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Raised Spirits Theater is dedicated to "Classics, by, for, and with ALL sorts of people." We make theater with actors of all shapes, colors, sizes, challenges, and orientations. We cast color blind and we take apart classic literature to suit whatever point we wish to make. We do this because we believe Shakespeare and his contemporaries wrote their plays for us, the people who watch them ---- and we're committed to making that "seeing" visceral, immediate, and deeply impactful.
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Midsummer Project is a three session workshop exploration of selected scenes of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Using the techniques of Playback Theater and the work of Augusto Boal, a group of six actors and eleven volunteers has been working to reveal the hidden meanings of Shakespeare's Masterpiece. Structured around the theme of family, Raised Spirits Theater explores Midsummer Night’s Dream’s most intimate relationships and how they effect performance of the play. This workshop is the first in a series of three that Raised Spirits plans to explore Midsummer. The other two focus on how magic and clown work in the play. Under the direction of director Alexander Carney, Raised Spirits Theater is presenting its findings to an audience in the spirit of experimentation.
Tammi Cubilette, Jamie Jung, Richard McDonald, Anne Pasquale, Adam Redfield, Shira Segal
Alex Carney (Artistic Director) has staged works across the country, from New York to Wisconsin, with an emphasis on classical work, winning awards for his directing from both the Baltimore Playwrights Festival and Broadwayworld.com. With the Maryland Shakespeare Festival for many years, he directed Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest and Measure for Measure as well as their Shakespeare Alive! yearly tour which was seen by over 25,000 middle and high school students in the greater DC area. Other highlights: A Tuna Christmas at Virginia’s Court Street Theatre, The Taming of the Shrew (Festival 59, Princeton, Illinois) as well as A Lie of the Mind and Much Ado About Nothing at Stella Adler Studios, NYC. Additionally, Alex has directed several Youth Theater productions (self devised work such as FAIRY TALES IN ‘DA HOOD, a retelling of Grimm’s Fairy Tales set in the Baltimore ghetto) and is the Artistic Director of Raised Spirits Theater Company, which produced the first staging of the First Quarto version of The Chronicle Historie of Henry V in 400 years as well as staging the uncut Folio of The Tragedy of Hamlet. He holds a BA in Theatre Arts from SUNY/Empire State College, an MFA in Elizabethan and Renaissance Literature with a concentration in Directing and an M.Litt. in Elizabethan and Renaissance Literature in Performance from Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia. http://alexandercarney.com/
Leonie Ettinger (Production Manager) is a New York City based actress and producer. She holds a B.A. from Goldsmiths College – University of London, completed 3 years of M.F.A.-equivalent training at Stella Adler Studio of Acting and attended Central School of Speech and Drama, London, UK. She has acted and participated in productions in Germany, Israel and the UK including the FFT Düsseldorf and The Tricycle Theatre, London. New York City collaborations include: The Civilians, Poetic Theater Productions, LEIMAY, Urban Stages, undergroundzero, Immigrant Artists and Scholars, The Private Theatre with John Gould Rubin and La MaMa ETC with Everett Quinton. She recently appeared in Hurt by Saviana Stanescu at Manhattan Repertory Theatre and is currently performing in Here We Are at The Living Theatre under the direction of Judith Malina. She is the Production Manager of Raised Spirits Theater and Head of PR and Marketing at The Shades of Gray – a New York based multi-arts organization. www.leonieettinger.com.
Midsummer Project takes place on March 11 at 7:30PM. Teatro LATEA is located on the second floor of Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center on 107 Suffolk St #312, New York, NY 10002. Tickets are donation based and payable at the door.
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center is accessible from the F train to 2nd Ave or the J and M train to Essex St.
- Essex Street Subway Station Address: Essex Street and Delancey Street New York NY USA