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SAN DIEGO (July 23, 2018)—The Old Globe today announced the complete company and creative team for the Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio, named for the 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, speech, stage combat, 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 16 through Friday, August 10 and will culminate in a one-night-only public performance on Monday, August 13 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 include an original student adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
The company includes Alejandra Salgado (Hoover High School), Alexis Flores (Otay Ranch High School), Ariella Markus (San Diego Jewish Academy), Daniela Miranda (Academy of Our Lady of Peace), Grayson Miller-Hecht (Hoover High School), Isabelle Pizzurro (Orange County School of the Arts), Jaden Guerrero (Olympian High School), Jenna Pekny (Kearny High School), Jennifer Dao (Kearny High School), Jose Hurtado (San Ysidro High School), Joshua Powell (Steele Canyon High), Jovana Partida (San Ysidro High School), Kaya Goats (West Hills High School), Kimberly Pacheco (Hoover High School), Kimmy Meza (Foothills Christian High School), Lev Boraz-Beaumont (Clearheart Learning Center), Mary Sutton (Kearny High School), Parnian Sartip (Canyon Crest Academy), Quora Reese (SEPA School), Sarah Teal Davis (Heritage Christian School), and Seth Holt (IDEATE High Academy).
The Globe’s creative team includes Erika Phillips and James Pillar (Co-Directors), Melissa Alcazar (Music Director), Erika Malone (Movement Teaching Artist), Elvina Adams (Choreographer), Julian Coker (Fight Choreography Instructor), Skyler Sullivan (Clown Master and Fight Choreography Class Instructor), and Willie Michiels (Production Coordinator), as well as an intern team comprised of Julian Coker (Directors’ Assistant and Dramaturg) and Roosevelt Green, Shakura Davis, and Skylar Siben (Production Assistants and Youth Mentors).
Guest artists who will drop in to share their expertise include Globe staffers and company members of various Globe productions, including Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Artistic Associate Lamar Perry.
The Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio is generously supported by Pam Farr and Buford Alexander with additional support from Terry Atkinson, Ann Davies Fund for Teaching Artists, Qualcomm, and ResMed Foundation. This activity is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and Theatre Forward—Educating Through Theatre Grant. Scholarship support for students participating in the Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio is provided by Kamaya Jane and Julia Querin. Financial support is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.
SINGLE TICKETS are $9.00 for students and $13.00 for adults and will be on sale Monday, August 6. One performance only!—Monday August 13, 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.
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CALENDAR: Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax (7/2–8/12), Barefoot in the Park (7/28–9/2), Much Ado About Nothing (8/12–9/16), AXIS: Island Flair (8/21), The Heart of Rock & Roll (9/6–10/21), AXIS: Mexican Independence Day Celebration, Featuring Las Colibrí in Concert (9/15), 2018 Globe Gala featuring Andra Day (9/22), M.F.A.: Julius Caesar (10/20–10/28), AXIS: Day of the Dead Celebration (10/28), Globe for All Tour: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (10/30–11/18), Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (11/3–12/29), Looking for Christmas: The New Clint Black Christmas Musical (11/11–12/16), Familiar (1/26–3/3/2019), Tiny Beautiful Things (2/9–3/10), Life After (3/22–4/28), They Promised Her the Moon (4/6–5/5), Ken Ludwig’s The Gods of Comedy (5/11–6/16), What You Are (5/23–6/23).
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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 and Managing Director Timothy J. Shields, 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, Meteor Shower, Bright Star, Allegiance, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and the annual holiday musical Dr. Seuss’s 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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