Stage Ensemble members (l-r) Derek Wilson, Vince Tula
and Chris Landis in Love's Labour's Lost.
Photo: Warren Westura, 2003.
tour in 2007:
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Click here to see a current
schedule of public performances throughout NJ.
to find out about the free Picnic Series performances at The
973-408-3980 to book a performance in your own community.
One of the divisions
of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Summer Professional
Training Program, the Next Stage Ensemble
was created to foster the work of early-career
actors. Participants take advanced classes in voice and movement,
while working on hour-long productions of classic and contemporary
plays. These productions bring theatre to a variety of locations
throughout the region including libraries, retirement communities,
summer camps, and schools. Acting as "ambassadors" of
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey during the summer months,
the Next Stage Ensemble brings theatre to communities
throughout New Jersey, with a special emphasis on audiences
who cannot travel to the Theatre.
Demand for this program is tremendous, and available dates
go quickly. Be sure to book your performance early.
Bring a picnic supper and a blanket or lawn chair,
relax, and enjoy abridged classics performed outdoors by the
Next Stage Ensemble. Presented on the lawn of the
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, in the bucolic setting of
the Drew University "forest."* Admission and parking
are FREE. Seating is first-come, first-served.
|A Picnic Series audience watches
the Next Stage Ensemble perform Julius Caesar.
Photo: Aaron Epstein, 2001.
Sat., July 7, 2007
IV, Part 1
Sat., July 28, 2007
*In the event
of inclement weather, performances will be moved to an indoor
venue on the campus of Drew University.