Friday, May 6, 2011

Portrait of an Artist: Actor Christopher Bloch

Christopher Bloch, photographed April 7, 2008 by Shannon Finney

This month, Shannon the Photo Gal is celebrating the creative arts, and
actor Christopher Bloch is featured in this edition of Shannon the Photo Gal.
Washington, DC theatre audiences have enjoyed watching Christopher
the Camelion transform himself from a Russian fixer in, "Chess" to the swarthy
Esteban in "Kiss of the Spider Woman". Critics also love his versitility, as
evidenced by his 2009 Helen Hayes Theatre Awards win for his supporting
comedic role in Signature Theater's "Les Miserables." I photographed
Christopher in 2008 when he was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for
"Christmas Carol 1941." I like this photo so much because it's
Christopher minus the stage make-up and the costumes. It was a
great opportunity to get behind the curtain.

To view more Helen Hayes Awards portraits, click here:

Monday, May 2, 2011

Portrait of an Artist

Photograph by Shannon Finney

I've always been curious about movement, which is why I've always
been fascinated by the people who think about and design movement.
Natsu Onoda Power is a theatre director/set designer/author who is
thinking about movement and narrative in ways that challenge
the way audiences experience theatre.