Romeo and Juliet
I recently had the pleasure of working with Chelsea High School’s theatre department on designing a photo poster for their upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. In this production, the setting is a high school classroom and our star crossed lovers, Romeo who is emo and Juliet who is a cheerleader, are high school students.
With this basic premise in mind, I worked with Eric St. John, Chelsea High School’s theatre teacher, to create a poster in which all the necessary information on the play is present in the photograph itself. We did the shoot inside the only remaining classroom at Chelsea High School which still has a blackboard.
Romeo and Juliet will be performed at Chelsea High School, April 14th, 15th, and 16th at 7:30pm and again on April 17th at 2pm. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students.
Update: I was contacted by the Shelby County Reporter and asked if they could use one of my photographs in their print an online edition to accompany a story on Chelsea High School Theatre’s Romeo & Juliet. The print edition came out on 4/20/11. The online article can be viewed HERE.