Following her popular classes on Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing, Esther is delighted to offer another round of her Exploring Shakespeare series. This time it’s Exploring Shakespeare: King John.
In this eight-week Zoom-based class, participants will read this underappreciated gem aloud, stopping along the way to investigate all of the tools that Shakespeare uses to communicate. We’ll look at rhythm, rhetoric, and hidden clues for actors. We'll dig into themes, character development, and production considerations as well.
This class is intended for all types of language enthusiasts. Actors, playwrights, directors, educators, and free-range word nerds are all welcome. Classes start May 10 and students can choose between Monday or Tuesday nights. For more information, please visit
A comprehensive and thorough look at their work throughout the pandemic, Erin and Chad discuss Beauty Pill’s creative drive and last year’s three releases, including the score for Taffety Punk's dance play suicide.chat.room: Sorry You’re Here.
"Sorry You’re Here is that rare record that doesn’t merely live up to unrealistic expectations, but in its best moments, exceeds them."
—Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK
"The record resists concise description, every song as eclectic as it is evocative, beauty brushing against brutality, the classical and the cutting-edge intertwined in infinite variations. "
—M. L. Rio, The Vinyl District
"Chad Clark reveals once again why he's one of the best composers working in DC, if not America, at the moment."
—Glenn Griffith, A Pessimest Is Never Disappointed
This is a project we come back to from time to time. And it is a great preview for what is to come. Stay with us. There will be more and more soon.
Read by Lise Bruneau
Choreography by Erin Mitchell Nelson
Music and sound by Marcus Kyd
Directed by Joel David Santner
A year and a month ago, the cancellations started. The doors of theatres closed. Artists were sent home. Not one of us expected the doors would be shut this long.
We just want to offer this toast to you all: for your glorious patience, your diligence, your support, and your health.
There is a light at the end of this tunnel. Stay safe. Wear your mask. Get vaccinated when you can. We can't wait to see you again.
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It starts with a rain like no other rain. Four neighbors find themselves forced to help each other when their building is overwhelmed by a deluge. They climb onto a sculpture and float out on a new sea. The adventure that ensues challenges each of them as they come face to face with their deepest fears. In the belly of a whale, the greatest challenge awaits you.
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