Visit to Seoul Foreign British School

 Posted on  May 16, 2017 

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!

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Ongoing, frequently updated post, June 10-16, 2019

Support Seoul Shakespeare Company on Indiegogo!

--FINAL WEEK TO BECOME A BACKER OF KING LEAR!--

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

King Lear is over, but our financial responsibilities for the show are not! Please contribute to our annual crowdfunding campaign to help us finish paying the expenses for this production and so that we can continue to put on productions like this in the future! As an all-volunteer theatre company producing high-quality work, we cannot do this without the financial support of our community! 

 

Our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign is now at $1,185, with less than 24 hours remaining! 

 

Contribute here: https://igg.me/at/SSCKingLear

Contributors will receive gifts from us and join our backers list, permanently displayed on our King Lear webpage (below)

 

It’s called crowdfunding for a reason! If everyone gives a little, we can reach our goal. Every little bit helps!

Become a Seoul Shakespeare Company backer to support local high-quality theatre and allow us to keep bringing the brilliance of Shakespeare to our community!

Thank you to our Indiegogo backers so far!

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Posted on June 17 2019

King Lear is over!

Thank you to our brilliant cast and crew, to everyone who came to see this production, and to everyone who backed this show through our Indiegogo campaign! This was one of the strongest and most artistically satisfying productions we've ever done.

 

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The Orderly / Garage

Posted in early/mid September, 2019

Upcoming Performances

공연 예정 작품

THE ORDERLY / GARAGE

 

TWO critically acclaimed original plays performed in repertory,

with performances by the original playwrights.

Co-produced by Seoul Shakespeare Company and Speech of Fire

평단의 찬사를 받은 두 편의 창작극이 곧 무대에 오릅니다. 레퍼토리로 교차 공연되며, 원작자가 직접 참여합니다

 

극단 ‘서울 셰익스피어 컴패니’와 ‘스피치 오브 파이어’가 공동제작합니다  

CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO GO TO THE SHOW PAGES:

이미지를 클릭하시면 공연 관련 페이지로 이동합니다:

Photo by Liam Mitchinson.

Shakespeare Academy Acting Classes, Autumn 2019

Posted in early/mid September, 2019

Upcoming Classes

Autumn Session 1: October 23-November 16

Autumn Session 2: November 20-December 21

Acting Shakespeare's Text

Saturdays, 2:00-3:50pm

Movement & Ensemble 

Saturdays, 12:00-1:50pm

Shakespeare Academy

Autumn Acting Classes

Co-hosted by Seoul Shakespeare Company and Speech of Fire

MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON

Rehearsing Shakespearean

Monologues & Scenes​

Saturdays, 4:00-6:50pm

Gugak: Movement & Voice​

Wednesdays, 7:00-8:50pm

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King Lear

 Ran on homepage March-June, 2019

Seoul Shakespeare Company

presents

Shakespeare's masterpiece

King Lear

리어 왕 

May 18-19, 25-26, and June 1-2, 2019 

At Theater Egg and Nucleus (알과핵 소극장) in Daehangno (대학로), Seoul. 

IN ENGLISH, WITH KOREAN SUBTITLES

영어로 공연되는 작품이며, 한글자막이 지원됩니다.

Click here to visit the show page for more information:

King Lear: Tickets available soon

 Posted on March 3, 2019

Seoul Shakespeare Company

presents

Shakespeare's masterpiece

 

 

King   Lear

​                 리어왕 

 

Directed by Lauren Ash-Morgan

 

May 18-19, 25-26, and June 1-2, 2019 

At Theater Egg and Nucleus (알과핵 소극장) in Daehangno (대학로), Seoul. 

 

 

 

King Lear has been cast!

 

Cast (in approximate order of appearance)

Earl of Kent: Jason Cutler

Earl of Gloucester: Martin Boswell

Edmond: Louis Groves

King Lear: Michael Downey

Gonerill: Wendy Moore

Regan: Jennifer Waescher

Cordelia: Maria Fernanda Silva

Duke of Albany: Jeffrey Wagner

Duke of Cornwall: Daniel Kennedy

King of France / Servant 1 to Cornwall: Maurice Turner

Duke of Burgundy / knight 2 / Servant 2 to Cornwall / Captain: Joshua Cate

Edgar / Hospital nurse: Charles Jeong

Oswald: Stewart Gray

Knight: Claudia Tumba

Fool / herald: Chris Zaczek

Curan: Amanda Conkey

Hospital Nurse / Servant to Gonerill / Soldier to Cordelia: Jiwoon Ha

A sincere thank you to everyone who auditioned!

ticket reservations will be available soon!

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King Lear Cast

Posted on December 13, 2018

King Lear has been cast!

 

Cast (in approximate order of appearance)

Earl of Kent: Jason Cutler

Earl of Gloucester: Martin Boswell

Edmond: Louis Groves

King Lear: Michael Downey

Gonerill: Wendy Moore

Regan: Jennifer Waescher

Cordelia: Maria Fernanda Silva

Duke of Albany: Jeffrey Wagner

Duke of Cornwall: Daniel Kennedy

King of France / Servant 1 to Cornwall: Maurice Turner

Duke of Burgundy / Servant 2 to Cornwall / Captain: Joshua Cate

Edgar: Charles Jeong

Oswald: Stewart Gray

Knight: Claudia Tumba

Fool: Chris Zaczek

Curan (Servant 1 to Gloucester) / soldier 2 to cordelia: francesca gibbens

servant 2 to gloucester: Amanda Conkey

doctor: rosemary manso

Hospital Nurse / Servant to Gonerill / Soldier 1 to Cordelia: Jiwoon Ha

A sincere thank you to everyone who auditioned!

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Acting Workshops (October 2018)

 Posted on September 19, 2018

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Acting Workshops

This October, as we prepare for King Lear auditions, we are offering three different weekly acting courses, to help actors in our community advance their skills.

Each course is 4 weeks long, 2 hours per week.

Location of all courses:

Our rehearsal space near Sungshin Women's University Station (Subway Line 4)

(Directions will be sent to participants.)

To Register:

Email info@seoulshakespeare.com by October 3 with your name, your phone number, and the name of the course(s) you would like to take. We will respond with bank account details, and your spot will be confirmed once we receive your tuition funds. 

Our next production: King Lear

Posted on September 14, 2018

Our next production

will be 

Shakespeare's masterpiece

King Lear 

Directed by Lauren Ash-Morgan

 

Show dates: May 18-19, 25-26, and June 1-2, 2019 

At Theater Egg and Nucleus (알과핵 소극장) in Daehangno (대학로), Seoul. 

Audition Dates:
Saturday December 1st, 1:00-4:50pm
Sunday December 2nd, 1:00-4:50pm
(Call backs Sunday December 9, 1:00-4:50pm.)

(AUDITION DETAILS HERE. All are welcome to audition.)

Movement
Ensemble Work
Saturdays, 12-2pm
October 6, 13, 20, and 27
(8 hours total instruction)
Tuition fee: 80,000KRW
A series of movement and ensemble-building techniques designed to hone actors' instincts onstage.
Course Objectives:
-develop spatial awareness, body awareness, and physical and mental openness,
-develop greater ability to connect with and react to others,
-hone moment to moment physical impulses,
-break away from the idea of performing, stripping down performance to the pure self in the moment
Instructor: Lauren Ash-Morgan
More information here.
Acting Shakespeare's Text
Saturdays, 2-4pm
October 6, 13, 20, and 27
(8 hours total instruction)
Tuition fee: 80,000KRW
Learn fundamental techniques for performing Shakespeare's text. Recommended for actors of all levels, particularly those with advanced experience.
Course Objectives:
-develop an extensive toolkit for approaching Shakespeare’s text,
-open up to new and interesting acting choices, guided by the language
Instructors: Lauren Ash-Morgan and Michael Downey
More information here.
Exploring Gugak in Theatre Training
 
Sundays, 12-2pm
October 7, 14, 21, and 28
(8 hours total instruction)
Tuition fee: 80,000KRW
An exploratory introduction to Korean traditional dance and singing techniques, with an emphasis on their benefits for actors.

Course objective:

-expand one's abilities in vocal production and movement by learning specific new ways of moving and vocalizing

Instructor: Lauren Ash-Morgan
More information here.

KBS Appearance

 Posted on September 20, 2018

TBS eFM Interview

 Posted on September 20, 2018

Training in Prague

 Posted on September 20, 2018

Training in Prague

Michael Downey and Lauren Ash-Morgan spent this summer training with a variety of master teachers at Prague Shakespeare Company’s Summer Shakespeare Intensive and performing in productions of The Two Gentlemen of Verona (directed by Ben Crystal) and Julius Caesar (directed by Guy Roberts) at the Estates Theatre in Prague. They will be offering workshops this October to share some of their training with our Seoul theatre community: https://www.seoulshakespearecompany.org/actingworkshops

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Lauren Ash-Morgan (in blue, left) as Silvia/Ensemble in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Michael Downey (center) as Octavius Caesar/Soothsayer in Julius Caesar

Photos by Kája Curtis - Kaja Curtis Photography

(Click on the photos to visit Prague Shakespeare Company's original posts on Facebook)

TBS eFM Interview

On August 16th, our core artistic team made an appearance on TBS eFM's  “This, That, and Amy” to chat about Seoul Shakespeare Company.
http://tbs.seoul.kr/cont/eFM/IntheMorning/PlayList/PlayList.do?programId=PG2060915E


KBS Appearance

On September 14th, our core artistic team recorded a live performance of excerpts from Shakespeare on KBS radio/TV for the 30th anniversary of KBS’s radio program Good Morning Pops. Joongwon Jeong performed “To be or not to be,” Jamie Horan and Lauren Ash-Morgan performed the “kill Claudio” scene from Much Ado, and Michael Downey and Lauren Ash-Morgan performed Macbeth Act 1 Scene 7 for a live audience.

(Photos are from a rehearsal and from backstage)

October Shakesperiments

 Posted on October 7, 2018

Shakesperiments: October 2018 Edition

Sunday, October 14th at 4 PM - 6 PM

At Camarata Music Company Studio

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/320199215406086/ 

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/

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.

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 info@seoulshakespeare.com with the subject: "October 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.

FAQ:
1. How do I get to Camarata Music Company Studio?

Directions to Camarata Music Company Studio: 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.

2. Is Shakesperiments free?

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

3. Where can I find out more about Shakesperiments?

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/

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.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Sincerely,
Jamie Horan
Seoul Shakespeare Company

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Shakesperiments, September 2018 Edition

 Posted on September 4, 2018

Shakesperiments: September 2018 Edition

Sunday, September 16th at 4 PM - 6 PM

At Camarata Music Company Studio

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/289430291647946/

 

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/

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.

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 info@seoulshakespeare.com with the subject: "September 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.

FAQ:
1. How do I get to Camarata Music Company Studio?

Directions to Camarata Music Company Studio: 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.

2. Is Shakesperiments free?

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

3. Where can I find out more about Shakesperiments?

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/

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.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Sincerely,
Jamie Horan
Seoul Shakespeare Company

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Shakesperiments, August 2018 Edition

 Posted on August 12, 2018

Shakesperiments: August 2018 Edition

Saturday, August 18th at 4 PM - 6 PM

At Camarata Music Company Studio

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/508701076254187/

 

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/

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.

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 info@seoulshakespeare.com with the subject: "August 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.

FAQ:
1. How do I get to Camarata Music Company Studio?

Directions to Camarata Music Company Studio: 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.

2. Is Shakesperiments free?

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

3. Where can I find out more about Shakesperiments?

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/

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.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Sincerely,
Jamie Horan
Seoul Shakespeare Company

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Shakesperiments are back!

 Posted on June 17, 2018

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Shakesperiments are back!   

Shakesperiments: July 2018 Edition

Sunday, July 22 at 4 PM - 6 PM

At Camarata Music Company Studio

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/185274775506283/

 

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/

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.

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 info@seoulshakespeare.com 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.

FAQ:
1. How do I get to Camarata Music Company Studio?

Directions to Camarata Music Company Studio: 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.

2. Is Shakesperiments free?

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

3. Where can I find out more about Shakesperiments?

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/

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.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Sincerely,
Jamie Horan
Seoul Shakespeare Company

IN ENGLISH, WITH KOREAN SUBTITLES

영어로 공연되는 작품이며, 한글자막이 지원됩니다.

CLICK HERE to visit the show page for more information.

Ticket reservations are available now!

DATES AND TIMES

Saturday, April 28: 7pm

Sunday, April 29: 4pm

Saturday, May 5: 2pm 

Saturday, May 5: 7pm

Sunday, May 6: 4pm

Saturday, May 12: 2pm  

Saturday, May 12: 7pm 

Sunday, May 13: 4pm

공연 날짜 및 시간

4월 28일 토요일 : 오후 7시

4월 29일 일요일 : 오후 4시

5월 5일 토요일 : 오후 2시

5월 5일 토요일 : 오후 7시

5월 26일 일요일 : 오후 4시

5월 12일 토요일 : 오후 2시  

5월 12일 토요일 : 오후 7시

5월 13일 일요일 : 오후 4시

LOCATION

Location: Theater Egg and Nucleus 알과핵 소극장

위치 : 대학로 알과핵 소극장

TICKET RESERVATIONS

Regular ticket price: 25,000KRW

Students (elementary/middle/high school/university): 20,000KRW

(High school and university students must show their student ID card at the performance.)

 

티켓 예매 
일반인 티켓 : 25,000원
학생(초,중,고,대학생) 티켓 : 20,000원 (매표소에서 학생증을 반드시 제시해 주시기 바랍니다)

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Get Involved: ASM and Lighting Operator

 Posted on  February 2, 2018

Get Involved

For The Merchant of Venice, we are currently looking for:

1) Lighting Operator

2) Assistant Stage Manager

Those interested in these positions will need to be available on Tech Weekend (April 21-22) and all performance days (April 28, 29, May 5, 6, 12, 13), and will need to attend some of our regular rehearsals prior to tech weekend. (Our rehearsals are on Saturdays 1-6pm, Sundays 1-6pm, and Thursdays 7-10pm from now until tech weekend.)

Email us at info@seoulshakespeare.com to let us know your interest. 

SSC is an all-volunteer company that aims to produce professional-quality productions of Shakespeare’s works. By being made up of volunteers, we are able to allow people of all nationalities to participate freely in the creation of theatre. At the same time, we aim to put on productions that are professional in quality, so that we are worth the time and effort of people who are serious about a future career in the theatre. Some of our past company members are now pursuing a professional career in theatre in other countries, and one of our core purposes is to provide an opportunity for English-speaking theatre people living in Korea to continue to develop their craft, while also contributing positively to Korean society.

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AUDITIONS FOR THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

 Posted on  October 7, 2017

Our Next Show: The Merchant of Venice

 Posted on  December 14, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Merchant of Venice has been cast!

 Posted on  December 14, 2017

 

The Merchant of Venice has been cast!

 

Cast (in approximate order of appearance)

 

Antonio: Jamie Horan

Salerio / Morocco: Tarquinn Whitebooi

Solanio: Robert Jung

Bassanio: Jeffrey Wagner

Lorenzo / Arragon: Charles Jeong

Gratiano: Chris Zaczek

Portia: Lauren Ash-Morgan

Nerissa: Angie Ahn

Servingwomen and musicians to Portia: Heather McRae, Katy Wood, Mira Weidman

Shylock: Josh Kroot

Lancelot Gobbo / Tubal / Jailer: Jason Cutler

Jessica: Carrie Jo van der Walt

Duke: Mira Weidman

A sincere thank you to everyone who auditioned!

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Our Next Show:

The Merchant of Venice

Seoul Shakespeare Company is excited to announce our eighth mainstage production—The Merchant of Venice, directed by Michael Downey.

Performances:

April 28, 29, May 5, 6, 12, 13

at Theater Egg and Nucleus in Daehangno

We recently had auditions, and The Merchant of Venice has been cast!

 

Cast (in approximate order of appearance)

 

Servingwoman 1: Heather McRae

Servingwoman 2: Katy Wood

Servingwoman 3 / Duke: Mira Weidman 

Antonio: Jamie Horan

Salerio / Morocco: Tarquinn Whitebooi

Solanio: Robert Jung

Bassanio: Jeffrey Wagner

Lorenzo / Arragon: Charles Jeong

Gratiano: Chris Zaczek

Portia: Lauren Ash-Morgan

Nerissa: Angie Ahn

Shylock: Josh Kroot

Lancelot Gobbo / Tubal / Jailer: Jason Cutler

Jessica: Carrie Jo van der Walt

 

A sincere thank you to everyone who auditioned!

UPDATE (December 5, 2017):

We have just notified actors who have been invited to callbacks, via email. If you did not receive an invitation to callbacks, that does not mean you are not cast. Once the cast has been finalized (some time next week), we will contact everyone who auditioned. (And thank you to everyone who came this weekend. We were delighted to see all of you!)

AUDITION SIDES ARE BELOW!

(Click to download PDFs)

Side #1 (Act 1 Scene 1 Antonio, Salarino, Solanio) 

Side #2 (Act 1 Scene 1 Lorenzo, Bassanio, Gratiano, Antonio)

Side #3 (Act 1 Scene 3 Shylock, Bassanio, Antonio)

Side #4 (Act 3 Scene 1 Shylock, Tubal)

Side #5 (Act 1 Scene 2 Portia, Nerissa, (Servingman))

Side #6 (Act 2 Scene 1 Morocco, Portia, (Nerissa))

Side #7 (Act 2 Scene 9 Arragon, Portia, Nerissa)

Side #8 (Act 5 Scene 1 Lorenzo, Jessica)

Side #9 (Act 2 Scene 5 Shylock, Lancelot, Jessica)

Side #10 (Act 2 Scene 2 Lancelot, Old Gobbo)

Seoul Shakespeare Company is excited to announce auditions for our eighth main stage production—The Merchant of Venice, directed by Michael Downey.

Audition Dates:
Saturday December 2nd, 2017, 1:00-4:50pm
Sunday December 3rd, 2017, 1:00-4:50pm
(Call backs Sunday December 10, 2017, 1:00-4:50pm.)

Location: Our rehearsal space near Sungshin Women's University Station (성신여대입구역) (Line #4) (see directions below)

Actors of all experience levels are welcome to audition. We are looking for a strong ensemble of actors who function well in a collaborative environment. This year we are not asking for prepared monologues. Auditionees will be asked to read from sides. The sides will be posted on the event page approximately one week before auditions. They do not need to be memorized. We highly recommend reading the entire play before the audition.

As in our past shows, we would like to incorporate a little bit of music into this play and will likely require a few people who can sing well. We will give all auditionees an opportunity to sing something in the audition if they wish (just a few bars, unaccompanied). Also, if you play a musical instrument, please bring it to the audition if possible.

To schedule your audition, email info@seoulshakespeare.com with your name, phone number, and preferred audition time.

AUDITION TIMES (choose 1):
Saturday December 2:
A: 1:00-1:50pm---This slot is now fully booked!
B: 2:00-2:50pm---This slot is now fully booked!
C: 3:00 - 3:50pm
D: 4:00 - 4:50pm---This slot is now fully booked!
Sunday December 3:
A: 1:00-1:50pm
B: 2:00-2:50pm
C: 3:00 - 3:50pm
D: 4:00 - 4:50pm---This slot is now fully booked!
***Please arrive approximately 15 minutes before your audition time. There will be an audition form to fill out in the stairwell while you are waiting. (The rehearsal room will be a comfortable temperature, but the stairwell will be cold, so please dress accordingly.) Remember to allow yourself extra time to find the space.


Location Address: 4-8 Dongseong-dong, 1(il)-ga, Seongbuk-Gu (성북구 동선동 1가 4-8번지), 4th floor


Map: https://www.google.co.kr/maps/place/4-8+Dongseondong+1(il)-ga,+Seongbuk-gu,+Seoul/@37.5920517,127.0167659,18z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x357cbcc77502625d:0x48da3e6e91b25d7f?hl=en

Directions: Sungshin Women's University Station (성신여대입구역) (line #4). Go out exit 1. Turn right at the first major street going into the shopping area (at KB bank). Walk about 150 yards. Turn right at Tony Moly. Walk about 50 yards to VIP Bar or 7080 Bar on the right. Come up to the 4th floor.

SHOW INFORMATION:
Performances will be on the weekends of: April 28-29, May 5-6, and May 12-13 (2018) at Theater Egg and Nucleus (알과핵 소극장) in Daehangno (대학로), Seoul. 


REHEARSAL INFORMATION:

First read-through: Saturday, January 13, 2017, 1-6pm.

Regular Rehearsal Times:
We have booked our rehearsal space for: Saturdays 1-6pm, Sundays 1-6pm, and Thursdays 7-10pm.
(Not everyone will be called at all times, and we will work our rehearsal schedule around actors’ schedules as much as possible. Please be aware that we may adjust this regular schedule or add additional rehearsal times if actors’ schedules make it necessary.)

(No rehearsals on February 15, 17, 18 because of Lunar New Year.)

We may have additional rehearsals in the theatre between our theatre load-in date (Wednesday, April 18) and our opening (April 28), depending on actors’ availability.

Tech Weekend:
Saturday April 21: All day (Hanging lights, etc. Actors are not needed on this day.)
Sunday April 22: All day (Tech/Dress Rehearsal—All actors must be at this rehearsal!)

***At the audition, be prepared to write down ANY and ALL your potential rehearsal conflicts, including work schedules, days that you will be away, etc.

**If you plan to travel for more than two weeks during the rehearsal period, you may still audition, but be aware that it may affect our ability to cast you.

Please do not hesitate to email us with any questions or concerns you may have. (info@seoulshakespeare.com)

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Much Ado About Nothing, Full Video

 Posted on  October 4, 2017

The video of our 2016 production, Much Ado About Nothing, is now on Youtube and Vimeo!

 

Much Ado About Nothing, 1st half:

You can also watch the 1st half in slightly lower resolution on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmfuqKGcm-s

 

Much Ado About Nothing, 2nd half: 

You can also watch the 2nd half in slightly lower resolution on Youtube here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqOsBtM5b3k

 

 

Much Ado About Nothing Teaser Trailer:

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Spring Mainstage: The Merchant of Venice Directed by Michael Downey

 Posted on October 4, 2017

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

 

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!

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Shakesperiments: November 2017 Edition

 Posted on  October 2, 2017 

Shakesperiments: November 2017 Edition

Sunday, November 19, 4-6pm

At Camarata Music Company Studio

 

 

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 this 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 info@seoulshakespeare.com with the subject: "November 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: http://www.facebook.com/groups/728276260546745/ )

 

We can’t wait to see you there!

 

Sincerely,

Jamie Horan

Seoul Shakespeare Company

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

 Posted on  September 5, 2017

Garage

(Click here for the show page in English)

 

차고

(한글 안내는 여기를 클릭하세요.)

 

 

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.

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Spring Mainstage: The Merchant of Venice, directed by Michael Downey

 Posted on  September 5, 2017 

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

 

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!

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Much Ado About Nothing and Titus Andronicus Videos

 Posted on  September 5, 2017 

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

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Much Ado About Nothing, Video Screening Party

 Posted on  July 6, 2017  

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.)

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"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 info@seoulshakespeare.com 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

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Thank you, and announcing next year's show

 Posted on  May 16, 2017  

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

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Visit to Seoul Foreign British School

 Posted on  May 16, 2017 

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!

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Indiegogo Campaign for The Winter's Tale!

 Posted on  February 15, 2017

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#/

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KBS World Radio Interview

 Posted on  January 19, 2017

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

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The Winter's Tale has been cast!

 Posted on December 13, 2016

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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AUDITIONS FOR THE WINTER'S TALE

 Posted on October 30, 2016

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AUDITIONS FOR THE WINTER’S TALE

 

 

Seoul Shakespeare Company is excited to announce auditions for our seventh main stage production—The Winter’s Tale, directed by Michael Downey.

 

 

Audition Dates:

Saturday December 3rd, 2:00-5:50pm

Sunday December 4th, 2:00-5:50pm

(Call backs Sunday December 11, 2-5:50pm.)

 

 

Location: Our rehearsal space near 성신여대입구역 (see directions below)

 

 

Actors of all experience levels are welcome to audition. We are looking for a strong ensemble of actors who function well in a collaborative environment. This year we are not asking for prepared monologues. Auditionees will be asked to read from sides. The sides will be posted on the event page approximately one week before auditions. They do not need to be memorized. We highly recommend reading the entire play before the audition.

 

Several characters sing in this play (one sings well; the others not necessarily well). We will give all auditionees an opportunity to sing something in the audition if they wish. Also, if you play a musical instrument, please bring it to the audition if possible.

 

 

To schedule your audition, email info@seoulshakespeare.com with your name, phone number, and preferred audition time.

 

 

AUDITION TIMES (choose 1):

 

Saturday December 3:

A: 2:00-2:50pm

B: 3:00 - 3:50pm

C: 4:00 - 4:50pm

D: 5:00 - 5:50pm

 

Sunday December 4:

A: 2:00-2:50pm

B: 3:00 - 3:50pm

C: 4:00 - 4:50pm

D: 5:00 - 5:50pm

 

***Please arrive approximately 15 minutes before your audition time. You will be asked to fill out an audition form while you are waiting. Remember to allow yourself extra time to find the space.

