On Saturday August 25th, three of the student cast members of my upcoming School Stage Play (and their excited parents) met with me on my New York City rooftop for a production photo shoot.
Our goal was to shoot a series of “glamor” stills to help promote our play and assist in our upcoming fund-raising efforts.
The kids had an AWESOME time, and we all walked away VERY proud of the images we captured . We feel they really represent the mood and tone of our intended noir stage play.
I hope you enjoy these images...THE RIDDLER
We have succeeded in casting a student performer to portray the nefarious Edward Nigma (AKA “The Riddler”) for our play.
This 16 year old is a VERY talented and experienced young actor, and this night marked his first evening wearing his custom-made costume. I am thrilled and honored to have him bring this classic character to life for our production!BATGIRL:
This lovely 8th grader brings an intensity and dignity to Barbara Gordon / Batgirl, and I was thrilled to see her in character again this evening. I cannot wait to see her in action on stage!THE BATMAN:
Beginning his first year of college in the fall, This young man was generous enough to once again spend his evening dressed in cape and cowl. He proved once again tonight that HE is the one and only Batman for our upcoming stage play!
Here, The Batman responds to the call of the Bat-Signal being shined against the side of a building.
We had GREAT fun projecting the Bat-Signal on the face of the building behind the Batman. We used an old slide projector and a specially-prepared slide. The effect was brilliant and we attracted the attention of quite a few neighbors!
I also made a few upgrades to the Bat-suit since our original costume fittings back in February. I have changed the caninister vials on the utility belt into thicker and larger ones. I felt the first ones were far too thin.
Also, I have decided that I do NOT want to see the actor's eyes through the eye openings in the cowl, so I have added mirrored safety goggles underneath. The effect is STUNNING when light catches it just the right way.GOTHAM NIGHT WATCH
In this moment, The Dark Knight, and his young protégé Batgirl have been startled from their nightly patrol by the scream of a crime victim far below. As a full moon glares down upon the scene, our grim heroes prepare to leap into action and dispense their brand of justice...