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2011 Free Educational Tour – The Performance

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THE PERFORMANCE

THE WORKSHOP

PRICING AND STAGING REQUIREMENTS

CAST BIOS

PRODUCTION TEAM BIOS

TOUR SCRIPT

DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE BROCHURE

BOOKING AND RESERVATION FORM

February 28th – April 1st, 2011

Bring Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew to YOUR location!

Call NOW (646-450-8367) or send in your Booking and Reservation Form today!

 

THE PERFORMANCE

 

Manhattan Shakespeare Project – Manhattan’s All-Female Shakespeare Company’s mission is to bring Shakespeare to underserved communities and develop our passion for theatre not only as an art form, but also as an educational tool. The educational tour was developed to break the myth that Shakespeare is “too hard” to understand; make the play relevant to students’ contemporary lives, therefore creating deep empathy into the personal relationships and situations of Shakespeare’s characters. The “workshop” is intended to further students’ studies in Shakespeare in an active, participatory way. The goal is to help them see that Shakespeare is still relevant today and to help them begin to understand why we, the teaching artists at Manhattan Shakespeare Project, love it and why it is important to study it, even 400 years after his death! The hope is that we will spark their interest to the point where they want to know more.

Shakespeare wrote The Taming of the Shrew as a comedy; the story of the courtship of Petruchio, a gentleman of Verona, and Katherina, the headstrong, obdurate shrew. Despite all the suitors of Kate’s younger sister, Bianca, their father, Baptista, has declared that Bianca cannot get married until her older sister has found a proper husband. It’s a story of sibling rivalry, competition for affection, social graces and societal norms, and how strong personalities do or do not fit into those socially acceptable constructs.

Our professionally directed 60 minute performance, suitable for elementary students through adults, travels with a stage manager and a cast of 4 seasoned female actors in costume, with set and props.

A 45 minute WORKSHOP for students who want to dig deeper into The Taming of the Shrew, and get some hands-on experience with acting, is also available before your show; immediately before your show if you have the time and space, or on a separate day.

Elyzabeth Gorman, a physical classical director, has joined MSP this year to direct Shrew. Her background in movement and physical theatre has drawn her to incorporate elements from the Italian style of theatre Commedia dell’arte, most specifically the broad physical comedy and stock characters. She has also directed Henry IV parts I & IIA Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Shakespeare’s Women.

The Commedia style is also reflected in the costumes, set, and props (by accomplished designers Jessica Lustig and Czerton Lim, both of whom are on faculty at Montclair State University in New Jersey) all of which evoke the traveling “trunk”-style show of the Italian improv-comedy troupes and heighten the fast paced wit of Shakespeare’s text. The talented ensemble (playing all 11 characters) has been cast not only for their acting skills but also for their physical training and ability to deliver Shakespeare’s language in a clear and articulate fashion. The script (edited for length) includes all major plot points and well-known speeches.

Manhattan Shakespeare Project looks forward to bringing this thought provoking tale to life at YOUR location!

For More Information:

If you are interested in having MSP’s exciting production visit your school, call (646) 450-8367 or e-mail education@manhattanshakes.org, or fax your Booking and Reservation Form for The Taming of the Shrew now to (650) 264-3973 to bring the magic of live theater and the beauty of Shakespeare’s writing to YOUR location!

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2011 Free Educational Tour – The Workshop

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THE PERFORMANCE

THE WORKSHOP

PRICING AND STAGING REQUIREMENTS

CAST BIOS

PRODUCTION TEAM BIOS

TOUR SCRIPT

DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE BROCHURE

BOOKING AND RESERVATION FORM

February 28th – April 1st

Bring Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrewto YOUR location!

Call NOW (646-450-8367) or send in your Booking and Reservation Form today!

 

THE WORKSHOP

 

A (pre-show) 45 min interactive experience with the cast of The Taming of the Shrew that will deepen your students’ appreciation of Manhattan Shakespeare Project’s educational tour! Engaging and enriching materials and activities have been developed by MSP’s founding Artistic Director Sarah Eismann, a former Teaching Artist in Residence with the California school system. Materials are appropriate for all grades K-12; specific exercises and content vary by grade level. The teaching artists are trained professionals with comprehensive backgrounds in Shakespeare and performance.

