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The Goddess and Alan Dean

April 2010

For years, photographer Alan Dean has been capturing Ottawa’s community-theatre productions, often for no fee, because he hasn’t been able to get the stage out of his system since the first time he played guitar, at age 13, with The Mighty Mohicans at Verdun’s Riverview Bar.

Verdun was a low-income suburb of Montreal in the 1960s, and Dean got out before he held his first camera at Vancouver’s World’s Fair in 1986. But he’s stayed connected to performance, and his professional photo gigs  allow him the luxury of shooting stage shows for the love of it. Dean has finally put this portfolio together and will display it from May 5 – 20 on the walls of the Ottawa Bagel Shop.

Gabriel: The Musical (Goya Theatre). Photo by Alan Dean

The Bagel Shop is, arguably, one of the most-interesting “galleries” in Ottawa, always eclectic, whether it’s Lois Siegel’s iconographic  portraits or the H’Art of Ottawa’s paintings by mentally challenged adults (with a  70-percent sales rate, which any professional gallery would die for). Dean’s show will offer photos from Orpheus Musical Theatre,  Ottawa Little Theatre, Great Canadian Theatre Company, Savoy Society, Tara Players, Goya Theatre, 7:30 Productions, Kanata Theatre, Ottawa School of Speech and Drama and the local Fringe Festival.

“It’s always been about boosting awareness for me; this is what a community is all about. I just wish more people (in local theatre) got it,” Dean says. It is a sentiment that reveals more than a disgruntled chronicler. He’s a musical-theatre freak and has created scores for several student productions, primarily for the Orleans Youth Players (OYP).  That inspiration didn’t come out of a camera.

Andrea Cochrane and Alan Dean. Photo by Mike Levin

Andrea Cochrane manages Dean’s photographic studio. She also teaches music and drama, acts and writes plays. They met at a Montreal photo shoot and meshed when Dean sang her one of his songs over the telephone. Working together on theatrical productions seemed a no-brainer. They created a musical called The Goddess (about how the god Bacchus came to earth and created rock and roll) a few years ago, and the OYP will put it onstage May 28, 29 at the Shenkman Arts Centre.

Dean and Cochrane now want to take it further, hopefully into the Ottawa Little Theatre building at Christmas. “Why not, it’s good, and it means there will at least be some theatre happening over the holidays,” Dean says.

The pair formed Breezehill Theatre to accommodate the move, and while no Ottawa details are set, Dean says he has arranged to take it to Montreal in January. Right now he’s looking for a director and is willing to shoot promotional photographs, for free.

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