But wait, there's more....
The Shakespeare Gym for the International Shakespeare Center in June was so successful that we're contemplating another ISC collaboration. Shakespeare Readers, Crows adult family members and anyone interested in dipping their toes into the invigorating waters of Shakespeare is welcome to join our Plague of All Cowards workshop. One scene from Henry IV, Part 1, parts ranging from tavern guests (no lines) to Falstaff and Prince Hal will be available. We'll do a close-read and text analysis of the scene and then work on "how to suit the action to the word, the word to the action." If you would be interested in the project, contact us through our contact form.
We've been hosting stage-fighting workshops with Fight Director Ambrose Ferber. Interest has been so great that a number of Crows are joining his Cadets de Gascon fight collaborative, now in its formative stages. We expect to begin an evening fight club in February. We are delighted and proud to be part of this group!
We've performed at the New Mexico Art Museum's First Folio celebration, the Santa Fe Rotary Club, GLOW at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, and done workshops at the Academy for Technology and the Classics, the May Center for Learning, Eldorado Community School, Santa Fe Prep and Santa Fe High School. We performed a reprise of The Tempest for 190 high school students at El Museo Cultural. If you would like the Crows to visit your school or organization, let us know!
Members of the company can be seen in short films produced by the International Shakespeare Center (www.internationalshakespeare.center) celebrating the arrival in Santa Fe of the Folger First Folio - check their YouTube channel (International Shakespeare Center - Five-minute Shakespeare in Santa Fe)
We look forward to seeing you on either side of the stage at these events!
Our Fall/Late Winter Production:
Macbeth is a brave and loyal Thane to King Duncan. After hearing a prophecy that he will become king himself, Macbeth is tempted by ambition. Bolstered by the prophecy and his wife's encouragement, he kills King Duncan and takes the throne. Mayhem ensues. Supernatural happenings and awesome sword fights choreographed by Fight Director Ambrose Ferber for the Crows.
Performances: January 19, 20, 21 and 26, 27, 28 at El Museo Cultural.
Fridays and Saturdays 7 pm.
Sundays 6 p.m.
The play's the thing...
Speak What We Feel:
King Lear Workshop
Introduction: Saturday, February 3, 1 to 3 p.m. The Crows’ Nest, 7 Caliente Rd, Unit B-4 at La Tienda in Eldorado.
Rehearsals begin the week of February 4
Times to be determined, depending on casting
Dress rehearsals: April 22,
Performances April 27, 28, location TBD
A Christmas Carol
Celebrate the Season with A Christmas Carol
as you’ve never heard it!
Three casts of Upstart Readers present this immortal story in the same way Dickens once did—through a dramatic reading. In a revised edit of Dickens’ own reading text, three readers in Victorian attire perform the five Staves of A Christmas Carol.
Previews at GLOW at Santa Fe Botanical Garden
Monday • December 18 • 6:15 p.m.
See the full readings on these days:
Cast Gin Punch performs A Christmas Carol at the Unitarian Universalist Church (107 W. Barcelona Road) at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 23.
Cast Figgy Pudding performs at Vista Grande Library 14 Avenida Torreon, Eldorado, on December 25, 5:00 p.m. Christmas Day!
Cast Wassail performs at the Crows Nest (7 Caliente Place B-4 at La Tienda in Eldorado) at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2.There will be Victorian Christmas refreshments at each performance.