The Rocky Horror Pastime Show

Boyscout Maguire, a grad student at Montclair State, has fun and gains confidence by performing regularly in productions of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

Boyscout Maguire is a graduate student at Montclair State University. Most of the time, she can be identified by vibrant blue hair and denim on denim, but a few night each month she ditches her regular aesthetic to dress up as Dr. Frank N. Furter and perform in a shadow cast of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

With local Rocky Horror production company, The Home of Happiness, Boyscout has the opportunity to perform with some of her closest friends. Playing Frank has improved her confidence in herself and given her a greater love for her body and her creativity.

She first performed as Frank in January 2017, and since then she has become one of the most respected members of her cast, branched out to playing other roles from the movie and has starred as Frank in front of hundreds of people.

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2/19/19 MONTCLAIR, NJ: Boyscout begins applying character makeup after a Monday night rehearsal in her apartment. Photo by Sam Carliner.

 

“I wish this was an acceptable look to wear in public. I look so good as Frank.” ~ Boyscout talking to one of her cast mates after putting on her costume and makeup.

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2/19/18, MONTCLAIR, NJ: Boyscout applies Frank N. Furter makeup after a Monday night rehearsal. Photo by Sam Carliner.
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2/19/19 MONTCLAIR, NJ: Even with a migraine, Boyscout laughs and has fun during a Monday night rehearsal at her apartment. Photo by Sam Carliner.
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2/19/19 MONTCLAIR, NJ: Boyscout breaks character for a second to share a laugh with her cast mates during a Monday night rehearsal at her apartment. Photo by Sam Carliner.
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2/19/19 MONTCLAIR, NJ: Boyscout jokes around during Monday night rehearsal at her apartment. Photo by Sam Carliner.
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2/19/19 MONTCLAIR, NJ: Boyscout shimmies to a song during Monday night rehearsal at her apartment. Photo by Sam Carliner.
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2/19/19 MONTCLAIR, NJ: Boyscout and her cast mates run a scene on Monday night at her apartment. Photo by Sam Carliner.
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2/19/19 MONTCLAIR, NJ: Boyscout waits for her entrance during a Monday night rehearsal at her apartment. Photo by Sam Carliner.
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2/19/19 MONTCLAIR, NJ: Boyscout smiles following a Monday night rehearsal at her apartment. Photo by Sam Carliner.
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2/19/19 MONTCLAIR, NJ: Boyscout poses after applying her Frank N. Furter makeup after Monday night rehearsal at her apartment. Photo by Sam Carliner.

“I’ve never been a performer. But there’s something incredibly empowering about being on stage in that kind of provocative outfit, commanding the attention of everyone in the room. It gives me room to experience a type of confidence I don’t have in my daily life” ~ Boyscout on why she enjoys performing in Rocky.

20 Nouns and Verbs

A woman checking her phone in the late afternoon.
MONTCLAIR, NJ 2/7/18: A woman checking her phone in the late afternoon at Montclair State University. Photo by Sam Carliner.
A man napping in the morning.
MONTCLAIR, NJ 2/7/18: A man napping in the morning at Montclair State University. Photo by Sam Carliner.
A woman listening to music outside Cafe Diem.
MONTCLAIR, NJ 2/7/18: A woman listening to music outside Cafe Diem at Montclair State University on a Wednesday morning. Photo by Sam Carliner.
A woman's hair blowing in the wind at Montclair State.
MONTCLAIR, NJ 2/7/18: A woman’s hair blowing in the wind at Montclair State University on a Wednesday morning. Photo by Sam Carliner.
A giraffe hanging out in the bookstore.
MONTCLAIR, NJ 2/7/18: A giraffe hanging out in the bookstore at Montclair State University. Photo by Sam Carliner
Friends walking together on campus in the morning.
MONTCLAIR, NJ 2/8/18: Friends walking together at Montclair State University on a Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Sam Carliner
A fire hydrant hanging on the wall in the library.
MONTCLAIR, NJ 2/7/18: A fire hydrant hanging on the wall in the library at Montclair State University on a Wednesday morning. Photo by Sam Carliner.
A woman getting passed by an emergency vehicle on campus in the afternoon.
MONTCLAIR, NJ 2/7/18: A woman being passed by an emergency vehicle on campus at Montclair State University on a Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Sam Carliner.
A woman walking past Dixon Hall in the afternoon.
MONTCLAIR, NJ 2/7/18: A woman walking past Dixon Hall at Montclair State University in the afternoon. Photo by Sam Carliner.
A man in a brown coat is walking across campus in the afternoon.
MONTCLAIR, NJ 2/7/18: A man in a brown coat is walking across Montclair State University campus in the afternoon. Photo by Sam Carliner
Chargers hanging from a wall in the student center.
MONTCLAIR, NJ 2/7/18: Chargers hanging from a wall in the Student Center on a Wednesday afternoon at Montclair State University. Photo by Sam Carliner
A woman carrying books across campus.
MONTCLAIR, NJ 2/7/18: A woman carrying books across campus at Montclair State University in the afternoon. Photo by Sam Carliner.
A man eating breakfast at MSU.
MONTCLAIR, NJ 2/7/18: A man eating breakfast on the go at Montclair State University. Photo by Sam Carliner.
Books sitting on a shelf in the library.
MONTCLAIR, NJ 2/7/18: Books sitting on a shelf in the library on a Wednesday morning at Montclair State University. Photo by Sam Carliner.
Puzzle pieces sitting on a table in the library.
MONTCLAIR, NJ 2/7/18: Puzzle pieces sitting on a table in the library at Montclair State University. Photo by Sam Carliner.
A painted rock sitting in snow in the morning.
MONTCLAIR, NJ 2/8/18: A painted rock sitting in snow on a Thursday morning. Photo by Sam Carliner.
A man walking past stairs on campus.
MONTCLAIR, NJ 2/7/18: A man walking stairs at Montclair State University on a Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Sam Carliner
Montclair State students walking across campus in the afternoon.
MONTCLAIR, NJ 2/7/18: Montclair State students walking across campus in the afternoon. Photo by Sam Carliner.
The sun rising over the train station.
MONTCLAIR, NJ 2/8/18: The sun rising over the train station at Montclair State University on a Thursday morning. Photo by Sam Carliner.
A thumbtack hanging on a board in the student center.
MONTCLAIR, NJ 2/7/18: A thumbtack hanging on a board in the Student Center at Montclair State University. Photo by Sam Carliner.

Documentary Photos

These are some photos I took of everyday life. When taking them, I focused on maintaining symmetry and having contrasting angles and colors that blend well together.