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Globe for All Tour: Shakespeare: Call and Response

October 26 – November 14, 2021
(Opening night: October 28)

Director and creator Patricia McGregor

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 list of venues include the Mountain View Park, San Diego Central Library, Chula Vista Public Library Civic Center Branch, CSU San Marcos, Oceanside Civic Center Plaza, and Lauderbach Park. The tour will culminate in a public performance on Sunday, November 14 on the Globe’s Lowell Davies Festival Theatre stage. Venue dates, times, and locations will be announced at a later date. 

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Photos

Publicity Photos

Arts Engagement Programs Manager Laura Zablit with audience members at the Globe for All tour of Shakespeare’s The Winter's Tale, 2019. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
Arts Engagement Programs Manager Laura Zablit with audience members at the Globe for All tour of Shakespeare’s The Winter's Tale, 2019. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
 Audience members at the Globe for All tour of Shakespeare’s The Winter's Tale, 2019. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
Audience members at the Globe for All tour of Shakespeare’s The Winter's Tale, 2019. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
 (left, background) Jared Van Heel and Anthony Green as Antigonus in the Globe for All tour of Shakespeare’s The Winter's Tale, 2019. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
(left, background) Jared Van Heel and Anthony Green as Antigonus in the Globe for All tour of Shakespeare’s The Winter's Tale, 2019. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
 The cast of Globe for All tour of Shakespeare’s The Winter's Tale, 2019. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
The cast of Globe for All tour of Shakespeare’s The Winter's Tale, 2019. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
Community members enjoying a pre-show activity before a performance of Globe for All, 2018. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
Community members enjoying a pre-show activity before a performance of Globe for All, 2018. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
The cast of the Globe for All tour of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2018. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
The cast of the Globe for All tour of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2018. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
Jake Millgard in the Globe for All tour of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2018. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
Jake Millgard in the Globe for All tour of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2018. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
Artwork courtesy of The Old Globe.
Artwork courtesy of The Old Globe.

Cast and Creative

Creative

Patricia McGregor (Director) (she/her/hers), born in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, is a director and writer working in theatre, television, film, and music, and she is an Old Globe Resident Artist. McGregor has twice been profiled by The New York Times for her direction of world premieres. Her productions include Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole (co-writer and director; Geffen Playhouse, People’s Light), Sisters in Law (Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts), What You Are, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Measure for Measure (The Old Globe), Skeleton Crew (Geffen Playhouse), Good Grief (Center Theatre Group), Hamlet (The Public Theater), Place (Brooklyn Academy of Music),The Parchman Hour (Guthrie Theater), Ugly Lies the Bone (Roundabout Theatre Company), brownsville song (b-side for tray) (Lincoln Center Theater), Indomitable: James Brown (Apollo Theater), Holding It Down (The Metropolitan Museum of Art), A Raisin in the Sun, The Winter’s Tale, and Spunk (California Shakespeare Theater), Adoration of the Old Woman (INTAR Theatre), Blood Dazzler (Harlem Stage), Four Electric Ghosts (The Kitchen), and the world premiere of Hurt Village (Signature Theatre Company). She served as Associate Director of Fela! on Broadway. For many years she has directed The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway. She served as director for HBO’s emerging writer’s showcase, and as tour consultant to Raphael Saadiq and J. Cole. Her short film Good Grief will premiere this year. Additionally she was a directing shadow on HBO’s “Lovecraft Country.” She co-founded Angela’s Pulse with her sister, choreographer, and organizer Paloma McGregor, and sits on the advisory boards of Adam Driver’s Arts in the Armed Forces and the Parent Artist Advocacy League. McGregor attended Yale School of Drama, where she was a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow and Artistic Director of Yale Cabaret.