Be sure to pick up the April edition of Women’s Inc! The feature article highlights Mary Ruth’s indirect path to the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, her family, the Family Festival and Shakespeare Scurry, and the upcoming season.
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Executive Director Mary Ruth Marotte was awarded a Faculty Enhancement Grant by the UCA Foundation to bring in Renaissance scholar Dr. Paul Menzer to speak on opening night of AST’s production of Othello, June 25th, 2011. Dr. Menzer has worked for the Folger Shakespeare Library and the American Shakespeare Center.
The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre is hosting a Family Festival and Shakespeare Scurry Family 2K Fun Run. EVENT INFORMATION Participants are encouraged to wear renaissance inspired attire to pay tribute to Shakespeare during the race but this is not required.
Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will hold auditions for the Children’s Choir, which appears in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, on Saturday, May 14 in the Bridges/Larson Theatre of the Snow Fine Arts Center on the campus of UCA, 201 Donaghey in Conway. There are 20-25 roles available for children age 8-16 who must be able
Director: David Alford Assistant Director: Kahle Reardon Othello: Derrick Parker Iago: David Alford Desdemona: Paige Reynolds Emilia: Heather Dupree Bianca: Kahle Reardon Cassio: Chris Crawford Roderigo: Josh Rice Duke Senator: Adam Frank
Director: Andrew Hamm Assistant Director: Greg Antley Rosalind: Amy Fritsche Orlando: David Huynh Celia: Christa Whitlow Phebe: Caroline Mincks Duke Senior: Jay Ruud Jacques/Charles: Dan Matisa Touchstone: Josh Rice
Director/Choreographer: Dennis Courtney Musical Director: Jason Burrow Joseph: Chris Crawford Narrator: Karen Q. Clark Jacob/Potiphar/Pharoah: Dan Matisa
Producer/Director: Scott Wooten Josh Rice Tyler Martin Jazmin Patino Jordan Breckenridge 2 more interns, TBD
They came from far and wide. They mailed, drove, flew, or took the train. They braved snow, ice, and the unpredictability of the US Postal Service. Starting in September of 2010, headshots, resumes, and portfolios started arriving from all over the country seeking employment for the 5th annual festival of the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre.
MANAGEMENT Executive Director: Mary Ruth Marotte Artistic Director: Matt Chiorini Business Manager: Liz Parker Production Manager: Andi Schultes Stage Managers: Kari Wertz & Kait Stinchcomb Company Manager: Scott Wooten ARTISTIC & DESIGN Directors: Dennis Courtney, David Alford, Andrew Hamm, Scott Wooten Assistant Choreographer: Brigitte Brumbelow Kids Chorus Director: Ruthann Curry Browne Assistant Director: Greg Antley
JOSH RICE Master of Ceremonies Josh got his start with the Bard as an intern at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London back in 2002. Josh has been a part of AST since 2008. Favorite roles include the Dromio twins in Comedy of Errors, Trinculo in The Tempest, and Carmen Ghia in The Producers. For the past two seasons, Josh was also the