Seoul Shakespeare Company

Seoul Shakespeare Company is a not-for-profit theatre company centered in Seoul, South Korea. Powered by a diverse community of actors and artists, Seoul Shakespeare company strives to produce quality productions that reach across linguistic and cultural boundaries while celebrating live theatre and the communities that produce these challenging and engaging works.

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Garage (October 14-15, 21-22 at Studio SK)

Posted by Lauren Ash-Morgan on September 5, 2017 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)




Garage

(Click here for the show page in English)


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October 14-15, 21-22

Studio SK in Daehangno

 


"This here's an arena."



This October, Seoul Shakespeare Company boldly expands its repertoire and presents Garage, an original, raw, and uncompromising piece of contemporary theatre.

 

High school English teacher David, and his wife, Susan, return to David’s rural hometown in Arkansas for the funeral of his estranged, alcoholic father. While visiting the emptied-out garage where his father used to fix cars, the couple unexpectedly encounters Brandon, David’s childhood bully. During an alcohol-infused night in the garage together, David, Susan, and Brandon reveal parts of themselves in unexpected, intimate, sometimes violent ways.

 

Directed by Michael Downey (director of our recent productions The Winter’s Tale and Much Ado About Nothing), and starring Jamie Horan (Leontes in The Winter’s Tale and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing), Lauren Ash-Morgan (Paulina and Beatrice), and Jason Cutler (Shepherd and Borachio/Friar), this play breaks new ground for our company and gives audiences a chance to see some familiar faces in new theatrical territory.


Garage was originally devised by Dive Theatre in New York City (written by Michael Hogwood, Nathan Riley, Bryce Kemph, Jenna Kirk, and Jason Cutler), with rewrites in 2014 by Jason Cutler.

 


From the original production:

 

“Terrifying.”

“Heartbreaking.”

New York Theatre Review


 

“Garage has got some teeth!”

“The set-up of this play just plain works.”

nytheatre.com


Warning: Adult language, sexual themes, mild violence.

This play is appropriate for adults, college students, and very mature high school students. Not appropriate for children.

Spring Mainstage: The Merchant of Venice, directed by Ray Salcedo

Posted by Lauren Ash-Morgan on September 5, 2017 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

We are beginning to prepare for our annual Spring mainstage show, The Merchant of Venice, directed by Ray Salcedo!


Performance dates will be:

April 28, 29

May 5, 6, 12, 13

at Theater Egg and Nucleus in Daehangno

(and possibly a weekend out of town May 19-20)


Auditions will be around early December. Keep checking our Home Page and/or our Facebook Page, or join our mailing list to get audition details when they become available!

Much Ado About Nothing and Titus Andronicus Videos

Posted by Lauren Ash-Morgan on September 5, 2017 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Thank you to everyone who came to our Much Ado About Nothing screening! We'll release it online soon. In the meantime, our Titus Andronicus video has just surpassed 20,000 views!


Much Ado About Nothing Teaser Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCa9bgTZY6M





Much Ado About Nothing, Video Screening Party

Posted by Lauren Ash-Morgan on July 6, 2017 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (1)


Much Ado About Nothing, Video Screening Party

Sunday, July 16, 4pm


At Camarata Music Company Studio in Haebangchon. (Directions below.)

 

(Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1796065990632443/ )


 

 

All are invited to a screening of the video of Seoul Shakespeare Company’s 2016 production of Much Ado About Nothing! Some of the cast/crew will be there (and seeing it for the first time)!

 

Whether you missed the original show or want to relive it again, this is your chance to enjoy watching the production video in a nice audience atmosphere. A video can never recreate the feeling of a living, breathing performance on stage, but we've done our best to do justice to this very popular production!

 

Running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, plus a 15-minute intermission (Please support our host, Camarata Music Company, by purchasing drinks!)

 

Stick around afterwards to have a drink and mingle! (We have the space until 7:30pm)

 

This event is free! (A donation jar will be available. Please consider donating to our next mainstage production, The Merchant of Venice, which will be performed April 28- May 13 at Theater Egg and Nucleus.)


Teaser Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCa9bgTZY6M&feature=youtu.be

 

 

Directions to Camarata: Exit 2 from Noksapyeong Station (line 6). Walk straight for approximately 100 meters and bear left at the wall of kimchi pots to enter Haebangchon. Continue straight for approximately 400 meters (about 5 minutes). Camarata Music Company Studio will be on your left (look for the white sign), in the same building as CU Mart. (Jacoby Burger is directly across the street.)

"Shakesperiments" Workshops are back! July 2017 Edition

Posted by Lauren Ash-Morgan on July 6, 2017 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)


"Shakesperiments" Workshops are back!

July 2017 Edition

 

Sunday, July 23rd at 4-6pm

At Camarata Music Company Studio in Haebangchon. (Directions below.)

 

(Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1688578148117194/ )

 

 

 

What are "Shakesperiments" Workshops? We have a detailed description on this page: http://www.seoulshakespearecompany.org/shakesperiments-workshops and also on the Facebook group (feel free to join the group!): https://www.facebook.com/groups/728276260546745/

 

 

 

Everyone is welcome to attend as an observer (RSVP on the Facebook event page or just show up) or as a performer (please let us know in advance via the email provided).

 

If you are interested in performing, please email [email protected] with the subject: "July Shakesperiments." Provide your name as well as the full text of your monologue (so the audience can follow along easily). Performers are greatly encouraged to focus on monologues or scenes from Shakespeare but other classical or modern texts are also welcome.

 

Shakesperiments is a stress-free environment and we do not expect performance-ready pieces; a reading is perfectly fine if that’s what you feel comfortable preparing. This is an opportunity for you to perform material for a small group in order to receive some constructive feedback.

 

Directions to Camarata Music Company: Take exit 2 from Noksapyeong Station (line 6) and walk straight for approximately 100 meters. Bear left at the wall of kimchi pots and enter Haebangchon. Continue walking straight for approximately 400 meters (about 4-5 minutes). Camarata Music Company Studio will be on your left (look for a white sign), directly before a CU Mart that is in the same building. Jacoby Burger is directly across the street.

 

While this event is free, we’ll have a donation box and encourage all to make a small donation (1,000-5,000KRW) to help defray the cost of the space.

 

(Please don’t hesitate to join our Shakesperiments Facebook group in order to keep up-to-date on our workshop series and other Seoul Shakespeare events: www.facebook.com/groups/728276260546745/ )

 

We can’t wait to see you there!

 

Sincerely,

Jamie Horan

Seoul Shakespeare Company

Thank you, and announcing next year's show

Posted by Lauren Ash-Morgan on May 16, 2017 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Thank you to everyone who came to see The Winter’s Tale! It was a year-long labor of love for us, and it’s time to say goodbye to this play and start preparing for next year’s mainstage show: The Merchant of Venice, directed by Ray Salcedo!


In the meantime, we'll have other, smaller-scale events this year. We'll announce them on this page and on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/seoulshakespeare/), but don't forget to join our mailing list to get email updates!: http://eepurl.com/bQZM9v



Visit to Seoul Foreign British School

Posted by Lauren Ash-Morgan on May 16, 2017 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

On May 10th, we had a great time at Seoul Foreign British School! It was fantastic to see these bright young students exploring Shakespeare with such insight, creativity, humor, and enthusiasm!

Indiegogo Campaign for The Winter's Tale!

Posted by Lauren Ash-Morgan on February 15, 2017 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (4)

Indiegogo Campaign for The Winter's Tale!

 

 

As of February 15, we've just launched our Indiegogo campaign for The Winter's Tale! We have until March 14 to raise the funds for our second theater payment! Please support our production if you can, by contributing and by sharing our campaign on social media!

 

Here's the link:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-winter-s-tale-seoul-shakespeare-company-drama#/

KBS World Radio Interview

Posted by Lauren Ash-Morgan on January 19, 2017 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)

KBS World Radio Interview

Our Artistic Director, Lauren Ash-Morgan, and director of Much Ado About Nothing and The Winter's Tale, Michael Downey, recently did an interview on KBS World Radio's program "Touch Base in Seoul"! Listen to the interview here (click on the audio icon next to the title): http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=5364

The Winter's Tale has been cast!

Posted by Lauren Ash-Morgan on December 13, 2016 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (0)

The Winter’s Tale has been cast!

 

Archidamus/Autolycus: Charles Jeong

Camillo: Josh Kroot

Leontes: Jamie Horan

Polixenes: Jeffrey Wagner

Hermione: Hana Kelly

Antigonus/Third Lord: John Michaels

First Lord/Jailer/Shepherd: Jason Cutler

Second Lord/Florizel: David Choi

Mamillius/Perdita: Kim Hyman

Emilia: Sarah McRoberts

Second Lady/Mopsa: Min Young

Third Lady: Hye Bin Lee

Paulina/Time: Lauren Ash-Morgan

Dion/Clown: Alameen

Cleomenes/Mariner/Bohemian: Lorne Oliver

Officer/Dorcas: Toni Timmins

Bohemian Servant: Sophia Shin

 

A sincere thank you to everyone who auditioned!


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