Returned Citizens Theatre Troupe presents
STORIES FROM THE DEEP
Theater created from true life stories about transforming oppression, addiction, bullying, lockdowns, coronavirus and more into opportunities for growth and healing. The Returned Citizens Theatre Troupe are formerly incarcerated actors who tell stories of importance through theatre.
Admission is Free; Reservations Suggested, Attendance Limited. Additional performances will be added if this one fills up.
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Dameion Brown has been interviewing some of his favorite theatre artists during the pandemic. Enjoy these informative and lively conversations.
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Shakespeare for Social Justice – Romeo and Juliet
Our Shakespeare for Social Justice Teaching Artists, joined by some of our favorite actors, are creating an Instructional Series for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. For each Act of the play, you can see our actors’ reading and enjoy commentary designed to highlight plot, characters, language, and themes.
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Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, Dominican University of California
2020 Summer at Forest Meadows
It is with heavy hearts that we’re letting you know that Marin Shakespeare Company has made the difficult decision to postpone our 2020 season until 2021.
We made this decision based on concerns for the health of our actors and artistic company, and for the health of our audiences, as it seems unlikely that the County of Marin will have public health practices in place by this summer that would allow audiences to safely gather to enjoy theatrical performances.
While we know that taking this “Pause” is difficult, we believe there will be positive outcomes. Our planet is happy to have a huge reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. We will all be so grateful to be able to experience live theatre again when it it safe. And all of us have an opportunity to look inward and think how this historic time we are living in can help us understand our own priorities and passions.
Marin Shakespeare Company is working hard to provide safe programming during this time. We’re sharing a variety of artistic programming with you, including our new series “Dameion and Friends,” where Artist in Residence Dameion Brown interviews some of his favorite theatre artists. We are creating Education Programs that will be delivered remotely this Spring and Summer. If it is deemed safe, we may also add some in-person youth summer camps at 514 Fourth Street. We’re going to offer our Acting Intern Program by Zoom, with special Shakespeare guests from afar. And we’re working very hard to provide Alternative Programming for all our prison programs — to keep the healing power of Shakespeare alive inside during this time of isolation.
We are delighted that construction is allowed to resume in Marin. Renovations at Forest Meadows will have plenty of time for completion this year. We expect to be able to welcome everyone to a beautifully face-lifted Amphitheatre for the 2021 summer season.
Meanwhile, we’re working with our architects, engineers, and contractors on the plans for 514 Fourth Street, with a hope that we will be ready to move ahead with the renovation as soon as possible. We still have another $1.5M to raise, but we’ve raised $5M so far and are optimistic about building an awesome Center for Performing Arts, Education, and Social Justice that will be am amazing resource for theatre artists, audiences, students, and our community for generations to come.
We know, with your help, we’ll be able to survive and thrive, and come back to full force better than ever.
THANK YOU for being a part of the Marin Shakespeare Company family. We so appreciate your past and future support as we navigate these unchartered waters.
Lesley & Bob Currier
Managing and Artistic Directors