Workshop Performance & Discussion of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Thursday, October 17, 2013 – 8:00-11:00 p.m.
McMaster’s School of the Arts and the students of the McMaster Theatre & Film Studies program have been hard at work developing our fall major production, a unique take on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Our approach aims to challenge normative categorizations of gender and sexuality. Our premise is that binaries such as masculine and feminine limit our understanding of the complexity of identity. Through various strategies, including cross-casting roles, we aim to focus attention on the performative nature of gender and on multiple sexualities, and to unsettle the normative dichotomies attached to gender and sexuality.
The success of our show will depend on audience impact, and therefore we are hosting a Workshop Performance on Thursday, October 17th designed to help us develop our ideas more effectively. A Mid-Fall Night’s Workshop will be held on October 17th from 8pm-11pm at Bridges Café, a diverse and welcoming space located on the McMaster University Campus. The evening will consist of short workshop performances, followed by a critical discussion and open networking time. The performances and initial feedback would be complete by 9:30pm. Our director, Peter Cockett, will also say a few introductory words about his vision for the show. Enjoy light refreshments and free admission.
We would love for you to join us. Please address any questions or concerns to Emily Gallomazzei, Outreach Manager for the production.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream presented by McMaster School of the Arts will run from November 7th-November 16th. For ticketing information, please contact Anne Gaetan in SOTA (email@example.com). Show times are as follows:
November 7th – 8pm (preview show)
November 8th – 8pm (opening night)
November 9th – 8pm
November 13th – 8pm
November 14th – 8pm
November 15th – 8pm
November 16th – 2pm, 8pm
For more information about the production, please visit: http://spotlight.mcmaster.ca/a-midsummer-nights-dream/
For more information about McMaster School of the Arts, past productions, and relevant programs, please visit: http://sota.humanities.mcmaster.ca/
For more information about Bridges Café and MSU Diversity Services, please visit: https://www.msumcmaster.ca/services-directory/11-diversity-services
For directions to McMaster campus and Bridges Café, please view this comprehensive campus map. Bridges Café is located in the Refectory, labelled “4” on the map: http://www.mcmaster.ca/welcome/images/campus_map.pdf
For information about the workshop, performances, and promotion, please contact:
Outreach Manager, A Midsummer Night’s Dream