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SAN DIEGO (October 11, 2018)—The Old Globe invites your participation and coverage as Globe for All celebrates five years of making theatre matter to more people! This talented company of professional actors will tour William Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, throughout San Diego County to a wide variety of economically, geographically, and culturally diverse communities. The free Globe for All Tour begins Tuesday, October 30 and will visit 17 Community Partner venues new and old, from Oceanside to the South Bay, from Linda Vista to the Imperial Valley. Patricia McGregor returns to direct her second Globe for All Tour, following Measure for Measure in 2016. She recently received critical acclaim for her direction of the world premiere of Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole (People’s Light, Geffen Playhouse) and Skeleton Crew (Studio Theatre, Geffen Playhouse).
Audiences across San Diego County will fall under this midsummer night’s spell filled with magic, humor, music, and magnificent poetry. A dream unfolds in an enchanted forest where fairies play tricks on unsuspecting lovers, and bumbling actors are transformed beyond their wildest imaginings. Add to this a secret potion that grants love at first sight, and anything can—and does—happen!
The cast features Sam Avishay* (Demetrius, Snout, Cobweb), Nora Carroll* (Hermia, Fairy, Moth), Daniel Ian Joeck* (Egeus, Peter Quince), Jose Martinez* (Lysander, Snug, Peaseblossom), Jake Millgard* (Theseus, Bottom), Kimberly Monks (Titania, Robin Starveling), Renardo Charles Pringle Jr.* (Oberon, Flute), Larica Schnell* (Helena, Mustardseed), and Samantha Sutliff* (Hippolyta, Puck). *Indicates a graduate of The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program.
The creative staff includes Samantha Rojales (Scenic Design), Amanda “Junior” Bergman (Costume Design), Miki Vale (DJ), David Huber (Voice and Text Coach), and Chandra R.M. Anthenill (Production Stage Manager).
“We are delighted to present Shakespeare’s masterpiece A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 17 Community Partner venues this year. Our community connections have deepened considerably since we launched Globe for All five years ago, and we value these crucial and rewarding partnerships,” said Old Globe Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “Globe for All is inspired by two simple but deep beliefs: that theatre is an art form for everyone, and that as the flagship arts institution of San Diego, The Old Globe should be accessible to the entire community. Taking our show on the road each year to new corners of our region advances our values of equity, inclusion, access, and, of course, excellence. This year’s tour embodies these values vividly, and our close friend Patricia McGregor’s beautiful production of Midsummer will bring joy, fun, and the special magic of Shakespeare to our neighbors around San Diego County.”
Patricia McGregor recently directed the world premiere of Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole (also co-writer, People’s Light, Geffen Playhouse), Skeleton Crew (Studio Theatre, Geffen Playhouse), Good Grief (Center Theatre Group), Measure for Measure (Globe for All), The Parchman Hour (Guthrie Theater), Hamlet (The Public Theater), Ugly Lies the Bone (Roundabout Theatre Company), brownsville song (b-side for tray) (Lincoln Center Theater), Stagger Lee (Dallas Theater Center), Hurt Village (Signature Theatre Company), and A Raisin in the Sun, The Winter’s Tale, and Spunk (California Shakespeare Theater). She served as consultant for J Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only tour and Associate Director of Fela!,coaching Patti LaBelle on Broadway. She is also the co-founder of Angela’s Purse with her artist/activist sister Paloma McGregor.
Community Partners will enjoy this unique experience of A Midsummer Night’s Dream up close and personal, presented in non-traditional venues within their own neighborhoods. New partners this year include Cal State San Marcos, Oceanside Public Library, and Sweetwater High School/A Reason to Survive (A.R.T.S.). Globe for All will return to familiar haunts including San Diego Rescue Mission; Veterans Village of San Diego; Fourth District Seniors Resource Center; San Diego Public Library branches including the Central Library, City Heights/Weingart Branch Library/SAY San Diego, and Otay Mesa-Nestor Branch Library; Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility; Chaldean Middle Eastern Social Services/San Diego County Library – El Cajon Branch Library; South Bay Community Services/Chula Vista Promise Neighborhood; Father Joe’s Villages; Naval Base San Diego; Lemon Grove Academy/Lemon Grove Historical Society/San Diego County Library – Lemon Grove Branch Library; California State Prison, Centinela; and San Diego Military Family Collaborative/Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) San Diego’s Serra Real Connections Healthy Start Program. The tour will culminate in two low-cost public performances on Sunday, November 18 on the Globe’s Lowell Davies Festival Theatre stage.
To become familiarized with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, each Community Partner organization is offered a Bard Basics workshop, designed to enhance the understanding and enjoyment of Shakespeare’s work. Professional Globe Teaching Artists Kendrick Dial, Gerardo Flores, Lisel Gorell-Getz, Kimberly King, Erika Phillips, James Pillar, Tara Ricasa, and Valeria Vega will introduce participants to Shakespeare, his work, and the common themes and ideas of the play. These artists also begin each performance with an introductory pre-show warmup and end them with a casual talk-back.
Globe for All presents free professional theatre to diverse, multigenerational audiences in locations around San Diego County, with a cast of nine professional actors and nine production staff members. Over the past four years, Globe for All has continued to extend its reach, performing in military bases, homeless shelters, senior and correctional facilities, recreation centers, libraries, and other community venues. It has made theatre matter to more than 7,200 audience members, 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.
Globe for All will be presented with free public performances at:
In addition, the Globe for All Tour will be performed for members of the following organizations (not open to audiences outside the organization; advance clearance needed for media coverage):
These last performances are NOT open to the public, so PLEASE DO NOT publish any details about them.
The tour culminates with two low-cost public performances on the Globe’s Lowell Davies Festival Theatre stage on Sunday, November 18 at 12:00 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. These tickets are $10.00 for subscribers and donors, on sale Friday, October 12 at 12:00 noon; and $15.00 for the general public, on sale Friday, November 2 at 12:00 noon; subject to availability.
We strongly encourage potential audience members to make arrangements to attend public performances by contacting the community venues in their neighborhood. Seating is subject to availability. Your media coverage is welcome, either to review the production—opening night is Thursday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. at Veterans Village of San Diego—or to help spread the word within each community as the tour progresses. Even though the private community venues are intended to reach audiences within that neighborhood, we can request exceptions for media coverage should there be a specific neighborhood you wish to see the production in. Please contact Susan Chicoine ASAP for more information about how to join us and see for yourself exactly what happens as the tour reaches out into the San Diego community! Advance media reservations are an absolute must, and those wishing to attend Centinela or Las Colinas must apply for necessary clearances now.
Globe for All is supported in part through lead gifts from Elaine and Dave Darwin, Silvija and Brian Devine, and Theatre Forward, with additional support from Maggie Acosta and Larry Shushan, Ann Davies Fund for Teaching Artists, Stuart Foreman, The James Irvine Foundation, Holmlund Family Fund at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation, Sanderson Family Foundation, Torrey Pines Bank, Michael T. Turner and Suzanne Poet Turner in loving memory of James Whitfield Poet, The City of Chula Vista Performing and Visual Arts Grant, the County of San Diego, and Viasat. Financial support for The Old Globe is provided by The City of San Diego.
Organizations interested in partnering with Globe for All in the future should contact Karen Ann Daniels, Associate Director of Arts Engagement, at kdaniels@TheOldGlobe.org or (619) 231-1941 x2105.
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. 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: The Heart of Rock & Roll (9/6–10/21), 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), The Grinch sensory-friendly performance and AXIS: Jungle Poppins (12/1), Familiar (1/26–3/3/2019), Tiny Beautiful Things (2/9–3/10), AXIS: I Love Africa Concert (2/9), Life After (3/22–4/28), They Promised Her the Moon (4/6–5/5), AXIS: Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare! (4/20), AXIS: concert TBD (5/9), Ken Ludwig’s The Gods of Comedy (5/11–6/16), What You Are (5/23–6/23), AXIS: Tuesday Dances (6/4, 6/11, 8/18, 6/25), AXIS: Make Music San Diego (6/21).
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 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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BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON VENUES WITH PERFORMANCES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Many of these venues have pre-show community meals. Please contact us to cover this portion of the event.
Fourth District Seniors Resource Center
Oceanside Public Library
New Community Partner/venue in 2018
San Diego Public Library – Central Branch
Chaldean Middle Eastern Social Services/San Diego County Library – El Cajon Branch Library
San Diego Public Library – City Heights/Weingart Branch Library & Performance Annex
Cal State San Marcos
New Community Partner/venue in 2018
Naval Base San Diego (Open to Navy personnel and family members)
San Diego Military Family Collaborative/Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) San Diego’s Serra Real Connections Healthy Start Program
San Diego Public Library – Otay Mesa-Nestor Branch
BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON OUR NON-PUBLIC PERFORMANCE VENUES
For Possible Media Scheduling Only ~ Please Do Not Publish These Anywhere!
Many of these venues have pre-show community meals. Please contact us to cover this portion of the event.
Sweetwater High School, A Reason to Survive (A.R.T.S.)
New Community Partner/venue in 2018
San Diego Rescue Mission (Not open to the press)
Veterans Village of San Diego
Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility (Advance clearances needed)
South Bay Community Services/Chula Vista Promise Neighborhood
Father Joe’s Villages
Lemon Grove Academy/Lemon Grove Historical Society/San Diego County Library – Lemon Grove Branch Library
California State Prison, Centinela (Advance clearances needed)
ALL INFORMATION (VENUES, DATES, AND TIMES) SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM BIOGRAPHIES
Sam Avishay (Demetrius, Snout, Cobweb) was last seen at The Old Globe as Ferdinand in The Tempest. He is a graduate of The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. His prior credits at the Globe and in the program include Prince/Chorus in Romeo and Juliet, Harry Percy in King Richard II, and Merriman in The Importance of Being Earnest. Before grad school, he studied cooking and butchery at restaurants around the world. He has a B.A. in History from UC Berkeley. @sammax.jpeg on Instagram. Theatre matters because it helps us share the stories that tell us where we come from, and it helps us better understand who and where we are today.
Nora Carroll (Hermia, Fairy, Moth) was raised outside of Chicago’s Southside. Before receiving her M.F.A. in Acting from The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program, she attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts for Drama. Some of her favorite roles include Miranda in The Tempest, Queen Isabel in King Richard II, and Guildenstern in Hamlet (The Old Globe) and Octavia in BLKS (Steppenwolf Theatre Company). Theatre matters because representative storytelling has the power to transform lives and challenge the status quo.
Daniel Ian Joeck (Egeus, Peter Quince) has appeared at The Old Globe in Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest, Hamlet, and King Richard II. As a graduate student, he has performed in Three Sisters, Romeo and Juliet, The Maderati, Ajax, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. His regional credits include Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew (Nebraska Shakespeare Festival), The Learned Ladies and The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare & Company), and Ramona Quimby (Children’s Theatre Company). Theatre matters because it can help build understanding, empathy, and community.
Jose Martinez (Lysander, Snug, Peaseblossom) was most recently seen at The Old Globe in its Summer Shakespeare Festival productions of The Tempest and Much Ado About Nothing. Some of his favorite credits include Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Keene in The Maderati, Pepe in San Diego Repertory Theatre’s My Mañana Comes, Orcus in She Kills Monsters, and Mau in Nation. Theatre matters because it gives the voiceless an opportunity to see themselves and their stories onstage.
Jake Millgard (Theseus, Bottom) considers The Old Globe a second home, and he is so grateful to be back working on Globe for All. He worked on a Globe for All production two years ago, playing Lucio in Measure for Measure. He received his M.F.A. from The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. jakemillgard.com, @jakemillgard on Twitter and Instagram. Theatre matters because stories matter, and they help to bring us as a society closer together.