The workshop illuminates and underscores the concepts of drama, language, and Shakespeare presented in our touring production of The Taming of the Shrew. This participatory workshop includes games, activities and text work designed to create a greater understanding and appreciation of theater and language!

Overall Outcomes: Students begin to make personal connections between their lives and the lives of the characters, learn about Shakespeare the playwright, and more specifically his play The Taming of the Shrew.

Grades K-2 – Character Playtime introduces young students to Shakespeare the playwright, and specifically the characters and story of The Taming of the Shrew. They are actively engaged as they “try on” each character to help create a synopsis of the story. The outcome is they have an understanding of the play and therefore are actively engaged as they watch the performance.

Grades 3-5 – Playing with Words expands students’ knowledge of Shakespeare and his plays, and introduces them to how Shakespeare used language to create images and characters, specifically using insults from The Taming of the Shrew. The outcome is they have a deeper understanding of the play and characters and therefore are actively engaged as they watch the performance.

Grades 6-12 – Personalizing the Play deepens students’ knowledge and understanding of Shakespeare’s time and how his themes are universal and still very relevant to contemporary (the students’) lives. The outcome is they begin to think about and discuss how the treatment of women has changed in the modern world and how it has not changed.

Contact us NOW to include the WORKSHOP with your Manhattan Shakespeare Project performance!

e-mail: education@manhattanshakes.org, or phone (646) 450-8367

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2011 Free Educational Tour – Pricing & Staging Requirements

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THE PERFORMANCE

THE WORKSHOP

PRICING AND STAGING REQUIREMENTS

CAST BIOS

PRODUCTION TEAM BIOS

TOUR SCRIPT

DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE BROCHURE

BOOKING AND RESERVATION FORM

February 28th – April 1st

Bring Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrewto YOUR location!

Call NOW (646-450-8367) or send in your Booking and Reservation Form today!

Our professionally-directed 60 minute performance features a cast of four professional actors (playing multiple roles) and a stage manager. Our touring production travels with costumes, set, and props. At the conclusion of each performance the cast will also stay for a Q & A session with the audience!

Staging Requirements

  • 20 X 25 foot performance space is ideal
  • Minimum 30 mins set-up and tear-down time before and after performance (no extra time is needed before or after workshop)

Flexible indoor or outdoor performance options! Show may take place in gym, classroom, auditorium, theater, or other spaces.

Pricing

The mission of the educational tour is to reach as many students and as large an audience as possible. So no matter what the financial situation of your school or organization, we will work with you to bring the tour to your facility.

Pricing for the educational tour works on a sliding scale depending on the type of school or organization.

With no financial aid, one show (which includes one performance and one workshop) is $350 ($150 for each additional show).

MSP has received some funding from private sponsors which allows us to offer performances and workshops at a reduced rate to certain schools. So please make sure to include information about your school and funding situation.

We do ask that those schools and organizations that have the funding that would allow them to bring Manhattan Shakespeare Project’s educational tour to their facility to please pay what they are able. Our private sponsorship is limited and we would like to stretch it as far as possible to reach as many schools and organizations and students as possible, so even if you can afford $50 or $100, that would be significant.

Please make sure to talk to your MSP tour coordinator!

Tour dates book quickly. Call NOW (646-450-8367) or e-mail education@manhattanshakes.org, or fax (650-264-3973) your Booking and Reservation Form NOW to bring this outstanding curriculum enrichment program to your location!

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2011 Free Educational Tour – Cast Bios

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THE PERFORMANCE

THE WORKSHOP

PRICING AND STAGING REQUIREMENTS

CAST BIOS

PRODUCTION TEAM BIOS

TOUR SCRIPT

DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE BROCHURE

BOOKING AND RESERVATION FORM

February 28th – April 1st, 2011

Bring Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew to YOUR location!

Call NOW (646-450-8367) or send in your Booking and Reservation Form today!

