Craziest summer ever? It’s possible. I spent the summer working at Great River Shakespeare Festival, where I did a whole bunch of stuff, including but not limited to: designing the season t-shirts, putting together the educational materials for the Pre-Show Conversations, creating most of the graphic design work for the company, teaching stage combat workshops for kids, talking about a LOT of Shakespeare, and generally being useful around the company.
I was also honored to open Callithump!V, the season’s variety-show and fundraiser with an original slam poem. You can view it here.
– I was honored to get to be the guest speaker/host of the Minnesota Community Reader’s Club discussion on Hamlet. I had a great time talking Shakespeare with some local community members and was blown away at the incredibly challenging questions they posed.
I started off the month at the Scandinavian Festival in Rock Island, IL, where I demo’d armor and armor making techniques over the course of the weekend and am now headed up to Winona MN to begin my internship with the Great River Shakespeare Festival!
I was honored to be asked to perform some slam poetry as a part of the SPECTRA Reading Series through the Midwest Writing Center. I performed three new pieces. Check back soon for videos from the event!
I just got back from Virginia where I visited Mary Baldwin College and saw about 15 plays in 12 days. It was an amazing experience and I am thrilled to be getting ready to head out there for my own degree.
The Two Gentlemen of Verona was a hit and I had an excellent time playing Silvia!