Monday, July 13, 2020

Julius Caesar

Director: Jack Read

Assistant Director: Amy Ippolito

Dramaturg: Savannah Nine

Stage Manager: Shaggy Bryant

Production Manager: Mary Rose Valentine


What We Did Today
We introduced ourselves, talked about cue scripts and our visions for the show, and read the first act! We are all so excited for where the text will take us! Dr. Ralph Alan Cohen will talk to us tomorrow, bringing even more context and knowledge to the Zoom Where It Happens.


Quick And Quotable

  • From the play: “And after this, let Caesar seat him sure, / For we will shake him, or worse days endure.”
  • From the director: “Shakespeare is only as revenant as we are.”
  • From the cast: Isaac: “Like I didn’t say enough before.”


Production Insights

It’s wild getting this far in a production and not having any concept of the final product. I’m used to theatrical mediums that are over 400 years old, and this is a form that has been around for just a few months! We’ve tossed ideas back and forth about how to incorporate Zoom-isms into our creative process. I’m really excited to see where technology takes us, and how the politics of the text can come through the unique perspectives of teenagers. It’s going to be a heck of a ride, and thank you to everyone for coming along!