OUR NEXT FREESTYLE LAB!
THESE SCEPTRED ISLES:
Talking Story and Shakespeare in the Pasifika
NY Shakespeare Exchange and the Bard travel to the sceptred isles of the Pasifika/Moana to exchange stories and views on identity, heritage, and mana (spirit), and explore how these stories intersect with the works and characters of Shakespeare’s canon.
Freestyle Labs from New York Shakespeare Exchange combine performance and town hall discussion to create a unique evening of theater. These Sceptred Isles begins with a performance that combines excerpts from Shakespeare with Pasifika takes on the Bard, and real stories of Pasifika/Moanan identity. The performance will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with our performers and panelists, which will expand to include questions from the audience by evening’s end.
William Shakespeare, Jackie Pualani Johnson, Tusiata Avia, and interviews with the actors
ARRANGED AND DIRECTED BY:
PRODUCED AND MODERATED BY:
‘Anaseini Katoa & Jessica Bauman
Tusiata Avia (she/her), Jackie Pualani Johnson (she/her)
Alyxandra Ciale Charfauros (they/them), Sean-Joseph Choo (he/him), Pedro Ka’awaloa (he/him), ‘Anaseini Katoa (she/her)