Tag Archive 'Shakespeare in Paradise'

What it Costs to Run a Theatre Festival — and how you can help!

Shakespeare in Paradise 2010 (October 1-11) is well under way. Building on the success of last year, we’ve booked our productions, extended the festival by a weekend, cast our local shows and are beginning to rehearse. Everything is on schedule. The only thing we’re missing? Money. Last year we took a huge gamble. We pulled […]

First Annual Shakespeare in Paradise Closes

Over the past eight days, dream became reality. Shakespeare in Paradise, an international theatre festival, opened on October 5th, and closed on the holiday Monday. As far as we can tell, it’s the first festival of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean, featuring seven productions over the eight-day period, taking place in seven separate venues, […]

Creating a Festival – Prologue

The idea for a theatre festival has been knocking around in Ringplay’s repertoire for the better part of 10 years. I’ve blogged about it here already, so no need to go into all of that. It’s become a reality, though, because it was time. In our country, where we welcome millions of tourists annually (from […]

Production Workshop Photographs

These were taken yesterday, at the second workshop. Participants were learning the fine art of stage managing. The location: the back studio of the National Dance School.

Production Workshops Full!

Twenty-five people have been admitted into the Production Workshops (how exciting is that?!), which means that unless someone drops out, Mikey has his hands full. You can still email him at mreiach (at) gmail (dot) com if you are interested and he will let you know if a space opens up. We have got a […]

Shakespeare in Paradise Production Workshops

Shakespeare In Paradise Production Workshops start on Monday August 17, 2009. Bahamian theatre technician Michael Reiach, graduate of the Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning’s theatre programme and veteran lighting and sound operator, will share his expertise with interested students in preparation for the Shakespeare in Paradise theatre festival. The workshop will cover […]

Rehearsals begin!

Tempest Casting Done!

Auditions were held for men today, and the missing parts have been cast. Thanks to all who came out and auditioned — and also to all who told us they were willing to be put to work in different ways. Have no fear. We’ll be putting you to work!

The Tempest

In 2001, the inaugural Ringplay production was the Bahamian Macbeth. An adaptation of Shakespeare’s original play for a Bahamian setting and audience, it had been created originally during the 1970s by the late Rosanna Seaborn (aka Todd), and in 2000, the newly-formed Ringplay Productions modernized it for the 21st century. In it, Macbeth was transformed […]

Auditions for The Tempest

Yesterday we held the first auditions for The Tempest, Ringplay’s signature production for Shakespeare in Paradise. Running the auditions was our guest director Craig Pinder, a Bahamian actor whose career on London’s West End includes featured performances in Les MisĂ©rables and Mamma Mia! as well as numerous productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Craig’s co-directing […]