Shakespearean Actors Needed in Rio RanchoIn collaboration with the Folger Shakespeare Library’s National Touring Exhibit of Shakespeare’s First Folio (in Santa Fe throughout February 2016), the Rio Rancho Public Libraries is presenting a program entitled So long lives this… All of Shakespeare Sonnets Live on Stage.
Actors both professional and amateur, young and old, are invited to deliver a dramatic recitation from memory of at least one Shakespeare sonnet in the 1,500-seat Sue Cleveland Auditorium in Rio Rancho, on February 27 beginning 1:00 pm.
Your breathing new life into the most beautiful love poetry ever composed helps bring awareness to Shakespeare’s role in shaping our language on the 400th anniversary year of the poet’s death.
This will be an easy-going, stress-free production celebrating the First Folio during its visit to New Mexico. The program may be entered in résumés as “in collaboration with the Folger Shakespeare Library’s National First Folio Touring Exhibit.”
Announcing the Play-Dates ProgramATG Individual Members are invited to help out with ATG's Play-Dates program that is being generously supported by a grant from the Lineberry Foundation.
The Play-Dates Program is an effort to introduce more young people in our area to live theatre. It builds on our existing High School Preview Nights by including Junior High School kids, by purchasing tickets so they can go to weekend performances instead of school night previews, and by inviting parents to come along to provide transportation. In addition, ATG members (their Play-Dates) will introduce the kids to the show they’re going to see, be there to greet them as welcome guests to the theatre when they arrive, and answer questions they may have about the show or theatre in general.
Starting in January and running, at least, through May, ATG will be offering these events and purchasing tickets from our member theatres for shows that are appropriate. This is a large undertaking, and we’re writing now to ask for your help. We’re putting together a team of people to:
- Help us select the kids who will be attending these performances,
- Identify the shows they’ll be going to, and
- Recruit knowledgeable theatre people who communicate well with young folks to serve as Play-Dates.
We look forward to hearing from you. Thanks for your help.
Linda Lopez McAlister and Val Scott
Co-chairs, ATG Youth Theatre Programs Committee
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