Monthly Archives: July 2010

Shakespeare (Literally) in the Park

We’re three days away from opening! I feel the need to pinch myself – although that may be because I just saw Inception, and every so often I need to reassure myself that I’m not caught in a dream. But, I digress.

We open on Friday at 7pm in Riverside Park, on the North Lawn at 79th St. We did a dress run there last night and had a very special audience of one little girl and her mother, who happened to walk by just before we started and stayed for the whole show. Quite magical, and useful to see what she thought was funny.

Joyce Miller (Dromia of Ephesus) has started making some brilliant and amusing promotion videos. Check out the first of the series!

See you in the park…

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Posted on July 27, 2010

Summer of Shakespeare

Since Fly-By-Night, I’ve been devoting myself almost exclusively to Shakespeare. My days are spent teaching high school students through the Public Theater’s Shakespeare Initiative. Below is a photo of their final performance, the Emilia/Paulina scene.

My nights are spent rehearsing Comedie of Errors, which will perform in McCarren, Riverside and Central Parks in July and August. It’s been amazing and exhausting and fun. Hopefully, I’ll get to share Comedie of Errors with you! Below is a picture of Joyce (Dromia of Ephesus) and our first audience, a group of kids who were playing soccer until we started rehearsing. They sat down mid-game and started to watch! It was a very magical rehearsal.

Also, check out our website for up-to-date info, performance details and how to donate (there are prizes!)

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Posted on July 20, 2010