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Kim Katzberg (Kate, Lucentio, Pedant) earned her BFA in acting from NYU and her MFA in acting from Columbia University. Shakespeare credits include Ariel in The Tempest at the Volkswang Shakespeare Festival in Germany, and Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet at Classic Stage Company. Most recently she performed her solo show “Penetrating the Space” as a Fall Artist In Resident at Dixon Place.

Amira Nader (Gremio, Curtis, Haberdasher, Tailor, Vincentio) received her MFA from Columbia University. She recently appeared in Karin Coonrod’s production ofPhoenician Women at the Riverside Theater. Other favorites include “Grusha” in The Caucasian Chalk Circledirected by Niky Wolcz, and “Djemila” in The Screens. She is honored to be a part of Manhattan Shakespeare Project’s Taming of the Shrew, and is excited about working with New York City students.

Anjili J. Pal (Petruchio, Tranio) is a Southern (Virginia!) transplant who just graduated with an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. She has worked as a teaching artist with Classic Stage Company, the Smithsonian’s Discovery Theater, Artists Striving To End Poverty, and Young Peoples Theater Program. Favorite roles include: Mitra in The Two Marys (Source Theater, director Joy Zinoman), Cass in Wonder of the World(Lemming Street Players), Holly in Anton in Showbusiness(Live Arts), Martirio in Lorca’s La Casa de Bernarda Alba(Columbia University), and M.Saunders/Ellen/and Betty II in Cloud 9 (University of VA). For all the deets, please visit: www.anjilipal.com

Malkia Stampley (Baptista, Grumio) A Milwaukee, Wisconsin, native, Malkia attended Marquette University for Theatre Arts and studied as intern and Resident Artist with Milwaukee Repertory Theatre and Skylight Opera Theatre. Malkia has a teaching background in drama, dance, play and musical writing for elementary to high school students with several residencies in Milwaukee and Chicago, having toured several children’s shows. Favorite regional theatre credits include: Japan Disney Tour of Disney on Classic: Lion King (Nala); Raisin (Beneatha) Court Theatre; Dreamgirls (Lorrell) St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre (Winner of Woody King Jr. Award, Best Supporting Actress); Black Nativity (Darfur Mary) Congo Square Theatre; The Talented Tenth (Pam).

Tour dates book quickly. Call NOW (646-450-8367) or e-mail education@manhattanshakes.org, or fax (650-264-3973) your Booking and Reservation Form NOW to bring this outstanding curriculum enrichment program to your location!

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2011 Free Educational Tour – Production Team Bios

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THE PERFORMANCE

THE WORKSHOP

PRICING AND STAGING REQUIREMENTS

CAST BIOS

PRODUCTION TEAM BIOS

TOUR SCRIPT

DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE BROCHURE

BOOKING AND RESERVATION FORM

February 28th – April 1st, 2011

Bring Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew to YOUR location!

Call NOW (646-450-8367) or send in your Booking and Reservation Form today!

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Elyzabeth Gorman (Director) is thrilled to be making her Manhattan Shakespeare Project debut. Her world premieres include Caitlin Condy’s See Jane Run (Prospect Theatre Co.); Jennifer Lane’s Does Anyone Know Sarah Paisner? (Intravenous Theatre Co.); and Michael Niederman’s To Barcelona!(Ignited States Production Co.), Every Man (’07 Samuel French Festival Winner), and Don’t Drink and F*ck (Crosstown Playwrights). Other favorite productions include Caitlin Condy’s Little Wing (NY Int’l Fringe Festival); Anthony Clarvoe’s The Living (Stone Soup Theater); and an outdoor production of Shakespeare’s Henry IV in Prospect Park, produced by Rebellious Subjects. She is a proud member of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab and the Artistic Cabinet of Rebel Theater Co. She is looking forward to directing Fairy Tale of America with EBE Ensemble in April.

