Welcome to the official Fourth Messenger blog – my first venture into the blogosphere! As we draw near to the opening of our world premiere production, I’d like to share some choice bits of our journey.
Yesterday we had a promotional photo shoot for The Fourth Messenger. In addition to our two gorgeous female leads (Annemaria Rajala and Anna Ishida), the shoot featured a 300-pound ice block, a fog machine (operated by yours truly) and a tub of dry ice. When publicist Evren Odcikin, photographer David Allen and I first showed up at the space to receive the ice delivery (and of course I could not help proclaiming, “The Iceman Cometh!”) we attempted to move the mammoth block onto a wooden platform. We hadn’t counted on the fact that melting ice is, uh, slippery. It literally slipped through our fingers, and photographer David Allen darted out of the way just in time to avoid being flattened. An eventful start to the day!
After that it was smooth sailing, although we had to continuously mop up the icy run-off to avoid further potential catastrophes involving water and electrical cords. Our two actresses were marvelously game and professional amidst the dampness and goose bumps. Who knew how much a 300-pound hunk of ice cools down a room?
We had tremendous fun playing with ice, smoke, and fog and creating gorgeous images which you can view on our photos page. Here are some photos of the process for your viewing pleasure!
With warmest wishes,
Your own playwright-producer,