“Shakespeare’s Ship of Fools, Clowns & Jesters” at Camillus House, Miami, Florida

Miami, FL, September 23, 2017 --(PR.com)-- Shakespeare Troupe of South Florida presents “Shakespeare’s Ship of Fools, Clowns & Jesters” at Camillus House, Miami, Florida.

The Shakespeare Troupe of South Florida will present their first reading of “Shakespeare’s Ship of Fools, Clowns & Jesters” at Camillus House in Miami, September 27, 2017, 7-8:30 pm.

Veteran Shakespearean actor Peter W. Galman (www.petergalman.com) is inspired by the mission of Camillus House and will infuse some of their core values, namely love, respect, and dignity, along with compassion, into the comedy of Shakespeare. A group of well-known South Florida actors who will be performing, are also happy to speak the words to inspire those in the audience. They have been bringing the Bard’s words to venues all over South Florida, most recently at Area Stage in Coral Gables, The Cushman School in North 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. At the Cushman School in Miami in March 2017, eighth grade students participated in a week-long workshop culminating in a performance with scrolls, costumes, music, singing and dancing for a full audience. The Shakespeare Troupe was at the helm of the students’ endeavors and documented the entire week in the YouTube video “The World of Shakespeare.” https://youtu.be/xVcuPNiImv8

On August 9, 2017 at Area Stage Company (“ASC”), the Shakespeare Troupe performed a staged reading of an abridged version of Shakespeare’s popular comedy, "A Midsummer Night’s Dream." ASC Founder and Artistic Director John Rodaz, and Executive Artistic Director Maria Banda-Rodaz, are sponsors of the Shakespeare Troupe who are now grateful and proud to have received a grant through Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs. The Troupe’s grant-matching campaign is welcoming donations on Generosity: https://www.generosity.com/education-fundraising/shakespeare-troupe-inc/x/2564697

Interested actors, educators, producers and media personnel should contact Mr. Galman at Peter.galman@gmail.com or by messenger on Shakespeare Troupe of South Florida’s Facebook page.

About Camillus House: Camillus House has provided humanitarian services to persons who are poor and homeless in Miami-Dade County, Florida since 1960. As a ministry of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, Camillus House was originally established to serve Cuban exiles. From its humble beginning as a small soup kitchen, Camillus has grown into a full service organization offering a comprehensive “system of care” including food, clothing, emergency, transitional and permanent housing, physical and mental health care, and substance abuse treatment. Camillus also provides the intangible gift of hope by treating every individual with love, respect, and dignity.
Shakespeare Troupe of South Florida
Peter Galman