Photographing the artists of Intiman Theatre: 35 of 35


We are here.

Feature number 35.
7 weeks of blogging 1x per day Monday-Friday June 18th, 2012 through August 3rd, 2012.
13 days of shooting between May 17th, 2012 through July 21st, 2012.
992 minutes of clicking 4,178 images that captured beautiful individuals.
200+ hours of travel, meetings, emails, set-ups, break-downs, editing, posting and social media.

Grateful is the only word that describes how I feel right now.
My heart thanks every single person that is Intiman. You made me a better human being.
Thank you all for opening your arms and including me in the journey.

– LaRae


It is my absolute pleasure to feature Rachel Liuzzi, the woman that helped me wrangle every single Q&A, formatted every single blog post, and was an absolute joy to work with in every way.  Thank you, Rachel, for every minute of your time and energy. Without you, these features would never have been complete!


Q&A with production intern Rachel Liuzzi

PhotoSister: When you were young, did you imagine you would be on this particular journey in life? Why or why not?
Rachel Liuzzi: My childhood dream was to be a writer. I was convinced that I was going to write novels for the rest of my life, and certainly didn’t see myself onstage or in the theatre realm at all… As much as I loved writing, I’m so thrilled that this is how my journey has played out, thus far.

PS: What is the one thing you splurge on for yourself?
RL: Food, without a doubt. Eating out is one of my favorite things to do, so I’m not shy when it comes to treating myself to a good meal. Books, also. I’m one of those people who if trapped on a desert island could only take one thing, would take a bag full of books. Books and food, two things I simply can’t live without.

PS: What made you want to do theatre?
RL: In all honesty, I definitely liked going to rehearsal after school because I didn’t have to go straight home to do homework. However, from that sprung a deep love for exploring characters, and ultimately, seeing how theatre impacts people, an audience, and the world made me stick with it, and not leave it since.

PS: What is your favorite restaurant pick in Seattle and the best dish on the menu?
RL: Well, since food is the thing I splurge on for myself all the time… I’m a huge fan of the sweet potato fries at Cafe Flora, and the baked eggs with ham and Gruyere from Cafe Presse are also to die for. I’m all about good, simple foods.

PS: What makes you happy?
RL: Sunny Seattle days, being by the water, spendin’ time with my lovely and rambunctious friends, a beautiful view, reading for hours, cooking a big meal, and a good coffee shop.

PS: What kind of people do you surround yourself with?
RL: Thoughtful, driven, and loving folks are who I spend my time with. I’m also fond of dreamers, and ambitious people who aren’t afraid to take risks and brew up fun and creative concoctions (whatever they may be), and explore all the lovely things the world has to offer.

PS: What’s next on your horizon?
RL: An internship in Creative Services with KOMO TV, and a campus public relations job at Seattle U, where I go to school.











Go see Rachel Liuzzi’s work in “Romeo and Juliet,” “Hedda Gabler,” “Dirty Story,” and “Miracle!” at Intiman Theatre

Catch “Romeo and Juliet,” “Hedda Gabler,” “Dirty Story,” and “Miracle!” at Intiman Theatre in Seattle, July 11th – August 25th, 2012.

Rachel Liuzzi is a student at Seattle University pursuing a double-degree in theatre and strategic communication.  At Seattle U she developed and leads a marketing/promotions plan for the theatre department, and has been seen onstage in “Hamlet,” “The Ghost Sonata,” and “Mirabelle: A Breeze.” She has also worked with upstart crow collective, Washington Ensemble Theatre, here with LaRae Lobdell of Photo Sister, and soon will be found at KOMO TV. A million thanks to Ali, Andrew, and the rest of the fabulous Intiman team.

Photography details

Nikon D700

Lens Sunshine: Nikon 18-70mm 3.5-4.5 – Aperture: f/5.6- Shutter: 1/125 – ISO: 200
Lens Brick Tower: Nikon 18-70mm 3.5-4.5 – Aperture: f/4.5- Shutter: 1/125 – ISO: 1000
Lens Bench: Nikon 50mm 1.4 – Aperture: f/4.5- Shutter: 1/125 – ISO: 640
Natural light
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