By Jessica Schiermeister, Dramaturg and Co-Director of Pericles
I have long admired Sweet Tea Shakespeare from afar. My former college professor and mentor, Jeremy Fiebig, started the company upon moving to Fayetteville after his first teaching job at Waldorf University in Forest City, Iowa (where I attained my undergraduate degree). I always wished I lived close enough to go see the shows and support the company, but that never panned out. I attended Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, Virginia, for graduate school and made a few trips to Fayetteville during breaks, but the timing never matched up with STS performances.
In the summer of 2016 I submitted a concept idea for STS’s 2017 Honey Series show Saint Joan. I was picked to direct the show and was over the moon about it! Finally, I would have the chance to not only see this company in action but be a part of the action as well.Read More