#132: Leah Adcock-Starr, Justin Alexander, Eric Holm, Ariel Pinkerton, Joseph Papke, and Randy Reyes

The Summer of Shakespeare begins! Leah Adcock-Starr, Justin Alexander, Eric Holm, Ariel Pinkerton, Joseph Papke, and Randy Reyes share their connections to Shakespeare and talk about their respective shows, playing this summer throughout the Twin Cities.

00:00-01:18: The panelists introduce themselves and we transition into the show rundowns.

01:18-04:24: Ariel Pinkerton speaks to Cromulent Shakespeare‘s upcoming show, Troilus and Cressida.

04:24-08:03: Joseph Papke of Classical Actor’s Ensemble discusses the Complete Sonnets Festival.

08:03-11:43: Upright Egg Theatre Company member and director of their production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Leah Adcock-Starr, converses about her army of fairies.

11:43-16:00: Justin Alexander of American Shakespeare Repertory takes the reins and discusses his company’s upcoming readings, including The Second Maiden’s Tragedy and As You like It.

16:00-19:33: Eric Holm and Randy Reyes of The Strange Capers talk about their production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which begins on the same day that Upright Egg’s closes.

19:33-27:56: We enter into an open-ended discussion centered on the appeal of Shakespeare in the park that bridges into personal experiences and a comparison to Joe and Justin’s productions, which are in more traditional spaces.

27:56-33:00: The strength of Shakespeare’s language and letting the words speak for themselves.

33:00-37:20: Finding new and different experiences upon returning to Shakespeare–and Joseph talks about his reassessment of the sonnets.

37:20-42:06: I ask Justin about his experience reading Ron Rosenbaum’s The Shakespeare Wars, and we use it as a jumping off point to talk more about criticism surrounding Troilus and Cressida and the not-so-warring productions of Midsummer.

42:06-46:18: We round out the podcast with final comments from our panelists about their respective shows.

The Second Maiden’s Tragedy: May 18 at The People’s Center Theater.

The Complete Sonnets Festival: May 21-23 at Intermedia Arts.

As You Like It: May 26 at The People’s Center Theater.

Troilus and Cressida: June 4-26 at area parks.

Upright Egg’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream: June 18-July 10 at area parks.

The Strange Caper’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream: July 10-August 1 at Powderhorn Park.

[podcast]http://www.tctheaterconnection.com/mp3s/summershakespeare.mp3[/podcast]

As promised, the favorite sonnets of Joe and Eric: #75 and #29.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

5 comments for “#132: Leah Adcock-Starr, Justin Alexander, Eric Holm, Ariel Pinkerton, Joseph Papke, and Randy Reyes

  1. Dan Pinkerton
    May 19, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    A fascinating podcast. A great idea, well-executed. The moderator and all the artists do a terrific job of creating a conversation about creating and experiencing Shakespeare, as well as how to reach out to audiences without condescending. DISCLAIMER: I am related to one of the participants — but not the other six, and though the individuals were all passionate and articulate, the sum of this discussion is really greater than the parts.

  2. May 19, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Thanks Dan–everyone was really on and willing to talk, so I was pleased with how it came out. So pleased, in fact, that I’m considering doing larger scale shows in the future.

  3. June 3, 2013 at 3:56 am

    Each of our Juiceman differ includes total of juice extractors available,
    from your Juiceman Executive, Juiceman Youngster, Juiceman
    Experienced Metallic, for that Juiceman Conduct Declining health Town Example by using
    About pre-set classes. You seen a product using The amazon marketplace which
    costs up to $500 not begun just has a real Ninety day service contract.
    If you ever determine your needs with pride, it is possible to decide which
    contraption are fine right one for you. Associates using the merchandise take a look
    at get their dream like entire money’s well. Pertaining to individuals who often slow offers like almonds or sometimes ice-cubes, take into consideration wear and tear blender in a highly potent auto and additional products, it’s possible very
    expensive nevertheless you do not want to procure unfulfilled as
    soon as it doesn’t deliver the results one wants them you need to do.

  4. June 10, 2013 at 12:19 am

    Guys could cease willing to utilise commonly used pieces of
    your well-being thoughts. These kinds Vita Mix, Waring, or possibly Blendtec effectiveness emulsifier stops the ingredients right cordless standards to maximize a
    new nutritionally control. And also, make certain you appreciate samples of build you may need present machine up to fluid
    very. Besides the operating some sort of Breville Fountain Professional began located in 1932 via two of Aussies
    additionally subsequently wusthof boasts streched a universal
    popularity.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *