Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Tempest Cast List

Congratulations to the cast of the Tempest, SitD's Spring show 2017 directed by Joey Ernest. This is the first show in a long while SItD will be doing outdoors! We are still looking for people to help with costumes and props, so email shakespeare@email.wm.edu if you are interested.

Cast
Prospero - Sarah Marksteiner
Miranda - Savannah Stevens
Ariel - Alex Poirier
Caliban - Becca Symmes
Trinculo - Tom Kalnas
Stephano - Ivy Duerr
Antonio - Garrett Chatlin
Alonso - Joseph Allan
Sebastian - Jesse Pollack
Ferdinand - John Hollander
Gonzalo - Christopher McDonnell
Adrian/Master of the Ship - Katie Ault
Boatswain/Chorus - Brian Bruno

Chorus of Faeries
Greer Bateman
Brad Riehle
Sabrina Willis

Masked Queens
Iris/Chorus - Gabby Montrond
Ceres/Chrous - Lorien Deyo-Rivera
Juno - Erin Owens

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Winter Show 2016 Cast Announcement!

For our second show of  our 20th aniversary season Shakespeare in the Dark is putting on The Winter's Tale, directed by Sarah Marksteiner and Cosmo Cothran-Bray. Here is the cast list for what promises to be another great show:

Storyteller 1 / Camillo - Garrett Chatlin
Storyteller 2 / Mamillius - Zachary Schiffman
Storyteller 3 / Paulina - Sydney Powell
Leontes - Bruno del Alamo
Hermione - Brennan McCray
Polixenes - Michael Williamson
Antigonus/Florizel - Henry Hines
Emilia / Shepherdess - Alex Poirier
Perdita - Ellie Moonan
Clown / Cleomenes - Rick Stevenson
Shepherd / Dion - John Hollander
Autolycus - Alex Bulova

The show will be performed on February 16th, 17th, and 20th in Commonwealth Auditorium at 8:00PM!

Fall Show 2016 Archive

Fall Show 2016

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Performance Dates: October 30th, 31st, November 1st (2016)
Author: William Shakespeare

Crew
Directors: Garrett Chatlin '19 and Brian Bruno '18
Consulting Director: Molly Earner '16
Stage Manager: Rachel Kilgore '17
Fight Choreography: Cosmo Cothran-Bray '20
Costume Consultant: Erin Wiggins '19
Publicity: Elizabeth Flatt '20
ASM - Eliza Trost '20
Makeup Designer - Samantha Terry '20

Cast
Joseph Allan '20 -- Francisco/Fortinbras
Andrew Brockmeyer '19 -- Voltimand/Gravedigger
Cosmo Cothran-Bray '20 -- Hamlet
Adam Howard '19  -- Laertes
Jeremy Lawrence '17 -- Claudius/Ghost
Sarah Marksteiner '19 -- Ophelia
Brennan McCray '20 -- Bernardo/Ensemble
Ellie Moonan '19 -- Horatio
Jesse Pollack '19 -- Rosencrantz
Sydney Powell '18 -- Marcellus/Ensemble
Rick Stevenson '19 -- Polonius/Osric
Becca Symmes '19 -- Gertrude
Ryan Vaughn '19 -- Guildenstern

Theme
     Modern Dress with an ambiguous time and place.

Director's Note
Brian and I would like to thank all of the cast and crew who made this show possible. Hamlet is a large undertaking and all of this is thanks to countless hours put in by so many people.
We'd also like to like to extend special thanks to Molly Earner and Tom Kalnas for providing helpful advice throughout the process.

The film of this production can be found here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2buDRhu0h6g

Monday, October 17, 2016

New Exec! Again!

Hello everyone,
Alas, my short-lived tenure as the Historian of Shakespeare in the Dark is coming to a close. After lots of internal shuffling, we are very proud to announce our finalized Executive Board for the 2016-2017 year:

President: Garrett Chatlin
Vice President/Publicity Chair: Rachel Kilgore
Secretary: Becca Symmes
Treasurer: Alex Poirier
Historian: Andrew Brockmeyer
Social Chair: Katie Ault

So farewell (at least in this digitized form), and welcome to Andrew as he takes over the blog posts!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Fall Show 2016 Cast Announcement!

Hello everyone! As mentioned in the previous post, SitD is putting on Hamlet for the first show of our 20th season. We are now delighted to announce the cast for Hamlet:


Joseph Allan -- Francisco/Fortinbras
Andrew Brockmeyer -- Voltimand/Gravedigger
Cosmo Cothran-Bray -- Hamlet
Adam Howard  -- Laertes
Jeremy Lawrence -- Claudius/Ghost
Sarah Marksteiner -- Ophelia
Brennan McCray -- Bernardo/Ensemble
Ellie Moonan -- Horatio
Jesse Pollack -- Rosencrantz
Sydney Powell -- Marcellus/Ensemble
Rick Stevenson -- Polonius/Osric
Becca Symmes -- Gertrude
Ryan Vaughn -- Guildenstern

The show will go up Sunday October 30th-Tuesday November 1st, in the Commonwealth Auditorium.
We are very excited for the coming weeks as we prepare to make our first show of the season!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Fall 2016 Show Announcement!

Congratulations to Shakespeare in the Dark's autumn production,  Hamlet. 


Auditions are September 21st and 22nd in Washington 201 from (8-12 pm).
Callbacks are September 23rd in Washington 201 from (3-6pm).
Sides will be provided, while classical monologues approximately 10-14 lines are also welcome.

If you'd like to get involved in a technical capacity, contact shakespeare@email.wm.edu.  Let us know in what way you want to help!  The directors will reach out to you to let you know their needs and the time commitment involved.

The Crew-
Directors: Garrett Chatlin and Brian Bruno
Consulting Director: Molly Earner
Stage Manager: Rachel Kilgore
Fight Choreography: Cosmo Cothran-Bray
Costume Consultant: Erin Wiggins
Publicity: Elizabeth Flatt
ASM - Open



The Cast-
Hamlet
Horatio
Rosencrantz
Guildenstern
Claudius/Ghost
Gertrude
Ophelia
Laertes
Polonius/Osric
Bernardo/Player/Priest
Francisco/Messenger/Fortinbras
Voltimand/Servant/Gravedigger
Marcellus/Player/Gentleman





Sunday, August 28, 2016

Welcome, New Exec, and Dates!

Hello everybody! For those of you returning back to campus, welcome back (and for our new freshmen, welcome)!
We're back into the swing of things and the 2016-2017 season is coming up fast. Here is some important information for those of you interested in SitD this year:

First off, the new Executive Board for 2016-2017:
President: Shawn Gardner
Vice President/Historian: Garrett Chatlin
Secretary: Becca Symmes
Treasurer: Alex Poirer
Publicity Chair: Rachel Kilgore
Social Chair: Katie Ault

Congratulations to these wonderful folks as they prepare for the upcoming year.

Now for some dates:
Monday, September 5th: General Interest Meeting! Pizza and information galore, as well as some fun games. 7:00pm in Washington 301. 
Saturday, September 10th: Movie Night #1! Come by for a showing of a Shakespeare (or Shakespeare related/derived) film. Food will be present here as well. Stay tuned for updates on what movies we are considering. 5:00pm in TBD location. 
Monday, September 19th: Proposal Meeting! If you're looking to propose a show for the Fall season, this is the deadline. If you don't know what this means, come to the first meeting to get details!

Lastly, we'd like to recognize and celebrate the fact that this is SitD's 20th season. This year we hope to reflect on 20 years of classical theater and look to make this year an especially memorable one.

That's all for now, see you guys on the 5th!