[Perform-Talk] Shakespeare Radio Play with an All Blind and VI Cast

Katelyn MacIntyre katelynmacmusic at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 20:27:35 UTC 2020

Hi all,
This is a wonderful project forwarded to us by Marilee Talkington

Hoping this finds you healthy, safe, and maintaining some sanity during this time. 

All is well here, but I've been needing a little joy in my life lately and I've also been looking for ways to share some joy with others and with you, hopefully.  

So I decided to produce (and act in) a LIVE RADIO PLAY Reading of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare this SUNDAY, APRIL 26th 2:00pm  PST / 5:00pm EST on Mverse TV.  Find the details below. 

Midsummer is one of Shakespeare's iconic romantic comedies.  It's full of love, play, mischief, fairies, and magic! One of those good for the soul plays. 

This reading is another 1st of its kind adventure as well as I decided to cast all 15 roles with blind, low vision, and visually impaired artists.  We've been Zooming in to lightly rehearse from two countries and three time zones and It's been an extraordinary heart full experience of creativity, passion, and innovation. 

I hope you will join us and listen in for as long or as little as you like.  Let us sprinkle a little fairy dust on your Sunday afternoon. 

Please take care friends.  Hope we can all cross paths again very very soon!

(playing Titania & Hippolyta. JOY)

Here is the Facebook Event page for those on FB

And the details.  Fee free to share them if inspired. 

2:00 pm PST
5:00 pm EST
A talkback on Mverse TV will follow the 90 minute reading. Our video images will be turned on at that point and we'll be doing a little Q&A with you.

Streaming LIVE on MVerse TV (click here day of)
This reading is  fully accessible and will be CLOSED CAPTIONED by ACS

PRODUCED by: Marilee Talkington 
DIRECTED by: Nancy Benjamin (Master Shakespeare Teacher/Director)
CAST: *denotes Alumni of Access Acting Academy
*Reggie Herbert       THESEUS & OBERON
Marilee Talkington    HIPPOLYTA & TITANIA
*Amy Amantae         EGEUS
*Natalie Trevonne    HERMIA
*James Immekus     DEMETRIUS
*Spencer Frankenberger    LYSANDER
*Tiffany Taylor          HELENA
*Bella Cosper           PETER QUI9NCE
*EJ Scott                  BOTTOM (PYRAMUS)
Blake Stadnik           FLUTE (THISBY)
*Cicely Morales        SNOUT (WALL) and COBWEB
*Rachel Abbott         SNUG (LION) & PEASEBLOSSOM
*Alicia Nyblade         PUCK

~Katelyn MacIntyre, M.M.
Vice President, National Federation of the Blind Performing Arts Division

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