Current Events


2013-2014 Season T-Shirt
Contact Jason Via to purchase! Only $10!

Activities Fair
Tuesday August 26th @ 7 pm, W&M Hall! Come find us and say hello! Meet current members and find out what we do!

Interest Meeting
Our interest meeting, and first official meeting of the 15-16 academic year will be Monday September 1st @630 pm. Stay tuned for details!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Shakspeare in the Dark Interest Meeting

Shakespeare in the Dark Interest Meeting

Welcome to the Tribe

A hearty welcome to all incoming freshman and transfer students from the present SitD-ites! Shakespeare in the Dark (SitD) is a student run performance group committed to staging 3 classical plays a year. Check out previous posts for a look at our former seasons.

If you, dear reader, are new to the Tribe OR have a passion for theater OR think Shakespeare is relevant and exciting OR want to meet the best people in the world OR...


Come out to Shakespeare in the Dark's interest meeting Monday (September 1st) at 6:30 in Washington Hall. Meet our officers and club members and hear about what we do, why we do it, and how you can too, dear reader. There will be information, socializing, and food and drinks!

Check out our Facebook group for more information in the coming week.

Monday, April 21, 2014

As You Like It (2014)

Author: William Shakespeare
Written: 1599/1600
Genre: Comedy

Performed April 16, 19 in UC Commonwealth Auditorium.

This production was set in the context of the counter cultural movement in the 1960s, regarding sexuality, race, environmentalism, and women's rights. As You Like It included original music set to Shakespeare's lyrics to highlight the importance of music during this period.

Rosalind- Catherine Strycharz
Celia- Isabelle Baucum
Orlando- Max Sorger
Touchstone- Bruno Del Alamo
Jaques- Zach Hurst
Duke Senior/Charles- Shaan Sharma
Duke Frederick- Hilary Adams
Oliver- John Kean
Corin/Lord- Libby Miserendino
Amiens/Oliver Martext- Molly Earner
Silvius/Lord- Alex Watterson
Phoebe/Lord- Leah Beyer
Audrey/Lord- Taylor Schwabe
Adam/ Jaques De Boys- Barclay Sparrow
Le Beau/ William/ Hymen- Meghan Byrnes

Director- Maerna Kauffman
Assistant Director- Ricky Portner
Technical Director- Robin Parrish
Assistant Technical Director- Paul Soutter
Stage Manager- Kat Knoerl
Assistant Stage Managers- Danielle Weber, Bethany Bennett
Costuming- Maddie Dippold
Fight Choreographer-Jason Via
Dance Choreographer- Leah Beyer
Original Music- Nora Jackson, Gabby Steinfeld

Special Thanks- Matt Heffernan, Emma Bresnan, Jordan Leek, Connie Kauffman, Abby Kahler

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Stills from Fassbender's "Macbeth"

Recently released stills from the Weinstein Company's upcoming adaptation of Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. The period of the original play is kept intact. Check em out below.

Cotillard and Fassbender tackle the deadly duo

Michael Fassbender as Macbeth

Monday, April 7, 2014

Updates on Spring Events

SitD powerhouse Taylor Schwabe '15 shines in the Monologue Festival.
We're closing in on the end of the year, but there's still plenty of fun Bard-related activities hurtling your way!

First up, our Spring production of As You Like It. Set in the 60's this bright and energetic cast brings a sparkle to one of the Bard's best and most contemplative comedies.

Those dates are Wednesday the 16th at 8PM and Saturday the 19th at 2PM and 8PM in our usual Commonwealth Auditorium.

I'm told Publicity is coming soon for this, so stay tuned for fun posters and maybe even a trailer!

After that will come the spring Monologue and Scene Festival, which will be Wednesday April 23rd from 5:30 PM to 8 in Andrews 101. Come blow off some steam in the last week of classes with zany and hilarious performances from SitD members. It's our celebration of the Bard's 450th birthday.

We will also be wearing and selling our Season T-shirts, with cool designs from Henry V, Macbeth, and As You Like It. Prices forthcoming.

Our last official movie day of the year was held this weekend, April 5th. We laughed until we cried watching She's the Man, a wonderful modern spin on Twelfth Night.

We also just held elections for our 2014-2015 Executive Officers. Click here to check it out!

Also, as per Constitutional Mandate, the club reviewed the Constitution and approved a new draft. Check it out through the pages on the left. <--

Stay tuned for more news and fun updates from your friendly neighborhood Shakespeare club.

SitD's Executive Board 2014-2015

Our executive board for next year has been decided! Check out a picture and the new roster below:

From left to Right: Kathryn Knoerl, Bethany Bennett, Isabelle Baucum, Jason Via, Max Sorger, and Paul Soutter.

President - Jason Via
Vice President - Paul Soutter
Secretary - Kathryn Knoerl
Treasurer - Bethany Bennett
Historian/Webmaster - Isabelle Baucum
Public Relations Chair - Max Sorger
Social Chair - Zach Hurst

Congratulations! Remember that As You Like It opens next Wednesday at 8PM in Commonwealth Auditorium.

Monday, March 10, 2014

As You Like It Cast

Here is the cast list for our Spring production of As You Like It! Congratulations to everyone involved!

Rosalind - Catherine Strycharz
Celia - Isabelle Baucum
Orlando - Max Sorger
Duke Senior/Charles - Shaan Sharma
Jaques - Zach Hurst
Duke Frederick - Hilary Adams
Touchstone - Bruno del Alamo
Silvius/Lord - Alex Watterson
Oliver - John Kean
Corin/Lord - Elizabeth Miserendino
Phebe/Lord - Leah Beyer
Amiens/Oliver Martext - Molly Earner
Adam/Jacques de Boys - Barclay Sparrow
Audrey/Lord - Taylor Schwabe
Hymen/Le Beau/William - Meghan Byrnes

Stay tuned for more updates on this production and other fun spring activities!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Spring Show Decided!

After run off between two proposals, the spring production of Shakespeare in the Dark has been chosen!

As You Like It, one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, will appear in Commonwealth Auditorium April 15, 16, and 19. For now (dates may be subject to change - stay tuned!)

SitD's production will be helmed by director Maerna Kauffman '15 (Coriolanus, Henry V), with the help of assistant director Ricky Portner '14 (Macbeth, Henry V). By setting the production in the 60's, Kauffman intends to highlight themes of love and personal freedom that resonate in that era.

Auditions took place February 25th and 26th, with callbacks on the 27th. A final cast list will be made available soon.

Stay tuned for more updates on As You Like It and the many other spring events!