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Montana Shakespeare in the Parks: Interview with Riley O’Toole playing Cloten

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks: Interview with Riley O’Toole playing Cloten
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Oct 21, 2021 in Project News

Continuing our series of interviews with actors in this summer's Montana Shakespeare in the Parks' Cymbeline, we talked to Riley O'Toole, who played Cloten and Dr Cornelius. Riley discusses Cloten's absent birth-father, negotiating wildfire smoke, 100F heat, thunderstorms, uninvited children invading the stage, and more. He explains how negotiating emerging Anthropocene instability in Montana shapes a theatrically dynamic "practice of presences."   

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Montana Shakespeare in the Parks: Brandon Burditt as Cymbeline  

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks: Brandon Burditt as Cymbeline  
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Oct 15, 2021 in Project News

Continuing our series of interviews with actors in this summer's Montana Shakespeare in the Parks' Cymbeline, we talked to Brandon Burditt, who played Cymbeline.

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Shakespeare in Yosemite: musician Rena Johnson

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Oct 12, 2021 in Project News

While filming Imogen in the Wild, Shakespeare in Yosemite’s research assistant Monica Perales interviewed the cast and crew about their experience adapting Cymbeline. This eleventh interview presents Monica in conversation with Rena Johnson, singer and co-composer alongside Cathryn Flores. Read on to read Rena’s reflections on intersectionality in ecotheatre, a pivotal backyard sing-along, and nature as a character in Imogen in the Wild. 

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Educational Resources for "Imogen in the Wild": Interview with Isabella Camfield

Educational Resources for
By Cymbeline in The Anthropocene on Oct 06, 2021 in Project News

Cymbeline in the Anthropocene interviewed Isabella Camfield, a high school teacher in Los Angeles, about her co-ordination of a freely accessible website of educational resources for students and teachers to accompany the release of the Shakespeare in Yosemite feature film, Imogen in the Wild.

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Rehearsal Notes from #EcoShakespeareLab

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Oct 05, 2021 in Project News

Since September, internationally distinguished playwright and director Mónica Maffía has been running an Eco-Shakespeare Lab at El Cultural San Martin in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she is currently artist in residence. Working with several theatre artists on the text of Cymbeline, the Shakespeare Lab will act as an incubator for the Setebos company’s production as part of Cymbeline in the Anthropocene. Below is a sneak peek at Mónica’s notes from the Shakespeare Lab’s first five sessions: fragments and reflections from the workshops in progress. The text is presented in Mónica’s original Spanish, with an English translation below. 

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Shakespeare in Yosemite: Imogen and Arviragus

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Sep 30, 2021 in Project News

On Tuesday we posted an interview with Montana Shakespeare in the Parks’ Imogen, played by Mikey Gray, and today we present a second Imogen interview—this time, from Shakespeare in Yosemite! While filming Imogen in the Wild, Shakespeare in Yosemite’s research assistant Monica Perales interviewed the cast and crew about their experience adapting Cymbeline. This tenth interview presents Monica in conversation with Sofia Andom, the production’s Imogen, and Angel Nuñez, who plays Arviragus. 

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MSIP: Mikey Gray as Imogen

MSIP: Mikey Gray as Imogen
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Sep 28, 2021 in Project News

Following his recent travels to Montana (and his excellent review of Montana Shakespeare in the Parks' Cymbeline), our project leader Randall Martin is conducting interviews with the MSIP cast and crew. First in this series is Randall's interview with Mikey Gray, who played Imogen in MSIP's touring production.

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Shakespeare in Yosemite: post-production editor Rilee Hoch

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Sep 24, 2021 in Project News

While filming Imogen in the Wild, Shakespeare in Yosemite’s research assistant Monica Perales interviewed the cast and crew about their experience adapting Cymbeline. This eighth interview presents Monica in conversation with Rilee Hoch, one of the film’s post-production editors and a student at UC Merced.

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Habitable Natures in Two Performances of Montana Shakespeare in the Parks’ Cymbeline

Habitable Natures in Two Performances of Montana Shakespeare in the Parks’ Cymbeline
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Sep 21, 2021 in Project News

Randall Martin | Project Leader, Cymbeline in the Anthropocene

The easing of travel restrictions finally allowed me to see a contributing international production to Cymbeline in the Anthropocene for the first time last week. Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (MSIP) was staging the final two performances of their summer touring season in contrasting locations: Belgrade, a railroad depot and bedroom community outside of Bozeman, also the site of the area’s airport; and Missoula, second largest city of the state, a river valley hub, and home of the University of Montana. 

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Shakespeare in Yosemite: Posthumus Leonatus

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Sep 16, 2021 in Project News

While filming Imogen in the Wild, Shakespeare in Yosemite’s research assistant Monica Perales interviewed the cast and crew about their experience adapting Cymbeline. This seventh interview presents Monica in conversation with Tonatiuh Dwayne Newbold, who plays Posthumus Leonatus. Watch the video below to hear Tonatiuh performing Leo’s love song for Imogen, and read on about his experience learning Shakespeare, dealing with car troubles during rehearsals, and realizing the potential of ecotheatre.

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