Washington Post Magazine, December 2021
Art Direction: Clare Ramirez
In MICHIGAN, the evolution of a theater
The Soo Theatre in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., was built in the 1930s as a vaudeville theater and operated as a cinema from 1974 until 1998, when it fell into disrepair and closed. It opened again in 2005 as a live performance venue, and, slowly but surely, more improvements are being made. Although the facade is rough, the building has good bones. This illustration depicts a production of “La Traviata,” with English translations of the Italian opera projected on the wall. I love being able to experience theater in a place that has so much history but is still a work in progress.