SHAKESPEARE'S ARGUMENTA fast-paced introduction to Shakespeare for high school or college students. Four comic contemporary characters argue about what makes Shakespeare timeless. The Professor insists that it is the language and the metrical structure; the Producer claims it is the theatricality-the costumes, swords and special effects; the Actor says it is simply the characters; and the Groundling- who represents the voice of the audience- is only interested if it is authentic and entertaining. The players use selections from As You Like It, Macbeth, Henry V, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Measure for Measure, Julius Caesar, and The Tempest to illustrate their points.
Circus for a Fragile Planet'S SUBMERGED! uses the magic, fun and artistry of
circus to convey an environmental message about water that is both compelling and
necessary. Built around key elements of the grades 6 through 10 core earth
science curriculum, Circus for a Fragile
Planet addresses critical issues such as runoff from homes and farms, water pollution, overfishing, access to drinkable water, the effects of climate change and
individual responsibility in a way that is accessible and upbeat. Filled with
clowning, juggling, acrobatics, stilt-dancing, unicycling, slapstick and other
circus skills and spectacle, the show accentuates the positive choices each
individual or community can make to help build a better future for the planet.
Woman's Will is a dynamic hour-long journey into the riches of Shakespeare's world through the eyes of some of his most fascinating women. This character driven collection is executed with textual accuracy and emotional depth by ARTFARM Ensemble Company members Marcella Trowbridge (ARTFARM Artistic Director) and Jackie Coleman (also Coordinator of the Arts for the Hartford Public Schools).
The piece, while containing some well-known passages, presents lesser known scenes and monologues from a dozen different plays in a journey which is at times playful, at times dark and heart-wrenching, but always challenging and entertaining.
IN THE THROES
The One Woman Show:
The One Man Show: