“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: Workshop and Performance

Bangor Ballet students will perform “Titania’s Dream”

Penobscot Theatre Company’s Dramatic Academy and the Bangor Ballet will collaborate to facilitate a workshop and performance event based on the work of William Shakespeare.  Using an interdisciplinary approach, participants will have the opportunity to investigate “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” as they are interpreted through the mediums of theater and dance.  The community is invited to attend a one hour workshop with long time Shakespeare in the Schools teaching artists Jasmine Ireland and Benjamin Layman to explore language, movement, interpretation, and style in the context of Shakespearean performance.  This will then be followed by a performance by the teaching artists as well as Bangor Ballet students presenting “Titania’s Dream.”  PTC Director of Education Jasmine Ireland and Bangor Ballet Board President Christine Mihan will facilitate an audience question and answer session.

Teaching Artists Jasmine Ireland and Ben Layman pictured with Shakespeare in the Schools students will lead a community workshop.

Registration is available for the entire event or for the performance only.  Tickets for this event will go on sale October 8 and can be reserved by calling Penobscot Theatre Company at (207)942-3333 or visiting the website at penobscottheatre.org.

WHERE: The Bangor Opera House

WHEN:  Saturday November 9: 4-5 P.M. Workshop

               (Ages 5+. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult)

               5:30 – 7 p.m. Performance


Tickets: Performance and Workshop $25

               Performance only: $8 children under 12  $12 adults

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About Amy Roeder

Director of Education – Amy Roeder is pleased to be joining the staff at PTC. Amy received her BFA in theatre from the University of Evansville and her Master of Fine Arts in acting from The University of Georgia. She recently relocated to Bangor from Chicago where she taught and performed with famed comedy institution The Second City. Local audiences may have seen her onstage with Improv Acadia in Bar Harbor where she has been a company member since 2005. Amy has performed all over the country including at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park and with the Improv Asylum in Boston. In addition to teaching acting and improvisation classes all over the world, Amy is also designs and facilitates workshops in improvisational techniques for businesses. Amy hates writing in the third person.