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October 26 – November 14, 2021

Conceived and directed by Patricia McGregor

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A three week tour of a free Shakespeare production that includes talkbacks, reaching thousands of people across San Diego.

Rooted in the vibrant interplay between performers and audience, Shakespeare: Call and Response is an hour-long celebration of verse, music, dance, and audience participation. Built for plazas and outdoor venues, the piece features five virtuosic actors, who transform into a variety of roles based on feedback from the audience. Part “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and part “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged),” the event is anchored by a DJ inviting the crowd in while spinning hits to get people on their feet. No two shows are the same, but all include scenes from five significant Shakespeare plays. Shakespeare: Call and Response is a dynamic dialogue between the greatest writer of all time and the dynamic citizens of America’s Finest City, leaving both transformed for the better.

Community Partners will enjoy this unique Shakespearean experience presented in nontraditional theatre venues within their own neighborhoods. The Globe for All Tour was presented with free public performances.

When should I plan on coming?

The free-admission Globe for All Tour kicks off on Tuesday, October 26 and runs for three weeks, from Tuesdays to Sundays, with a culminating closing night performance on November 14, 2021, in beautiful Balboa Park. A list of venues, dates, and times is listed below.

When and where is the tour performing?

The Globe for All Tour will be presented with free public performances at the following locations:

  • Wednesday, October 27 at 4:30 p.m.: Mountain View Park (beside the Mountain View Community Center)
  • Thursday, October 28 at 4:00 p.m.: San Diego Central Library
  • Friday, October 29 at 3:30 p.m.: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park (beside the George L. Stevens Senior Resource Center)
  • Saturday October 30, at 4:00 p.m.: Chula Vista Public Library – Civic Center Branch Library
  • Tuesday, November 2 at 4:00 p.m.: Cal State San Marcos’s University Student Union
  • Friday, November 5 at 4:30 p.m.: Prescott Promenade
  • Saturday, November 6 at 4:00 p.m.: Montgomery-Waller Recreation Center
  • Wednesday, November 10 at 3:30 p.m.: Treganza Heritage Park
  • Thursday, November 11 at 3:30 p.m.: City Heights Performance Annex
  • Friday, November 12 at 3:30 p.m.: Oceanside Civic Center Plaza
  • Saturday, November 13 at 3:30 p.m.: Lauderbach Park
  • Sunday, November 14 at 1:00 p.m.: At the "Cascades" by the Fleet Center fountain in Balboa Park
What is Shakespeare: Call and Response?

Rooted in a vibrant interplay between performers and audience, Shakespeare: Call and Response is an hour-long celebration of verse, music, dance, and audience participation. Built for plazas and outdoor venues, the piece features five virtuosic actors, who transform into a variety of roles based on feedback from the audience. Part “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and part The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), the event is anchored by a DJ inviting the crowd in while spinning hits to get people on their feet. No two shows are the same, but all include scenes from five significant Shakespeare plays. Shakespeare: Call and Response is a dynamic dialogue between the greatest writer of all time and the dynamic citizens of America’s Finest City, leaving both transformed for the better.

Who worked on the Tour?

The cast features Eddie R. Brown, III (Firebrand), Sofia Jean Gomez (Traditionalist), Christopher Michael Rivera (Clown), Anne Son (Romantic), and Miki Vale (DJ).

The creative team includes Patricia McGregor (Conceiver and Director), Regina Fernandez (Movement Consultant), Mr. MAXX MOSES (Mural Design and Concrete Alchemist), Carmen Amon (Costume Design), Miki Vale (Original Music), and Chandra R.M. Anthenill (Production Stage Manager).

Are tickets required?

No tickets or registrations are required to attend the free, outdoor performances in the community. Seating will be first-come, first-served and will depend on each venue’s capacity.

What is the COVID-19 policy for attending a tour performance?

For guests seated in the chairs provided by The Old Globe, will be required to wear masks. Guests may also bring their own chairs or blankets, or choose to stand. All venues are outdoors.

Interested in partnering with the Globe for All Tour?

Organizations interested in partnering with the Globe for All Tour and hosting a performance in the future should contact Laura Zablit, Arts Engagement Programs Manager, at lzablit@TheOldGlobe.org.

Globe for All is supported in part by The James Irvine Foundation, Qualcomm, and Sue and Edward “Duff” Sanderson. Teaching Artists at the Globe are supported by The Ann Davies Fund for Teaching Artists. Financial support is provided by The City of San Diego. The Theodor and Audrey Geisel Fund provides leadership support for The Old Globe’s year-round activities.

More about Globe for All

The Globe for All Tour brings free, live, professional productions of Shakespeare and select productions from our mainstage to diverse multigenerational audiences in the neighborhoods throughout San Diego County. Over the past six years, the Globe for All Tour has continued to extend its reach, performing in military bases, homeless shelters, senior and correctional facilities, recreation centers, libraries, and other community venues. Since its inception in 2014, the Globe for All Tour has made theatre matter to more than 11,000 people, many of whom, for whatever reason, do not enjoy regular access to the professional performing arts. With production values scaled to non-theatrical venues such as gymnasiums, cafeterias, and multipurpose rooms, the tour gives audiences an intimate, up-close, and visceral experience of live performance and fosters a shared sense of community between performer and spectator.

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