 

 

Location Address: 4-8 Dongseong-dong, 1(il)-ga, Seongbuk-Gu (성북구 동선동 1가 4-8번지), 4th floor

 

 

Map: https://www.google.co.kr/maps/place/4-8+Dongseondong+1(il)-ga,+Seongbuk-gu,+Seoul/@37.5920517,127.0167659,18z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x357cbcc77502625d:0x48da3e6e91b25d7f?hl=en

 

 

Directions: Sungshin Women's University Station (성신여대입구역) (line #4). Go out exit 1. Turn right at the first major street going into the shopping area (at KB bank). Walk about 150 yards. Turn right at Tony Moly. Walk about 50 yards to VIP Bar or 7080 Bar on the right. Come up to the 4th floor.

 

 

 

SHOW INFORMATION:

 

Performances will be on the weekends of: April 15-16, 22-23, and 29-30 at Egg and Nucleus Theater (알과핵 소극장) in Daehangno (대학로), Seoul.

 

 

REHEARSAL INFORMATION:

 

First read-through: Saturday, January 7, 1-6pm.

 

Regular Rehearsal Times:

We have booked our rehearsal space for: Saturdays 1-6pm, Sundays 1-6pm, and Mondays 7-10pm.

(Not everyone will be called at all times, and we will work our rehearsal schedule around actors’ schedules as much as possible. Please be aware that we may adjust this regular schedule or add additional rehearsal times if actors’ schedules make it necessary.)

 

(No rehearsals January 28-30 because of Lunar New Year.)

 

We plan to have additional rehearsals in the theater on Wednesday April 5 and Wednesday April 12 at 7-10pm, depending on actors’ availability.

 

Tech Weekend:

Saturday April 8 All day (Hanging lights, etc. Actors are not needed on this day.)

Sunday April 9 All day (Tech/Dress Rehearsal—All actors must be at this rehearsal!)

 

 

***At the audition, be prepared to write down ANY and ALL your potential rehearsal conflicts, including work schedules, days that you will be away, etc.

 

 

**If you plan to travel for more than two weeks during the rehearsal period, you may still audition, but be aware that it may affect our ability to cast you.

 

 

Please do not hesitate to email us with any questions or concerns you may have. (info@seoulshakespeare.com)

 

 

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/327232017657559/

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Preparing to Perform: Strategies for Approaching Shakespeare’s Text

with Lauren Ash-Morgan and Michael Downey

 

(Sundays, October 23-November 27. Please note the specific times below.)

 

DESCRIPTION

This 6-week workshop is an in-depth exploration of strategies to maximize the performance potential of Shakespeare’s text. Utilizing principles from Barry Edelstein’s Thinking Shakespeare and exercises from David and Rebecca Clark Carey’s The Shakespeare Workbook and Video: A Practical Course for Actors, this class goes through beginner-level to advanced-level strategies for performing Shakespeare’s text and looks at a wide variety of individual pieces of text, using sets of physical exercises specifically tailored to each text to bring out the text’s most salient features, with an eye toward how the exercises can be applied to other texts. The aim of this workshop is for actors to develop an extensive toolkit for approaching Shakespeare’s language, and to open the actors up to new and interesting choices, guided by the language.

 

THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR:

Actors of all levels who wish to improve their understanding of Shakespeare’s text and performance possibilities.

 

Seoul Shakespeare Company’s next mainstage production, The Winter’s Tale, is one of Shakespeare’s late plays, and the text is far more challenging, complex, and rule-bending than in our recent productions. We anticipate that we will need to do some extra text training with our Winter’s Tale cast during the rehearsal period, and for those with an interest in auditioning for The Winter’s Tale, we highly recommend getting a head start with this workshop. (Auditions for The Winter’s Tale will be in early December, with rehearsals starting in early January, and performances April 15-30.)

 

 

 

WORKSHOP DETAILS:

 

 

Dates (all are on Sundays):

October 23, 12-3pm*

October 30, 2-5pm

November 6, 2-5pm

November 13, 2-5pm

November 20, 12-3pm*

November 27, 2-5pm

(6 weeks total. 18 total hours of instruction.)

 

*(On October 23 and November 20, note that the workshop is at 12-3pm. After the workshop, feel free to come to our Shakesperiments workshop in Haebangchon at 4-6pm. It’s a good chance to perform or just watch others perform.

Shakesperiments details are here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/728276260546745/ or here: http://www.seoulshakespearecompany.org/shakesperiments-workshops. )

 

 

 

 

Class Size: 6-12(+) participants

 

Cost: 160,000 KRW

 

Location: Seoul Improv Theater (near Sookmyung Women’s University Station, Subway Line 4, Exit 9) http://www.seoulcityimprov.com/loacation.html

 

To Register: Email info@seoulshakespeare.com by October 16 with your name and your phone number. We will respond with bank account details, and your spot will be confirmed once we receive your funds.

 

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1183443388393713/

 

 

INSTRUCTOR INFO:

 

Lauren Ash-Morgan has a dual background in education and performance and is the Artistic Director of Seoul Shakespeare Company. She has been an actor with the company since early 2011, appearing in Macbeth, Gore and Madness, The Tempest, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Titus Andronicus, Love and Despair, and Much Ado About Nothing. In addition to SSC, she has performed in Seoul with Probationary Theatre Company at the White Box Theatre, Seoul Players, and Eurasia Shakespeare Theatre Company at the National Theater of Korea. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education (Voice) and a Master’s degree in Ethnomusicology, specializing in Korean music and dance, and has taken classes at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. and with Seoul Shakespeare Company’s past teaching artists. Directing experience includes Best Interests by Donna Hoke and the Seoul revival of Michael Downey’s play The Orderly. Since 2014, she has served as Artistic Director and producer of SSC’s productions, while continuing to act and serve as a resource for other actors.

 

Michael Downey recently directed SSC’s highly successful production of Much Ado About Nothing and will direct SSC’s upcoming production of The Winter’s Tale. Other directing credits include A Circular Play by Gertrude Stein and New Year’s Eve by Dave MacGregor. Michael trained as an actor at The Unitec School of Performing and Screen Arts and holds an M.A. in Drama Studies from the University of Auckland. In New Zealand, his theatre credits include Coriolanus, Oedipus the King, and Attempts on Her Life. Onscreen, he has appeared in Power Rangers, Shortland Street, and Xena: Warrior Princess. He co-founded The Rebel Alliance Theatre Company in 2006, their debut production being his solo play The Orderly, which toured New Zealand, had a successful run in South Korea, and was also adapted for radio. In 2007, his play Aroha won the SmackBang PlayRight award and enjoyed a two-week season at the Herald Theatre. Michael has been an influential member of Seoul Shakespeare Company since 2010, performing in Macbeth, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Titus Andronicus, and Love and Despair. He has also performed with Probationary Theatre Company at the White Box Theatre, Seoul Players, Cut Glass Theatre, and Eurasia Shakespeare Theatre Company at the National Theater of Korea.

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Autumn Party

 Posted on August 19, 2016

Autumn Party

 

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/606328866202336/

 

It's that time of year again--Seoul Shakespeare Company is hosting our annual Autumn Party for another evening of music, mirth, and merriment!

 

Schedule:

 

8:00-9:00 A Bit of Musical Theatre*

 

9:00-10:00 Lip Sync Battle*

 

10:00-12:00 Karaoke Dance Party

 

*If you are interested in performing a piece from any musical or participating in the lip sync battle, please email your name, title of song(s) and a backing track(s) to info@seoulshakespeare.com

 

Cost: 10,000 won at the door.

 

All proceeds from our event will go directly into SSC's April 2017 production of The Winter's Tale.

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SSC on Expediablog's Shakespeare Map

 Posted on August 18, 2016

Seoul Shakespeare Company has been added to Expediablog’s global Shakespeare map! To find us, go to http://expediablog.co.uk/shakespeare/ , then click on “His Legacy.” Click on the feather over South Korea. (We are currently the only Shakespeare group in all of Asia listed there.)

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"Shakesperiments" are back this Fall!

 Posted on August 16, 2016

"Shakesperiments" are back this Fall!

 

Saturday, September 24th at 4-6pm

Sunday, October 23rd at 4-6pm

Sunday, November 20th at 4-6pm

Saturday December 17th at 4-6pm

 

At Camarata Music Company Studio in Haebangchon. Directions below.

 

(The Facebook event page for September is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1134819716561541/. Other months’ pages will be added as they approach.)

 

What are "Shakesperiments" Workshops? We have a detailed description on this page:

http://www.seoulshakespearecompany.org/shakesperiments-workshops

and also on the Facebook group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/728276260546745/

 

 

Details:

 

It’s that time of year! Seoul Shakespeare Company is hosting our Shakesperiments workshops! The first one scheduled for this fall is on Saturday, September 24th at 4~6pm. It will be at Camarata Music Company Studio in Haebangchon. (Refer to the directions below.) For your information, the following three workshops will be at 4~6pm on Sunday 10/23, Sunday 11/20, and Saturday 12/17. I will make individual event pages for each of these Shakesperiments.

 

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

 

Anyone who would like to perform a monologue or a scene can email info@seoulshakespeare.com to let me know. In the subject of your email please write “September Shakesperiments.” Also, don’t forget to email me the text that you wish to perform and your full name. In the past, we found it helpful for the observers to have each text in front of them during discussions, so I’ll bring paper copies along.

 

Performers are greatly encouraged to focus on monologues or scenes from Shakespeare but other classical or modern text is also welcome.

 

No need to stress because we do not expect fully 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 there for those who feel generous. We 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,

Lindsay B.

Stage Manager, Seoul Shakespeare Company

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The Winter's Tale (April 2017)

 Posted on July 23, 2016

The Winter's Tale

 

We are happy to announce that next year’s production will be one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays: the tragi-comedy and late romance play The Winter’s Tale—a story of jealousy, loss, redemption, forgiveness, and reunion, to be directed by Michael Downey.

 

Performances: April 15-30 (weekends only) at Theater Egg and Nucleus

 

Auditions will be held around late November or early December.

For updates, you can keep checking our website (http://www.seoulshakespearecompany.org/) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/seoulshakespeare/?fref=ts), or join our email list (http://seoulshakespearecompany.us12.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=a461df5063e6fa802c076171c&id=1531514677) to get updates sent directly to your email address.

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Thank you to everyone who came out to Much Ado!

 Posted on July 23, 2016

Thank you to everyone who came out to Much Ado! We are so proud of this production and the level of professionalism that it achieved! Our audiences were full for almost every performance, we introduced many students to the world of live Shakespeare for the first time, and we received so much enthusiastic praise for the show, from Shakespeare enthusiasts and those new to (or formerly antipathetic to) Shakespeare alike. Congratulations to the cast, crew, and supporters who made this production possible! It achieved everything we had hoped for! We’ve already got next year’s show in mind…Announcement coming soon…

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Much Ado About Nothing, Page Archive

 Posted on June 12, 2016

Much Ado About Nothing

헛소동

 

IN ENGLISH, WITH KOREAN SUBTITLES

영어 공연 / 한글자막 지원

 

Dates and times:

Saturday, May 21: 7pm [Sold out]

Sunday, May 22: 4pm [Sold out]

Saturday, May 28: 2pm & 7pm

Sunday, May 29: 4pm

Saturday, June 4: 2pm & 7pm

Sunday, June 5: 4pm

 

공연 시간:

5월 21: 7pm [매진]

5월 22: 4pm [매진]

5월 28: 2pm & 7pm

5월 29: 4pm

6월 4: 2pm & 7pm

6월 5: 4pm

 

Approximate running time: 2 hours, 25 minutes

(plus a 15 minute intermission)

 

Location: Theater Egg and Nucleus 알과핵 소극장

위치 : 알과핵 소극장

 

Directions: Hyehwa Station (혜화역) (Line 4), Go out exit 2. Turn left at the first road (at the Dunkin Donuts) and walk for about a block. The theater will be on your left.

 

오시는 길 : 지하철 4호선 혜화역 2번 출구(공원방향)로 나와 마로니에공원(예술가의 집)과 방송통신대학 사잇길로 50m지점

 

Map/지도 :

https://www.google.co.kr/maps/place/%EC%86%8C%EA%B7%B9%EC%9E%A5%EC%95%8C%EA%B3%BC%ED%95%B5/@37.5806875,127.0031477,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xd65f40af0e8ef91f

 

Tickets: 20,000 KRW

Reserve online here (and pay in cash at the door)

 

Door sales are also available, beginning one hour before the show. (For sold-out performances, a waitlist will be started in the theater lobby one hour prior to the show.)

 

티켓 : 20,000원

온라인 예약 (예약 후 현장 결재. 현금 결재만 가능합니다. 양해 부탁드립니다.)

 

티켓 현장 구매는 공연 시작 1시간 전부터 가능합니다. (공연이 매진된 경우, 환불된 티켓에 한해 티켓 구매가 가능합니다. 공연 시작 1시간 전부터 대기자 순으로 구매하실 수 있습니다.)

 

 

Seating will begin approximately 30 minutes before each performance. There is no assigned seating, so arrive early to choose the best seats!

입장은 공연시작 약 30분 전부터 가능하며, 지정좌석제가 아니기 때문에 빨리 입장하시는 순서대로 좋은 자리를 차지하실 수 있습니다!

