These are crazy times and we’ve all taken on a bunch of new projects as we socially isolate in order to help stop the spread of Covid-19.
We’re donating where we can, we’re cleaning the pantry, we’re organizing the 2300+ title dvd library. We finished up the Nominee Interview Series even though the live event for our yearly Critics’ Pick Awards had to be cancelled (we’ve still got trophies to give out, eventually). We started the Corona Movie Club to help curb our boredom and constant need to talk about movies with other human beings. I’m even watching network procedurals and actually writing about them.
But what we all really need is comfort. We need our favourite things and our favourite people and right now those are hard to come by so we have to do everything we can to bring them together whenever possible. For me, there’s nothing quite so comforting and joyful as Shakespeare. Luckily, I know a lot of people who also love Shakespeare- a few old friends from my alma mater’s Shakespeare Society and a few of my favourite Toronto theatre artists, all of whom just so happen to be talented and generous and responsibly socially isolated enough to want to join a nearly 3-hour 19-person Zoom call for the purposes of livestreaming Shakespeare on YouTube.
A huge thank you to the cast of Coriolanus:
Caius Marcius Coriolanus- Fabiana Cabral
Volumnia- Shalyn McFaul
Virgilia- Elizabeth Ramirez
Cominius- Torey Urquhart
Titus Lartius- Melissa Wright
Menenius Agrippa- Christopher Prentice
Sicinius Velutus- Scott Garland
Junius Brutus- Andrew Patti
Tullus Aufidius- Lauren Horejda
Valeria/Aedile/Young Marcius- Hilary Wartinger
First Senator/ Third Roman/Herald/Fourth Citizen/Second Servingman/Lords- Laura Hubbard
Second Citizen/ Second Roman/ Sixth Citizen/Patricians/Roman/Second Conspirator- Mo Kamaly
Gentlewoman/Second Soldier/ Second Officer/Volsce/Fifth Citizen/Third Servingman – Anne van Leeuwen
First Citizen/First Soldier/First Roman/First Officer /Second Messenger/First Conspirator- Mark Kreder
First Messenger/Second Senator/Lieutenant/Third Citizen/Seventh Citizen/First Servingman/Third Conspirator- Miriam B
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