Freestyle Labs
at the 53rd Street Library

Part lecture. Part performance. Part town hall conversation.

We address the issues facing our world through a Shakespearean lens. Join us as we enter into conversation as only NY Shakespeare Exchange can do.

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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. 

TEXT BY:
William Shakespeare, Jackie Pualani Johnson, Tusiata Avia, and interviews with the actors 

ARRANGED AND DIRECTED BY:
Jessica Bauman 

PRODUCED AND MODERATED BY:
‘Anaseini Katoa  & Jessica Bauman

PANELISTS: 
Tusiata Avia (she/her), Jackie Pualani Johnson (she/her) 

PERFORMING ACTORS: 
Alyxandra Ciale Charfauros (they/them), Sean-Joseph Choo (he/him), Pedro Ka’awaloa (he/him), ‘Anaseini Katoa (she/her) 

Sunday, January 23
7:00 PM E.S.T 

ONLINE 
Zoom link will be sent the day of the event to all who REGISTER.

** This event is FREE to the public **