 

There will be a talk-back with the audience after the performance on Sunday, May 22 4pm, Saturday May 28 2pm, and Sunday, May 29 4pm. If you are bringing a student group to the show, we highly recommend attending on one of these days and participating in the talk-back.

 

All are invited to an opening night party immediately after the May 21 performance, and a closing night party in the evening on June 5 at Rocky Mountain Tavern in Itaewon.

 

This show is appropriate for all ages. Some nice guidelines for teaching kids theatre etiquette can be found here:

http://leachtheatre.mst.edu/theatreetiquette/

 

Block bookings are available for school groups. Please email us at info@seoulshakespeare.com if you would like to reserve for a large group. Large groups may arrange to pay in advance by bank transfer if they wish.

 

For professors/teachers who would like to give extra credit to their students for attending this show, but don’t want to have to chaperone students in person, we have devised a system to help you keep track of students’ attendance! Click here for more information.

 

Questions about tickets? Email us at sscticketing@gmail.com.

 

Press:

"‘Much Ado’ holds nothing back," [Theatre Review]

--The Korea Herald: http://m.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20160525000937#jyk

 

"Korea Live: Shakespeare in Seoul 'Much Ado About Nothing,'"

Grim's Diary: Travel Adventures in Korea:

http://grimsdiary.blogspot.kr/2016/05/korea-live-shakespeare-in-seoul-much.html

 

Interview with director Michael Downey and artistic director Lauren Ash-Morgan at The Haute Hesh: https://thehautehesh.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/seoul-shakespeare-company-much-ado-about-nothing/

 

"Seoul Shakespeare Company to stage ‘Much Ado About Nothing’"

--The Korea Herald: http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20160518000941

"Seoul Shakespeare to present 'Much Ado'"

--Korea Times: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2016/05/177_204947.html

 

Cast:

Leonato: Lorne Oliver

1st Messenger / Sexton / Tomb Attendant: Mary Yoon

Beatrice: Lauren Ash-Morgan

Hero: Heather Moore

Don Pedro: S. Vollie Osborne

Benedick: Jamie Horan

Don John: Chris Zaczek

Claudio: Charles Jeong

Antonio: William Roszell

Conrade / Tomb Attendant: Angie Ahn

Borachio/Friar Francis: Jason Cutler

Balthasar: Jake Kwon

Margaret: Kim Hyman

Ursula: Molly Stewart

Dogberry: Jeffrey Wagner

Verges: Simon Clarke

Seacoal: Sarah McRoberts

Watchman 1 / Lord: Alameen

2nd Messenger / Watch / Tomb Attendant: Joseph Van Dorn

3rd Messenger / Watch / Tomb Attendant: Mariah Perrin

 

Crew:

Director: Michael Downey

SSC Artistic Director & Producer: Lauren Ash-Morgan

Executive Producer: Raymond C. Salcedo

Stage Manager: Lindsay Bellinger

Assistant Stage Manager: Laura Jasinskaite

Director’s Assistant/Assistant Stage Manager: Maria Fernanda Silva Rueda

Lighting Designer: Iain C. Culp

Lighting Operator: Megan Hammond

Props: Michael Downey, Lauren Ash-Morgan, Charles Jeong

Costume Design and Construction: Lauren Ash-Morgan

Poster Design: Michael Downey, Lauren Ash-Morgan

Music/Choreography: Lauren Ash-Morgan

Translator: Charles Jeong

Venue Coordinators: Ji Lee, Charles Jeong

Sound Operator: Lindsay Bellinger

Surtitles Translator: Charles Jeong

Surtitles Transcribers: Charles Jeong, Lauren Ash-Morgan

House Manager: Ray Salcedo

Rehearsal Photography: Laura Jasinskaite

Performance Photography: Robert Michael Evans

Set Design: Michael Downey, Lauren Ash-Morgan

Set Construction/Dressing: S. Vollie Osborne, Jeffrey Wagner, Chris Zaczek, Jake Kwon, Jason Cutler, Iain C. Culp, William Roszell, Joseph Van Dorn, Lauren Ash-Morgan, Michael Downey, Lindsay Bellinger

Costume Assistants: Maria Fernanda Silva Rueda, Lindsay Bellinger, Michael Downey, Laura Jasinskaite,

Mariah Perrin

 

THANK YOU TO OUR INDIEGOGO BACKERS

 

Producers

Yousef Mubarak, Jacqueline (BJ) Rowe, Will Forrester

 

Executive producers

Toni Timmins, Katherine & Dan McRoberts, Amy Harp, Barbara J Kuttler, Lawrence & Gail Ash-Morgan, Hee Sunwoo, Raymond Salcedo, Brian Rappatta, Anonymous

 

Sponsors

Anonymous, Anonymous, Robbie & David Bellinger, Lindsay Bellinger, Seoul Players

 

Backers

Joel Elliott, Leanore R Elliott, Laura Barber, Gina Ball, Shana Hawrylchak, Keith Bellinger, Angi Belsly, Dan Wiberg,

Michael Duffy, Jo Ann and Manny Hundertmark, Dagmar and Norbert Kloeren

 

 

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO:

Egg & Nucleus Theater, Ryan Goessl, our front of house and surtitle operators, Brian Petersen, Chris Zaczek, Seoul Players,

Ray Salcedo, Charles Jeong

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Shakespeare in Seoul: A Celebration of Shakespeare 400!

An Evening of Monologues and Scenes to honor the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/209612192747289/

 

Date: Saturday April 23

Time: Doors open at 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm.

Cost: Pay What You Can (5,000KRW-10,000 KRW suggested donation)

Where: Camarata Music Company Studio (in Haebangchon)

 

All over the world, celebrations are happening to honor the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, on April 23 (which is also the day we celebrate his birthday).

 

On this special day, Seoul Shakespeare Company presents an intimate evening of monologues and scenes to celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare!

 

For this event, in addition to some of our regular SSC actors, we welcome anyone from the public who would like to to come and perform a monologue, sonnet, or scene. If you are interested in performing, please email Lauren at info@seoulshakespeare.com.

 

Assorted drinks and refreshments will be available. Drink sales go directly to our wonderful host, Camarata Music Company! All other proceeds go directly to Seoul Shakespeare Company's production of Much Ado About Nothing.

 

 

A rough performance list (not necessarily in performance order):

 

1) Scene from Hamlet, Act 3 Scene 4 (Charles Jeong, Lauren Ash-Morgan, Lorne Oliver, Za’chary Westbrook)

2) Sonnets (Lindsay Bellinger)

3) Hamlet monologue, Hamlet Act 2 Scene 2 (Josh Kroot)

4) Marc Antony monologue, Julius Caesar Act 3 Scene 1 (Za’chary Westbrook)

5) Macbeth monologue, Macbeth Act 1 Scene 7 (Michael Downey)

6) Henry V monologue, Henry V Act 4 Scene 3 (Chris Zaczek)

7) Trinculo monologue, The Tempest, Act 2 Scene 2 (Lauren Ash-Morgan)

8 ) Don Armado monologue, Love’s Labour’s Lost Act 1 Scene 2 (Michael Downey)

9) Monologue TBA (Charles Jeong)

10) Hermione monologue, A Winter's Tale, Act 3 Scene 2 (Toni Timmins)

11) Scene: “Shakespeare miscast” —a surprise character mashup

12) Puck monologue, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act 5 Scene 1 (Chris Zaczek)

13) YOU? (We are inviting members of the public to perform sonnets, monologues, or scenes. Email us if you’d like to perform something: info@seoulshakespeare.com. Readings are also fine, i.e. it does not have to be memorized.)

 

 

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.)

http://new.camaratamusic.com/camarata-studio/

 

 

This event is part of the Shakespeare Theatre Association's "400 Dreams: Shakespeare Around the Globe" program. Spot us on their world map here:http://weareshakespeare.nd.edu/shakespeare-around-the-globe/

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"Much Ado" Spring Party: March 26!

 Posted on March 11, 2016

                                                                               (Poster by Za'chary Westbrook, Edgebrook Images)

“Much Ado” Spring Party, by Seoul Shakespeare Company

(Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/584171048414486/

 

 

It’s time for our annual big party to fundraise for our next production: Much Ado About Nothing! This is an important fundraiser to help cover the cost of our theater!

 

Join Seoul Shakespeare Company for a participatory night of singing (and pretending to sing)!

 

Saturday, March 26, 7pm until late

Rocky Mountain Tavern, Itaewon

10,000KRW

 

Schedule:

7pm — A Bit of Musical Theater

(If you’d like to perform, email info@seoulshakespeare.com to reserve a spot in the lineup. You’ll need to provide your own backing track. Anyone is welcome to perform.)

 

8pm — Lip Sync Battle

(If you’d like to perform, email info@seoulshakespeare.com to reserve a spot in the lineup. You’ll need to provide your own backing track. Anyone is welcome to perform. Bring friends to cheer you on!)

 

9pm — Karaoke / Dance Party!

(Come sing some Youtube karaoke and dance with us crazy theater people!)

 

We are also collecting art pieces for a silent art auction. If you would like to donate a piece of art (or another item or service), please email info@seoulshakespeare.com.

 

All proceeds go directly to SSC’s May 21-June 5 production of Much Ado About Nothing!

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More information about Much Ado About Nothing (헛소동) here. Ticket reservations are already available!

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Our Much Ado About Nothing Indiegogo Campaign Has Launched

 Posted on March 11, 2016

Our Much Ado About Nothing Indiegogo Campaign Has Launched 

(March 9, 2016)!

 

Now is your chance to support our production of Much Ado About Nothing, and receive some nice little rewards in return! We have until April 10, 11:59pm Pacific Daylight Time to raise $4,000 for our theatre space!

Each day during the first week of our Indiegogo campaign, we are adding a Spotlight interview with someone from the Much Ado cast/crew.

Spotlight Interview On: Michael Downey, Director

"I've never stopped being into this playwright. Whenever I think it's stopped, it comes back like a freight train."

Spotlight Interview On: Lindsay Bellinger, Stage Manager

"I love how Shakespeare draws full characters, where you don't really have to imagine much, because he develops them so precisely--such complex emotions and relationships."

Spotlight Interview On: Jamie Horan, Benedick.

"Shakespeare's sonnets, Shakespeare's plays, need to be spoken out loud. They are florid at times, they are heart wrenching at others, and they're very beautiful words, but stopping at just the words does a disservice to the bard."

Spotlight Interview On: Chris Zaczek, Don John

"Once I had gotten that little taste of how Shakespeare could still translate today--and translate not just for actors, not just for directors, not just for theatre people, but for everyday people, people who had put their lives on the line for their country, for their brothers--I wanted to know more."

Spotlight Interview On: Heather Moore, Hero

"It just clicked, and I decided, 'This is it. This is what I'm going to do with the rest of my life, and this is what I'm going to seek to do, and follow this journey of being an actor,' which is a lifelong journey.--And it did, it started with Shakespeare."

Spotlight Interview On: Charles Jeong, Claudio

"You go to plays like Romeo and Juliet, you go to plays like Hamlet, and you can easily find an individual who is forced into a similar situation as you. ...And it feels so soothing and comforting to realize that 400 years ago there are people like me who share the same agony, who share the same affliction or the same joy. ...What Shakespeare did so brilliantly is that his dialogue expresses the person's feelings so wonderfully--so cruelly honest, so meticulously detailed about how that person is feeling. And we all have that experience that you feel something, but you don't know how to express it. But with the help of Shakespeare's text, you get to speak that. You get to express that outwardly. And instantly you get comfort. And that's the reason why I read Shakespeare, that's why I recommend Shakespeare to everybody else. His work is the most wonderful collection of human beings--different types of human beings."

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Titus Andronicus Full Video

 Posted on March 11, 2016

The video of our 2015 production, Titus Andronicus, is now on Youtube! You can watch it in full HD quality here:

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Sound--Play--Image--Speak! A Text Workshop with Amy Mihyang Ginther

 Posted on February 17, 2016 

(Facebook event page: https:www.facebook.com/events/231057500569092/)

 

This workshop will be a playful and embodied exploration of sounds and imagery that serves as an introduction to speaking both Shakespeare and contemporary text. We will begin with an imaginative warm-up that will engage with the body, breath, and voice. Participants will be encouraged to explore how specific sounds relate to our physical and emotional states. This will build into experimenting with sensory experiences (colors, textures, tastes) from text and how this impacts our speaking voice. Participants will have the opportunity to apply these explorations to Shakespeare, lyrics from the musical Hamilton, and other texts.

 

THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR:

Actors seeking to improve their clarity and storytelling skills onstage

Non-actors seeking to improve their presentation and teaching skills by communicating more clearly

Directors in need of exercises and tools to support their actors in filming/performance settings

Anyone intimidated by Shakespeare or complex texts

 

PARTICIPANTS WILL:

Gain a better understanding of the connection between warming up the body and the voice as a way to speak clearly and powerfully

See the relationship between sound and meaning and how specific imagery has the power to affect our ability to embody and speak text

Feel more confident to understand and speak both Shakespeare and contemporary text

 

“Amy is a true artist and educator. Her smart and affirming approach to teaching is a really joy to experience" - Lauren Ash-Morgan, Artistic Director, Seoul Shakespeare Company

 

“Amy’s insight and knowledge has been a revelation to me. The level of understanding and progress she can coax out of you in a short period of time is a precious gift.”

