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Production Timeline

2007 - The Abingdon Theater (World Premiere)

Creative Team

1. an obsolete photographic process, invented in 1839.
2. a picture made by this process.
3. a post-bellum love story.
4. a portrait of an artist in his final days.


Matthew Brady's images defined the Civil War. Now, at the twilight of his life, Brady must choose between the life he has built and the legacy he wants to leave behind. Daguerreotype is a fascinating and candid journey into the mind of one of America's unsung artistic pioneers, and the iconic and powerful nature of the photograph.



"Ambitious ... The energy and passion make for an exciting bit of theater... A trio of actors working together to unfreeze the still images of the past, riding the waves of time with vibrant rhapsody."

– Aaron Riccio, New Theater Corps 

Directed by Jess Chayes
Text by Stephen Aubrey
Scenic Design & Props Design by Nic Benacerraf
Lighting Design by Greg Malen
Master Electrician Ariela Rotenberg
Senior Technical Assistant Zac Bruner
Costume Design by Erin Smith
Sound Design by Scott Elmegreen
Accompanist Andrew Fornarola
Produced by Elissa Kozlov
Associate Producer & House Manager Katey Rich
Stage Manager Tori Amoscato
Intern Julia Cooper


Cast: Edward Bauer (Mathew Brady), Zach LeClair (The Image of History), Hayley Stokar (Juliette Brady)


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