Suddenly Overwhelmed

A collection of photography highlighting Actors Theatre Artistic Director, Les Waters and his recent work onstage.

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The Roanne H. Victor Gallery Presents:
Suddenly Overwhelmed

by Ryan Bourque
February 22 – April 8, 2018


From the Artist:

On his walk to work, Les Waters passes a plaque on the corner of 4th and Walnut that marks where Trappist monk Thomas Merton had a revelation: he became “suddenly overwhelmed with the realization that I loved all those people, that they were mine and I theirs, that we could not be alien to one another even though we were total strangers.”

This plaque led Les to direct the production The Glory of the World in 2015, the first show I worked on with him, and the subject of the beginning of this collection of photographs.  Suddenly Overwhelmed captures my feeling as I am willingly plucked from the reality of life and put into a creativity incubator such as Actors Theatre.  Whether for five years, nine months or one rehearsal period, the time a person spends here creates an endless energy.  The gratitude I feel toward Les and all he’s done at Actors is overwhelming, but as Merton would say, “it cannot be explained. There is no way of telling people that they are all walking around shining like the sun.”

Thank you for viewing the photography.

Thank you for Actors Theatre of Louisville for bringing me into this wonderful community and making this gallery a possibility.

Thank you to Les Waters for being a friend, allowing me to take your picture, and trusting me with some of the most challenging fight choreography and acting opportunities I’ve ever had.


About Ryan Bourque:

Ryan Bourque is a photographer, fight choreographer and actor currently located in New York City, after spending 11 years living and working in Chicago. He began his relationship with Actors Theatre in 2014 when he performed in The Pirates of Penzance. That summer, Les Waters asked if he would be interested in choreographing a 15-minute fight scene between 17 men in his upcoming play The Glory of the World, which premiered at the 2015 Humana Festival. From there, they collaborated on The Glory of The World at BAM in 2016 (in which he was fortunate enough to also work as an actor); Actors Theatre’s Macbeth and Recent Alien Abductions; For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday at Playwrights Horizons; and this year’s Humana Festival production of Evocation to Visible Appearance.

Website: RyanBourque.Photography
Instagram: @Buh_Buh_Buh_Bourque
Facebook: Bourque Photo
Email: RyanRBourque@gmail.com


ROANNE H. VICTORY GALLERY HOURS OF OPERATION:

Tuesday – Friday: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Closed on Mondays and non-performance days

THE ROANNE H. VICTOR GALLERY IS LOCATED IN THE SARA SHALLENBERGER BROWN LOBBY, MEZZANINE LOBBY AND VICTOR JORY LOBBY SPACES AT ACTORS THEATRE OF LOUISVILLE. 316 WEST MAIN STREET, LOUISVILLE, KY 40202.

Featured Image: Les Waters 12: New York Blizzard of 2016, Brooklyn, NY, 12″ x 18″, Photography.  By Ryan Bourque.

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Louisville, KY 40202
Box Office: 502.584.1205
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