Szekspiroff - GregVeitPhotography

For the past few years I have been lucky enough to work on SzekspirOff, a mini-festival of experimental theatre and performance in Poland. Staged in the sweltering weeks of August, the festival brings together small fringe companies, drama school productions, special projects and theatre made by people with learning disabilities.

I photograph cramped into tiny theatres with the actors just inches away with rarely enough time for a sip of water. During the performances I've been covered in flour, doused with water and stage blood, inhaled feathers and some kind of headache-inducing solvent and watched a wooden sword attached to a sprinting actor come within millilitres of my face. 

It has been thrilling to watch artists take risks in creating new performances and to search for a photographic language that captures the spirit of their work. I have also enjoyed meeting the performers and seeing them invited to tour their work abroad. 

SzekspirOff 2013 - 2015

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