Tag: theatre

Green Tea Twelfth Night

When I Grow Up, I Want To Be a Pirate…

When I was growing up, I wanted to be a pirate. Ok, so maybe not in the historical sense of bandits sailing the open seas with survey and bad hygiene, but more like the fictional characters having the occasional harmless sword fight, traveling to tropical places, and searching for buried treasure. And don’t forget the costumes. Haven’t we all dreamed of adventure at one time or another? 

Well, I certainly did not become a pirate. The closest I get is when my husband and I dress as pirates for Halloween sometimes. But the call of adventure is still there. I still hope I can be a pirate someday. For right now, I will settle for stage managing a bunch of young budding actors masquerading  as pirates and amazons in our upcoming production of John Fletcher and Philip Massinger’s The Sea Voyage

Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s youth theatre company, Green Tea, is partnering with Chameleon Children’s Theatre to bring you The Sea Voyage. Auditions are open through February 12th, so if you know any “green” youth actors who dream of being pirates, help us spread the word. Either way, we hope you will join us for the adventure. Come dream of being a pirate with me.

Peace, Love, and Shakespeare,

Jessie

Sweet Tea Shakespeare Cocktail Hours: Coming Up in January

Artistic Director Jeremy Fiebig, Assistant Artistic Director Claire F. Martin, and Company Member Jessie Wise chat about what’s on the horizon for Sweet Tea Shakespeare in 2021. Vodka optional. Laughter guaranteed.

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A Gift for Everyone

I’m a minimalist. Well, at least I’m trying to be. I still have a lot of stuff in my house, but I’m working on it. After all, if you talk to many minimalists, they will tell you it’s not so much how many things a person owns, as it is the question of whether or not the things owned add value to the individual’s life. One of the key values of a minimalist is that experiences are more important than physical things. In this, I feel that my views aline.

Physical things are needy. They may not be able to talk, but they demand our attention. Knick-knacks require dusting. Electronics require regular updates. Silver requires polishing. Clothes require laundering. The list goes on. The more we have, the more time it takes to tend to our items. Experiences, on the other hand, just require our attention once, in the moment. The only demand is to “be in the moment,” to participate in the joy the new experience brings. 

Here at Sweet Tea Shakespeare, our goal is to gather our audiences and patrons around experiences. We create performances of Shakespeare plays, podcasts, radio theatre performances of Restoration dramas, and concerts. We create workshops. We create inter-active improvisational interpretations of Shakespeare’s works. We create training grounds for student artists to learn about theatre and improve their reading skills. We recognize that these experiences add value to life. They build community. They educate. They make us laugh; they make us cry. They inspire us to be better people. 

This year, I’d like to encourage you to think minimally as you shop for gift ideas. What experiences can you give this year? We have some pretty cool opportunities, if I do say so myself. For starters, check out these awesome Holiday Pass to all our upcoming digital productions this holiday season! Or if you have any children in your life, consider enrolling them in our Green Tea or Little Green Tea Companies! 

 

Peace, Love, Shakespeare, and Happy Holidays!

Jessie

Sweet Tea Shakespeare After Hours: THROWBACK – This, That & Hamilton

THROWBACK EPISODE

Remember when Hamilton came out on Disney+ and we all lost our minds! This Black Friday, relive the euphoria as Jeremy and Rob chat a little about this and that and all things Hamilton!

Welcome to The Sweet Tea Shakespeare Hours, where we spend time well by spending it together. Think of the Hours as a way to pass the time around a common table of ideas. We’re a community seeking to delight in story, song, and stagecraft even as we confront a world of change and challenge. You can find our whole catalog at sweetteashakespeare.com

The Hours are only possible because of regular support from our monthly sustainers and patrons. Please consider making a monthly pledge on Patreon. With options beginning at just $5 and plenty of great perks, you’ll find a great way to join the STS family. patreon.com/sweetteashakes

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Sweet Tea Shakespeare Cocktail Hours: STS Goes Zoom

Our people talk about the weirdness and wonder of making Zoom theatre in the time of COVID.

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Sweet Tea Shakespeare Hours | The Way of the World Audio Drama Pt. 5

Brought to you by Sweet Tea Shakespeare, this is THE WAY OF THE WORLD – an audio drama presented in five acts. You are listening to Act 5.

About the play: London, 1700. When the hottest playboy in town falls in love with a free-spirited heiress, high society has a lot to say about it. Scheming aristocrats, catty ex-girlfriends, country bumpkins, and a tyrannical matriarch threaten their romance from all sides. Will the bickering lovers get their happily ever after? Or will gossip, greed, and jealousy win the day? Featuring iconic characters and some of the wittiest dialogue ever written, this audio drama of Congreve’s beloved Restoration comedy is brought to life by actors from across the United States.

The Way of the World audio drama was directed by Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s Assistant Artistic Director, Claire F. Martin, Staged Managed by Amanda M. Rogus, and produced by Sweet Tea Shakespeare. Editing & Original Score by Wesley Johnson. Lyndsey Turner consulted.

Welcome to the Sweet Tea Shakespeare Hours, where we spend time well by spending it together. Think of the Hours as a way to pass the time around a common table of ideas. We’re a community seeking to delight in story, song, and stagecraft even as we confront a world of change and challenge.

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The show is produced by Claire Martin and Jeremy Fiebig and edited by Ashanti Bennett.

Jen Pommerenke and Julie Schaefer also assisted with this episode.

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This project is supported by the Arts Council in part by contributions from businesses and individuals, and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

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