- Robbie Quinn, Actor and Director

 

WORKSHOP DETAILS:

Date: Monday, March 14th, 2016 7-10 pm

Cost: 60,000 KRW*

*Early Bird Discount: cost is only 50,000KRW if registered and paid by February 29th.

Location: Our rehearsal space near Sungshin Women's University Station (성신여대입구역) (line #4). Full directions will be given to participants.

To Register: Email info@seoulshakespeare.com by March 7 with your name and your phone number. You will then be sent bank account details.

**Registration is limited to 16 participants**

 

INSTRUCTOR INFO:

Amy is a Professor of Acting and Voice at UC Santa Cruz and is Founder and Owner of Vocal Context. She has coached numerous Seoul productions: Titus Andronicus, The Pillowman, Vagina Monologues, The Real Inspector Hound, Medea, and Wintertime. Amy has her MA in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and has taught/coached at Aurora Theatre Company, Mu Theatre, Savage Umbrella, Drake University, Kansas University, National Youth Theatre, and the Welcoming Ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She has taught and performed in the US, UK, Czech Republic, Argentina, Vietnam, and Korea. www.vocalcontext.com

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Titus Andronicus Video Screening Party, March 5

 Posted on February 17, 2016

(Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/122197854833961/ )

 

 

The video of Seoul Shakespeare Company’s production of Titus Andronicus is finished, and it’s time to celebrate!

 

All are invited to join the Titus Andronicus cast and crew for a screening of the video! (This will be their first time seeing it!)

 

Date: Saturday, March 5

5:30pm Doors open

6:00-7:30pm Screening first half of the video

15 Minute Intermission

7:45-9:15pm Screening second half of the video

Stick around afterwards and mingle over food and drinks!

 

This event is free!

(A donation jar will be available. Please consider donating to our next production, Much Ado About Nothing, which will be performed May 21-June 5.)

 

Drinks and light food will be sold at this event. We are hoping to have pies! ;)

 

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.)

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Titus video is finished, Titus Indiegogo perks are going out this month. Thank you again to our Indiegogo donors!

 Posted on February 12, 2016

To all our Titus Andronicus Indiegogo donors:

 

As we transition from our year of Titus to our year of Much Ado About Nothing, we have just finished the video of our Titus production and are sending out our Titus perks (video thank you’s, posters, programs, and DVDs) this month. We have just posted our full-cast “thank you” video here https://www.facebook.com/seoulshakespeare/videos/1067872676597380/ and here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyFC0Q6n5Us&feature=youtu.be, for those who donated at the Spear-Carrier and higher levels. Enjoy!

 

We want to thank everyone again who contributed to our production of Titus. It was an artistically productive but financially rough year, with the MERS crisis hitting Korea during our production of Titus, and your contributions saved us from its potentially disastrous effects, making our MERS-related financial losses manageable. We have been holding extra events all this year to bring us back up to speed financially, and will be launching a new Indiegogo campaign for Much Ado next month. We hope you will consider supporting us again with our upcoming production.

 

If you are in Korea, we are having a screening of our Titus video on March 5 in Haebangchon https://www.facebook.com/events/122197854833961/. All are invited to attend! Legionaries and Emperors will receive their special DVDs of the video in the mail, and we will later release the video online, so you can all see the show you helped make possible. We are so proud of this production and grateful for your help in making it happen!

 

Thank you again!

 

Sincerely,

Lauren Ash-Morgan

Artistic Director, Seoul Shakespeare Company

 

I can no other answer make but thanks,

And thanks, and ever thanks.

~ Twelfth Night. Act III, scene iii

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Much Ado About Nothing Cast List

 Posted on February 3, 2016

We’re ready to go! Here is the cast of Much Ado About Nothing:

Leonato: Lorne Oliver

1st Messenger / Sexton / Tomb Attendant: Mary Yoon

Beatrice: Lauren Ash-Morgan

Hero: Heather Moore

Don Pedro: Sam Osborne

Benedick: Jamie Horan

Don John: Chris Zaczek

Claudio: Charles Jeong

Antonio: William Roszell

Conrade: Heshina Pillay

Borachio/Friar Francis: Jason Cutler

Balthasar: Jake Kwon

Margaret: Kim Hyman

Ursula: Molly Stewart

Dogberry: Jeffrey Wagner

Verges: Simon Clarke

Seacoal: Sarah McRoberts

Watchman 1 / Lord: Alameen Saidu

Watchman 2 / Tomb Attendant: Angie Ahn

2nd Messenger / Watch / Tomb Attendant: Joseph Van Dorn

3rd Messenger / Watch / Tomb Attendant: Mariah Perrin

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Thank you to everyone who auditioned for Much Ado!

 Posted on February 3, 2016

Thank you to everyone who auditioned for Much Ado! We were worried we wouldn’t have enough people to fill this large number of roles, but we were overwhelmed by the number of people who came to auditions and level of talent that you all brought. We wish we could offer you all roles in this show!

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AUDITIONS FOR MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

 Posted on January 1, 2016

Seoul Shakespeare Company is excited to announce auditions for our sixth main stage production—Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Michael Downey!

 

Audition Dates:

Saturday January 23rd 2:00-5:50pm

Sunday January 24th 5:30-9:20pm

(Call backs Saturday, January 30, 2-5pm.)

 

Location: Our rehearsal space near 성신여대입구역 (see directions below)

 

Actors of all experience levels are welcome to audition. This year we are not asking for prepared monologues. Auditionees will be asked to read from sides. The sides will be posted on the event page approximately one week before auditions. They do not need to be memorized. We highly recommend reading the entire play before the audition.

 

Two characters sing in this play. If you are interested in playing one of these characters, you may be asked to sing in the audition.

 

To schedule your audition, email info@seoulshakespeare.com with your name, phone number, and preferred audition time

 

AUDITION TIMES (choose 1):

 

Saturday January 23:

A: 2:00-2:50

B: 3:00 - 3:50

C: 4:00 - 4:50

D: 5:00 - 5:50

 

Sunday January 24:

A: 5:30-6:20pm

B: 6:30-7:20pm

C: 7:30pm-8:20pm

D: 8:30-9:20pm

 

***Please arrive approximately 15 minutes before your audition time. You will be asked to fill out an audition form while you are waiting. Remember to allow yourself extra time to find the space.

 

Location Address: 4-8 Dongseong-dong, 1(il)-ga, Seongbuk-Gu (성북구 동선동 1가 4-8번지), 4th floor

 

Map: https://www.google.co.kr/maps/place/4-8+Dongseondong+1(il)-ga,+Seongbuk-gu,+Seoul/@37.5920517,127.0167659,18z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x357cbcc77502625d:0x48da3e6e91b25d7f?hl=en

 

Directions: Sungshin Women's University Station (성신여대입구역) (line #4). Go out exit 1. Turn right at the first major street going into the shopping area (at KB bank). Walk about 150 yards. Turn right at Tony Moly. Walk about 50 yards to VIP Bar or 7080 Bar on the right. Come up to the 4th floor.

 

 

SHOW INFORMATION:

 

Performances will be on the weekends of: May 21-22, May 28-29, and June 4-5 at Egg and Nucleus Theater (알과핵 소극장) in Daehangno (대학로), Seoul

 

REHEARSAL INFORMATION:

Rehearsals will be on weekends and approximately 2 weeknights per week

 

First read-through: Saturday, February 6, 1pm. (End time TBA)

 

February rehearsals have already been scheduled for Saturdays 1-6pm, and Mondays and Wednesdays 7-10pm. March/April/May rehearsals TBA.

 

Tech Weekend: Saturday May 14-Sunday May 15 (Buddha’s Birthday weekend)

 

***At the audition, be prepared to write down ANY and ALL your potential rehearsal conflicts, including work schedules, days that you will be away, etc.

 

**If you plan to travel for more than two weeks during the rehearsal period, please refrain from auditioning.

 

Please do not hesitate to email us with any questions or concerns you may have. (info@seoulshakespeare.com)

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Invitation to "Love and Despair: Scenes from Shakespeare"

 Posted on November 19, 2015

Dear Seoul Shakespeare Company community,

 

I am very excited to announce an upcoming scenes performance by Seoul Shakespeare Company: "Love and Despair: Scenes from Shakespeare." This is a rare chance to see a varied repertoire of scenes performed by a hand-picked cast of extremely talented actors, many of whom originated their roles in our past productions. We are presenting two different programs, Program #1 (featuring Macbeth) on November 28-29, and Program #2 (featuring Hamlet/Othello) on December 5-6.

 

This is a technically simple but emotionally rich performance, held in an intimate space. The emphasis of this performance is on the arc of the characters' relationships, with the underlying theme of "Love and Despair." Program #1 (November 28-29) focuses on Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, as their relationship changes and unravels as a result of their actions. Program #2 (December 5-6) focuses first on the play Hamlet and the familial bonds between Ophelia, Laertes, and Polonius, and between Hamlet and his mother, and then shifts to the final scenes of Othello, and the destruction of the relationship between Othello and Desdemona, and between Iago and Emilia. One comedic scene from The Tempest and two scenes from Titus Andronicus are included as well to feature particular actors and add some different shades of color to the program.

 

We have been rehearsing for the last couple of months, and it has been a special joy to work again with such talented and committed artists. I hope you will come and see the work that we have done in bringing these scenes to life.

 

I hope to see you at "Love and Despair." Come to both weekends if you can!

 

 

Sincerely,

Lauren Ash-Morgan

Artistic Director, Seoul Shakespeare Company

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LOVE AND DESPAIR: SCENES FROM SHAKESPEARE

 Posted on November 10, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCENES PERFORMANCE BY MEMBERS OF OUR COMPANY

“LOVE AND DESPAIR: SCENES FROM SHAKESPEARE”

 

서울 셰익스피어 컴퍼니 극단원들이 선보이는 명장면 모음

"사랑과 절망 : 셰익스피어의 장면들"

 

SSC is in the midst of its 5-year anniversary! To celebrate, we have gathered some of our most prominent actors to revive favorite scenes from our past productions and to explore some new scenes from Othello. We are performing two separate programs. Come to one weekend or both!:

 

Program #1: Macbeth (plus a bit of The Tempest)

November 28-29

Saturday at 3pm and 8pm; Sunday at 4pm

Tickets: 15,000KRW

Location: Camarata Music Company Studio, Haebangchon (Directions below)

Approximate running time: 1 hour, 10 minutes (no intermission)

Ticket Reservation Form for Program #1: http://www.seoulshakespearecompany.org/ticket-reservation-form-1

 

Program #2: Hamlet and Othello (plus a bit of Titus Andronicus and The Tempest)

December 5-6

Saturday at 3pm and 8pm; Sunday at 4pm

Tickets: 15,000KRW

Location: Camarata Music Company Studio, Haebangchon (Directions below)

Approximate running time: 2 hours (plus a 15-minute intermission)

Ticket Reservation Form for Program #2: http://www.seoulshakespearecompany.org/ticket-reservation-form-2

 

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.)

 

There is limited seating, so we highly recommend reserving in advance.

 

Please reserve your tickets on our website and then pay in cash at the performance. (We do not have a prepay system for this show.)

 

 

 

SSC(서울 셰익스피어 컴퍼니)가 창립 5주년을 맞이했습니다! 이를 기념하기 위해, 극단의 대표 배우들을 한 무대에 모아 과거 공연작들 중 가장 사랑 받았던 장면들을 재연하고, 더불어 새롭게 선보이는 '오셀로'의 명장면들을 연기하는 자리를 마련했습니다.

공연은 두 가지 프로그램으로 진행됩니다. 많은 성원 부탁드립니다!

 

프로그램 #1 : 맥베스 (더불어 '폭풍우'의 소수 장면들)

11월 28일, 29일

토요일(28일) 오후 3시, 오후 8시 / 일요일(29일) 오후 4시

티켓 : 15,000원

장소 : 해방촌 Camarata Music Company Studio (찾아오시는 길은 아래 참조)

러닝 타임 : 약 1시간 10분 (인터미션 없음)

프로그램 #1 예매 양식

 

프로그램 #2 : 햄릿과 오셀로 (더불어 타이투스 안드로니쿠스와 폭풍우의 소수 장면들)

12월 5일, 6일

토요일(5일) 오후 3시, 오후 8시 / 일요일(6일) 오후 4시

티켓 : 15,000원

장소 : 해방촌 Camarata Music Company Studio (찾아오시는 길은 아래 참조)

러닝 타임 : 약 2시간 (인터미션 15분 별도)

프로그램 #2 예매 양식

 

공연장 오시는 길 : 6호선 녹사평역 2번 출구로 나오셔서 약 100미터 정도 직진 하시면 좌측에 항아리가 늘어선 길이 나옵니다. 그 길을 따라 약 400미터 정도 (도보 약 5분) 직진 하시면 왼편에 나오는, CU마트가 있는 건물 입니다.

