This young company is not just promising: It’s delivering.
– Adam Feldman, TimeOutNY
NY Shakespeare Exchange invites you into a world of mistaken identities, star-crossed lovers, bumbling constables, an exiled king, a usurping brother, shipwrecks, cross-dressing, witches, duels, poison, murder...all in the vaulting verse of iambic pentameter. Audiences will delight in Kevin Brewer's enchanting Island, where reality is relative and comedy reigns supreme.
Harry Barandes*, Melissa Carlile-Price*, Brian Cheng*, Virginia Donohoe*, Zac Hoogendyk*
Brad Lewandowski*, Michael E. Lopez*, Elizabeth Neptune, Erik Olson, Anna Paratore, Adam Patterson,
Eric Percival, Michael Shattner*, Evelyn Spahr, Amy Stringer, Katelin Wilcox*, Leigh Williams*, Ryan Wilson
*member Actor's Equity Association; Equity approved showcase
September 25 - October 13
The Connelly Theater
220 East 4th Street, NYC
An intimate exploration of two plays that share a common theme of youthful passion. As stories of abstinence education, teen suicide, school shootings, and gang violence permeate our 21st-century consciousness, these plays - from the 16th and 19th centuries, respectively - offer evidence of how much remains constant in a world that seems to be careening uncontrollably forward. We examine how playwrights from distinctly different periods come into intensely passionate contact with today’s conflicting attitudes toward love, lust and sexuality.
Each performance is followed by one of our lively post-show discussions with the artists. Bring your experiences, opinions and knowledge to the theater with you - you'll need them.
featuring two world-premiere adaptations
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, adapted by Cristina Lundy
Frank Wedekind's Spring’s Awakening, adapted by Kevin Brewer
Directed by Cristina Lundy
April 13-15 and 20-22, 2012
The Access Theater
380 Broadway, NYC
Page Clements*, Brittany Costa, Adam Donshik*, Pat Dwyer*
Madeline Fendrick, Jeff Hathcoat, Katie Lear, Jordan McArthur
Christopher McFarland*, Carmen Meyers*, Patrick Midgley*
Elizabeth Neptune, Michael Pesoli*, Danny Rivera, Alix Rosenfeld
Carey Van Driest*, JC Vasquez, Nate Washburn, Gabriel Weissman
*member of Actor's Equity Association
Strong reasons make strange actions.
ADAPTED AND DIRECTED BY
Chris Bresky*, Kevin Brewer, Vince Gatton*, Gabe Green*, Zac Hoogendyk*
Joshua Jeffers, Christopher Michael McFarland*, Carmen Meyers*
Philip Mutz*, Elizabeth Neptune, Chris Thorn*, JC Vasquez
Katelin Wilcox*, Leigh Williams*
* member Actors' Equity Association
Scenic Designer ~ G. Warren Stiles
Costume Designer ~ Kristine Koury
Producer ~ Agnes Fercowicz
Video Producer ~ Charles Q. Drexler
Lighting Consultant ~ Daniel Winters
Fight Choreographer ~ Alicia Rodis
Ensemble/Movement Specialist ~ Erik Andrews
Dramaturg ~ Shane Breaux
Assistant Director ~ Cristina Lundy
Stage Manager ~ Halley Kolker
Assistant Scenic Designer ~ Cassie Dorland
SEPTEMBER 15 to OCTOBER 2, 2011
ACCESS THEATER, NYC
Much Ado About Nothing
By William Shakespeare
Mistaken identity, estranged cross-dressing twins, usurping princes, island-dwelling cannibals, balcony-bound lovers, and bumbling constables!
Join us for a rollicking festival of new and classical comedy. One cast of actors will perform two evenings of theater – one of the Bard's funniest and most heart-wrenching plays and one new “Shakespearean” comedy (in iambic pentameter!) by our resident playwright Kevin Brewer. Both plays will inspire a dynamic conversation about what’s kept us laughing for more than 400 years. And after each show some of New York’s premiere theater scholars will be on hand to lead panel discussions.
Island – Nov. 14 & 22
Much Ado – Nov. 15 & 21
Manhattan Children's Theater
52 White Street, NYC
This production was presented through HEREstay, HERE’s curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical and administrative support.
Written and Performed by Kevin Brewer
Directed by Ross Williams
|The One Man (Two Man (not quite)) Hamlet was developed at 3LD Art & Technology Center 80 Greenwich Street @ Rector ~ New York|
Dramaturg - Shane Breaux
Assistant Director - Teddy Eck
Stage Manager - Kerry Kastin
Scenic/Props Designer - Jason Lajka
Costume Designer - Anne Grosz
Video Consultant - Mojisola Shabi
Sound Consultant - Andrew Sterling
“Angels and ministers of grace defend us!”
Kevin Brewer and his video alter-ego in The One Man (Two Man (not quite) ) Hamlet