SHYLOCK, JUNE 4-20
In Shylock , a co-production with our fellow San José artists at The Tabard Theatre Company, a Jewish actor playing Shakespeare’s notorious money-lender as a villain attracts unwelcome protests and controversy at a Shakespeare festival. The actor’s contentious production of The Merchant of Venice has just been shut down, and Shylock presents the actor holding a talkback session to defend his work.
Performed live online from Tabard’s stage, using a multi-camera stream, Shylock is packed with ideas of censorship, history, representation, and the nature of art – it’s a testament to the power of The Bard sparking rich discussion and strong opinions.
(you will be directed to the Tabard Theatre website for ticket purchases)
SHAKESPEARE SUMMER CAMP
Join us as we spend two exciting weeks exploring the entire playmaking experience—from acting to costuming to hair/makeup, set design to props, lighting to music—all within the framework of an abridged Shakespeare play.
Open to students aged 8 – 18 and located anywhere in the world, our online camp allows students to dive deeper into different theatre disciplines with an engaging mix of live online instruction and independent projects. On the final day of camp, students will present a final project in their chosen area of focus with a showcase video shared during a live online viewing party with family and friends.
Not familiar with Shakespeare? Not to worry! Students of all experience levels are welcome! And, as always, generous scholarships are available.
SVS continues its podcast series with new episodes of ShakesPod – a podcast that explores the weird and wonderful world of William Shakespeare.
In addition to the usual interviews and insights, this summer ShakesPod will bring you audio performances of THREE Shakespeare classics:
• Titus Andronicus directed by Tonya Duncan
• The Comedy of Errors directed by Angie Higgins
• Richard III directed by Doll Piccotto
You can listen to existing episodes now either here or streaming on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and all major podcasting platforms.
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