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SAN DIEGO (September 27, 2019)—The Old Globe invites your attendance and coverage as Globe for All celebrates six years of making theatre matter to more people! Our talented Globe for All company of professional actors will bring a stirring production of William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale to a variety of economically, geographically, and culturally diverse communities throughout San Diego County. The free-admission Globe for All Tour kicks off on Tuesday, October 29 and will visit 19 Community Partner venues from San Ysidro to Oceanside.
Director Daniel Jáquez returns to The Globe to helm this production of The Winter’s Tale. His previous work at The Globe includes the 2017 direction and co-creation of the bilingual piece La Muerte Descansa en Paz (Death Rests in Peace), which was presented as part of one of The Old Globe’s signature arts engagement programs, coLAB, and he was a participant in this year’s The Old Globe Classical Directing Fellowship, led by Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein.
Rediscover one of Shakespeare’s most enticing and moving romances. King Leontes suspects his wife of infidelity with his best friend from youth, Polixines, the king of Bohemia. After he explodes in rage, only time and forgiveness can bring healing to his family and his wounded land. The Winter’s Tale sweeps from tragedy to comedy—along the way visiting the royal court, dancing shepherds, a most extraordinary statue, and one notoriously hungry bear.
The cast features Carlos Angel-Barajas (Leontes, Young Shepherd), Yadira Correa (Paulina, Mopsa), Sofia Jean Gomez (Hermione, Dorcas), Anthony Green (Antigonus, Shepherd), Eric Hagen (Polixenes, Dion, Shepherd’s Son),Jersten Seraile (Florizel, Cleomenes), Morgan Taylor (Emilia, Time, Attendant), Wenona Truong (Perdita, Mamillius, Lord 2), and Jared Van Heel (Camillo, Officer, Lord 1).
The creative staff includes Yi-Chien Lee (Scenic Design), Charlotte Devaux (Costume Design), ErdisMaxhelaku (Composer and Creative Musician), DavidHuber (Voice and Text Coach), Chandra R.M. Anthenill (Production Stage Manager), and HannahMay (Assistant Stage Manager).
“The Winter’s Tale is my very favorite Shakespeare play, and so it’s a special pleasure to see it tour our region as the 2019 production of our thrilling Globe for All series,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “Full of feeling, music, magic, and wonder, the play is about the power of second chances in life, and I know that in Daniel Jáquez’s inventive and energetic production it will touch audiences deeply, even as it fills them with laughter and joy. Globe for All is central to this theatre’s commitment to serving San Diego and helping make theatre matter to more and more people. I couldn’t be more proud to share this work, nor happier to invite our neighbors to be
part of it.”
Daniel Jáquez (Director) is a Co-Founding Director of TuYo Theatre, a company that creates and produces theatre from a diverse Latinx perspective. He served as Artistic Director of Milagro in Oregon, and in New York he was Director of both INTAR Theatre’s young acting company and its New Works Lab, an annual festival for emerging Latinx playwrights. Mr. Jáquez, now based in San Diego, has directed and produced shows Off and Off Off Broadway, across the United States, and internationally. He believes that theatre matters because it builds empathy by bringing us together in one place to share an experience that reflects the human condition of people around us and around the world.
William Shakespeare (Playwright), 1564–1616, was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's preeminent dramatist. During his career he wrote 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and other verses. His body of plays consists of tragedies, comedies, romances, and histories, including All’s Well That Ends Well, As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, and Twelfth Night. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
Community Partners will enjoy this unique experience of The Winter’s Tale up close and personal, presented in non-traditional theatre venues within their own neighborhoods. New partners this year include Casa Familiar/South Bay Community Services in San Ysidro, Chula Vista Public Library Civic Center Branch, District 9 Mountain View Community Center, Dolores Magdaleno Memorial Recreation Center, and Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility.
Globe for All will return to longtime partner locations including San Diego Rescue Mission; Veterans Village of San Diego; The George L. Stevens Senior Center; San Diego Public Library branches including the Central Library and Otay Mesa-Nestor Branch Library; Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility; Oceanside Public Library; Chaldean Middle Eastern Social Services/San Diego County Library – El Cajon Branch Library; Father Joe’s Villages; Naval Base San Diego; Lemon Grove Academy/Lemon Grove Historical Society/San Diego County Library – Lemon Grove Branch Library; Cal State San Marcos; 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 17 on the Globe’s Lowell Davies Festival Theatre stage.
To become familiarized with The Winter’s Tale, 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 Jasmin Haddad, Tara Ricasa, Arielle Siler, and Valeria Vega, and 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 talkback.
Since its inception, Globe for All has made theatre matter to more than 11,000 audience members by bringing free, live, professional productions of Shakespeare and shows from our mainstage to diverse multigenerational audiences in neighborhoods throughout San Diego. We perform in military bases, homeless shelters, senior and correctional facilities, libraries, and any place where people may not enjoy regular access to professional performing arts. Most performances include a community meal and preshow activity. The production gives audiences an up-close, visceral experience and fosters a shared sense of community.
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. Please do not publish any details about them.
To reserve tickets to the free open performances in the community, please go to www.theoldglobe.org/arts-engagement/globe-for-all
Tickets are subject to availability. There will be a standby line at each venue for people who do not reserve a ticket. This will not guarantee a seat to the performance. First come, first served.
The tour culminates with two low-cost public performances on the Globe’s Lowell Davies Festival Theatre stage on Sunday, November 17 at 12:00 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. These tickets are $10.00 for subscribers and donors, on sale Friday, October 4 at 12:00 noon; and $15.00 for the general public, on sale Friday, October 11 at 12:00 noon; subject to availability.
Your media coverage is welcome, either to review the production—opening night is Thursday, October 31 at 6:00 p.m. at San Diego Public Library – Central Library—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. Advance media reservations are required, and those wishing to attend touring performances at Centinela, Donovan, or Las Colinas must apply for necessary clearances now. For press inquiries and access, please contact Alejandra Enciso-Dardashti at aenciso@TheOldGlobe.org or (619) 231-1941 x2356.
Globe for All is supported in part through lead gifts from Elaine and Dave Darwin, Silvija and Brian Devine, Joan and Irwin Jacobs, and Theatre Forward’s Advancing Strong Theatre program, made possible with the leadership gifts by James S. and Lynne P. Turley, Citi, Schloss Family Foundation, Stephanie Scott, Bank of America, the Board of Directors of Theatre Forward, and other supporters.
Additional support is provided by Maggie Acosta and Larry Shushan, Actor’s Equity Foundation, Ann Davies Fund for Teaching Artists, The James Irvine Foundation, The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation, Qualcomm, The Show Up for Seamus Fund, Mike Stivers, and Viasat. Further support comes from The City of Chula Vista Performing and Visual Arts Grant and the County of San Diego. 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 and hosting a Globe for All touring performance should contact Laura Zablit, Arts Engagement Programs Manager, at lzablit@TheOldGlobe.org or (619) 231-1941 x2143.
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.
CALENDAR: Almost Famous (9/13–10/27), Noura (9/20–10/20),Globe for All Tour: The Winter’s Tale (10/29–11/17), M.F.A.: Twelfth Night (11/2–10), AXIS: Day of the Dead (11/3), Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (11/3–12/29), Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show (11/23–12/24), August Wilson’s Jitney (1/18/2020-2/23), Hurricane Diane (2/8–3/8), Little Women (3/14–4/19), Faceless (3/28–4/26), The Gardens of Anuncia (5/8–6/14), What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank (5/28–6/28).
PHOTO EDITORS: Digital images of The Old Globe’s productions are available at www.theoldglobe.org/press-room.
The Tony Award–winning The Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional not-for-profit regional theatres. Now in its 85th year, the Globe is San Diego’s flagship performing arts institution, and it serves a vibrant community with theatre as a public good. 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 16 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages, including its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people annually attend Globe productions and participate in the theatre’s artistic and arts engagement programs. Its nationally prominent Arts Engagement Department provides an array of participatory programs that make theatre matter to more people in neighborhoods throughout the region. Humanities programs at the Globe and around the city broaden the community’s understanding of theatre art in all its forms. The Globe also boasts a range of new play development programs with professional and community-based writers, as well as the renowned The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. Numerous world premieres—such as 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Bright Star, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,and Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!—have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to 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.
Lemon Grove Academy/Lemon Grove Historical Society/San Diego County Library – Lemon Grove Branch Library
OPENING NIGHT: San Diego Public Library – Central Branch
Fourth District Seniors Resource Center
San Diego Public Library – Otay Mesa-Nestor Branch
Oceanside Public Library
San Diego Military Family Collaborative/Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) San Diego’s Serra Real Connections Healthy Start Program
Chaldean Middle Eastern Social Services/San Diego County Library – El Cajon Branch Library
Casa Familiar/South Bay Community Services
New Community Partner/venue
Chula Vista Public Library – Civic Center Branch Library
New Community Partner/venue
Naval Base San Diego (open to military personnel, family members, and guests)
Cal State San Marcos
District 9 Mountain View Community Center
New Community Partner/venue
Dolores Magdaleno Memorial Recreation Center
New Community Partner/venue
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.
San Diego Rescue Mission (not open to the press)
Father Joe’s Villages
Veterans Village of San Diego
California State Prison, Centinela (advance clearances needed)
Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility (advance clearances needed)
Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (advance clearances needed)
New Community Partner/venue
ALL INFORMATION (VENUES, DATES, AND TIMES) ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM BIOGRAPHIES
Carlos Angel-Barajas (Leontes, Young Shepherd) was born in Uruapan, Michoacán, Mexico, and grew up in the City Heights area of San Diego. He is a proud graduate of The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program (class of 2019). He was recently seen in Romeo and Juliet and As You Like It at The Old Globe. Theatre matters because great stories break down barriers and bring people together.
Yadira Correa (Paulina, Mopsa) has been seen as Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet, Audrey in As You Like It, Conrade in Much Ado About Nothing,and Francisca in The Tempest at The Old Globe. She also recently appeared in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program productions of Our Town, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, Three Sisters,and Cloud 9. Ms. Correa is an alumna of the School at Steppenwolf. @yadeeenyc on Instagram. Theatre matters because it is one of the few spaces where strangers can commune for a few hours and be immersed in the exploration of the human condition.
Sofia Jean Gomez (Hermione, Dorcas) has appeared as Nora in San Diego Repertory Theatre’s A Doll’s House, Part 2, for which she won the Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play. Some of her New York credits include Angels in America, Parts I and II (Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Ensemble). She received her M.F.A. at Yale School of Drama and her B.F.A. at Sam Houston State University. Theatre matters because it builds artistic citizens for the communities of the past, present, and future.
Anthony Green (Antigonus, Shepherd), a native of Chula Vista, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting and a Master of Theatre Studies in Production and Design from Southern Oregon University. He was most recently seen as Leonte in the world premiere of The Island in Winter, a Latinx adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. His Shakespeare credits include Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Antony and Cleopatra, King John, King Lear, Cymbeline, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Theatre matters because it reminds us of the universality of being human.
Eric Hagen (Polixenes, Dion, Shepherd’s Son) appeared in Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Tempest on The Old Globe’s Summer Shakespeare Festival stage. Regionally, he has been in King Lear and The Merry Wives of Windsor (Nebraska Shakespeare), The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, and Henry IV, Part II (Utah Shakespeare Festival), Peter Piper (Guthrie Theater), and August & Amy (Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater). @eric.weiman on Instagram. Theatre matters because it bonds individuals through communal experiences.
Jersten Seraile (Florizel, Cleomenes) was born and raised in Opelousas, Louisiana. Before receiving his M.F.A. from The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program, he premiered his solo play Harlem Blooms in Spring at Off Broadway’s Theatre Row, where he played the role of Langston Hughes. He received his Bachelor of Science from The New School. Some of his favorite roles include Betty and Edward in Cloud 9, Kulygin in Three Sisters, and Caesar in Julius Caesar. Theatre matters because it changes hearts.
Morgan Taylor (Emilia, Time, Attendant) is a graduate of The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. Taylor has been seen at The Old Globe in Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Tempest. She has also recently appeared in Our Town, Julius Caesar, Cloud 9, Three Sisters, and Romeo and Juliet (The Old Globe/USD). Taylor is an alumna of UC Santa Barbara’s Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program. @the.morgantaylor. Theatre matters because the stories we tell shape our identity and our world.
Wenona Truong (Perdita, Mamillius, Lord 2) previously played Peter in Romeo and Juliet, Lord in As You Like It, Sexton in Much Ado About Nothing,and Iris in The Tempest (The Old Globe), Henrietta and Elizabeth in Persuasion and Ariel in The Tempest (Livermore Shakespeare Festival), and Mash in Stupid F***ing Bird (Capital Stage). wenonatruong.com. Theatre matters because it is an essential form of expression and introspection that teaches us the undeniable power of vulnerability and unconditional love for our own humanness.
Jared Van Heel (Camillo, Officer, Lord 1) has been seen in The Old Globe’s Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Tempest. He has toured extensively both nationally and internationally, and he has performed Off Broadway, regionally, and on television, film, and other forms of new media. Theatre matters because it is the most immediate way we can share what it is to be human.
Yi-Chien Lee (Scenic Design) is a San Diego–based set designer. Her select design credits include Mission Incomplete (Young Star New Vision), Code: Cyrus (Divertimento. Media), In Search of Beckett (Double Theatre), You Tube (The Dead-End Flower Troupe), Everybody Black (UC San Diego), How to Defend Yourself and Mothers (Wagner New Play Festival), and Girlfriend (Diversionary Theatre). She received an M.F.A. from UC San Diego, and her work on Moondrunk has been selected for the Emerging Young Artist/Imagination Exhibition at the 2019 Prague Quadrennial. Theatre matters because present matters.
Charlotte Devaux (Costume Design) has designed 26 productions at The Old Globe, where she is Resident Costume Design Associate. Her designs have also been seen at La Jolla Playhouse and San Diego Repertory Theatre. She has designed extensively for both theatre and television in Christchurch, New Zealand, as well as in London and Sydney. She is a recipient of a prestigious Theatre Communications Group grant undertaking costume research in London and Bath. Theatre matters because it celebrates live storytelling, reflecting ideas and questions about life.
Erdis Maxhelaku (Composer and Creative Musician) started playing cello at the age of seven in Albania and later received a bachelor’s degree in Cello Performance. His passion for music has led him to embracing many genres: rock, pop, indie, flamenco, metal, and more. He is a sought-out recording artist in San Diego who writes and performs his own music and teaches private lessons. He collaborates with many local musicians, utilizing his multifaceted performing, improvisation, writing, and recording skills. Theatre matters because it is a journey that takes us many different places.
David Huber (Voice and Text Coach) has worked on 40 Globe productions since 2014.His most recent shows include Noura, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, and The Underpants. He has worked as an actor at The Old Globe, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Pittsburgh Playhouse, and many others. He coaches professionally and privately, teaches at local colleges and schools, 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 capable of change and growth.
Chandra R.M. Anthenill (Production Stage Manager) has worked on the Globe productions of What You Are, Tiny Beautiful Things, Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, A Thousand Splendid Suns, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Globe for All), 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, and Honky (San Diego Repertory Theatre) and The Last Wife, Spring Awakening, Assassins, and Company (Cygnet Theatre Company). Theatre matters because it opens the boundaries between communities.
Hannah May (Assistant Stage Manager) is ecstatic to be working with the Globe for All Tour for her fifth year in a row. She is a local San Diego stage manager, graduating from San Diego State University in 2015. Some of her work has included Life After, Barefoot in the Park, Ken Ludwig’s Robin Hood!, The Blameless, and Meteor Shower (The Old Globe), Rock of Ages, Shockheaded Peter,and The Wind and the Breeze (Cygnet Theatre Company),and the 2017 POP Tour (La Jolla Playhouse). Theatre matters because it is an art that touches all and judges none.