26 April 2021
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 work on 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 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 Julius Caesar:
Lucius/Servant/Clitus/Lepidus- Miriam Bachman
Flavius/ Cicero/Pindarus/Dardanius- Weldon Goree
First Commoner/ Calpurnia/Strato – Shalyn McFaul
Second Commoner/Portia- Anne van Leeuwen
Soothsayer/ First Citizen/Third Soldier/Poet- Torey Urquhart
Publius/Fourth Citizen/Cato/ Titinius – Melissa Wright
Artemidorus/ Ligarius/ Second Soldier- Nicole Falgoust
Cinna the Poet/Lucilius/Messala- Elizabeth Morriss
Decius Brutus/First Soldier/Messenger- Fabiana Cabral
Metellus Cimber/Second Citizen/Varro- Elizabeth Ramirez
Trebonius/Third Citizen/Claudius- Olivia Klausen McCargar
Marullus/Cinna/Volumnius- Laura Hubbard
Casca – Gaby Grice
Brutus- Erin Eldershaw
Cassius- Susan Bond
Antony- Christopher Prentice
Octavius- Nicanor Campos
Caesar- Michael Ross Albert
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