Camarata Music Company 로고가 쓰인 하얀 간판을 찾아주세요. (Jacoby Burger 바로 맞은편입니다)

좌석수가 제한되어 있으므로, 예매를 권장 드립니다.

 

 

저희 웹사이트에서 예매 하신 후 공연장에서 현금으로 결제하실 수 있습니다. (이번 공연은 선결제가 불가합니다)

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OUR NEXT MAINSTAGE SHOW: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING!

 Posted on November 10, 2015

OUR NEXT MAINSTAGE SHOW!

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Directed by Michael Downey

May 21-22, 28-29; June 4-5, 2016

Egg and Nucleus Theater (알과핵 소극장) in Daehangno (대학로), Seoul

AUDITIONS for MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING will be in mid-January

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Autumn Party: Saturday, October 10, 7pm at Rocky Mountain Tavern

 Posted on September 20, 2015

Korea's summer season is finally coming to an end, and clear skies and fall colors are starting to appear!

 

Come mingle with the Seoul Shakespeare Company community, help us raise some money for our next production, and celebrate the beginning of Fall with us!

 

The lineup of bands (as of now):

The Jeni Wai band

Oooh, Rocky!

The Kimchi Cowboys

 

10,000KRW cover

 

All proceeds go directly to SSC’s next production.

 

For more about Rocky Mountain Tavern (including a map), check out their website: http://www.rockymountaintavern.com/

 

Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/1122173207811657/

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SHAKESPERIMENTS WORKSHOPS--OCTOBER 11 AND NOVEMBER 8

 Posted on September 20, 2015

It’s time to revive our Shakesperiments workshops! We have 2 scheduled for this Fall: Sunday, October 11th at 5-7pm and Sunday, November 8th at 5-7pm. Both will be at Camarata Music Company studio in Haebangchon. (Directions below.)

 

Anyone is welcome to attend as an observer (just show up) or as a performer (let us know in advance).

 

Anyone who wants to perform a monologue or scene can email info@seoulshakespeare.com to let me know. Please tell me which day you’d like to perform (Oct 11 or Nov 8 ) and please also email me the text that you wish to perform. (Last year we found it helpful for the observers to have the text in front of them during discussions, so I’ll post each person’s text on the group page and bring some paper copies along.)

 

Participants are highly encouraged to present material from Shakespeare, but other classical or modern material is also allowed.

 

Again, the material does not have to be fully performance ready; a reading is fine if that’s helpful to you as a performer. This is a chance for you to present material for a small group of people and ask for any kind of feedback you want.

 

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.)

 

This event is free, but we’ll have a donation box there and encourage an optional small donation (1,000-5,000KRW) to help cover the cost of the venue.

 

I hope to see you there!

 

Sincerely,

Lauren Ash-Morgan

Artistic Director, Seoul Shakespeare Company

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WORKSHOP SERIES Scenes and Monologues: Specific Intentions and Clear Actions with Caleb Sekeres

 Posted on September 19, 2015 

Scenes and Monologues: Specific Intentions and Clear Actions

with Caleb Sekeres

 

This November, Seoul Shakespeare Company is proud to welcome back Caleb Sekeres for a new series of acting workshops!

 

DESCRIPTION:

This class will employ Stanislavski-based techniques to analyze Shakespeare’s text, and his characters’ intentions. In so doing, actresses and actors will develop a clear set of actions to pursue while rehearsing monologues and scenes from the canon.

 

Each class will begin with guided relaxation and warm-up exercises to prepare the physical and vocal instrument for the demanding task of Shakespearean rehearsal work. The three hour class will be divided into approximately one hour of physical and vocal warm-ups, and improvisation work (sampling from various techniques), followed by monologue work and scene study. Students will be coached every week by the teacher.

 

Shakespeare scenes and monologues will be selected by the students, in collaboration with the

teacher, and will be dependent on class size/participant breakdown. Participants are asked to bring 2 monologues and 2 scenes which they would like to work on during the 6-week class.

 

WORKSHOP DETAILS:

 

Time: Sundays, November 1-December 6, 10am-1pm (6 weeks)

Fee: 160,000 won for the class

Class Size: 6-12(+) participants

Location: Sungshin Women’s University Station (성신여대입구역)(Line 4) Exit 1. Full directions will be given to participants.

 

TO REGISTER:

 

Email info@seoulshakespeare.com with your name and your phone number. We will respond with bank account details, and your spot will be confirmed once we receive your funds.

 

ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTOR:

 

Caleb Sekeres worked as a New York and regional theatre actor in America for 15 years, appearing Off-Broadway with Ping Chong & Company and the adobe theatre company, and in major regional theaters such as the Hartford Stage Company, the Long Wharf Theatre, and The Cleveland Play House. He also founded and ran The Breakaway Theatre Company Off-Off-Broadway, for three years, and has been a theatre educator, in addition to working as a playwright and director, for twenty years. A member of AEA and a former member of the Dramatists Guild, Caleb has also performed in Korea, where he is an Assistant Professor of ESL and Culture Studies at Chosun University in Gwangju.

Facebook Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/504213613077240/ 

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Seoul Shakespeare Company Monologue Workshop, with Caleb Sekeres!

 Posted on March 5, 2015

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/329216367288469/

 

Seoul Shakespeare Company is excited to offer a new workshop with professional actor Caleb Sekeres!

 

The idea of this one-day workshop is to empower students and performers to select and work on age/type-appropriate monologues from Shakespeare’s canon without the fear of failure.

 

The workshop is broken into (2) two-hour sessions:

 

The first two hours will be dedicated to making a choice of monologue (actors/actresses will be asked to bring 3 monologues not to exceed 2 minutes each from plays they are familiar with) and then breaking the monologue into workable ‘beats’ and ‘actions’ with a focus on breath. This work will be conducted in pairs/groups, with Caleb’s assistance.

***Bring 3 classical monologues (2 minutes or less each), preferably Shakespearean monologues, but other classical selections are okay.***

 

The second two hours will be dedicated to on-feet monologue work (staging) and coaching, including a brief group warm-up. Performers will leave with a workable monologue for auditions and further study.

 

WORKSHOP DETAILS:

This class is for: teen/adult amateur and professional actors

Class Size: 6-12

Date/Time: Saturday, March 28, 10am-3pm (12-1pm lunch hour break) (4 hours of instruction)

Cost: 40,000 KRW

Location: Sungshin Women’s University Station (성신여대입구역)(Line 4) Exit 1. Full directions will be given to participants.

 

TO REGISTER:

 

Email info@seoulshakespeare.com with your name and your phone number. We will respond with bank account details, and your spot will be confirmed once we receive your funds.

**Registration is limited to 12 participants**

 

 

ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTOR:

 

Caleb Sekeres worked as a New York and regional theatre actor in America for 15 years, appearing Off-Broadway with Ping Chong & Company and the adobe theatre company, and in major regional theaters such as the Hartford Stage Company, the Long Wharf Theatre, and The Cleveland Play House. He also founded and ran The Breakaway Theatre Company Off-Off-Broadway, for three years, and has been a theatre educator, in addition to working as a playwright and director, for twenty years. A member of AEA and a former member of the Dramatists Guild, Caleb has also performed in Korea, where he is an Assistant Professor of ESL and Culture Studies at Chosun University in Gwangju.

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Our New CafePress Store!

 Posted on March 1, 2015

Seoul Shakespeare Company now has a CafePress store, with all sorts of SSC merchandise! There's a nice range of items and prices, and they ship internationally, with reasonable shipping rates and speeds. And 20% of sales goes to SSC!

http://www.cafepress.com/seoulshakespearecompanystore

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Titus Andronicus is in rehearsal!

 Posted on March 1, 2015

Performance dates: May 30-June 14 (Saturdays and Sundays), times TBA

Theater Egg and Nucleus (알과핵 소극장) in Daehangno (Hyehwa Station, Seoul)

 

We have assembled an impressive cast and crew for this production and are currently in our second month of rehearsals. We've added an "Our Current Production" page to this site, which we will add to as we begin publicity and ticket sales. To stay up to date with announcements about the show, you can keep checking this page and our Facebook Page. If you'd prefer that major announcements come directly to you via email, you can email us at info@seoulshakespeare.com and ask to be added to our mailing list.

 

Director: Ray Salcedo

Stage Manager: Hee Sunwoo

Producer: Lauren Ash-Morgan

Voice/Text Coach: Amy Mihyang Ginther

Assistant Stage Managers: Lindsay Bellinger, Grace Zong

Sound Designer: Brian MacQueen

Set Designer: David Spadaccini

Lighting Designer: Iain Culp

Fight Choreographer: Patrick Foley

English Publicity: Katie Lloyd

 

Cast:

TITUS: Michael Downey

TAMORA: Lauren Ash-Morgan

AARON: Kahlid Elijah Tapia

LAVINIA: Heather Moore

MARCUS: Miles Meili

SATURNINUS: Jamie Horan

BASSIANUS/PUBLIUS: Brian Petersen

LUCIUS: Za’chary Westbrook

DEMETRIUS: Alex Sawyer

CHIRON: Charles Joongwon Jeong

Young LUCIUS: Joseph Van Dorn

QUINTUS: Simon Clarke

MARTIUS: Michael Perez

CLOWN: Michael Everhard

NURSE: Sarah McRoberts

AEMILIUS: Edward Burgos

ALARBUS: Michael Bond

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SSC's Annual Mid-Winter Party!

 Posted on January 12, 2015

                                                                                                    (Poster by Za'chary Westbrook, Edgebrook Images)

Seoul Shakespeare Company is excited to announce our upcoming Mid-Winter Party!

 

This is an important fundraiser for our production of Titus Andronicus. Please come, and invite your friends!

 

 

Saturday, January 17th, 7pm until LATE

Rocky Mountain Tavern, Itaewon

10,000 won

 

 

7pm A Bit of Musical Theater

(Kahlid Tapia, Grace Szarko, Michael Perez, Edward Burgos, Kira Mayo, Christopher Zaczek, Amber Green, and Lauren Ash-Morgan)

 

 

8pm Seoul City Improv (SCI)

 

 

9pm Music, Featuring: The Raging Semis, The Jeni Wai Band, Colin Phils, The Reach Arounds, and Kite Flying Robot

 

 

Art Auction, Raffle Prizes, and Drink Specials!

 

All proceeds benefit SSC’s May-June production of Titus Andronicus!

Facebook Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/1583255585223283/?ref=br_tf

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Titus Andronicus Cast!

 Posted on December 9, 2014

After a competitive round of auditions with a deeply talented pool of actors, Seoul Shakespeare Company is very proud to announce the cast for our Spring 2015 production of TITUS ANDRONICUS:

 

TITUS: Michael Downey

TAMORA: Lauren Ash-Morgan

AARON: Kahlid Elijah Tapia

LAVINIA: Heather Moore

MARCUS: Miles Meili

SATURNINUS: Jamie Horan

BASSIANUS/PUBLIUS: Brian Petersen

LUCIUS: Za’chary Westbrook

DEMETRIUS: Alex Sawyer

CHIRON: Charles Joongwon Jeong

Young LUCIUS: Joseph Van Dorn

QUINTUS: Simon Clarke

MARTIUS: Michael Perez

CLOWN: Michael Everhard

NURSE: Sarah McRoberts

AEMILIUS: Edward Burgos

ALARBUS: Michael Bond

 

Our sincere gratitude to all who auditioned, and a big congratulations to the entire cast!

 

Ray Salcedo, Director

Hee Sunwoo, Stage Manager

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THE PLAYERS PLAY (November 2014 edition) An Evening of Monologues and Music by Seoul Shakespeare Company

 Posted on November 11, 2014

THE PLAYERS PLAY (November 2014 edition)

An Evening of Monologues and Music by Seoul Shakespeare Company

 

Date: Saturday November 29

Time: Doors open 7:30pm. Show starts 8pm.

Cost: Pay What You Can (10,000 KRW suggested donation)

Where: Camarata Music Company Studio (in Haebangchon)

 

Seoul Shakespeare Company is proud to present an enchanting evening of monologues and music.

 

Assorted drinks and refreshments will be available.

 

All proceeds to benefit Seoul Shakespeare Company's production of Titus Andronicus.

 

Facebook Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/626639877444881/?context=create&previousaction=create&source=49&sid_create=3558685282

 

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.)

 

http://www.camaratamusic.com/index.php/in-the-cmc-studio

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Auditions for Titus Andronicus!

 Posted on November 8, 2014

Seoul Shakespeare Company is excited to announce auditions for our fifth main stage production—William Shakespeare's bloody revenge tragedy, Titus Andronicus.

