Jake Fruend
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Octagon

Jackalope Theatre wanted "something between Chinese propaganda and a boxing match flier" to promote Octagon, a play about the rough and inspiring world of slam poetry.

 Because the play featured such a large cast, our photographer  Joel Maisonet  provided a stunning composite, which eventually became this alternate poster.

Because the play featured such a large cast, our photographer Joel Maisonet provided a stunning composite, which eventually became this alternate poster.

 Jackalope loves featuring actors in its marketing materials. For every show, I create character portraits with quotes plucked from the script.

Jackalope loves featuring actors in its marketing materials. For every show, I create character portraits with quotes plucked from the script.

 This way, everyone knows what kind of awesomeness is about to be unleashed.

This way, everyone knows what kind of awesomeness is about to be unleashed.

Initially, our approach was a little (okay, a lot) more surreal.

Initially, our approach was a little (okay, a lot) more surreal.

The original request was for a "multi-faceted" expression of the play's central character. So, I created this bonkers version...

 Ultimately, the most powerful image was just Prism on her own, facing down her crowd. Still, I love the craziness of this thing.

Ultimately, the most powerful image was just Prism on her own, facing down her crowd. Still, I love the craziness of this thing.