Behind the Scenes at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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An actor talks to pit musicians. / Photo by Ezra Marcos
  • McMahon - NW PDX
  • Strenk - Medford
  • Tinsley - CP
  • Swanson - WS
  • Jonak - Eugene
  • Paul - LO
  • Wolfe - Corvallis

I jumped at the offer when 1859 asked me if I was interested in shooting behind the scenes at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Few photographers get the opportunity to go behind the scenes at OSF. I was elated, yet felt the weight of responsibility from such a rare invitation. I also recognized that I was walking into an intimate lair, with dimensions I could hardly guess. The experience far exceeded my expectations as a photographer. There were large contraptions, small sewing machines, a woman creating a miniature head, welders and people covered in paint. This is a world where the future and the past come together in a visceral present. And I was fortunate enough to capture it all. Enjoy.

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