Theatre sketches — Caricatures of actors performing live on stage

Let Dennis draw YOUR play — perfect for promotional use  



“Anything Goes,” Dayton Playhouse performance

Let Dennis draw a caricature of actors in your play — live or from your photos — to help publicize your play.

Prices start at roughly $100, depending on the number of actors and background needed. Contact Diane or Dennis to discuss your project —

Play Drawings — Caricature of Actors

 “Our very own Hirschfeld!,” commented one theatre official on seeing some of Dennis Porter’s play caricatures, a drawing of performers on their stage.  

(Dennis was more than flattered — he greatly admires the famous caricaturist who drew performers on Broadway for the Village Voice newspaper for decades. No artist will ever compare to the genius of Mr. Hirschfeld, of course.)   

Most of these were published in the Dayton City Paper alongside the critic’s review of that play.

Below: “Arsenic and Old Lace,” Dayton Playhouse.

Arsenic and Old Lace
Caricature of actors performing “Arsenic and Old Lace.”
Batboy Final
Caricature of actors performing “Batboy.”
blithe spirit final
Caricature of actors performing “Blithe Spirit,” Dayton Theatre Guild
Bright Ideas
 937-238-6351     Caricature of actors performing “Bright Ideas,” Dayton Theatre Guild
Caricatures of actors performing MIRACLE ON 34th STREET at LaComedia Dinner Theatre


Below: One of my VERY rare drawings done upon request for a play; the cast liked the Dayton City Paper sketches and commissioned their production of Taming of the Shrew to be drawn

Live theatre drawing
— Note the main couple are drawn three times here —

TAMING OF THE SHREW — Live theatre drawing by Dennis Porter

Please forgive the low resolution…

This original was huge and we had no large scanner then, so this is a basic iPhone photo… 

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