Column by Executive Director Susan Scot Fry
Greetings and Welcome to the 10th Anniversary of Shakespeare in the Park!
I confess, it’s hard to fathom that 2019 will mark the 10th anniversary of Shakespeare in the Park. How did that happen?
About a month before the cheers from the final standing ovation for King Lear became whispers, we started putting together this very special milestone season. The wild and raucous ride that is The Comedy of Errors seems like just the right way to celebrate.
Like any organization, there are regular tasks like budgets, balance sheets and board meetings. Specific to SITP19, we are or have already…
There’s so much more that happens in the baker’s dozen of months it takes to create Shakespeare in the Park for 3,500-4,000 people each summer. In newsletters to come, I’ll share more insights about what and how we’re doing. In the meantime, it’s not too early to gather your confetti, plan your picnic and get ready to party next summer!
Susan Fry is the Executive Director for Optimist Theatre. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Most of the time, she works alone and talks to her dog. Your email would be a welcome human interaction!
“We came into the world like brother and brother,
And now let's go hand in hand, not one before another.”
The Comedy of Errors, Act 5, sc 1
Suggestions for Getting the Most out of Your Shakesperience...
1. Be actively and deliberately engaged .
2. Every Shakespeare production you ever see is a "cover."
3. Theater is different from TV and film.
4. Take it further and try something new.