For over 25 years Simon Annand has been given unprecedented access to photograph this in-between world that the audience never sees. The project is called “The Half: Photographs of Actors Preparing for the Stage”. The dressing room is a physical space that allows for concentration and privacy so the psychological negotiation between the actor and this fictional character can take place. When ‘The Half’ is called over the loudspeaker backstage, it is the start of a 35 minute countdown to facing the audience and there is no escape.
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