Czerton Lim (Set, Props) NYC credits: A Number and Out Cry for National Asian-American Theater Company, Chaosand Medea for Theater Mitu, I Got Fired for NYMF 2010,George the Last for Theater for the New City, Tidings Brought to Mary for Storm Theatre, Bye Bye Birdie for NYU/CAP21, and Playhouse Creatures and Three Sisters for Columbia University. Regional: 42nd StreetAnything GoesThe Full MontyLittle Shop of HorrorsSmokey Joe’s Café, and Forever Plaid for Merry-Go-Round Playhouse. Mr. Lim received his MFA from the University of Washington and now lives in NYC with his wife and baby boy. He is originally from the Philippines. www.czlimdesign.com

Jessica Lustig (Costumes) recieved her MFA from the University of Washington in 2006. Since then she has traveled the world, worked as a Broadway costume design assistant, and designed several Off and Off-Off Broadway shows primarily with Stone Soup and Storm Theatre. Currently Jessica teaches costume construction and supervises the costume shop at Montclair State University, where she also designs occasionally. She has chosen to keep her design schedule fairly light this Spring in order to focus on teaching and playing mommy to her and Czerton’s 4-month old baby, Toby.

Alicia Rodis (Fight Choreographer) is an actor and fight choreographer that hails from the ever exotic Cleveland, Ohio. She is a proud graduate of the Professional Actor Training Program at Wright State University. Recent combat credits include Young LouBig LoveBrigadoonVenus, and assisting with The Age of Iron at Classic Stage Company. Alicia works with En Garde Entertainment, and is a combat teaching artist with Magical Theater Company. She is a proud member of AEA and The Society of American Fight Directors, and is thrilled to be working in the company of such fiercely strong and fabulous women.

Ashley Rossetti (Stage Manager) is a new arrival in New York City, having graduated with a Bachelors in Theatre from San Diego State University last May. She is very passionate about theatre for young audiences and the importance of introducing art to children early in their lives and so could not be more thrilled to be a part of MSPs current production. Past favorite productions have included Fire and Mist: Stories of Old Town (Old Town Cultural and Historic Program), The Jungle Book (North Coast Repertory Theatre), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream(San Diego State University).

Tour dates book quickly. Call NOW (646-450-8367) or e-mail education@manhattanshakes.org, or fax (650-264-3973) your Booking and Reservation Form NOW to bring this outstanding curriculum enrichment program to your location!

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2011 Free Educational Tour – Tour Script

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2011 Free Educational Tour – Printable Brochure

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2011 Free Educational Tour – Booking & Reservation Form

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2010 Readings in the Park

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READINGS in Central Park

As part of MSP’s mission to bring Shakespeare to a diverse community, we are presenting readings at Summit Rock in Central Park of lesser heard Shakespeare plays. Come out and enjoy the fun!

  • All readings at 6pm at Summit Rock
  • Monday July 26th-King John
  • Tuesday July 27th-Pericles
  • Wednesday July 28th-Henry VIII
  • Thursday July 29th-the poems: Venus & Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece

All readings are FREE!!Camera 360

To Summit Rock in Central Park (near 83rd St. at Central Park West):
By subway, take B or C train to 86th St./Central Park West. Enter park at 85th St., after playground follow path to the right, and look for the Manhattan Shakespeare Project sign. Restrooms are located at the Delacorte, up the road from Summit Rock.

Bring CHAIRS & BLANKETS!! Great places for a picnic!

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2010 Hendra

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Manhattan Shakespeare Project presents:

Hendra – an original play by Daniel Holloway

Reading

  • Monday July 12th – Schapiro Theatre – 7pm

This is a FREE workshop reading. Wine and snacks provided!

Schapiro Theatre: 605 W.115th St., NY, NY 10025

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Playwright’s Notes

This will be the first time the words of Hendra have audibly existed in the physical world. Hearing a play aloud and watching how another human being embodies the ideas a playwright created is an essential step in allowing a new work to blossom.

In late 2008, I came across a discarded National Geographic in the coffee shop beneath my apartment. Reading through, I encountered an article about zoonoses, diseases which can be transmitted from non-human animals to humans. The events which transpired in Hendra, Australia were one of the examples listed and I immediately saw the possibility for a play. I have been lax with certain historical facts and have, of course, put words into people’s mouths that almost certainly never resided there, but the vast majority of what happens in the play is accurate.

