Hey NYC, I love Epic Theatre Ensemble and have had the privilege of working with their mentorship programs for a few years. It's incredibly exciting that The National Black Theater is hosting this five week festival of their Shakespeare Remixes, starting with their Taming of the Shrew Remix, March 5, 7, and 8!
I'm currently working on their Remix of Macbeth which will be at the beginning of April, but do yourself a favor and try to see as many of these different productions as you can. It's free, so much fun," and the kids deserve a big, supportive audience for the incredible work they're doing.
"For the first time ever, Epic Theatre Ensemble is proud to present a five-week Youth Theatre Festival: Epic YTF. Epic YTF is the culmination of the award winning mentorship program Shakespeare Remix.
General admission: Free! (Ticket required)*
Preferred seating: $10* (Limited tickets avaliable)
Tickets available through Eventbrite
Taming of the Shrew
There’s trouble on set at a live taping of “The Crystal Sly Show”when actors present “Taming of The Shrew” for the ruling Tyrant. Watch as Shakespeare’s epic battle of the sexes transforms into a call for justice.
This Shakespeare REMIX is conceived and performed by the UASPA ensemble – featuring student writing performed alongside Shakespeare’s text.
* 03/05/16: 2:00pm & 7:00pm
* 03/07/16: 12:00pm & 7:00pm
* 03/08/16: 10am & 1:30pm
For more info visit: http://www.epictheatreensemble.org/epic-y-t-f/"
Workshop of Ed Cardona Jr's new play, "Bamboo in Brooklyn," with The Working Theatre, directed by Ana Margineanu
Last week, I had the pleasure of working with a lovely team of artists on Ed Cardona Jr's new play. It's called Bamboo In Brooklyn, and is the result of over a year's worth of interviews with residents of Bushwick and their reactions to its fast gentrification. The workshop was directed by Ana Margineanu, co founder of PopUp Theatrics, and my fellow castmates were: Reza Salazar, Jose Mellian, Edna Lee Figueroa, Michelle RanSui, Ty King, and stage managed by Haley Wolf. It was produced by the Obie winning theatre company: The Working Theatre. For more info on them, check out their site at: theworkingtheater.org
Public Reading of Bamboo In Brooklyn in Bushwick
Bamboo In Brooklyn
written by Ed Cardona, Jr.
directed by Ana Margineanu
Photo by: Tuda Sarian
~ a FIVE BOROUGHS/ONE CITY commission ~
Our Brooklyn team, Ed Cardona, Jr. [writer of La Ruta] and Ana Margineanu,
is hard at work developing a new play about Brooklyn, and we’ll be showing a public
reading of it at RBSCC on February 26th. Bushwick was recently mentioned in Vogue
magazine as one of the 15 hippest neighborhoods in the world. While for the long-term
residents it has never been hip, it has definitely always been home. Cardona’s play
weaves a traditional narrative with a surreal exploration of gentrification inspired by
the psychedelic murals that cover the walls of this suddenly trendy neighborhood.
February 26th, 2016 at 6:30pm
10 Forrest Street (at Bushwick Ave)
in the community room
Brooklyn, NY 11206
View a map HERE
Check out the Facebook Event link HERE
CLICK HERE to RSVP online
or RSVP directly to the Working Theater by calling 212-244-3300
or email email@example.com
From wh auden's September 1, 1939:
"Defenceless under the night /Our world in stupor lies; /Yet, dotted everywhere, /Ironic points of light /Flash out wherever the Just /Exchange their messages: May I, composed like them /Of Eros and of dust,/ Beleaguered by the same /Negation and despair/, Show an affirming flame."