Tales of tour survival from actor Steven Burley…. Listen. I will tell you how we survive. I’ve done it for many years. But, first: It’s windy in Peterborough. It’s the kind of wind that comes on strong, then suddenly dies, and in that moment of calm, before the next push, it’s like the trees whisper […]
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Myekah Payne is the Assistant Director of Hamlet. Though she has logged plenty of time on the stage, this is her first time on the other side of the action at the Director’s table. Currently she is finishing her degree at York University specializing in the study of Dramaturgy. This study is what spurs her […]
The actors are come hither… The best actors in the world, either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral… Hamlet, Act 2, Scene 2 Rehearsals for Hamlet started this week. It’s always a thrilling time, full of possibility. Before we jumped into the first week’s work of table reads and meet-and-greets and design presentations, I wanted to […]
Text Adapter and Dramaturg Toby Malone shares the story of how the text for Driftwood’s Hamlet came to be. I feel like it started out as a dare. It wasn’t a bet, but it certainly felt like a challenge. In early 2012 I was in New York City attending a Shakespeare workshop run by Sandy […]