"Theater posters present a unique challenge. I like the pared-down images they seem to call for. The poster needs to set up the production itself without overstating what the production will offer visually. If the stage version of The Wizard of Oz doesn't have an endless field of red poppies in Act Three--don't show one on the poster. I kept the field of vision very narrow in this piece and used the decorative iron grate and the blackness behind to depict the grand opera house. The mask and the rose are obvious but interesting enough when juxtaposed together."