I had the privilege of working intensely for three months with my Epic Theatre Ensemble/Urban Assembly of Harlem students on their incredible re-telling of Romeo and Juliet, under the direction of Artistic Director Melissa Friedman. I was not only fight director, choreographer, and acting mentor for over 30 students, but I also played Friar Laurence. We had a soft out 5 days run at The National Black Theatre and our audiences were blown away. It's an experience I will never forget. It's a great honor and joy to be a teaching artist with Epic, and this production was particularly special. Hope to see you at the shows this next year!
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."