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To all members, and potential members, of the OPC —

In 2016 the GMU School of Theater (ranked 8th in the nation) asked OLLI if we could provide photographers for head-shots, publicity photos, final dress rehearsals and photo calls.  Several members of the OLLI Photography Club volunteered for eight of these events in 2016 and 13 in 2017.  Four shoots are scheduled in 2018 to complete the 2017-18 academic year (see schedule below).

The School has been very appreciative of our work and impressed by the quality of our images.  The School’s production staff and students have used our work for evaluation of the productions and for publicity brochures.  As you wander the halls of the GMU Arts buildings you may even see our work displaying in slideshows on the monitors and hanging on walls in print form.

Those photographers who have participated have been treated as professionals, valued for their work and have received complimentary tickets to their productions.  In addition to having the opportunity to observe productions in ways no theater subscriber would, each of us has learned a great deal about photography, technically and artistically, as we coped with challenging lighting conditions and unfamiliar subject matter.

I appreciate the dedication of those who have participated and encourage others in our club to join us in the remaining shoots.

Tom Simpson


Shooting Schedule

Correction: Imaginary Invalid Publicity Shoot Date/Time/Location not on Feb 14.

Update: Thoreau Dress and Call on March 27.

Play Type of Shoot Date / Time Location
Imaginary Invalid Publicity Shoot Feb 17 / 10:00 MTB1014
 “ Final Dress and Photo Call Feb 27 / 7:00 to 10:30 TheaterSpace
The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail Publicity Shoot Mar 3 / TBD TBD
 “ Final Dress and Photo Call Mar 27 / 7:00 to 10:30 Harris Theater


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