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“Hamlet is bottomless fries.” An interview with Talia Friedenberg

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Talia Friedenberg is an actor and university student, most recently seen on the Marin Shakespeare stage as Ophelia in the 2018 Summer production of Hamlet.  She is also a former student, having participated in many Marin Shakespeare summer camps and Teen Touring Companies. Talia graciously carved out a half-hour amidst her theatre studies at U.C.…

Sandy Zuber – Capital Campaign Co-Chair

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Trevor Hoffmann, Marin Shakespeare Company’s Box Office and Communications Director interviewed board member Sandy Zuber on Tuesday, October 16, at the Marin Shakespeare administrative offices, currently operating from the San Rafael home of Company Directors Lesley and Bob Currier. Trevor Hoffmann: Hi Sandy!  Thanks for meeting me. Sandy Zuber: My pleasure; thanks for having me.…

Drama Therapy Saved My Life

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Interview with LeMar “Maverick” Harrison: Returned Citizen, and former Shakespeare at San Quentin actor Interview Conducted by Trevor Hoffmann, Marin Shakespeare Company LeMar Harrison, or “Maverick” as he identifies himself, is a musician, lyricist, actor, and father.  Throughout the last 6 years, he has been a regular member of Marin Shakespeare Company’s Shakespeare class at…

Inmates perform HENRY IV, PART 1 at Duele Vocational Institution in Tracy

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Prisoners learn lessons from Shakespeare By Denise Ellen Rizzo | 0 comments The 400-year-old words of William Shakespeare came to life at Deuel Vocational Institution on Sunday when a small group of inmates performed “Henry IV, Part One.” The performance — a first for the prison near Tracy — was part of the state’s Arts in…

Why there’s much ado about inmates doing Shakespeare behind bars.

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https://www.upworthy.com/why-theres-much-ado-about-inmates-doing-shakespeare-behind-bars October 14, 2016 Why there’s much ado about inmates doing Shakespeare behind bars. Lights! Camera! Second chances! by Erin Canty Share this story Tweet this story The stage is set. The actors put the final touches on their costumes and wait nervously in the wings. The audience is ushered in by an armed guard…

Elena Wright – Beloved Theatre Artist

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An interview with Trevor Hoffmann Elena Wright is a veteran of Marin Shakespeare, and a professional theater artist working in the Bay Area and beyond. Her background in stage combat and her versatility as an actor have been a huge part of the current MSC Summer Season, where she has played lead roles in both…

Dominican University Professor Perry Guevara on Visiting Shakespeare at San Quentin

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Spring ’17 SL Course Spotlight: Shakespeare and Social Justice Goes to San Quentin Students recreating “sculptures” from the exercise at San Quentin. For the first time, Dominican is partnering with the Marin Shakespeare Company in their mission to bring the life-affirming practices of theater to prison. By Perry Guevera, Assistant Professor of English In 1989, a small yet…

Fight Choreographer Richard Pallaziol Interviewed

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An interview with Kim Taylor Dancer Gene Kelly inspired career of fight choreographer Richard Pallaziol Richard Pallaziol, a Napa resident since 1990, has been a professional stage fight choreographer for the past 37 years and has designed and taught the fights for nearly 300 stage productions throughout California. Both during and after studying theater at…

Learning Shakespeare while incarcerated at Folsom Women’s Prison

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ABC News channel 10’s report by Ananda Rochita on the dress rehearsal for THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at Folsom Women’s Prison:  http://www.abc10.com/news/local/folsom-orangevale/learning-shakespeare-while-incarcerated-at-folsom-womens-prison/440280476 Folsom Women’s Prison is the first women’s prison in California that will perform Shakespeare on stage. They’ll be performing, “The Taming of the Shrew.” Tamsyn Jones is the lead and an inmate. “It’s…