Place: Diversity Hall
500 West Section Street, Mt Vernon, WA 98273
(One block West of the Post Office)
Come by and say 'Fair Greetings' to us and the new home of the Washington Shakespeare Festival - Mount Vernon WA.
Hear our plans, try on some Theatrical Armor, learn about our Guilds, see how a downtown Shakespeare Festival can inspire tourism, positive economic impact and cultural enrichment. We invite your questions and participation.
Come and enjoy.
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Friday April 5th - Ben Franklin - LIVE!
Saturday April 6th Opening of The Tempest (in a Dream)
Then every Fri, Sat & Sun for April. (See Calendar for details)
Tuesday April 23rd is our Dedication Day. Join our Mayor as she cuts the ribbon at our Home.
The WSF is a year-round company doing productions large, small, original and "more than normal". Our first Shakespeare play of 2013 will be a version of "The Tempest (in a Dream). Featuring music by Native American Flute player Mr Peter Ali and three other actors - this interactive interpretation of one of Shakespeare's last plays will reveal such stuff that dreams are made on.
At the Open House/Potluck, we will discuss the recent Shakespeare Theatre Association Conference held in Pennsylvania. Introduce the various Guilds we will establish for bringing the Festival to Life, seek volunteers for the many groups that will weave the talents and interests of the community into the Festival and have a very good time.
Other programs coming up:
• Lectures on Shakespeare's plays
• Hand-on costume and prop workshops
• Interactive History and Modern Education
• Chautauqua (1st Person Interactive Performances) A workshop. "George & Martha Washington at Mt. Vernon."
• Shakespeare in the Garden
* Edible Shakespeare Contest
• Selling Shakespeare - Business and the Bard. How Shakespeare Festivals can bring in hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars of economic impact.
• The Skagit 'Everything Renaissance' Festival - an in-town celebration
• The Labyrinth Festival
• and many more.
WSF plans to "Touch Off The Canon" each year. That means that year after year WSF does all of Shakespeare's plays and poems.
Probably not full productions of every play, but touches, lectures, scenes, smash-ups. Every work will have some representation: