Photoshoot days are always some of the most exciting when you’re working on a show. It’s often one of the first times that you see things come together. Costumes go on, characters emerge, and you can capture it and share it with people for the first time so it's a really exciting day.
Strolling into the rehearsal room and seeing everyone pulling on costumes (which really look amazing) was such a buoyant feeling. From the crop tops to the neon scrunchies I found myself transported to New York in the 1990s. Packing up and strolling to the shoot location there was an unmistakable air of excitement around. This was it. This was sharing what’s being created, what’s been stewing in minds for months for the first time with people outside the intimacy of the rehearsal room.
The show is set in New York as Rudy Giuliani begins his transformation of the city. The city changes forever and that change has a major impact on the lives of lots of people, particularly those characters at the heart of the show. It’s that snapshot of a changing city that Guirgis captures so well and walking through Dublin with a cast of costumed actors I really began to see how that plays out in Dublin in 2015. Like New York at the time Dublin is a city that's changing rapidly. As a city changes it often leaves some people behind and we tend to forget they exist. The show makes you remember them again, to see them, and the city in a new light and that's incredibly powerful.
The photos look incredible as well and we can't wait to share them with you as well soon. You'll finally get a first glimpse at the cohort of characters who inhabit the world of the show and then I'm sure you'll be just as excited as we all are!