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Press Release: Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio 2017

“Some are born great, others achieve greatness.”

Complete Company and Creative Team Announced for
PAM FARR SUMMER SHAKESPEARE STUDIO 2017

Program Runs July 17 – August 11

The Final Presentation ~ Scenes from Twelfth Night with
Students’ Original Material ~ Directed by LISA BERGER,
Will Take Place on Monday, August 14 at 7:00 p.m.

 

SAN DIEGO (August 4, 2017)—The Old Globe today announced the complete company and creative team for the Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio, named for a Globe board member whose generosity supports a four-week program for rising 9th – 12th grade students and recent high school graduates to develop foundational skills for reading, interpreting, and performing Shakespeare’s plays, and to cultivate their own artistic voice through storytelling and creating original material.

Participants receive an intensive curriculum of acting, movement, music, and text, as well as training in voice and speech and clowning. Students explore original writing as a part of understanding text and verse forms and participate in regular master classes with Globe artists and staff, many of whom are among the leaders in their field. Students deepen their understanding of and appreciation for Shakespeare’s writing, and use his work as a model for investigating and engaging with their own experiences.

The Studio program includes full days of training from Monday, July 17 through Friday, August 11, and will culminate in a one-night-only public performance on Monday, August 14 at 7:00 p.m.; on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. This final presentation at the Globe will combine scenes from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night with original material generated by the students.

The company of avid local Shakespeareans includes Miguel Avila (Gompers Preparatory Academy, City Heights), Jose Hurtado (San Ysidro High), twin sisters Marielle Parra and Marianne Parra (San Ysidro High), Brian De la Cruz (Montgomery High School, Otay Mesa), Tori Hitchcock (The Classical Academy, Escondido), Jordi Bertran (Pacific Ridge High, Carlsbad), Shamaya George-James (Madison High, Clairemont), Imhani King-Murillo (San Diego School of Creative & Performing Arts), Isabella Delgado-Rodriguez (Mater Dei Catholic High School, Chula Vista), Joshua Strode (Heritage Christian School, Homeschool Network), Athena Ramos-Hagle (Olympian High, Chula Vista), Raul Garduno (Gompers Prep Academy, City Heights), Tristin Beery (Monte Vista High, Spring Valley), Brooke Henderson (High Tech High, Point Loma), Zared Isaac Balmeo Mance (Olympian High School, Chula Vista), Amanda Castro (San Ysidro High), Kimberly Pacheco (Hoover High, City Heights), Katrina Dismukes (Scripps High), Quinn Rodriguez (The Bishop’s School), Jennifer Burch (Grossmont High School), Brendan Dallaire (Mount Everest High School), Mars Maniaci (Cal Coast Academy), Grace Klacka (Scripps Ranch High), Anna Lauer (Classical Academy), Lauren Jones (Mater Dei Catholic High School, Chula Vista), Jack Patteson (Del Lago Academy), Havilah Houston (Heritage Christian Homeschool Network).

The Globe’s creative team includes Lisa Berger (Director), Ray Chambers (Acting Technique & Verse Instructor), Melissa Alcazar (Music Director), Elvina Adams (Movement & Dance Instructor; Choreographer), Erika Phillips (Assistant Director), Patricia McGregor (Special Guest Teaching Artist), and Jessie Medofer (Production Coordinator).

Guest artists who dropped in to share their expertise included Globe staffers and company members of various Globe productions, including Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum, Fight Director for KenLudwig’s Robin Hood and Hamlet, Justin Waldman and Bernadette Hanson from Casting, Associate Artistic Director Eric Keen-Louie and Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein.

The Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studiois generously supported in part by the following sponsors: California Arts Council, City of San Diego, Qualcomm, and ResMed Foundation.

Student Sponsorship Support is provided by: Pamela Farr and Buford Alexander, Phyllis and Dan Epstein, Kamaya Jane, Las Damas de Fairbanks, Barbara and Mathew Loonin, Janet Klauber and Jim Melli, Sing Your Song, Inc. and Peggy Ann Wallace.

SINGLE TICKETS are $9 for students, $13 for adults and are on sale now. One performance only! Monday August 14, 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE [234-5623], or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.

LOCATION and PARKING INFORMATION: The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. There are numerous free parking lots available throughout the park. Guests may also be dropped off in front of the Mingei International Museum. The Balboa Park valet is also available during performances, located in front of the Japanese Friendship Garden. For additional parking information visit www.BalboaPark.org. For directions and up-to-date information, please visit www.theoldglobe.org/plan-your-visit/directions--parking/detailed-directions.

PLEASE NOTE: To look up online or GPS directions to The Old Globe, please do not use the Delivery Address above. There is only a 10-minute zone at that physical address. For GPS users, please click here for the map coordinates, and here for written directions to The Old Globe and nearby parking in Balboa Park.

CALENDAR: Guys and Dolls (7/2–8/13), Ken Ludwig’s Robin Hood! (7/22–9/3), Hamlet (8/6–9/10), Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio Showcase (8/14), AXIS Saturday Morning Salsa (8/19), Benny & Joon (9/7–10/22), AXIS Journey Encore Installation (9/27-10/01), Q&A with The Journey (9/29), The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey (9/30–10/29), AXIS Day of the Dead (10/29), Globe for All Tour: Twelfth Night (10/31–11/19), Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (11/4–12/24), M.F.A.: Romeo and Juliet (11/11–11/19), AXIS Dance w Blythe Barton (11/18), AXISCulture Shock’s Nutcracker Teaser (12/23), The Importance of Being Earnest (1/27/18–3/4), Uncle Vanya (2/10–3/11), AXIS: Give Love SD (2/10), American Mariachi (3/23–4/29), AXIS American Mariachi (3/31), The Wanderers (4/5–5/6), AXIS: Happy Birthday Mr. Shakespeare! (4/21), A Thousand Splendid Suns (5/12–6/17), Native Gardens (5/26–6/24), Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax (7/2–8/12).

PHOTO EDITORS: Digital images of The Old Globe’s productions are available at www.theoldglobe.org/press-room.

The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional regional theatres and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for over 80 years. Under the leadership of Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, both part of The Old Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 605-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theatre’s artistic and arts engagement programs. Numerous world premieres such as the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Bright Star, Allegiance, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,and the annual holiday musical Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theatres across the country.

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