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A Staged Reading of
by Michael Milligan

Hamlet, Q1
by William Shakespeare

directed by Joel David Santner


Summer Acting Institute

July 6—24, M—F, 12:30pm-5:30pm
Register now: 202-547-6839

phaeton staged readingOne night only.

This retelling of the classical Greek myth explores the failure of society to live up to the promise of its visionaries - and the tragic repercussions of that failure.

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

March 21, 2015 7:30 pm

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space is limited.
reserve today.



diamond dogsFeaturing a new original score by
Beauty Pill

The so-called “bad quarto,” or first printing of Hamlet has mystified scholars for hundreds of years. It's half as long and far less poetic than the “normal” Hamlet, with garbled-seeming text, a different plot sequence, and an additional scene between Horatio and Gertrude. Competing theories speculate that it may be a touring script or an early draft that was never meant for printing. One theory maintains that it is a pirated version of Hamlet—a very poorly pirated version.

Taffety Punk fell in love with the bad quarto when it was performed as the 2012 Bootleg. The brevity and—admittedly—peculiar language of this version jar both actors and audience from the comfort of the play they know so well, which means it's the perfect opportunity to reconsider what Hamlet is.


Summer Acting Program for High Schoolers

The Taffety Punk Theatre Company's Summer Acting Institute at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop is a three-week course designed for actors of high school age seeking to build their acting skills in a challenging and supportive environment.

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th Street SE WDC 20003

Taffety Punk Theater - Summer Acting Institute
7/6 – 7/24
12:30-5:30 pm
3 week session - $1200

Work closely with the highly trained professional company members of Taffety Punk Theatre Company on vocal and physical strengthening for the stage, building a character, scene analysis, dramatic structure, and ensemble composition. Guest artists include stage combat experts, clown masters, and choreographers. Teaching Artists, Taffety Punk Theater Company Ensemble Members.

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