SENIOR COMPANY SUMMER SHAKESPEARE 2019
20th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
SHAKESPEARE’s MIDSUMMER NIGHT’s DREAM
Directed by Ben Stockman
Ages 13-19 Program Tuition $500
AUDITIONS: Sunday, March 10th 3-5pm
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20 years ago, A Midsummer Night’s Dream was the very first production NEYT presented. It’s 20 years later and time to celebrate “the house that Shakepeare built with clown hands”. NEYT alum Ben Stockman returns for this sparkling celebration. As a member of that very first cast and now NYC director in his own right, Ben brings it full circle to helm a Summer Shakespeare to remember.
Midsummer is a rollicking party play with undertones of heartache, betrayal, and jealousy. It’s a magical tale populated by lovers, fools and faerie folk.
The process will include juicy text work, Linklater voice with Keely Eastley, movement exploration, ensemble-building exercises – and heaps of invention and imagination. All are welcome to join the fun. There are great parts for Shakespeare vets as well as actors who are relatively new to the language. Casting will be flexible and inclusive to all genders, races, and orientations.
Actors from the Junior Shakes program, under the direction of John Hadden, will join the production in week three to round out this All-Company collaboration.
REHEARSALS begin June 24th weekdays, M-F 9-4pm (including July 4th)
Friday, July 12th 6pm
Saturday, July 13th 1pm & 6pm
Sunday, July 14th 1pm
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
The Summer Classic is a three-week immersion in either Shakespeare or other writers of prominence in the ancient & classic traditions. Participants are given the support they need to develop their skill with language, voice, and physical story-telling as they rehearse a fully produced play. This is a challenging and fun experience under the guidance of professional practitioners.