|Opening night, "Lost Moments" @ Silver Meteor Gallery|
This project involved several actors: Emily Belvo as Fritha Goodey, April Bender as Penelope Delta, Branwyn Bregler as Anna Sexton, Careena Cornette as Charlotte Mew, Steve Fisher as Vladamir Mayakovsky, Kerry Glamsch as Hunter S. Thompson, Joshua Hamel as Nicholas Hughes, Robb Lee as Donny Hathaway, Jonelle Meyer as Mary Kay Bergman, Megan Perry as Simone Mareuil, Soolaf Rasheid as Kuljeet Randhawa, Jan Ray as Virginia Woolfe and Nicole Jeannine Smith as Sylvia Plath.
There were two photographers involved, Joshua Hamel, and Melissa Wilson, who is responsible for most of the photography.
|Work by Melissa Wilson and April Bender|
A lot of the pictures are of several portraits collaged, like this one of Penelope Delta, portrayed by April Bender, and photographed by Melissa Wilson. Each of these was accompanied by one sheet of biographical text about the person, their accomplishments, depression and their suicide. The portraits are about the moments preceding the suicide. Some are more graphic than others, all are intense.
Penelope was an author who ended her life by taking poison.
|Work by April Bender, M. Wilson, and Megan Perry|
It was all done to benefit the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Tampa Bay, Inc., and those who are helped by this organization.
|Opening Night, "Lost Moments" @ Silver Meteor Gallery|
The show was held at the Silver Meteor Gallery, a theater that multitasks in many forms, run by Michael Murphy. It is located at 2213 E. 6th Ave Tampa Fl.
Congratulations to April, Melissa and all the actors, to Michael Murphy and Silver Meteor Gallery for a very unusual and memorable show.