Saturdays & Sundays @ 5:00 p.m.
July 16, 17, 23, 24
Narrows Botanical Gardens
Shore Road Park
Shore Road & 71 Street
$15 suggested donation – a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Narrows Botanical Garden
Presented in association with Genesis Repertory Ensemble, Inc.
Brooklyn – Shakespeare’s beloved romantic comedy about two pairs of lovers, a group of clueless actors, and a gaggle of mystical creatures loose in an enchanted forest overnight will be presented as part of John Stillwaggon’s ACT-OUT master class program at Narrows Botanical Garden. “What better place to watch this brilliant story unfold than in designer James Johnson’s brilliant artwork of nature” says John Stillwaggon, founder of the acting program and member of the board of Genesis Repertory. “We are very happy to see John’s artists – including some very young ones – tackling Shakespeare. We are truly proud to be part of this exciting endeavor,” says Mary Elizabeth MiCari, artistic director of Genesis Repertory.
The cast – once again – is a compilation of emerging young artists – Tony Artiga, Richard Goldblatt, Aiden Lawrence, Analisa Pettus, Anise Rau, Arun Rau, Julia Menn, and Paula Danielle Roby; and distinguished members of the Genesis repertory – Carolyn Dellinger, Romo Hallahan, John Harrison, Sara Minisquero, Kristin O’Blessin, Mohammed Saad, Kirill Sheynerman, and Amanda Symzcak.
This production also features a guest appearance by Ginny Louloudes, executive director of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (winner, 2010 special Tony Award).
Act-Out! provides individual and group acting classes and workshops for students of all ages and levels of experience. The Act-Out! Method is individually-based and action-oriented drawing on each student’s courage, imagination, and inner joy derived from the work. Dare to be your best, and have fun doing it!
Genesis Repertory makes theater accessible to audience and artists, presenting the original texts of classical works but merging them with new locations, time periods, and casting choices. Genesis makes Shakespeare exciting and understandable to a new generation; breathes new meaning into the great American plays and musicals, and leads the way for new works.
WHAT: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
presented by Act-Out Acting School, in association with Genesis Repertory Ensemble, Inc.
WHERE: Narrows Botanical Gardens Shore Road Park, Shore Road & 71 St.
WHEN: Saturdays & Sundays @ 5:00 p.m. – July 16, 17, 23, 24
WHY: Because Shakespeare is for Everyone!
HOW [to get there]: Take the B64 suburban bus heading to BAY RIDGE SHORE RD via 13 AV via BAY RDG and get off at Get off at SHORE ROAD – MACKAY PL; Start out going South West on SHORE RD
WHO: ACT-OUT in association with Genesis Repertory Ensemble, Inc.