Oct 202018
 

Romeo and Juliet  Act 3, Scene 2

Juliet

October 19, 2018

Zuzanna Szadowski is playing Juliet and Yelena in Uncle Romeo Vanya Juliet.  What is in store when Chekhov characters have the Shakespeare play as their subtext?  A world of possibilities is realized in this thrilling production from the minds of Bedlam!

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Sep 282018
 

Titus Andronicus  Act 5, Scene 1

Aaron

September 28, 2018

Jackson Dean sees the English Speaking Union‘s Shakespeare competition as more of a celebration of Shakespeare.  Having won this past years competition, he has lots to celebrate.  With an affinity for villains and a keen sense of text, Jackson’s future looks bright.

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Sep 202018
 

John Patrick lays out a bold new vision for the future of training actors.  Could we all be Acting Teachers?

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Aug 302018
 

August 30, 2018

Voice Coach

Acting Teacher

Welcome to the Revolution!  John Patrick is calling for a radical change to the way we approach voice work and actor training. 

Click here to listen to John Patrick’s thoughts on Actor Training.

Sam Shepard Quote:

“I feel there are territories within that are totally unknown.
Huge, mysterious and dangerous territories. We think we know ourselves, when we really know only this little bitty part. We have this social person that we present to each other. We have all these galaxies inside of us.

And if we don’t enter those in art, of one kind or another, whether it’s playwriting, or painting or music, or whatever, then I don’t understand the point in doing anything.

I try to go into parts of myself that are unknown. And I think that those parts are related to everybody. They’re not unique to me. They’re not my personal domain.

Catharsis is getting rid of something. I’m not looking to get rid of it, I’m looking to find it. I’m not doing this in order to vent demons. I want to shake hands with them.”

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Aug 132018
 

Liz Wisan is a member of the New Neighborhood, a theater company in NYC.  She also works seriously as a clown.  Although she admits that sometimes it feels like she is in a cult, she finds the clown work extremely rewarding as an actor.  Check this short interview out!

And here is her full interview about working on Kate in Taming of the Shrew!

Jul 312018
 

UntitledThe Taming of the Shrew, Act 5, Scene 2
Kate
July 31, 2018

 

       

Liz Wisan is performing Kate in her first season at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.  What surprises does she have for the role and does Hudson Valley have for her?  A rousing interview about love and relationships ensues.

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Here is a link to Liz talking about clowns and her company The New Neighborhood.  

Jun 292018
 

UntitledRichard II; Act 3, Scene 2
Richard
July 1, 2018

 

       

In her second season at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Julia Coffey takes on the role of Richard II, Shakespeare’s most famous deposed king.  It’s a play which bridges the gap between the medieval and the modern world, and with a woman in the title role, this production opens some intriguing questions about the times we’re living in today.

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The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.

May 302018
 

UntitledHenry V; Prologue
Chorus
May 31, 2018

 

   

Like a great Jazz Musician, Shakespeare uses Iambic pentameter as the underlying time signature to his rhetorical flourishes.  David Hammond explores this and many other ways of approaching the first playwright to give his characters language that pursues objective actions.

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Apr 242018
 

The Lost Letters of William ShakespeareUntitled
April 24, 2018

 

 

Years ago, Terry Tamminen was given a treasure trove of letters, reported as written by Shakespeare.  Are they real?  If so, they give a never before seen insight into the life of the playwright we know as William Shakespeare.

 

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Mar 282018
 

UntitledOthello; Act 2, Scene 3
Iago
March 28, 2018

 

  

“What’s he then that says I play the villain?”  Iago may be the baddest of Shakespeare’s bad guys, so what’s the trick to keeping the audience on your side when you’re clearly up to no good?  According to our guest Lee Nishri-Howitt, the answer lies in the structure.  Join us for a conversation with Lee about his journey from a non-native speaker of English, to becoming a professional vocal and dialect coach.

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