Playwrights are always happy to have feedback, specifically at this early stage. If you have any specific feedback, or are just willing to open a dialogue, please feel free to contact me at hamletd@yahoo.com.

Thanks,

Daniel

CAST

  • Angelo Angrisani: CLAY MILLER
  • Sam Bailer: DUAN TYNDALL
  • Frank Sellers: RAY UNWIN
  • Timothy J. Cox: JOHN MEISCHER
  • Dashiell Wesley Crigler: PETER REID
  • Lincoln L. Hayes: MICHAEL PASTEUR
  • Andrew Lerner: DRAMA SERIES/TOMCAT ELIOT/MAILPERSON

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Daniel Holloway (Playwright) was born in the South, educated in England and feels at home in San Francisco. He is a published poet and a rising playwright. Recently, his play, Yazoo, was one of three chosen for the Augustana New Play Bash. He has recently moved to New York and can be found searching the City for the best dirty martini.

Angelo Angrisani (CLAY MILLER) has returned to the craft of acting after many years absent. Over the past several years he has appeared in many films and stage productions. He wants to thank his wife Susan and his three lovely daughters Ariana, Nicole and Callie, for their support.

 

Sam Bailer (DUAN TYNDALL) is honored and excited to be a part of this reading. Sam has been busy this past month working on TV, film and theatre. He is currently working on a show that opens on Wednesday called Tombstone-saga of the Americans (west) in Inwood Park. Next month he starts his movie project Single Life: the musical. Sam wants to thank his family, because without their never-ending support and love none of this would be possible. He would also love to thank the friends he has acquired since moving to NYC 9 yrs ago. Thank you.

Frank Sellers (RAY UNWIN) was born in the Philadelphia area and grew up in north-central Pennsylvania. He first felt The Calling when he was cast in the lead role of King Kingross in his sixth-grade play. He not only memorized his own lines but everyone else’s, too! (His mother could see his lips move.) In college, French was his passion so theater was limited to designing play posters, though he did play another king… (Coincidence or Destiny?) After college he caught the journalism bug for about a decade, then became an IT consultant and in 2008 he finally began pursuing his dream.

Timothy J. Cox (JOHN MEISCHER) last appeared onstage with The Queens Players as Peter Quince in their critically acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Recent New York credits include As You Like It (The Queens Players), Much Ado About Nothing and Arsenic and Old Lace (Queens Shakespeare, Inc.), 12th Night of the Living Dead (as Sir Toby Belch) with the Impetuous Theater Group, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and Measure for Measure with the Astoria Performing Arts Center, plus the original works Jack Kerouac-Last Call and The Cat and the Moon, by award winning playwright Tom O’Neil which premiered at the 13th Street Repertory Company. Regional credits include everything from Shakespeare to Neil Simon. Film credits include Why I Fired My Secrtetary(HRM Productions), Over Coffee (Two-Five Films) and Socks and Cakes(Kimistra Films). Please visit www.timothyjcox.com for more information.

Dashiell Wesley Crigler (PETER REID) Now makes his home Brooklyn, NY. He has acted in community theatre, film and commercials. Thanks to Mom, Dad, and Terry Schreiber Studio. Touched, moved, and inspired.

Lincoln L. Hayes (MICHAEL PASTEUR) is an actor, writer, director, and founder of the Outcast Ensemble, a New York-based theater company. Previous credits include The Last Days of Judas IscariotIn Writing, and The KAnderson One Acts – Solitaire, Waiting Room, and Fall-Out. Recent film credits include No Smoking, Please,White Irish Drinkers, and Eat, Pray, Love. He is currently in production of a new play, The Day After Yesterday and a short film, Kaiius. He also has two of his own films in development, A Way Out and Change of Address. Follow him on Twitter: @lincolnlhayes.

Andrew Lerner (DRAMA SERIES/TOMCAT ELIOT/MAILPERSON) is a NY based actor, from the wonderful state of NJ. He graduated from Montclair St. University (in NJ), regretfully, with a degree in Food Science & Nutrition. He will be making his theatrical debut on Aug. 1 in the off-Broad

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