Excited for the first Shakespeare Society Major Event of the season. We’re going to be hosting Robert Lepage and Peter Holland for discussion about TEMPEST – with scenes and songs from the play and opera. And, I’ll be live tweeting the rehearsal/show. You can follow me at @keatlo and the Shakespeare Society at @shakespearenyc; I’ll be posting with the hashtag #METtempest.
Details on the event below!
October 15 at 7pm
MAJOR EVENING EVENT
SHAKESPEARE AT THE OPERA: Robert Lepage & The Tempest
A Collaboration with the Metropolitan Opera
at the Kaye Playhouse, East 68th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues
An evening of readings, song, commentary and conversation focusing on this fall’s Met premiere of Thomas Ades’s The Tempest with visionary director ROBERT LEPAGE, MET opera singers, and commentary by Notre Dame’s PETER HOLLAND. With readings from the play by SETH NUMRICH (War Horse), RON CEPHAS JONES (Richard III), and SAMANTHA SOULE (Dinner at Eight).
I’ve just joined the ranks of The Shakespeare Society, as Artistic Associate!
I’ll continuing development on our Shakespeare Talks series and Major Events evenings, as well as helping to support Shakespeare productions in development in NYC.
More on the Society here!
I’m proud to announce that I’ve been selected as a director for the Women’s Project Lab, 2012 – 2014.
Check out more on the lab here!
Harmonious Pimps just completed an amazingly productive residency at Williamstown Theater Festival – Thanks to the WTF community for their support!!
More Pimps news soon!
Thanks to all the incredible folks who turned out for Fill Our Mouths on Friday!
It was an incredible experience to be able to dive back into working on this gorgeous play; could be more grateful to New Georges and Women’s Project for their support.
Look for more from Fill Our Mouths next summer!
My interview with Joe Haj is now up on HowlRound. Check it out!
We talk about diversity in artistic leadership in this country – and how might be able to start to achieve it.
Here’s a sound bite:
“There is a glass ceiling problem, and until we acknowledge that and actively work to move the needle on this, we’re going to see more of the same. This is not a pipeline issue. These leaders are out there; if you think it’s a pipeline issue, you need to know more people.”
Today I embark again on the Public Theater’s Mobile Unit – teaching Shakespeare’s RICHARD III at correction facilities and institutions through NY and NJ. I could not be more excited to continue my year of RICHARD, or so it would seem, since I spent March teaching this powerful play for BAM.
I’m especially excited to re-visit the incredible folks I met on the last tour. As Michelle Hensley beautifully sums up, there is little that is more rewarding than showing people who don’t often get it (or maybe have never have gotten it) respect – respect for their intelligence, their imagination and their life experience, and the power that they hold. That “this is for you – you are in this.”
Check out the wonderful video the Public produced of last year’s adventure –
Mobile Unit 2011: Measure for Measure
And, check out Ron Cephas Jones’ powerhouse performance as Richard this year –
Ron Cephas Jones, RICHARD III
Performances for the general public run August 6th – 25th. Full details here!
I’m wrapping up here in Ashland, having presented two plays I’m enormously proud of with a company whose talent, rigor and intelligence is absolutely breath-taking. In a few days, it’s on to the TCG Conference in Boston for a super dose a theater debate/love.
Below is a plug for a few shows that are in their final week, which I will very sadly miss. But – you don’t have to! If you’re in NYC, please check out these talented artists.
FOOD & FADWA
@ New York Theatre Workshop
A Taste of Food and Fadwa
WE PLAY FOR THE GODS
@ The Women’s Project
We Play for the Gods Trailer
Tonight is the opening of HENRY V, a production I’ve had a thrilling time working on. If you happen to be coming through Ashland, be sure to catch it.
This fantastic company will be playing two shows a week through October.
More info on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival website.
Tonight at 5:30 OSF is presenting a staged reading of Lauren Feldman’s Fill Our Mouths. We’ve had a great response so far, and I’m excited to share this beautiful, bi-lingual play with the Ashland/OSF community. Details below!
FAIR Expressions: An Evening of New Voices
FILL OUT MOUTHS
by Lauren Feldman
directed by Lauren Keating
Doors open at 5
Reading begins at 5:30, followed by a talkback
Evan and Chap are two young women who meet in the streets of Paris: one is hearing: the other is hard of hearing. Their relationship grows and starts to change everything they thought they knew – themselves, their language, their loved ones, and the world around them. Using spoken English and American Sign Language, Fill Our Mouths is a story of love and choice, deafness and hearing, the trials of communication, and the search for self when caught between two worlds.