Friday, February 25, 2011

Last chance to see THE BOOKEND PROJECT!

We had an extraordinary first weekend of performances and received some very warm reviews. Do not miss this final opportunity to see The Bookend Project: Titus Andronicus and The Tempest. We have two more performances at the Manhattan Campus of St. John's University tonight and tomorrow night, and we are expecting pretty packed houses. Purchase your advance tickets here, but don't forget that St. John's students get in for FREE w/Storm Card ID.

Friday, February 25 -- Titus Andronicus
Saturday, February 26 -- The Tempest

Saval Auditorium
St. John's University
101 Murray Street
New York, NY 10007

For map and directions, click here.

All performances are at 7:30 p.m.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

The Artistic Company of The Bookend Project:
Virginia Bartholomew
Tara Bradway
Gemma Fearn
Caroline Gombe
Ross Hamman
Shannon Harris
Melanie Arii Mah
Collin McConnell
Laura Montes
Duane Allen Robinson
Joann Sacco
Tobias Shaw
Patrick Siler
Aaron White

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Tempest - Our Second Review

I am so proud of this company of actors. Please enjoy our second online review of this past Saturday's The Tempest.

I love that Danielle picked up on the facet of the production that we have no backstage. She walked in seeing actors in the midst of their preparation for the show and wasn't sure what to make of it. I love taking down the barriers between the actors and the audience, effectively letting the audience in on the entire theatrical process. I don't like to hide behind the curtains, in the wings, or under dark lights. We all know this is a play and we should revel in it! In fact, for Danielle, it sounds like it made the whole experience that much better: "seeing the actors prepare, and get into position, and the tons of other stuff they were doing was part of drawing me into the theater experience. It became a collective experience."


Thank you, Danielle! Read her complete review here.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Bookend Project -- Our first Review

I will be posting in the next day or so a much more detailed account on our insane rehearsal process for The Bookend Project, but I want to post a link to Steve Mentz's review of our Saturday performance of The Tempest. 

Don't forget that tickets are still available to our performances this coming weekend at the St. John's University Manhattan Campus: Titus Andronicus at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 2/25 and The Tempest at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday 2/26. Admission is free for St. John's students w/Storm Card ID. All other students and seniors - $10. General Admission at the door - $15, or $12 advance tickets can be purchased online at

We had an absolute blast this weekend and are so excited to return for one more weekend. Don't miss it!
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