09 Dec ‘Unsettlings’ PACT Theatre dress rehearsal and preview stills (Sydney Corporate Photography)
Catherine (Cat) Jones is the Artistic Director of PACT Theatre and just last week she rang to ask if I’d be interested in doing some photographs of Unsettlings, an original performance that she has co-directed with Julie Vulcan. Cat is both a dear friend and a very talented ‘artiste’ and so I jumped at the chance. I quickly discovered that Unsettlings is a strangely engaging work, largely devised by the ensemble, and that the cast also happened to include Lisa Mumford who also took part in our recent ’50’s glam’ studio session. Knowing Catherine’s performance history I certainly wasn’t expecting a traditional theatre experience – but I also didn’t expect to laugh out loud either, or even to be in such awe of such truly, sometimes oddly beautiful tableaux! It was wonderful to have such a diverse show as the subject for what ended up being a brilliant photo-essay opportunity (with just a few lighting challenges…) – Congratulations Cat & Lisa & co!