Media for A Kabuki Christmas Carol

First Kabuki Workshop

George Luton (Taro)
Amber Richardson (Hanako)
Matanosuke Nakamura of the Shochiku Company
Wendell Harrison (The Ghosts)
Takuya Matsumoto (Samurai)
Matanosuke Nakamura with Brian Berdanier (Sukejiro)
Amber Richardson (Hanako)
Matanosuke Nakamura of the Shochiku Company
Rika Wakasugi (Ohatsu)
Matanosuke Nakamura with Gemma Nokes (Mrs. Furuya)
Alice Roschuni (Mourner)
Amber Richardson (Hanako)
Wendell Harrison (The Ghosts)
Matanosuke Nakamura with George Luton (Taro)
Wendell Harrison (The Ghosts)
Brian Berdanier (Sukejiro) & George Luton (Taro)
Rika Wakasugi (Ohatsu)
Amber Richardson (Hanako)
Mike Kanert (Kurachi)
Mike Kanert (Kurachi)

Rehearsal Photos 1

Brian Berdanier
Wendell Harrison
Alice Roschuni & Rika Wakasugi
Rika Wakasugi
Takuya Matsumoto & William Cameron Bolt
Wendell Harrison
Brian Berdanier
Alice Roschuni & Ann Jenkins
Wendell Harrison & Brian Berdanier
Rika Wakasugi & William Cameron Bolt
Alice Roschuni & Rika Wakasugi
Brian Berdanier
Wendell Harrison
Brian Berdanier & Wendell Harrison
William Cameron Bolt
Brian Berdanier
Wendell Harrison
Alice Roschuni
Brian Berdanier
Alice Roschuni & Ann Jenkins
Brian Berdanier
Alice Roschuni
Brian Berdanier
Alice Roschuni

Rehearsal Photos 2

Brian Berdanier
Hiraku Kawakami
Rika Wakasugi
Wendell Harrison
Hiraku Kawakami & Yajuro Bando
Amber Richardson
Ann Jenkins
Gemma Nokes & director Jon Reimer
Ghiselle Camacho, Mike Kanert, Amber Richardson & George Luton
Julius Fuentes, Takuya Matsumoto & Yajuro Bando
Wendell Harrison
Takuya Matsumoto
William Cameron Bolt & Takuya Matsumoto
Rika Wakasugi
Kabuki instructor Yajuro Bando
Wendell Harrison & Brian Berdanier
Ann Jenkins & Brian Berdanier
Wendell Harrison
Amber Richardson
A party at the Furuyas
Wendell Harrison, Alice Roschuni & William Cameron Bolt
William Cameron Bolt, Ann Jenkins & Gemma Nokes
Brian Berdanier
Yajuro Bando & Takuya Matsumoto
Wendell Harrison
Amber Richardson
Wendell Harrison
Rika Wakasugi
Wendell Harrison & William Cameron Bolt
The cast & kabuki instructor Yajuro Bando

Makeup Day

Brian Berdanier & professional kabuki performer Yajuro Bando
Yajuro Bando warms the wax
Flattening Brian's eyebrows
One of the Yamano teachers watches on
Yajuro Bando
Yajuro Bando shows the students how different kabuki makeup feels
Rika Wakasugi
Yajuro Bando works on brian
Brian Berdanier
Yamano students record the proceedings
Yajuro Bando works on Brian Berdanier's eyebrows
Brian Berdanier
Brian Berdanier & professional kabuki performer Yajuro Bando
Rika Wakasugi & Alice Roschuni
Rika Wakasugi
Brian Berdanier in full Sukejiro makeup
Brian Berdanier
Brian Berdanier, object of amazement
Brian Berdanier, walking photo op
Brian Berdanier, walking photo op
Brian Berdanier & professional kabuki performer Yajuro Bando
Yajuro Bando
Yajuro Bando with his assistant Akiko, director Jon Reimer and writer Gary Perlman
Wendell Harrison
Wendell Harrison
Don't mess with Wendell Harrison
Rika Wakasugi and Tokita-sensei
Ghiselle Camacho
William Cameron Bolt
Alice Roschuni

Rehearsal Photos 3

Rika Wakasugi
Amber Richardson
Wendell Harrison & Brian Berdanier
Hiraku Kawakami: "Mind the fires!"
Wendell Harrison as Mahrei
Brian Berdanier as Sukejiro
Wendell Harrison as the Ghost of New Year's Past
William Cameron Bolt as Young Sukejiro
Gemma Nokes as Mrs. Furuya
Ann Jenkins as Mr. Furuya
Rika Wakasugi as Ohatsu
Wendell Harrison as the Ghost of New Year's Past
Brian Berdanier & William Cameron Bolt
Wendell Harrison
Brian Berdanier as Sukejiro
William Cameron Bolt as Ueno-san
Ann Jenkins as the moneylender
The Ghost of New Year's Future
Brian Berdanier & Ghiselle Camacho
Costume head Suzy Retro
Hairstyling Head...
Sunset from Yamano College of Aesthetics
The cast of A Kabuki Christmas Carol

Production Photos

Very heavy flats at the top of 2 flights of stairs
Ed Gilmartin at work
Ed Gilmartin, lighting man extraordinaire
Prepping the lights
Jack Merluzzi with a drill
Director Jon Reimer with the program
Wendell Harrison as The Ghost
Sukejiro (Brian Berdanier)
Spiritual kung-fu
Mr. Furuya and Young Sukejiro
The Ghost (Wendell Harrison)
Ohatsu (Rika Wakasugi)
The set
The Ghost and Sukejiro
The Ghost (Wendell Harrison)
The hard-working backstage crew
Mahrei cuts a mie
The Ghost (Wendell Harrison)
Takuya Matsumoto
Ohatsu (Rika Wakasugi)
Amber Richardson in makeup
Ohatsu (Rika Wakasugi)
Gemma Nokes in makeup
Sukejiro (Brian Berdanier)
Amber Richardson
Mahrei and Sukejiro
William Cameron Bolt
Sukejiro (Brian Berdanier)
Ohatsu (Rika Wakasugi)
Hiraku Kawakami

All photos (c) 2011 Mike Kanert, except those of me, which are (c) 2011 William Cameron Bolt. Used by permission.