Wednesday, August 10, 2011



I don’t post too much about theatre on the blog but I’ve been working backstage all summer and I kept noticing these great images from around the space. I thought you all might like to take a peek.


This is an old light body in storage. A light body is used to measure shadow and light on stage when a show is being designed.



There is nothing in the world that smells as wonderful as the backstage of a theatre. Like paint and sawdust and whispers. Whispers have a smell. I bet you didn’t know that.


The following images are of a ghost light. Supposedly, ghost lights were originally lit in theatres so that the ghosts could move around when the theatre was dark after a show. More practically, we use ghost lights in any unlit performance space so that people don’t trip on wires or fall into the orchestra pit in the dark.







I could be having the most confusing, depressing, difficult day but when I step into a theatre…it’s like it all falls away. Nothing seems so bad or hard or desperate there.

What about you? What spaces in your life make you feel safe?

love, elizabeth


Meredith said...

gorgeous photos Elizabeth!

Rachel said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful photos!

I find being outside in quiet countryside with the birds singing makes the stresses of the day fall away :)

Katie said...

WOw, great photos!!

mj { a r c h i ♥s m a r y - j a n e } said...

the theater also makes me feel safe. I love it. I also love your images of backstage.

Karen in Progress said...

I love, love these photos. My special place is a trail deep in the woods, a horse barn, or a pottery studio. It's too hard to pick just one.

Mrs. Pancakes said...

these are awesome!

Gentri said...

Wow. :) These are gorgeous photos! Seriously! I love the theater and still have a regret of never acting. I know I could be a great actress. haha!

ashley @ A Recipe for Sanity said...

Your photos rock. And I love theater. It was a huge part of my life for a long, long time. So glad it is still a part of yours!

Faith said...

awesome pictures! i think it is so cool that you are so involved in the theater like that!

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