Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Titan Theatre's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Rehearsals are underway for Titan Theatre Company's daring new take on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, where, for each night of the show's limited New York City run, audience members will pick which actors from the acclaimed nine-actor ensemble will play each of the 16 roles in Shakespeare's infectious comedy of sly sprites, rude mechanicals and confused lovers. The production is set to open at The Secret Theatre in Long Island City on October 18, 2013 with performances through November 3, 2013. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal!
"We're deep into rehearsals for this daunting take on Shakespeare's 'Dream' and we couldn't be more thrilled with the electric and accomplished ensemble we've assembled to undertake it," said director Lenny Banovez. "Between our cast and creative team, we've got a wild and memorable night of theatre in store for our audiences unlike anything they've ever experienced, and I'm thrilled to report that tickets for this our season opener are selling faster than ever."
The cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream features Titan Theatre Company members Laura Frye and Alexis Black, as well as Titan favorites Sean Hudock (star of the critically acclaimed film "Private Romeo," Shakespeare Theatre of NJ), Emily Trask (Twelfth Night at Folger Theater, Yale Rep, Utah Shakespeare), Matthew Foster ("House of Cards"; "Law & Order: SVU"), Gregory Isaac (Chicago Shakespeare, Steppenwolf), Ryan Lee(Virginia Shakespeare, Illinois Shakespeare), Jonathan Matthew Finnegan (Actor's Theatre of Louisville), and Lloyd Mulvey (Milwaukee Rep, Utah Shakespeare).
With direction by Titan Artistic Director Lenny Banovez, who previously helmed Titan's hit productions of Romeo and Juliet and Henry V, A Midsummer Night's Dream is produced by Titan Theatre Company Managing Director Kevin Beebee and the late Leonard Banovez, Sr.
The creative team also includes Alan Piotrowicz (Lighting Design), Scott Frost (Costume Design), Michael Selkirk (Sound Design), Alexis Black (Fight Choreography), Alexis Achilles (Technical Direction), Jesse Michael Mothershed (Speech & Text), Gabby Acquaviva (Marketing), Jasmine Nicole (Technical Direction) and Anna Grace Carter (Stage Management).
A Midsummer Night's Dream runs October 18th through November 3rdat The Secret Theater in Long Island City. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased online at www.TitanTheatreCompany.com for $15 and at the door for $18 or by calling the Titan Theatre box office at (347) 738-5602. The Secret Theatre is an air-conditioned venue located just blocks from the 7,E,M,G,N and Q trains in Queens at 44-02 23rd St, Long Island City, NY.
Conceived by friends Kevin Beebee, Lenny Banovez and Laura Frye with the goal of breathing new life and clarity into classical works of theatre through visceral, challenging, ensemble-driven productions, TITAN Theatre Company began performing in 2009 in a Tex-Mex Bar and Restaurant in Long Island City, Queens. Since that time, TITAN's signature work - which includes distinguished takes on Shakespeare's Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Love's Labour's Lost and Macbeth - has been embraced by audiences from all walks of life, and the company is a proud contributing member to the exciting and innovative hotbed that is the Queens theatre scene.
Now kicking off its highly anticipated second full season after having established itself as one of New York City's hottest young theatre companies, TITAN remains steadfast in its mission to champion, risk, rediscover and inspire while delivering affordable, provocative and unparalleled theatrical experiences for even the most adventurous of theatre-goers.
The Cast of Titan Theatre Company's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM