Benefiting: Hunker Down Initiative Playwright: Darci Faye Director: Aaron Vega As soon as Emily graduated from high school in a small town in rural Maine, she headed off to The Big City in hopes that she’ll never have to see her high school sweetheart, Jason, again. But now, ten years later, Emily has a family obligation that forces her home. However, Emily knows the terrible thing about small towns is that it’s hard to avoid the people you don’t want to see. When they cross paths, Emily in not sure which scares her the most – the fear he hasn’t changed a bit … or the fact that she still has feelings for him. Venue: Paradise Factory, Downstairs Theater, 64 East 4th Street Schedule: Sun 6/19 2pm Sat 6/25 7pm Thurs 6/30 9pm Sat 7/2 11:30am Tues 7/5 7pm Run Time: 60 minutes
When a longtime, disillusioned college professor is asked to tutor her dean’s son through his freshman Shakespeare class, she finds it to be as much a test for her as it is for him. Although they seem to have nothing in common, as they explore the Bard’s Othello together, they learn more about each other—and themselves—than either is ready to admit. While they draw strength from the play, they come to understand what it means to live up to expectations.
PERICLES: A BLUEGRASS FAIRYTALE I've teamed up with actor and Old-Time musician Justin Flagg to create a minimalist, BLUEGRASS adaptation of this epic Shakespeare classic. We recently had our first staged reading of this exciting new adaptation. Details on what's next for Pericles: A Bluegrass Fairytale coming soon.
Photos By Kate Adamick Featuring Justin Flagg, Rebecca Hart, Sarah Hund, Rob Morrison and April Uzarski. (Click on thumbnail to enlarge)
THE TEMPEST I recently directed my adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest in New York City.
The Tempest storms in Times Square Eureka Suitcase, a New York City based production company, is proud to present Shakespeare’s The Tempest! Set in a modern NYC Subway, this production will bring the audience into the mind of Prospero and his journey toward forgiveness, creating connections to everyone's struggle with the pressures of the modern world. Featuring a minimalist set and costumes, the focus will be put on the fantastical story while allowing room for the imagination of the audience.
This haunting tale will be given new life as only ZTC can! Featuring a new adaptation of Charles Dickens' Christmas story by director Aaron Vega, a small cast of live actors, tons of puppets, and more! Get carried away this holiday season and remember that you're never to old to make a change... It just might take a few ghosts. November 30th - December 15th. Directed by: Aaron Vega