Playwright and composer – creator of the musical Group

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Headshot tips

You should really check out my new headshot work over at http://www.BestLAHeadshots.com.

 

In the meantime, here are some tips to help you get the shots you need:

 

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Body & Soul

Lately, my focus has not been on playwriting as much as photography. That is why there are many more updates over at www.AdamEmperorSouthardPhotography.com than there are here. 

For example, I recently began a new photo series titled “Body & Soul.” Participants must come up with a quote or image that is important to them. Then, my artist friend Melissa would create body art with Henna before I capture their essence on film*

*film is not a real thing

Here are the first photos of this new and fun series:

http://www.adamemperorsouthardphotography.com/galleries/body-soul/

Let me know what you think or if you want to be a part of it 🙂

 

Adam


My Next Musical

The process to begin writing my next musical has begun.

I have recorded a video of myself singing the second song from it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pnui_AKn41w&feature=youtu.be

Let me know what you think. I have much bigger plans for filming my next show as I write it, but that information is too early in the development process to share at the moment.

Stay tuned and let me know if you are interested in being a part of my next work.

– Adam


My 2011 Ovation Experience

1 year ago today we had just begun rehearsals for six workshop performances of my first musical Group. Fast forward a year and the words “Group: A Musical – The Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble” is projected on the big screen at the historic Orpheum Theater at the 2011 Ovation Awards. It’s been a pretty great year.

As previously posted, https://adamemperorsouthard.com/2011/09/20/isaac-wades-portrayal-of-dr-allen-recognized-by-la-stage-alliance/, Isaac Wade (who I wrote the role of Dr. Allen for) was nominated for “featured actor in a musical.”

Isaac and I met up with our LATE friends at a downtown diner before the big show. I’ve got to tell you, those folks clean up REAL nice. (I’ll make sure to post one of the red carpet photos once they go up). Atfter commenting on how all of the “Gospel According to First Squad” cast had begun growing out their hair since the show wrapped, we hoofed it to the Orpheum.

After our red carpet shots (in which we forced the photographer to take one of as many of us as we could wrangle) we mingled in the gorgeous lobby hugging everyone we knew.

The theatre was stunning and the energy was palpable. We cheered like we were at a high school football game every time there was mention of any of our friends. Our faces hurt from smiling and our voices were raspy from hooting.

While we went home physically empty handed, I would say the whole experience was satisfyingly fulfilling. Just being invited to the party was such an incredible honor.

Hell, I’m still honored that such an esteemed theatre company gave me a shot in the first place, that anyone wanted to see my work and that it was well received. I feel inspired, invigorated and ready to continue edits and rewrites of my next shows.

I link to all of the deserving winners: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/11/ovation-awards-la-stage-alliance-.html

Adam Emperor Southard – creator of the musical Group.


I was on La La Land

I recently had the privilege to be on La La Land, a multi media radio show that was simultaneously on time warner cable and U-stream. There are a few clips that I’m in, but this one in particular includes me playing a couple of songs: Welcome, Hello from Group and  a song from my next musical 🙂 I hope you enjoy it:

La La Land with Bret and Nett, Segment #6 – October, 15 2011 – Adam Emporer Southard, Compser/Photog


Studio Photos

My recent experiments in studio photography and dramatic lighting

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Night Sky

I almost exclusively photograph people. So, whenever I capture a cityscape, landscape or skyline I like to share:

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