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ROMEO AND JULIET: SENSORY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE

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ROMEO AND JULIET: SENSORY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE

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Shakespeare’s tragic love story Romeo and Juliet will be presented as a sensory-friendly performance on Saturday, March 25 at 2 pm, featuring the cast of the Northeast Regional Tour of Shakespeare.

Sensory-friendly performances have been adapted to be less overwhelming to the senses, designed to welcome individuals with various sensory needs including people on the autism spectrum; those living with cognitive, social, or physical challenges; first-time theatergoers, and others. This production of Romeo and Juliet has been developed to share Shakespeare's story in 90 minutes in a more comfortable environment that includes reduced-intensity lighting and sound effects; dimmed house lights for the duration of the performance; pre-show materials that include story synopses, theater maps, and other “what to expect” content.

A pre-show visit will be held on Friday, March 24, from 1:30 – 2:30 pm, offering an opportunity for anyone to visit the theater and become familiar with the space, actors, costumes, weapons, and other components of the theater experience.

This performance of Romeo and Juliet is generously supported by a grant from the GKV Foundation.

The Northeast Regional Tour of Shakespeare’s production of Romeo and Juliet is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Photos & Videos

Left to Right: Stephanie Neuerburg, Travis Ascione, JoJo McDonald, Ptah Garvin, Cameron Davis, and Savanna Padilla, Northeast Regional Tour of Shakespeare

Left to Right: Savanna Padilla, Naire Poole, Cameron Davis, and JoJo McDonald, Northeast Regional Tour of Shakespeare, 2023.

Left to Right: JoJo McDonald, Savanna Padilla, Naire Poole, Travis Ascione, Cameron Davis, Ptah Garvin, and Stephanie Neuerburg, Northeast Regional Tour of Shakespeare, 2023.

Left to Right: JoJo McDonald and Savanna Padilla

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Artists

Travis Ascione

Travis Ascione

(Tybalt / Paris / Prince Escalus / Peter)

Travis Ascione is an actor and educator based out of Chicago, IL. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Westminster College, a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from The University of Southern Mississippi and is a Certified Practitioner and

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Cameron Davis

Cameron Davis

(Romeo / Sampson)

Cameron Davis is thrilled to be making his acting debut here at Shakespeare & Company! He is honored to get to tell this timeless story and be a part of a team with such talented and dedicated artists. At other theatres: Fish in the Royale (Butterfly Effect

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Ptah Garvin

Ptah Garvin

(Lord Capulet / Balthasar)

Ptah Garvin is blessed and elated to be making his Shakespeare & Company debut. Originally from Atlanta ,GA, Ptah is grateful to be performing again. He is a recent graduate the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training where he received his MFA in acting. Some of his

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JoJo McDonald

JoJo McDonald

(Mercutio / Lord Montague / Sister Joan)

JoJo McDonald is an actor, tap dancer, and teaching artist raised in the Berkshires and based in Queens, NY. She has taught at Shakespeare & Co and in community art initiatives such as Community Access to The Arts in Great Barrington and They

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Stephanie Neuerburg (she / her)

Stephanie Neuerburg [she / her]

(Nurse/ Friar Lawrence)

Stephanie Neuerburg is a Chicago-based performer, writer, and podcaster. Her theatre work has been featured at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, among others. Her poetry has been published in Okay Donkey, Lazy

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Savanna Padilla

Savanna Padilla

(Lady Capulet / Benvolio )

Savanna is an Actor and Teaching Artist originally from Humboldt County California. Theatre credits: Shakespeare in Love, Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles, Off the Rails (U/S, Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Pick Me Last (La Jolla Playhouse); Life Sucks (Cygnet Theatre); Christmas Contigo (Oregon Cabaret);The Refugee

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Naire Poole

Naire Poole

(Juliet / Lady Montague / Gregory)

Naire is fresh off of her performance as Margaret/the Sexton in Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare & Company, where she also featured as Elizabeth Darcy in a staged reading of The Wickams: Christmas at Pemberly. She has a hunger for exploring roles that

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Gregory Boover (he / him)

Gregory Boover [he / him]

(Sound Designer)

S&Co: Feste (Twelfth Night), Fenton/Slender (Merry Wives), Silvius/Amiens (As You Like It), Young Men (Macbeth), Iago (Othello ed. tour), Bottom/Demetrius (Midsummer ed. tour), Leo (4000 Miles), Scaramouch (The Emperor of the Moon), Macduff/ Duncan (Macbeth ed. tour), Musician/ Composer (An Iliad), Greg (SLaW), Polonius/Horatio (Hamlet ed. tour),

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Kevin G. Coleman

Kevin G. Coleman

(Director)

Kevin is one of Shakespeare & Company’s artistic and administrative leaders. He works in the Performance and Training departments as an actor, teacher, and director, and oversees the mission of the Education department. Kevin has been a guest teacher or director at MIT, Harvard, L.S.U., Stanford, Shenandoah Shakespeare,

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Devon Drohan (she / her)

Devon Drohan [she / her]

(Production Design)

Hailing from Westborough, Massachusetts, scenic designer, production designer, props master and scenic charge Devon has been involved in technical theater since the age of eight. Most recently she served as Adjunct Scenic Designer at UAlbany for A Dream Playand Twelfth Night and received the BroadwayWorld Berkshires 2021 Award

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Govane Lohbauer [she / her]

(Costume Design)

Selected credits at S&Co: King Lear, Martha Mitchell Calling play and film, Twelfth Night, As You Like It; The Tempest, Ugly Lies the Bone, Or..., It’s a Wonderful Life, An Iliad, Henry V, Mother of the Maid, Shakespeare’s Will, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Private Lives,

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Crown

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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