This August I'll be teaching a two-week public speaking seminar through my summer program Joy in the Performing Arts. I'm planning to reinvent one of the world's worst fears as a thrilling creative act. Open to artists and non-artists alike! For more information on the class, click here. To apply, email me a letter of interest.
Pterodactyls will run July 17- August 3 at Teatro Circulo in the East Village. Please visit ptero-play.com for updates on our ambitious revival of this early masterpiece from Nicky Silver.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream had a sensational run at the Yale University Theatre from February 19 - 22, 2014. Our production received rave reviews from campus publications The Yale Herald and The Yale Daily News.
The Yale Herald wrote, “The Yale Dramat’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Stephen Kaliski, is a glorious, candy-colored technical wonder. A wall of lamps illuminates the theater, a disco ball sparkles, and a fluorescent moon changes colors overhead; the set becomes by turns a high school cafeteria, yoga studio, and stage for an impromptu rap battle. This is an eccentric and exuberant Midsummer, unabashedly ambitious in scale and directorial vision. It is a production which embraces the fundamental strangeness of the play, its psychosexual ambiguity and uneasy negotiation of the boundaries between dreams and reality...And indeed, the show is a dreamy feast for the senses, with stunning and memorable visual moments in every scene...Artistically, the production is a triumph, and its wit, inventiveness, and visual eloquence make one want to linger in this Dream long after the curtain has fallen.”
Thanks to my glorious cast of actors and my peerless designers: Jason Sherwood, sets; Marisa Kaugars, costumes; Christina Watanabe, lights; and Matt Sherwin, sound and music.