WASHINGTON — The Friends of Shakesperience in the Litchfield Hills and Gunn Memorial Library invite you to a virtual talk with Artistic Director Emily Mattina on Thursday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom.
Shakespeare in the Litchfield Hills has been postponed until 2021. Next summer’s interactive community event will culminate in five free outdoor “Shakespeare in the Park” presentations of “Twelfth Night,” produced by Shakesperience Productions, Inc. and featuring professional Equity actors. This project will engage the community with stage building, community discussions, actor instructed classes for young people, post-performance talk packs with the company and much more.
It takes more than a year to produce an outdoor Shakespeare production, and Shakesperience is hard at work doing just that.
Mattina will lead a conversation and visual presentation, “Twelfth Night or What You Will.”
Join her as she leverages her expertise in the text and times of William Shakespeare to discuss the underlying themes found in Twelfth Night. She’ll discuss identity and empathy, excess versus puritanism, and prospective versus reality as she uses the Bard’s work as a catalyst for creating community conversation. The event offers a sneak peek at the ongoing costume, scenery, and music designs.
Shakesperience is a nonprofit professional theater company located in Connecticut that reaches a Northeast audience of adults and students alike with outdoor and in-studio performances, Saturday and private acting classes, school and camp tours, and residency programs.
Founded in 1996 with a mission to educate and inspire students, families, and theater professionals through the arts the company provides information on all these programs at www.shakesperience.org
This program is free and open to the public. Visit www.gunnlibrary.org for the Zoom link. Call 860-868-7586 for more information. The Gunn Memorial Library is located at 5 Wykeham Road at Route 47 on the Green, in Washington.