Shakespeare in Paradise - It’s 2018! Happy New Year!
January 2018 Newsletter
A new year, a new chapter!
Join us as we turn 10!
On October 1, 2018, Shakespeare in Paradise will open its tenth festival.
Shakespeare in Paradise began in 2009 with a shoestring budget and a
dream—to create a festival for Nassau that would revive Bahamian
theatre, offer opportunities for local actors, writers and directors to
gain exposure and training, add value to the tourism product, and fill
audiences of all ages with a love for live performance. We built the
festival around the work of William Shakespeare interpreted for the
Bahamian and Caribbean context, balanced with programming that showcases
Bahamian, Caribbean, African American and diasporic productions.
Over the past nine years, SiP has produced
56 shows from 9 different countries, mounted 9 plays by Shakespeare,
hosted 77 artists from abroad, and given opportunities to 547 local
performers. It began as a five-day festival and has expanded to two full
weeks. In this, its tenth year, the festival is taking steps to
solidify this base.
In November, we became members of the Shakespeare Theatre Association,
and through that we hope to expand our audiences internationally and
find resources and funding that will allow us to grow further. Join us
this year as we lay the foundation that will take Shakespeare in
Paradise into its second decade!
SiP at the Cinncinnati Shakespeare Company
STA Conference attendees getting a feel for the new theatre.
Conference attendees discuss Shakespeare, diversity, and making dreams real
joined Shakespeare companies from all over the USA, Canada and the
wider world to talk about ways in which they engage with their
communities. Watch this space to find out how it impacts you!
Sizwe Banzi is Dead, featuring Dion Johnson and Mark Humes, returns Friday January 26. Performances take place Friday 26 @ 8 PM, Saturday 27 @ 4 and 8 PM, and Sunday @ 6 PM. Tickets are $30.
If you’ve been before, come again with a friend, and we’ll give you your ticket for 1/2 price!
To book, call the Box Office at 393-3728 or 394-7179, Monday-Saturday10-4 PM.