Lots going on with the Shakespeare Society. Tomorrow will be our second major event, CONCORD OF SWEET SOUNDS, featuring powerhouse actor John Douglas Thompson. He will be playing an amazing and far-reaching range of characters, from Orsino to Prospero, all in one night.
And next Monday, at The Pearl Theater, we’re holding a talk with Daniel Sullivan, Liesl Tommy and Davis McCallum, moderated by Michael Sexton, on Directing Shakespeare. Quite a breath of experience and approaches in conversation with each other. Don’t miss it!
The Women’s Project Lab is off to a great start! We just completed our first project together – making pieces for the Annual Meeting. I was thrilled to work with uber-talented playwright Dipika Guha and producer Deadria Harrington. We created a piece based on Joan Schenkar’s 1978 play SIGNS OF LIFE, which starred Kathleen Chalfant. This was especially exciting because we discovered, after embarking on making the piece, that Joan and Kathleen would be in attendance. Eep! Well, great fun was had by all and it was a thrill to meet them both. There was even talk of exploring SIGNS OF LIFE again – which is a wonderful, intricate play.
I had the honor of introducing Kathleen to the excited attendees, and look forward to more invigorating nights at City Center over the coming years.
Joan Schenkar, Kathleen Chalfant, Deadria Harrington and myself. Dipika, where were you? I’ll have to Photoshop your head in between Joan and Kathleen.