Tuesday, October 06, 2009

New Project News...

I'm currently in preparation for OTHELLO RETOLD which I'm working on as Creative Director for the National Youth Theatre - collaborating with the super-talented Akala of the Hip Hop Shakespeare Company and local artists to make a piece for The Lowry Centre and the Zion Arts Centre in Manchester. In two weeks we're going to work with fifty young artists: actors, MCs, dancers, visual artists, musicians - to make a brand new retelling of the story of Shakespeare's OTHELLO...

Follow this link to the Lowry Website where you can find out more:

  • Othello Retold - NYT/Hip Hop Shakespeare/BBC Blast
  • Saturday, October 03, 2009

    My Opera Company of Philadelphia Production of Rape of Lucretia on Youtube...!

    Here's a photo of Nathan Gunn as Tarquinius and William Burden as Male Chorus in my OCP Production of Britten's Rape of Lucretia

    I have just found a Youtube clip of the production, starring Nathan Gunn, William Burden and Tamara Mumford...

    Follow the link below for three minutes in the company of these amazing performers:
  • Rape of Lucretia - Philadelphia 2009

  • Here's a picture of Nathan Gunn as Tarquinius, with Tamara Mumford, who played Lucretia for me both in Philadelphia and at Castleton.

    The production was created at Lorin Maazel's Castleton Theatre - where I am resident stage director for the Castleton Festival..

    We're busy preparing for next year's 2010 Castleton Festival - I'm off to New York in November for meetings with my designer Nicholas Vaughan...