Kimberly Monks (Titania, Robin Starveling) is an actress/writer who last appeared at The Old Globe in Thinking Shakespeare Live! She graduated from UC San Diego with her M.F.A. in Acting. Her UCSD theatrical credits include La Bête, Damascus, Native Son, The Taming of the Shrew, Are You There?, What of the Night, A Raisin in the Sun, and 53% Of. Her regional credits include Incurable: A Fool’s Tale (Guthrie Theater) and Wild Goose Dreams (La Jolla Playhouse). Theatre matters because it has the power to change minds and save lives!
Renardo Charles Pringle Jr. (Oberon, Flute) last appeared in Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest, Hamlet,and King Richard II in The Old Globe’s Summer Shakespeare Festival, and he appeared with The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program as Andrei Prozorov in Three Sisters, Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet, Teucer in Ajax, Ritt in The Maderati, and Antonio in The Two Gentlemen of Verona. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program. @livelovelaughliftnardi on Instagram. Theatre matters because it can change lives.
Larica Schnell (Helena, Mustardseed) is from South Africa and is a graduate of The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. She last appeared as Ursula in Much Ado About Nothing at The Old Globe. She also appeared in The Tempest, Hamlet, and King Richard II. Her previous credits in the M.F.A. program include Juliet in Romeo and Juliet. Theatre matters because when we’re in that room filled with strangers, we are connected and share in an experience that will help us understand ourselves and each other a little more.
Samantha Sutliff (Hippolyta, Puck) most recently played Juno in The Tempest and First Watch in Much Ado About Nothing in The Old Globe’s Summer Shakespeare Festival. She can be seen in the hit web series “The Leslie” and “Another Castle.” She graduated University of Miami with a B.M. in Musical Theatre and University of San Diego with an M.F.A. Theatre matters because in seeing ourselves reflected onstage, we know that we are not alone.
Samantha Rojales (Scenic Design) graduated with an M.F.A. in Scenic Design from UC San Diego in 2018. She has designed sets for theatre and dance at UC San Diego, including many productions that involved immersing the audience within the environment of the scenic design. She looks forward to becoming more involved within the theatre and dance communities in San Diego. Theatre matters because it can reach people and find ways to connect people within their own communities, as well as help them find a voice.
Amanda “Junior” Bergman (Costume Design) is a costume designer from San Diego, California and originally from Lansing, Michigan. She graduated from Michigan State University with a B.F.A. in Theatre. After graduating she began work at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts as the ager/dyer in entertainment costuming worldwide, before continuing her education at UC San Diego, where she received her M.F.A. abergmandesign.com. Theatre matters because we are all storytellers.
Miki Vale (Sound Design) is an international hip-hop artist, DJ, educator, playwright, and global hip-hop ambassador for the United States. She has co-created physical and virtual spaces for women’s presence and engagement, exploring the impact of hip-hop culture on race, class, and gender. In 2016 she was the DJ and sound designer for The Old Globe’s Globe for All Tour. mikivalethemc.com, @mikivalethemc on Facebook and Instagram. Theatre matters because it allows people to feel, and without feeling there is no life.
David Huber (Voice and Text Coach) has worked on over 30 Globe productions since 2014.His most recent shows include Barefoot in the Park, The Tempest, and A Thousand Splendid Suns. He has worked as an actor at the Globe, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Pittsburgh Playhouse, and many others. He coaches privately, teaches at several local colleges, and is an M.F.A. graduate of The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. Theatre matters because it helps us live an examined life that is capable of change.
Chandra R.M. Anthenill (Production Stage Manager) has worked on the Globe productions of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Twelfth Night (Globe for All), Guys and Dolls, Camp David, and The Comedy of Errors. Her credits as a production stage manager include Beachtown, Outside Mullingar, The Oldest Boy, Oedipus El Rey, and Honky (San Diego Repertory Theatre), and The Last Wife, Spring Awakening, Assassins, and Company (Cygnet Theatre Company). She is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. Theatre matters because it helps people understand a wider range of communities.
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