The Comedy of Errors Open Reading (May)

Tuesday, May 7th at 6:45 PM

The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park
Lower Level Meeting Room
2115 Park Boulevard (at President’s Way) San Diego, CA 92101

FREE PARKING IN ADJACENT LOT.

“I to the world am like a drop of water
That in the ocean seeks another drop”

“Every why hath a wherefore”

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Antony & Cleopatra Open Reading (March/April)

Antony and Cleopatra

Tuesday, March 5th and Tuesday, April 2nd, at 6:45 PM

The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park
Lower Level Meeting Room
2115 Park Boulevard (at President’s Way) San Diego, CA 92101

FREE PARKING IN ADJACENT LOT.

“Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
Her infinite variety.”

“Let Rome in Tiber melt, and the wide arch
Of the ranged empire fall: here is my space.”

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“How Do You Act Shakespeare?” – A Free Panel Discussion

A FREE DISCUSSION, HOSTED BY SDSS!

  • Sunday, March 17th at 2:00 pm
  • Mission Valley Library
    2123 Fenton Pkwy, San Diego, CA 92108 (click for map)

Topics to include:

  • Rehearsing Shakespeare
  • Auditioning for Shakespeare plays
  • Voice training
  • Verse and Prose
  • Transporting the time and place of the plays
  • Doing research and the director’s vision

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As You Like It Open Reading – February/March

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH AND MARCH 19TH, 2019 @ 6:30 PM

Barnes & Noble Bookstore
810 W Valley Pkwy · Escondido, CA

As You Like It subverts the traditional rules of romance. Gender roles, nature and politics are confused in a play that reflects on how bewildering yet utterly pleasurable life can be. Forced into exile in the Forest of Arden, lovers Rosalind and Orlando become entangled in a beguiling game of love, lust and mistaken identity. The play has some of the loveliest poetry Shakespeare wrote, including the famous “All the world’s a stage…” speech.

Connie Boyd, the Director, has taught Drama and English for 28 years at San Pasqual High School. Took students to Fullerton, Thespians, Drama Teachers Association of Southern California, and English Speaking Union Shakespeare competitions. They performed in in-classroom presentations of poetry and short scenes. Directed and acted at Patio Playhouse for 33 years.

 

 

 

New Board Members for Marketing and Directing

The Society is thrilled to welcome our two newest board members Patricia Elmore Costa and Nathan Agin!

Patricia Elmore Costa

PATRICIA ELMORE COSTA, DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING

Patricia is the founder and Artistic Director of the San Diego Actors Theatre. Patricia is a professional actor, director, producer, writer and educator of theatre and communication arts. She began her career in Chicago, where she performed with Second City, Old Town Theatre, and Travel Light Theatre. Currently, she is a professor of theatre and communication arts for the SDCC District.

NATHAN AGIN, DIRECTOR OF ONLINE MARKETING

Nathan is an audiobook narrator, online marketer/web designer, text coach, and podcast host of The Working Actor’s Journey. Nathan attended USC’s School of Dramatic Arts and trained in classical theatre with The Antaeus Company. He recently relocated to San Diego after 4 years in Chicago and was fairly nomadic before that. Learn more about him and all his projects here.

You can see all our Board of Directors here!

 

 

 

Review of 2018 Celebrity Sonnets and Salute to Jonathan McMurtry

His cup runneth over: 17th Annual Celebrity Sonnets

By Eric George Tauber

SAN DIEGO — Once again, the San Diego Shakespeare Society filled our ears with verse at the 17th Annual Celebrity Sonnets held at the Old Globe. Local personality Richard Lederer, clad in a velvet doublet and melon breeches, read an original sonnet in memory of the society’s founder, Alex Sandie, The Scottish-born banker was a dear man and a great lover of Shakespeare who last spring “shuffled off this mortal coil.” Our community is richer for having had him in our midst.

“Your praise shall still find room
Even in the eyes of all posterity.”
(Sonnet 55)

The rest of the evening paid homage to theatre veteran and society co-founder, Jonathan McMurtry. At the age of 81, Jonathan is closing the curtain on a long and storied career. To their colleague, friend and mentor, Sonnets were read and personal stories were shared in sentiments overflowing with affection and admiration. Local theatre icons included David Ellenstein of North Coast Rep, Sam Woodhouse of SD REP and Richard Baird of New Fortune Theatre.

Read the rest of the review at San Diego Jewish World!