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Shakespeare's Birthday Bash

"There was a star danced, and under that I was born." —Much Ado About Nothing

Celebrate the Bard's birthday with a virtual performance of Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World featuring the Northeast Regional Tour of Shakespeare.

About Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World
A whirlwind tour through the life, times, and works of William Shakespeare, led by seven actors equipped with a couple of broadswords, a bit of historical information, and scenes from many of his greatest plays. This energetic, fast-paced peek into Shakespeare’s world and Elizabethan life written by Kevin G. Coleman, Director of Education, in collaboration with Courtney Bryan Devon, Devante Owens, Eliana Rowe, Emily Diaz, Kirsten Peacock, Madeleine Rose Maggio, and Nick Nudler, and is newly reimagined for this digital production.

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Courtney Bryan Devon

Courtney Bryan Devon

(Ensemble)

first season (ensemble) Courtney Bryan Devon (@Coourtinator) is a Black, Queer, gender-nonconforming Artist, Activist, and Educator. Through theatre, music, movement, and dance, Courtney creates revealing, reviving and revolutionary experiences rooted in facilitation, fellowship, and fun. A conservatory alumnus of Shakespeare & Company, Barrington Stage Company, and an

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Emily Díaz

Emily Díaz

(Ensemble)

first season (ensemble) Emily was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and currently resides in the Berkshires. Past shows include Balthasar, Much Ado About Nothing; Cordelia, King Lear; Abhorson, Measure For Measure at the Lavender Door in Stockbridge, MA. She is a new education artist at S&Co, studied

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Madeleine Rose Maggio

Madeleine Rose Maggio

(Ensemble)

Fifth season (ensemble); S&Co: Marianne Dashwood: Sense & Sensibility; Robert Shallow/Bardolph: Merry Wives; Elizabeth Bennet: Pride & Prejudice; Longaville/Jaquenetta, Love’s Labor’s Lost; Elizabeth Darcy, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly; Helena/Cobweb, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; S&Co Regional Tour: Lady Capulet/ Benvolio, Romeo & Juliet; The Humanist Project: Lavinia, Titus

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Nick Nudler

Nick Nudler

(Ensemble)

third season (ensemble) S&Co: Petruchio, The Taming of the Shrew; Ensemble, I Have had a Most Rare Vision. S&Co Regional Tour: Macbeth, Macbeth; Antipholus of Ephesus, The Comedy of Errors; Claudius, Hamlet. Recent shows include: Shakespeare in Love at Cape Rep Theatre; Disaster!, Jesus Christ Superstar, As You Like

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Devante Owens

Devante Owens

(Ensemble)

fifth season (ensemble) S&Co: Theseus, A Midsummer Night's Dream; Dumaine, Love's Labor's Lost; Lucentio, The Taming of the Shrew, Ensemble, I Have had a Most Rare Vision; Ronald Drayton, Autumn (reading), Roger Peterson, Kernel of Sanity (reading), Mr. Woodhouse, Emma (reading). S&Co Regional Tour: Angelo, The Comedy of Errors,

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Kirsten Peacock

Kirsten Peacock

(Ensemble)

fourth season (ensemble) S&Co: Kate, The Taming of the Shrew; Titania, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Ensemble, I Have had a Most Rare Vision; S&Co Regional Tour: Lady Macbeth, Macbeth; Antipholus of Syracuse, The Comedy of Errors; Ophelia, Hamlet; Desdemona, Othello. Kirsten Peacock is of British/American parentage but grew up

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Eliana Anneliscia Rowe

Eliana Anneliscia Rowe

(Ensemble)

first season (Ensemble) S&Co: Ensemble, I Have had a Most Rare Vision. Eliana Anneliscia Rowe is an actor and poet based in Albany, New York. She is a recent graduate of Fordham University with a BA in Theater and Performance. Her recent credits include: Hamlet in Hamlet (at home)

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Shakespeare & Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program.

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