20
Feb

Red Velvet at Quill Theater

I’m a big fan of Shakespeare-adjacent theater, as a category. That can either mean plays by Shakespeare’s contemporaries (Dr. Faustus), or plays about Shakespeare’s life (Shakespeare’s Sister), or plays in response to Shakespeare’s plays (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) or, as in the case of Red Velvet, plays about people performing the works of Shakespeare or his contemporaries. These plays can […]

28
Jan

KCACTF Region 2, Festival 51

I spent my birthday week in Montclair, New Jersey, helping to organize and run the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival for Region 2. It’s my last year as the workshops coordinator, and I’m proud to say we had over 100 workshops, in every area of theater. We had to cancel a few due to weather issues (we […]

5
Jan

Pericles at Harrisburg Shakespeare Company

Harrisburg Shakespeare, at the Gamut Theater Group, invited me to come check out their performance of Pericles. It’s not often performed, which is too bad, because it’s a fun show. Some of the performances in this production were very strong, especially Marina. The cast was very diverse in age, gender, and ethnicity, which is always nice […]

2
Jan

Henry V at Faction of Fools

I’ve heard about Faction for a while now, but I hadn’t been able to catch one of their shows until a couple weeks ago, when I saw their Henry V. Faction of Fools is a commedia dell’arte troupe. Some of their members have actually gone to Italy to train with people who have received that tradition […]