I am also thrilled to announce that I'll be doing the fall Shakespeare in Schools tour with Colorado Shakespeare Festival. CSF pairs with the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence to present a Shakespeare & Violence prevention program. Since 2011, the program has visited over 72,000 Colorado schoolchildren with 50 minute abridgments of Shakespeare plays followed by interactive workshops where students role-play alternatives to violence and learn about Safe2Tell, an anonymous tip-line.
I'll be playing Petruchio (!!) & Bianca in an all female, three person production of Taming of the Shrew, which will also be bilingual as Baptista (Bianca's father) will only speak Spanish! I am STOKED to be a part of this, reaching kids on multiple levels; addressing violence, challenging identity by playing with gender roles & stereotyping and celebrating diversity, all in one fell swoop.
To learn more: CSF in the Schools
And in the meantime - you have two weeks left to see the season at Illinois Shakespeare Festival!!