“TO BE OR NOT TO BE”
A SHAKESPEARE TEXT AND AUDITION VISITING ARTISTS WORKSHOP
Monday, October 8th 3:30 – 6:00 PM
Come explore tools which actors and directors and scholars of Shakespeare can use to unlock the passion of Shakespeare’s text from the printed page and beyond!
Visiting Artists Brandon Carter and Zoe Speas will be holding this workshop on Monday,
October 8th from 3:30 PM until 6:00 PM in the Lab Theatre performance space located in CSTAC. These two New York-based artists will offer guidance and techniques from their background in
Shakespeare performance with such companies as the Classical Theatre of Harlem; the Onomatopoeia Theatre; the Lounge theatre in New York City; the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia; the Virginia Repertory Theatre; Virginia Shakespeare Festival; Richmond Shakespeare, and the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival. They have an extensive body of performance work regionally in the United States, and internationally in London, Wales, and South Africa.
What do you need to bring? Your choice! Brandon and Zoe are happy to provide texts for you to work with, or you can bring your own 10 lines of prepared Shakespearean text (verse only). THEY ASK IF YOU HAVE TEXT YOU ARE GOING TO BRING, PLEASE SEND THE INFORMATION ON THE SELECTION YOU WILL BE BRINGING TO firstname.lastname@example.org PRIOR TO THE WORKSHOP. IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND THE WORKSHOP AND PARTICIPATE PLEASE RSVP TO THE SAME EMAIL ADDRESS.
(If you have class during the first part of the session you may come join after your class. If you have a class starting later in the session let us know and leave when you need for your class. Observers are welcomed.)
THIS SEASON AT AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE CENTER
Orlando in As You Like It; Robert Martin in Emma; Stanley, Keeper in Richard III; and Handy, Pert, Smirk in The Man of Mode.
Justin in Blood at the Root (The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.; The Market Theatre, Johannesburg, South Africa; National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa; Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, UK; Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide, SA; The National Black Theatre, New York, NY); Skeeter in The First Noel(The Apollo, New York, NY); Marcus in The Kiss (Pleasance Theatre, London, UK); Aramis in The Three Musketeers; Malcolm in Macbeth; Gonzalo in The Tempest(Classical Theatre of Harlem, New York, NY); Macduff in Drunk Shakespeare (The Lounge, New York, NY); Theodore in Black Angels Over Tuskegee (St. Luke’s Theatre, New York, NY); Ogun Size in The Brothers Size (Luna Stage, West Orange, NJ); Will Shakespeare in Shakespeare in
Love (Virginia Repertory Theatre, Richmond, VA); Joshua
Co-Recipient of The John F. Kennedy Center’s Hip-Hop Theater Creator Award 2015
MFA in Acting, The Pennsylvania State University; BA in Theatre and Organizational & Strategic Communication, Longwood University, Farmville, VA
*Member of Actors’ Equity Associations (AEA)
THIS SEASON AT AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE CENTER
Le Beau, Phebe, Lord in As You Like It; Emma Woodhouse in Emma; Prince Edward, Lovell, Murderer in Richard III; and Lady Woodvill, Nan (Orange Woman) in The Man of Mode.
PREVIOUSLY WITH THE ASC
Mrs. Webb, Choir in Our Town; Juliet, Abraham in Romeo and Juliet; Sylvia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Juliet, Ramona, musician, ensemble in Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet); Katherine, Ely, Bardolph, Grey, Salisbury in Henry V; Calphurnia, Carpenter, Cinna, Artimidorus, Poet in Julius Caesar; Gwendolyn Fairfax in The Importance of Being Earnest; Raina Petkoff in Arms and the Man.
Singer/Upright Bassist in Mack the Knife: The Bobby Darin Songbook (Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota, FL); Core Member in Dylathon: A Celebration of Dylan Thomas(Wales Theater Company, Swansea, Wales); Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Dudard in Rhinoceros (The Onomatopoeia Theater Company, New York City); Octavius Caesar in Julius Caesar (The Oracular Theater Company, New York, NY); Narrator in Ghosts of Christmas Past; Sylvia Loren in Murder on Broadway (Radio Theatre NYC, New York, NY); Judith in Equivocation (Virginia Repertory Theatre, Richmond, VA); Lady Anne in Richard III, Governess in Turn of the Screw, Portia in The Merchant of Venice, Sylvia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Williamsburg, VA); Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mercutio in Star-Crossed Shakespeare (North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, High Point, NC); Lady Macbeth
in Macbeth; Perdita in The Winter’s Tale (Richmond Shakespeare Festival, Richmond, VA).
BA English and BA Theater, The College of William and Mary.