NY Shakespeare Exchange explores the relationship between Shakespeare’s canon and some of today’s most popular comic books. Does our pop-culture fascination with superheroes affect the way we see Shakespeare’s characters? Does Deadpool’s fourth-wall-smashing or Peter Parker’s inner monologue bring Hamlet’s soliloquy into sharper focus? Why do comic books and Shakespeare seem to share such a profound freedom for repeat adaptation?
Freestyle Labs from New York Shakespeare Exchange combine performance and town hall discussion to create a unique evening of theater. Like a Colossus will kick off with performed excerpts from Shakespeare and the vast universes of Marvel and DC, then move into a lively discussion with a panel of experts. The evening will end with a Q&A with the audience.
Lorraine Cink, Peter David, Anthony Rella, Ronald Wimberly, Jaime Wright,
Amanda Barron, Kevin Brewer, Pat Dwyer, Jesse Charles Friedman,
Anaseini Katoa, Salome Mergia, Sam Ogilvie
Curated and Moderated by Cristina Lundy and Kevin Brewer
Additional Curation Assistance by Alan Kistler