41 Minutes with Michael Place
Photographing the artists of Intiman Theatre: 5 of 35
Everyone who knows Michael Place will agree when I say he is full of energy, positivity and life. His fun and playful personality were absolutely great to capture in the the hallways and alleyway at Cornish College and he was up for any movement I asked of him. I’d photograph him any day.
Q&A with actor Michael Place
Photo Sister: What is your hidden talent (any party tricks)?
Michael Place: I can open a beer bottle with my teeth. It always makes people cringe and me very happy.
PS: The Beatles or Elvis?
MP: The Beatles, Rubber Soul makes it an easy answer.
PS: Name one play or musical that you would like to perform in your life? What role would you want to play?
MP: In my dream of dreams I get to play Jack in the Newsies, that dance solo during Sante Fe says it all. I also grew up loving rent and would love to play Mark or Roger.
PS: What makes you happy?
MP: The benefits of hard work. Scooting in a tank top. Dancing with my buddies. Being on Whidbey with my family on a sunny day.
PS: What kind of people do you surround yourself with?
MP: Workaholic crazy people who seek the extremes of life, who know how to party and who have authentic priorities.
PS: What personal adventure do you have in store for yourself this summer?
MP: Mercutio. Lovborg. Sissy Jizmor. And the worlds they play in.
PS: What’s next on your horizon?
Go see Michael Place in “Romeo and Juliet,” “Hedda Gabler,” and “Miracle!” at Intiman Theatre
Catch “Romeo and Juliet,” “Hedda Gabler,” and “Miracle!” at Intiman Theatre in Seattle, July 11th – August 25th, 2012.
Michael has appeared in God’s Ear, Never Swim Alone, Finer Noble Gases, Swimming in the Shallows, Mr. Marmalade (Washington Ensemble Theatre), The Water Station, Suite for Strangers, Myra’s War (Pacific Performance Project/east), The Neverending Story, The Outsiders (Seattle Children’s Theater), Romeo and Juliet, Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing (Seattle Shakespeare Company), Bud, Not Buddy (Book-It Repertory Theatre), Madama Butterfly (Opera Omaha), Clutch Your Amplified Heart Tightly and Pretend (Yale Cabaret). He is a collective member at Intiman, a company member with Pacific Performance Project/east, was a founding co-artistic director of Washington Ensemble Theatre, was co-artistic director of the Yale Cabaret and a graduate of the Yale School of Drama; love to my Wilsons.
Lens: Nikon 60mm 2.8
Aperture: f/2.8 - Shutter: 1/60 - ISO: 800
Lens: Nikon 50mm 1.4
Aperture: f/5.6 - Shutter: 1/200 - ISO: 400
Aperture: f/5.6 - Shutter: 1/250 - ISO: 640
Aperture: f/10 - Shutter: 1/250 - ISO: 200