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Sweet Tea Shakespeare Original Practices Livestream

Sweet Tea Shakespeare is known for our implementation of “original practices”.

If you don’t know what that is – or want to know more about the importance of it within the world of theater – get ready for a special digital event!

Join Artistic Director, Jeremy Fiebig, and playwright and director, Monica Cross, as they host a live discussion with exclusive guests!

This free, live-streamed discussion is open to the public and can be accessed via the Sweet Tea Shakespeare Facebook page, YouTube, and Twitch accounts. Streaming will begin at 6 PM on Thursday, September 10th.

The discussion will be led and hosted by Jeremy and Monica, and also feature professional voices such as Scott Harman, Dennis Henry, Hadley Kamminga-Peck, and Katherine Mayberry.

More about our guest speakers:

Host, Monica CrossMonica Cross is a playwright and director living in Gainesville, Florida.  She earned her Master of Fine Arts from Mary Baldwin University (formerly Mary Baldwin College) in 2013.  Her short plays have been produced at festivals across the United States, and online. Her one-act play, “Cyrano on the Moon” has been produced at Fringe festivals in three states.  Her full-length play, Wonder of Our Stage, was winner of the 2018 Players New Play Festival in Sarasota, FL, and went on to be included in their Summer Sizzler Series in 2019.  She was recently a fellow at the Hermitage Artist Retreat.

Guest Speaker, Scott HarmanScott is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre at Aquinas College and a Ph. D Candidate in Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds an M.A. in Theatre History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a B.A. in Theatre and Dance from Alma College. His scholarship focuses on acting theory and pedagogy. He has worked as an educator, actor, director and technician in Philadelphia, Chicago and New York, and has served on the faculties of Alma College and Parkland College. Scott is also a longtime faculty member at the Interlochen Center for the Arts. He has previously given talks on using Shakespeare to train young actors and on the so-called “authorship question.” Recent Shakespeare credits include directing Julius Caesar at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, playing Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing at the Interlochen Shakespeare Festival and John of Gaunt in Madison Shakespeare Company’s production of Richard II.

Guest Speaker, Katherine MayberryKatherine Mayberry is an actor, director, and teacher based in Michigan.  She is the executive director of the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, a company which she helped to found and where she also frequently works as an actor and director.  She holds Master of Letters and MFA degrees in Shakespeare and Performance from Mary Baldwin University/American Shakespeare Center, and recently completed the Executive Program in Arts and Culture Strategy from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice.  Along with her acting and directing work for many theatres in Michigan, she teaches Shakespearean acting at the Interlochen Center for the Arts and the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and serves on the organizing committee for the Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival, based at Grand Valley State University.