still have performances in Morningside Park (I saw them in Central Park).

The company is made up of all women and the show uses six actors doubling/tripling/howevermany-ing parts. All cast info and show dates and times can be found on their webpage linked above.

And in this space, we shall perform Shakespeare!

And in this space, we shall perform Shakespeare!

Why is everyone running away from culture?

Why is everyone running away from culture?

Palm to palm.

Palm to palm.

A more straight forward holy palmers kiss.

A more straight forward holy palmers kiss.

Engage mopey teenager mode.

Engage mopey teenager mode.

Mercutio hits the scene.

Mercutio hits the scene.

Pining teens in Shakespeare world.

Pining teens in Shakespeare world.

So. Hungover. Stupid party!

So. Hungover. Stupid party!

Slings and arrows for all!

Slings and arrows for all!

Invisible sword fighting.

Invisible sword fighting.

Fight time.

Fight time.

There is some lifting of people.

There is some lifting of people.

They get a bit vicious.

They get a bit vicious.

Pining away for their lover.

Pining away for their lover.

Laughter before the storm.

Laughter before the storm.

Oh wait, this is a tragedy.

Oh wait, this is a tragedy.

Thoughts of pining and death.

Thoughts of pining and death.

There's a body on the stage.

There’s a body on the stage.

Next week: The Central Park Zoo – tiny but picturesque.

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About nsantasier

I am an actor, fight choreographer, playwright, and photographer based in and around NYC. I shoot on a Canon Rebel T5i with either a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens or a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom lens as they are the only lenses I currently own.
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