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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]“Oh, Romeo, Romeo… you’re on mute, Romeo.” Anything can happen at Silicon Valley Shakespeare’s seventh annual 48-hour Play Festival, co-produced with the Foothill College Theatre Arts Department, where our writers will explore what happens when famous Shakespearean characters are quarantined![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

The Performance

Date: January 10, 2021
Co-producer: Foothill College Theatre Arts Department
Location: The comfort of your own home! (Must have video/audio access to participate.)
Theme: What happens to Shakespeare’s plays when the characters are quarantined during a plague?
Tickets available here!

The plays

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The Writers

Melissa Jones
Ross Harkness
Max Tachis
Kristin Hall
Erin Southard
Anne Kobori
Lauren Doyle
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The Directors

Tonya Duncan
Cynthia Lagodzinski
Thomas Times
Ivette Deltoro
Dave Leon
Kimberly Scofield
Marley Teter
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From zero to new Shakespeare play in two days!

Every year, Silicon Valley Shakespeare produces a 48-hour play festival, partnering with a local college or university.

In one weekend (48 hours!), a wide array of local artists start with nothing, write, rehearse, and do a full public performance of eight new short plays!

This year’s virtual festival will be January 8 -10, 2021, co-produced once again with the Foothill College Theatre Arts Department. Buy your tickets here

How it works

  1. 6:30pm Friday: Eight teams – each with a local writer, director, and actors – meet over Zoom and find out their play’s criteria.
    • Criteria: the Shakespeare play inspiring theirs, a required line of dialogue, required prop, and other surprises.
  2. 12pm Saturday: The writer submits a completed script, having spent all night writing from scratch!
  3. Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon: Everyone rehearses virtually. A lot.
  4. 6:30pm Sunday: Eight completely new short plays premiere, in a full virtual production for the public.

At the end of the performance, the audience votes for their favorites. Votes are counted during a brief audience talkback with the writers and directors.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]