Sunday, July 28, 2013

A Week Of Shakespeare

In 2004, I founded a Shakespeare camp in rural Kentucky with the help of my mentor and director at a local community college. My husband joined us the next year and we've been going strong ever since. We do an hour-long Shakespeare play in a week with a group of 11-17 year olds, starting with auditions on Monday morning and culminating in a play with full set and costumes the following Saturday. No one carries a script, no one calls line. It's pretty much the most amazing thing ever. I feel that, with the camp, I've made my mark on the world in a meaningful way. My life, my husband's life, and the lives of our actors have been changed by the work we've done there.

And now, it's time for another Shakespeare week. Starting tomorrow, I'll see all my kids again--we're a family at this point--and we'll get to work on a brand new show. I typically put in 12-17 hour days during this week so that means I won't be able to watch any Star Trek or write.

Lucky for you, I thought ahead! Way back in January I had the idea of writing a week of "Shakespeare In Star Trek" posts that would come out while I was off directing. Of course I put off actually writing those posts until two weeks ago. Either way, they're all stored here on my blog and they'll come out every day.

Star Trek is crammed full of references to Shakespeare. It's two of my great loves brought together. So please read, enjoy, and comment on these posts!

1 comment:

  1. Have an awesome week at Shakespeare camp! Looking forward to all of your posts!


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