Wouldn’t you know it? A Shakespeare nut like me comes to work by chance at a university he knows little to nothing about outside their movement curriculum. Within a week of being hired, I discover that not only does the university host one of the longest running Shakespeare festivals in the area, but for the first time in 66 years, they are producing Richard II, one of my favorite histories and an under-appreciated play among the canon. What could be better than that? It is being directed by a fellow Shakespeare nut, Jean Dobie Giebel who has some phenomenal concept ideas about how to incorporate digital technology and she would like me to collaborate in the creation of movement and violence for the piece. HUZZAH!
I am happy to announce that I will be doing fun and potentially grotesque things with knives and chains and metal lunch trays all in the name of English history. Please do come and see this incredibly thought provoking production of Richard II produced by Hofstra University’s Department of Drama and Dance. Tickets available at Hofstratickets.com. Performances run March 5th through March 15th.