Behind the Scenes

Your exclusive look at how we brought What Ever Happened to Jeremy Baxter? to life for its world premiere at the Midsumma Festival 2019!

All photographs courtesy of Wayne Stellini unless otherwise specified.

 

13 August 2018: Writer Wayne Stellini hints that a play he is working on will have a connection to his previous work Michael and Phillip Are Getting Married in the Morning through one of that show’s characters, Tally Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff.

15 August 2018: Ben K. Ronec and Ryan Stewart reading through the script.

15 August 2018: Ryan Stewart posts a glimpse of the script online. (Credit: Ryan Stewart / instagram.com)

17 August 2018: Ben K. Ronec hints at his involvement in the show to his eighteen thousand-plus Instagram followers. (Image: Ben K. Ronec / instagram.com)

28 August 2018: Writer/director Wayne Stellini’s final copy of the play.

2 November 2018: Ryan Stewart during a working lunch meeting. (Image: Ben K. Ronec / instagram.com)

7 November 2018: The actors get together for the first time. Bayne Bradshaw, Ryan Stewart, Jeffrey Bryant Jones, and Ben K. Ronec participating in a movement exercise.

7 November 2018: Jeffrey Bryant Jones’s script, with Post-Its that reveal his colleagues’ thoughts about the character of Ethan Baxter.

7 November 2018: Ryan Stewart’s copy of the play looks a lot more colourful following the first team workshop. (Image: Ryan Stewart / instagram.com)

14 November 2018: Ryan Stewart recording an interview for marketing purposes.

14 November 2018: Ben K. Ronec being interviewed.

14 November 2018: The always enthusiastic Bayne Bradshaw during an interview.

14 November 2018: Jeffrey Bryant Jones in the interview chair.

14 November 2018: Bayne Bradshaw and Ryan Stewart have fun in-between takes during a photo shoot.

14 November 2018: Bayne Bradshaw and Ryan Stewart as Marty and Luke for a photo shoot.

14 November 2018: Bayne Bradshaw and Jeffrey Bryant Jones in costume during an improvisation exercise.

14 November 2018: Ben K. Ronec and Bayne Bradshaw improvise a scenario presented to them. Such exercises help the actors develop their characters.

14 November 2018: Ryan Stewart gets ready for an improvisation exercise.

14 November 2018: Bayne Bradshaw and Ryan Stewart improvising a scene between their characters.

14 November 2018: Filming of the trailer. (Screenshot image: Fulya Kantarmaci.)

14 November 2018: Jeffrey Bryant Jones as a distraught Ethan Baxter. (Screenshot image: Fulya Kantarmaci.)

14 November 2018: Actors Ben K. Ronec and Ryan Stewart at the Midsumma Festival Program Launch. (Image: Ben K. Ronec / instagram.com)

14 November 2018: Ben K. Ronec and Ryan Stewart at the Midsumma Festival Program Launch. (Image: Ben K. Ronec.)

21 November 2018: Ryan Stewart sketches the stage layout. (Image: Ryan Stewart / instagram.com)

9 December 2018: The cast go through a safety induction with producer Phillip Hunting before rehearsals commence. (Image: Fulya Kantarmaci.)

19 December 2018: Jeffrey Bryant Jones and Ryan Stewart rehearse the first interaction between their characters Ethan and Luke.

20 December 2018: Ben K. Ronec in cuffs and Ryan Stewart masked as rehearsals become more intricate.

 

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