Coral Gables, FL, July 12, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The Shakespeare Troupe of South Florida Presents "Troupe Dreams on Shakespeare," at Area Stage Company in Coral Gables, Coral Gables, Florida
The Shakespeare Troupe of South Florida will present their second reading, “Troupe Dreams on Shakespeare,” at Area Stage Company in Coral Gables on August 9, 2017.
Veteran Shakespeare actor Peter W. Galman (www.petergalman.com) is returning to Area Stage after a very successful reading of “Scenes of Power” in August 2016 with a group of well-known South Florida actors he trained to act Shakespeare. They have been bringing the Bard’s words to venues all over South Florida, most recently at The Cushman School in Miami and at Devonshire at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens.
“My mission is to train a group of actors that are committed to doing Shakespeare; to get on their feet and be confident with complex text and take the work to various venues and schools in South Florida. That’s where the audience is going to come from. Appreciation for Shakespeare needs to be cultivated and can happen as early as fourth grade. When a person hears Shakespeare for the first time they’re hearing a new language, but the poetry makes it a universal language that the person understands at an instinctive level. Delivery is key. There are rules of verse to be followed for clarity and execution of the writer’s intent. That's why training is so important,” said Mr. Galman.
Another mission of Mr. Galman’s is to take Shakespeare to South Florida schools. Recently at the Cushman School in Miami, eighth grade students participated in a week-long workshop culminating in a performance with scrolls, costumes, music, singing and dancing for a full audience.
On August 9, 2017, the Shakespeare Troupe will perform a staged reading of an abridged version of Shakespeare’s popular comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Area Stage Company Founder and Artistic Director John Rodaz, and Executive Artistic Director Maria Banda-Rodaz, are hosting the Shakespeare Troupe for their Area Stage audience.
Shakespeare Troupe is presenting the reading for free. Funding is made possible by a grant through Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs. Donations are also welcome through the arts-friendly crowdfunding website Indiegogo. (https://igg.me/at/ShakesTroupeSoFla).
Interested actors, educators, producers and media personnel should contact Mr. Galman at Peter.firstname.lastname@example.org or by messenger on Shakespeare Troupe of South Florida’s Facebook page.