Poets are Present: Andrew Jarvis

Poets are Present is a poetry residency in conjunction with David Ives’s adaptation of The Metromaniacs. As part of this unique theatre/poetry exchange, the Shakespeare Theatre Company is proud to host more than 30 D.C.-area poets in the theatre’s lobby. Throughout the run, we will share with you the poems that this residency inspired our guests to write. Visit our Poets are Present page to see a list of upcoming poets. Andrew Jarvis is the author of Choreography, Sound Points, Ascent, and The Strait. …

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Poets are Present: Jessica Young

Poets are Present is a poetry residency in conjunction with David Ives’s adaptation of The Metromaniacs. As part of this unique theatre/poetry exchange, the Shakespeare Theatre Company is proud to host more than 30 D.C.-area poets in the theatre’s lobby. Throughout the run, we will share with you the poems that this residency inspired our guests to write. Visit our Poets are Present page to see a list of upcoming poets. Jessica Young‘s award-winning writing can be found in her book of narrative poetry,Alice’s Sister …

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UP NEXT: Man of La Mancha

Paul Alan

An interview with Alan Paul, Man of La Mancha director and Associate Artistic Director at STC  Can you tell us how you came to direct Man of La Mancha? The story begins in 2011, when I directed La Mancha at Catholic University. That detail stuck in Michael Kahn’s mind, and on opening night of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum last season, he pulled me aside and said, “Could you do a La Mancha for us?” …

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Poets are Present: Andrew Ratner

Poets are Present is a poetry residency in conjunction with David Ives’s adaptation of The Metromaniacs. As part of this unique theatre/poetry exchange, the Shakespeare Theatre Company is proud to host more than 30 D.C.-area poets in the theatre’s lobby. Throughout the run, we will share with you the poems that this residency inspired our guests to write. Visit our Poets are Present page to see a list of upcoming poets. Andrew Ratner received his bachelor’s degree in English at The George Washington University, …

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Poets are Present: Katherine E. Young

Poets are Present is a poetry residency in conjunction with David Ives’s adaptation of The Metromaniacs. As part of this unique theatre/poetry exchange, the Shakespeare Theatre Company is proud to host more than 30 D.C.-area poets in the theatre’s lobby. Throughout the run, we will share with you the poems that this residency inspired our guests to write. Visit our  Poets are Present page to see a list of upcoming poets. Katherine E. Young is the author of Day of the Border Guards …

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Guest Post: Dunsinane: Shattering the Vase

This article is part of a series hosted by The Strategy Bridge and CIMSEC, entitled #Shakespeare and Strategy. Thanks to STC’s Young Professionals Consortium for setting up the series. The Irish poet Thomas Moore wrote: Like the vase, in which roses have once been distill’d — You may break, you may shatter the vase, if you will, But the scent of the roses will hang round it still. So it is with David Greig’s masterful play Dunsinane, ostensibly a modern sequel to Shakespeare’s Macbeth, …

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Poets are Present: Tafisha Edwards

Poets are Present is a poetry residency in conjunction with David Ives’s adaptation of The Metromaniacs. As part of this unique theatre/poetry exchange, the Shakespeare Theatre Company is proud to host more than 30 D.C.-area poets in the theatre’s lobby. Throughout the run, we will share with you the poems that this residency inspired our guests to write. Visit our Poets are Present page to see a list of upcoming poets. Tafisha A. Edwards is a Guyanese-Canadian poet, Cave Canem fellow, graduate of the …

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Poets are Present: Tony Mancus

Poets are Present is a poetry residency in conjunction with David Ives’s adaptation of The Metromaniacs. As part of this unique theatre/poetry exchange, the Shakespeare Theatre Company is proud to host more than 30 D.C.-area poets in the theatre’s lobby. Throughout the run, we will share with you the poems that this residency inspired our guests to write. Visit ourPoets are Present page to see a list of upcoming poets. Tony Mancus is the author of a handful of chapbooks – most recently …

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Poets are Present: Sarah Ann Winn

The lovely Sarah Ann Winn joined us last evening for Poets are Present. Here is her poem inspired by her time as the poet in residence:   Notes for a Cold Reading By Sarah Ann Winn 1. Tonight, the part of the audience will be played by the actors. Ushers will assist the real audience to dressing rooms. At the door, trade programs for scripts. Large print versions are available for those who need them. 2. When the part of the lover …

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Poets Are Present: Virtual Poet-in-Residence Gary Logan

Our third virtual poet for the Poets Are Present poetry residency is STC’s own Gary Logan, Director of the Academy for Classical Acting. Gary sat down with us to chat poetry (in perfect diction) and even wrote us two new poems inspired by our conversation.  STC:What is the story that started you on your poetry career? Gary Logan: As I think back it all really started ten years ago. I read someone’s poetry that really affected me; unlike any kind of writing that …

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