 

Ray Salcedo, director of A Midsummer Night's Dream earlier this year, is looking to cast actors of all experience levels in this brutal, beautiful, and shockingly contemporary play.

 

Audition Information

 

Audition Dates: Saturday November 29 11:00am - 3:00pm and Sunday November 30 11:00am - 3:00pm

(Call backs Sunday December 7, 12-2pm.)

 

Location: Camarata Music Company Studio, Haebangchon

 

Sides will be provided for cold readings.

*IN ADDITION please prepare a one minute monologue from a Shakespearean text that is not from Titus Andronicus.

The piece can be from any Shakespearean genre—comedy, tragedy, sonnet—and should serve to highlight your strengths as an actor.

 

To schedule your audition:

 

Email : info@seoulshakespeare.com with name, phone number, and preferred audition time

 

*If you are unable to attend the following times, we can arrange for a private audition that fits your schedule.

 

Saturday November 29:

A: 11:00 - 11:50

B: 12:00 - 12:50

C: 1:00 - 1:50

D: 2:00 - 2:50

 

Sunday November 30

A: 11:00 - 11:50

B: 12:00 - 12:50

C: 1:00 - 1:50

D: 2:00 - 2:50

 

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.)

 

Show and rehearsal information:

 

Show dates are tentatively set for the weekends of June 13-28. The first read through will be in early January, with initial rehearsals during the rest of January. There will be a month-long break from regular rehearsals for all of February, but we may schedule some text coachings during this time, according to actors’ schedules. Regular rehearsals will resume in March.

 

**If you plan to travel for more than two weeks in January or between March and June, please refrain from auditioning.

 

Please do not hesitate to email us with any questions or concerns you may have. We look forward to exploring this challenging and exciting work with you all!

 

Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/1492874850975751/

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Recruiting our production team for Titus Andronicus

 Posted on October 9, 2014 

Attention designers and creators!

Seoul Shakespeare Company is looking for a production team for Titus Andronicus, which will be performed in May and/or June of 2015. Anyone interested in participating in the areas of assistant stage managing, lighting design, costume design and/or construction, set design and/or construction, props (seeking and creation), sound design, or publicity, please email our artistic director Lauren Ash-Morgan at info@seoulshakespeare.com. Please let us know what your specific interests are, your skill level, and amount of relevant experience. In some areas we are creating teams of people with one department head, so please let us know your strengths and weaknesses so we can create a team with a balanced skill set. All positions are unpaid.

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SSC Programs for Fall 2014

 Posted on August 16, 2014

Seoul Shakespeare Company is excited to announce a variety of programs for actors, directors, playwrights, and audiences for this Fall! We have two workshop series coming up soon, and other plans for later this year. See details below:

 

 

1) “Acting and Singing with Archetypes” workshop with professional voice and acting coach Amy Mihyang Ginther (Wednesdays, September 24-October 29, 7pm-10pm)

Professional voice and acting coach Amy Mihyang Ginther, who has conducted voice and movement workshops with SSC in the past, will present a new set of workshops this fall on the topic of character archetypes, based on the work of Frankie Armstrong and Janet B. Rodgers. This will be a 6-week program, meeting on Wednesdays 7pm-10pm September 24 through October 29.

For details, see the Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/287043411479037/

Non-Facebook users can see our blog entry titled "'Acting and Singing with Archetypes' workshop with professional voice and acting coach Amy Mihyang Ginther" for details.

 

 

 

2) “Shakesperiments” Re(ertoire) Workshop series (monthly event, starting October 25) (Note that the date has changed since the original announcement)

This monthly rep workshop is an opportunity for actors (possibly in collaboration with directors, fight choreographers, etc.) to perform scenes or monologues from Shakespeare’s works for their peers, get feedback if desired, and socialize and plan collaborations for future workshops. Between performances, there will be a chance for open discussion and exchange of ideas on acting Shakespeare’s text. It is open to anyone interested in performing, directing, or observing.

For a full description, and to keep updated on this series, join our Facebook "Shakesperiments" group page www.facebook.com/groups/728276260546745/ . The first workshop will be Saturday, October 25, 4-6pm at Camarata Music Company Studio. The event page for the October 25 workshop is here: www.facebook.com/events/287190308131602/?context=create&source=49 .

Non-Facebook users can check our blog entry titled “'Shakesperiments' Monthly Rep(ertoire) Workshops" for details.

 

 

3) The Players Play: An Evening of Monologue and Song (November edition)

Our next edition of "The Players Play: An Evening of Monologue and Song" will be in November.

 

 

4) New Works Staged Readings

Later this year, SSC is planning on holding a night of staged readings of short plays by local playwrights.

 

 

5) Shakespeare in Audio

Later this year, Seoul Shakespeare Company will begin releasing a series of audio recordings of monologues and sonnets, performed by members of the company.

 

 

6) Preparation for our mainstage: Titus Andronicus

We are in the early stages of planning for our May 2015 production of Titus Andronicus! Auditions will be this winter, and we will be starting very soon to put together a team of designers and assistants in the areas of lighting, sets, costumes, props, and sound.

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Shakesperiments Monthly Rep(ertoire) Workshops

 Posted on August 16, 2014

To keep up to date on this series from month to month, join our "Shakesperiments" Facebook group page: www.facebook.com/groups/728276260546745/

 

Our first workshop is October 25, 4-6pm at Camarata Music Studio!   (Note that the date has changed since the original announcement.)  The Facebook event page for October 25 is here: www.facebook.com/events/287190308131602/ 

 

For non-Facebook users, we'll keep you up to date with announcements regarding the workshop series on this blog.

 

If you want to perform, email Lauren Ash-Morgan at info@seoulshakespeare.com to let her know what you are performing. Anyone is welcome to come watch. Attendees (including performers), please consider making an optional small donation (anywhere from 1,000 to 5,000 won) to help cover the cost of the venue.

 

We hope to see you there!

 

 

General Description:

 

“Shakesperiments” Monthly Rep(ertoire) Workshops

 

Seoul Shakespeare Company is pleased to announce a new monthly workshop. Each month, we will gather in an informal setting and people (who have signed up prior to the workshop) will present scenes or monologues from Shakespeare that they have been working on. These can be in various stages of readiness; they can be thoroughly rehearsed and performance ready, but they don’t need to be. If you need to hold a script or have someone on-book to prompt you, that is fine. It is up to the performers to rehearse on their own before the workshop. Actors can collaborate on a scene (either with or without a director), and aspiring directors can also initiate a project they are interested in, gathering the actors that they need.

 

This is a chance to try out new things, either as an actor or as a director, and (if you want) to ask the rest of the group for feedback. (If you want someone to record your scene on your smartphone or camera, we can have someone in the group do that too.) Each scene or monologue can also serve as a springboard for open discussion, in which we can share ideas and techniques that we use when performing Shakespeare. (All feedback and discussion will be moderated by Lauren Ash-Morgan.) Attendees who are not performing will also have the opportunity to learn by observing and participating in discussion.

 

At the end of each workshop, we can spend some time hanging out, perhaps going out for dinner together, to socialize amongst ourselves as a theatre community and possibly discuss future collaborations for upcoming months’ workshops. Actors and directors can suggest scenes they are interested in exploring and look for people to collaborate with at these events, or can do so on their own time as well.

 

To performers, I encourage you to try new things. You are welcome to do material from roles that you are well-suited to, but I also encourage you to try roles that are non-traditional for your type, or to attempt a style that is a stretch for you. This is a chance for you to carve out new territory in your personal repertoire of material and roles, and to demonstrate things you haven’t had a chance to do yet. Try a variety of things. This workshop series is for your benefit, so do what you want with it.

 

These workshops will be open to anyone (as performers or observers), but informal in nature--not an actual performance. People who want to perform something can email info@seoulshakespeare.com to tell me what they want to perform (either to reserve a spot for that month or for a later month’s workshop). (If there is a very high level of interest and a lot of people want to perform in a given month, it will be first-come, first-serve. I’ll always keep the group up-to-date on how many performers have signed up. We’ll aim for about 5 scenes per month, to allow time for discussion between performances.)

 

Material will be Shakespeare-only. However, from time to time we may designate a month for material outside of Shakespeare. Anyone who strongly wants a non-Shakespeare month can let me know.

 

This is a chance for us to grow together as artists, and I hope that through these workshops we can develop our company members’ expertise in performing Shakespeare’s text. I’m also hoping that as a company we can develop through these workshops a repertoire of scenes, monologues, and characters that we can showcase more formally in the future.

 

Join the group to stay up to date on what’s happening from month to month! I’ll create event pages for each month’s workshop, but this group page will remain constant, so you can check back here whenever you want.

 

Some reasons to get involved:

-You are preparing a monologue for future auditions and want to try it out

-You are tired of being cast in a particular type of role and want to demonstrate that you can be different

-You are a director and want to try some new material

-You’ve never directed before but want to try directing

-You are an experienced actor, but uncomfortable with Shakespeare, and want to try it in a risk-free environment, and maybe seek help from others

-You are an inexperienced actor (or have never acted before) and want some guidance in a risk-free setting

-You just want to watch the workshop and learn something new through observation and/or discussion

-You want to scope out potential scene partners for later months

-You want feedback on your performance

-You don’t want feedback, and just want to do the scene for us

-You want to try something completely ridiculous and experimental and see if it works

-You want to get some kind of specific experience (e.g. stage combat--collaborating with a fight choreographer, learning a new accent and trying it out)

-You are a fight choreographer and want to get some actors together to do a fight sequence

-You are a voice coach or have expertise in a specific accent and want to practice teaching it to actors

-You plan to audition for our next mainstage show and want to show us what you can do

-etc. (use your imagination!)

 

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.)

 

Attendees (including performers), please consider making an optional small donation (anywhere from 1,000 to 5,000 won) to help cover the cost of the venue.

 

I hope to see you at our workshops!

 

Sincerely,

Lauren Ash-Morgan

Artistic Director, Seoul Shakespeare Company

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"Acting and Singing with Archetypes" workshop with professional voice and acting coach Amy Mihyang Ginther

 Posted on August 16, 2014 

Facebook event page for this workshop: www.facebook.com/events/287043411479037/

Non-Facebook users can find all details about this workshop below:

 

Acting and Singing with Archetypes

 

Acting and Singing with Archetypes is a method of training developed by Frankie Armstrong and Janet B. Rodgers that combines body, voice, and imagination to fully embody the characters we play onstage. Archetypes are found across cultures through stories, myths, and legends. We find gradations of them in characters in literature, film, TV, even within ourselves. Some of them include: the Lover, the Trickster, the Noble Warrior, the Creator/Destroyer, Lucifer, the Mother, etc.

 

Actors are led through imaginative journeys and use their bodies, voices, and personal imagery to explore the Archetypes, which are followed by reflection and discussion. As we explore the Archetypes, we learn more about our personal relationships to aspects of our identity and may be empowered by the possibility new character choices that live inside of us. Non-native English speakers are especially encouraged to apply and may explore the Archetypes in their first language.

 

Over six three-hour sessions, we will explore 8-9 of the Archetypal journeys and apply them to a Shakespeare sonnet. There may be an informal showing of the work on the final session. Participants are not required to be at every session, but they must be at the first session.

 

➤ In this series of sessions you will:

- build a sense of ensemble from voice and body warm-ups

- stretch yourself and increase your versatility as an actor

- discover multiple ways of exploring a Shakespeare text

- develop a better sense of yourself in relation to archetypal characters

 

➤ This is workshop is for:

BEGINNING ACTORS who are interested in a method that allows them to quickly and effectively embody characters

EXPERIENCED ACTORS who would like to deepen their movement and voice work and explore new opportunities for text

SINGERS who would like to find more expressivity and versatility in their voices

DIRECTORS interested in a new vocabulary for developing characters and finding new opportunities for text

 

TESTIMONIALS ABOUT THE ARCHETYPE WORK AND THE INSTRUCTOR

“Amy leads with confidence, creating a safe environment to dive into the landscape of these powerful archetypes. I came not knowing what to expect, and left with a sense of excitement and a desire to explore more. I was surprised by the depth and richness of my experience in such a short time!” -Lucia Rich, deviser and movement coach, MFA in Lecoq Physical Theatre

 

"The Archetype work that Amy led me through completely altered the way I look at creating. It was a transforming and emotional experience. The attention to detail allows you to immerse yourself in a world that is entirely yours while being entirely new. I discovered aspects of my personality that I didn't know existed. I am so grateful to have experienced this work and can't wait to dig deeper into it." -Thomas Hodges, singer and composer of the musical, “Dear Harvey”

 

“Amy has a unique approach. I’m more aware of my voice and my body for my craft like never before.”

- Kahlid E. Tapia, stage, tv, film actor

 

“Amy’s professional approach to the craft of acting and voice work is refreshing and inspiring and an exciting opportunity for study. She has a unique understanding of an individual's inner voice as well as the outward physicality of the actors body.”

-Lindsey Higgins, Seoul Shakespeare Company Former Artistic Director

 

WORKSHOP DETAILS:

To Register: Email info@seoulshakespeare.com with your name and your phone number. You will then be sent bank account details.

Dates: Wednesdays September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 (6 weeks)

Time: 7pm-10pm

Cost: 160,000krw (18 hours of instruction)

 

Location: 한빛예무단 - Korean Traditional Arts Performance Troupe - Hansung University Station (한성대 입구역) (Line 4)

Exit 1. Full directions will be given to participants.

 

**Registration is limited to 12 participants**

 

INSTRUCTOR INFO:

Amy is a professional voice and acting coach who is founder and owner of Vocal Context. She currently works with clients in Seoul and internationally and teaches Voice and Speech at Perry-Mansfield in Colorado, which is the longest continuously running arts program in the US. Recent Seoul productions coached include: The Pillowman, Vagina Monologues, The Real Inspector Hound, Medea, and Wintertime. Amy has her MA in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and has worked at Central, the National Youth Theatre, and the Welcoming Ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She has taught and performed in the US, UK, Czech Republic, Argentina, and Korea. Amy has trained in the Archetype work with both Frankie Armstrong and Janet B. Rodgers in both the US and the UK and is currently in the process of getting certified in this method. www.vocalcontext.com

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Next mainstage production: Titus Andronicus!

 Posted on July 28, 2014

Seoul Shakespeare Company is excited to announce our next mainstage production, to be performed in May 2015: Shakespeare's ultraviolent, horror revenge play, Titus Andronicus! It will be directed by the wonderful Ray Salcedo, who brought us A Midsummer Night's Dream last May. Auditions will be this winter, and we will be starting very soon to put together a team of designers and assistants in the areas of lighting, sets, costumes, props, and sound. The show is a long way off, but don't worry--Seoul Shakespeare Company will have plenty of offerings for actors and audiences between now and then. It's going to be a busy and exciting year!

 

~Lauren Ash-Morgan

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THE PLAYERS PLAY (July 2014 edition)

 Posted on June 19, 2014 

 

THE PLAYERS PLAY (July 2014 edition)

An Evening of Monologues and Music by Seoul Shakespeare Company

 

Date: Saturday July 12

Time: Doors open 7:30pm. Show starts 8pm.

Cost: Pay What You Can (10,000 KRW suggested donation)

Where: Camarata Music Company Studio (in Haebangchon)

  

 Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/573703769414359/

 

Seoul Shakespeare Company is proud to present an enchanting evening of monologues from:

 

The Tempest, Henry V, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Titus Andronicus, King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, Richard II, and Much Ado About Nothing plus sonnets and original musical compositions of Shakespeare's text.

 

Performers: Dominic Schiferl, Christopher Zaczek, Za'chary Westbrook, Lauren Ash-Morgan, Lindsey Higgins, Michael Downey, Charles Joongwon Jeong, Stephen Glaspie, Kahlid Tapia, and Jennifer Waescher.

 

Please stick around after the show for music from three fantastic acts:

 

Craig and Kira

Paul Silvestri

The Jeni Wai Band

  

Assorted drinks and refreshments will be available.

 

All proceeds to benefit Seoul Shakespeare Company's future productions.

 

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.)

 

www.camaratamusic.com/index.php/in-the-cmc-studio

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Encore Performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream at Seonyudo Park this Sunday!

 Posted on May 28, 2014

We have just finished our two-week run at the Kim Dong Soo Playhouse in Hyehwa and have one final encore performance this Sunday at Seonyudo Park! 

Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/447930145343994/

 

Bring the wine, the sun, the trees - due to popular demand, we are reprising our production of A Midsummer Night's Dream for one final performance in the beautiful amphitheater of Seonyudo park.

 

 

Date: Sunday June 1

Time: 1:00pm

Location: Seonyudo Park

Cost: Pay what you can donation

(There are no reservations for this show--just come to the park and follow our guides)

Note: There will be no Korean subtitles for this performance.

 

 

There will be guides in costume to aid you in your journey onto the island from exit 2 of Seonyudo Station.

 

Seonyudo Island is a magical setting fit for the bard, the trees entwined among old abandoned industrial settings. We will move from city amphitheater settings to the trees of the enchanted forest. This is environmental theatre as you have never experienced.

 

Directions: Seonyudo station (line 9), exit two. Walk straight for approximately 4 minutes until you come to the GS 25 just before the main highway. Continue walking straight to the highway main road. Turn left onto the sidewalk when you get to the highway. Continue walking straight to the large overpass bridge. Climb the stairs of the bridge and turn right to fully cross the bridge onto Seonyudo Island. At the end of the bridge are wooden stairs onto the island. Look for the signs for the Amphitheater; it is just to your right.

(Estimated walking time from Seonyudo Station to the amphitheater: 15 minutes. (It is a beautiful walk--very much worth it.))

 

What to bring: Blankets, wine, adventure.

 

for questions, email us at info@seoulshakespeare.com

 

SYNOPSIS:

Threatened with death if she marries against her father’s wishes, Hermia elopes with her lover, Lysander, pursued by rival suitor Demetrius and his spurned admirer, Helena. In the enchanted woods, love’s lunacy reaches its giddiest heights – both for the bewildered couples and for an aspiring actor transformed into the unlikely consort of a fairy queen.

 

Directed by Ray Salcedo, our production dives into the tangled vines of an enchanted forest overtaking the concrete jungle of a city past. Lines of gender are blurred throughout, and Puck does not disappoint as he wickedly works his magic into the lives of us mortals.

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We got some great press about the show this week!

 Posted on May 24, 2014

This week, we got a great review in The Korea Herald:

"A Midsummer Night's Dream gets feminine, physical take"

 

The show was also praised, and our director Ray Salcedo was interviewed, on the blog Karli in Korea:

"Shakespeare in Seoul: Magic Unearthed with A Midsummer Night's Dream"

 

Check them out!

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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Reserve Your Tickets!

 Posted on April 30, 2014

A Midsummer Night's Dream presented by Seoul Shakespeare Company

서울 셰익스피어 컴퍼니의 '한여름 밤의 꿈'

 

Seoul Shakespeare Company is delighted to present our fourth main stage production, William Shakespeare's enchanting and wicked comedy, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

 

Facebook Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/322088221276761/

 

Performed in English with Korean subtitles.

 

6 Performances:

Saturday May 17: 7:30 PM

Sunday May 18: *1:00 PM

Sunday May 18: 6:00 PM

Saturday May 24: 7:30 PM

Sunday May 25: *1:00 PM

Sunday May 25: 6:00 PM

 

* Q and A to follow 1:00 performance with cast and crew.*

 

VENUE:

Kim Dong Soo Playhouse, Hyewha

**directions below

 

COST:

20,000krw for adults

15,000krw for students

 

FOR TICKETS

Email ticketing@seoulshakespeare.com

Please include your name, phone number, and number of tickets, along with the date and time of the show you wish to attend.

 

 

SYNOPSIS:

Threatened with death if she marries against her father’s wishes, Hermia elopes with her lover, Lysander, pursued by rival suitor Demetrius and his spurned admirer, Helena. In the enchanted woods, love’s lunacy reaches its giddiest heights – both for the bewildered couples and for an aspiring actor transformed into the unlikely consort of a fairy queen.

 

Directed by Ray Salcedo, our production dives into the tangled vines of an enchanted forest overtaking the concrete jungle of a city past. Lines of gender are blurred throughout, and Puck does not disappoint as he wickedly works his magic into the lives of us mortals.

 

DIRECTIONS TO THE THEATRE:

KIM DONG SOO PLAYHOUSE

Exit 2 Hyewha Station (Line 4, 420). Continue walking straight for approximately 5-7 minutes. (When you pass the rainbow poo statues, you are getting close to the theater.) When you come to the first big intersection, the theater is on your left at the corner. (Next to the Hyundai Car dealership. There are 2 theaters next to the dealer, one on each side. KDS Playhouse is the one at the corner of the intersection. It is underground, underneath the car dealership.) See our Home Page or Facebook event pagefor a map and photos of the theatre.

 

Address in Korean: 김동수 플레이하우스 (혜화역 2번 출구)

종로구 연건동 178-1 동마루빌딩

 

We shall see you at the show!

 

“I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was.”

 

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서울 셰익스피어 컴퍼니의 네 번째 작품, 윌리엄 셰익스피어의 "한 여름밤의 꿈"!

 

한글 자막과 함께 영어로 공연됩니다.

 

www.facebook.com/events/322088221276761/

 

총 6회 공연

토요일 오후 7시 30분 - 2014년 5월 17일, 24일

일요일 오후 1시 / 오후 6시 - 2014년 5월 18일, 25일

* 오후 1시 공연 이후에는 관객과의 대화가 진행됩니다.

 

장소 :

김동수 플레이하우스

종로구 연건동 178-1 동마루빌딩

4호선 혜화역 2번 출구로 나오셔서 약 5-7분간 직진, 이화사거리 현대자동차 딜러 옆

 

가격:

성인 - 20,000KRW

학생 - 15,000KRW

 

예매:

아래 이메일 주소로 성함과 연락처, 티켓 매수와 관람을 희망하시는 날짜와 시간을 적어서 보내주세요.

ticketing@seoulshakespeare.com

 

줄거리

아테네의 젊은 연인 허미아와 라이샌더는 서로 사랑하는 사이지만 허미아의 아버지는 그녀가 드미트리우스 라는 젊은이와 결혼하기를 강요한다. 원래 드미트리우스와 사랑하던 사이였던 헬레나는 변심한 드미트리우스 때문에 상심에 빠져 있다. 아테네 법에 따라 아버지의 강요를 따를 수밖에 없게 되자 허미아와 라이샌더는 도망을 가기로 결심하고, 드미트리우스와 헬레나는 그들을 뒤쫓는다. 이렇게 네 명의 젊은이들은 아테네 근처의 숲 속에서 밤을 맞이하고, 그들도 모르는 새 숲 속에 살고 있던 요정들의 마법에 빠지게 되는데...

 

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Our next mainstage production: A Midsummer Night's Dream!

 Posted on March 22, 2014

It's almost cherry blossom season, and that means it's time for another major Seoul Shakespeare Company show!  We are currently in rehearsal for A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Ray Salcedo, and it promises to be a great production!  Here is the information we can release at this point:

 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Directed by Ray Salcedo

Location:

Kim Dong Soo Playhouse in Dehangno (Hyehwa Station)

Dates:

Saturday, May 17 (1 performance)

Sunday, May 18 (2 performances)

Saturday, May 24 (1 performance)

Sunday, May 25 (2 performances)

Times:

TBA

Stay tuned here and on our Facebook page for updates!

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Our next workshop: "The Speaking Body, Moving Voice - A Workshop for the Actor" by Amy Ginther

 Posted on March 22, 2014

Our next workshop, "The Speaking Body, Moving Voice - A Workshop for the Actor," by the wonderful Amy Ginther, will take place on Saturday, May 3rd.  Please see the Facebook event page for a detailed description: www.facebook.com/events/1478554629030195/?source=1.

 

"The Speaking Body, Moving Voice - A Workshop for the Actor"

by professional voice coach Amy Ginther

Date: Saturday, May 3rd

Time: 11am-5pm

Cost: 60,000 won

Please see the Facebook event page for details: www.facebook.com/events/1478554629030195/?source=1.

If you would like to register, send an email to info@seoulshakespeare.com with your name and phone number. Do it soon, as this workshop is likely to fill up quickly!

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Our next event: An Evening of Monologue and Song

 Posted on March 22, 2014

On Friday, April 18th, Seoul Shakespeare Company will host a night of monologues and music.  All are invited to this special evening to celebrate Shakespeare's birthday.  

 

 

The Players Play: An Evening of Monologue and Song

In honour of our fourth anniversary and William Shakespeare's 450th birthday

Date: Friday, April 18th

Time: 9pm (Doors open at 8:30pm)

Suggested donation: 10,000won

All proceeds to benefit Seoul Shakespeare Company's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream

Assorted drinks will be available.

Location: Camarata Music Studio

Facebook Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/626599650756639/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Directions to Camarata: www.camaratamusic.com/index.php/in-the-cmc-studio

 

We hope to see you there!

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We finally have a website! Welcome!

 Posted on March 22, 2014

 

Okay, I've been working on this site for a while and it's finally time to launch it officially!  I'm not much of a blogger, but I'd just like to take a moment here on our blog page to welcome you to our site and thank you for visiting.  I'll be posting updates here, as will other people involved in our productions.  I hope you enjoy looking through the site and will continue to follow us in our future work, whether you are in South Korea or observing from afar. Stay tuned for updates from Ray Salcedo, the director of our upcoming production of A Midsummer Night's Dream!

And to those of you who have been involved in previous shows and are no longer with us in Korea, we miss you and thank you for being such a special part of our company.   

-Lauren Ash-Morgan    

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Seoul Shakespeare Company

서울셰익스피어 컴퍼니   

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