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Photo Flash: First Look at Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford's TWELFTH NIGHT and HENRY V

Young members of the 2015 Imaginary Forces Ensemble of Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford (SA@S) will perform their adaptations of Twelfth Night and Henry the Fifth now through August 9 on the grounds of the American Shakespeare Festival Theater in Stratford. The performances mark the culmination of the theater training program's second season. Admission is free. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!

The fourteen college student performers have traveled from around the U.S., Europe, and Asia to undertake rigorous and immersive training in Shakespeare and contemporary ensemble theater-making for six weeks this summer.

The performers are Emma Blacklay-Piech (Leamington Spa, UK), Sasha Brooks (Bushey, UK), Ashley Burton (Winston-Salem, NC), Victoria Chen (Singapore), Ysabel Jasa (Las Piñas, Philippines), Joshua Lacourse (North Andover, MA), Franki Levenson-Campanale (Chicago, IL), Ronald Prokeš, (Velké Popoviche, Czech Republic), Luke Robbins (Statesville, NC), Will Shattuc (Oakland, CA), Pete Sheldon (Big Stone Gap, VA), Thomas Shuman (Amherst, MA), Brian Watko (Auburn, ME), and Erin Williams (Stratford, CT).

Performances will take place in rotating repertory each night at 8:00 PM, beginning Sunday, August 1. The students will also present both shows as part of a festival day on Saturday, August 8, featuring Henry the Fifth at 3:00 PM and Twelfth Night at 8:00 PM.

Henry the Fifth is directed by Colleen Sullivan, Artistic & Program Director of SA@S. Twelfth Night is directed by Amanda McRaven, Assistant Artistic Director. Both are theater directors and teachers, based respectively in New York City and Los Angeles. Sullivan has led the program since its inaugural season in 2014.

Twelfth Night will play August 1, 3, 6, and 8 at 8:00PM. Henry V will play August 2, 5, 7, and 9 at 8:00 PM, and August 8 at 3:00 PM. Romeo & Juliet will play August 8 at 6:00 PM. All performances take place at 1850 Elm St, Stratford. To reserve tickets, visit shakespeareacademystratford.org/performances.

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Photo Flash: First Look at Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford's TWELFTH NIGHT and HENRY V
Will Shattuc of Oakland, CA, Pete Sheldon of Big Stone Gap, VA, Victoria Chen of Singapore, and Thomas Shuman of Amherst, MA as Nym, Bardolph, Pistol and Boy in HENRY THE 5TH.

Photo Flash: First Look at Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford's TWELFTH NIGHT and HENRY V
Franki Levenson-Campanale of Chicago, IL as Orsino in 12TH NIGHT.

Photo Flash: First Look at Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford's TWELFTH NIGHT and HENRY V
Brian Watko of Auburn, ME, Erin Williams of Stratford, CT, Luke Robbins of Statesville, NC and Sasha Brooks of Bushey, UK as Malvolio, Fabia, Sir Andrew, and Maria in 12TH NIGHT

Photo Flash: First Look at Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford's TWELFTH NIGHT and HENRY V
Will Shattuc of Oakland, CA as the Dauphin in HENRY THE 5TH.

Photo Flash: First Look at Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford's TWELFTH NIGHT and HENRY V
Luke Robbins of Statesville, NC, Ronald Prokeš of Velké Popovice, Czech Republic, Ashley Burton of Winston-Salem, NC and Joshua Lacourse of North Andover, MA as Exeter, Henry the 5th, Salisbury and Westmoreland in HENRY THE 5TH.

Photo Flash: First Look at Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford's TWELFTH NIGHT and HENRY V
Emma Blacklay-Piech of Leamington Spa, UK and Joshua Lacourse of North Andover, MA as Orléans and Constable in HENRY THE 5TH.

Photo Flash: First Look at Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford's TWELFTH NIGHT and HENRY V
Thomas Shuman of Amherst, MA as Sir Toby Belch in 12TH NIGHT.

Photo Flash: First Look at Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford's TWELFTH NIGHT and HENRY V
Pete Sheldon of Big Stone Gap, VA, Ysabel Jasa of Las Piñas, Philippines, and Ronald Prokeš of Velké Popovice, Czech Republic as Valentine, Feste and Curio in 12TH NIGHT.

Photo Flash: First Look at Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford's TWELFTH NIGHT and HENRY V
Ashley Burton of Winston-Salem, NC and Emma Blacklay-Piech of Leamington Spa, UK as Olivia and Viola in 12TH NIGHT.

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