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. Our solution was to gather some of our favourite people every Saturday night throughout quarantine to read scripts over Zoom. We read all 38 Shakespeare plays in six months. Then we kept going. We decided to create mini-seasons featuring highlights from the canons of major writers across generations, plus a few bonus episodes thrown in. There’s a lot more to come, so stay tuned.

 

For the month of February, our troupe decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a selection of four movie scripts, our picks for four of the most romantic movies ever made. We begin, because of course we do, with Shakespeare in Love.

 

Listen to Shakespeare in Love in audio form below (or on iTunes) then tune into our YouTube page to check out the video versions of all our live readings.

 

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The Cast of Shakespeare in Love

Stage Directions- Miriam Bachman

Henslowe- Weldon Goree

Lambert/ Wabash- Laura Hubbard

Second Actor/Sam- Elizabeth Morriss

Fennyman- Hilary Wartinger

Frees/Boatman/Pretty Whore- Nicole Falgoust

Will- Scott Garland

Makepeace/ Barman/Second Whore- Mark Kreder

Dr. Moth/ Young Actor/Lady de Lesseps/Musician – Marlo K Shaw

Kempe/Scullery Maid/James- Haley Dinel

Burbage- Basel Daoud

Tilney/Servant/Lord in Waiting- Melissa Wright

Condell/Peter- Saiya Floyd

Rosaline- Lita Brillman

Queen- Susan Bond

Viola- Shalyn Bass-McFaul

Nurse/Nol- Lauren Horejda

Messenger/ Urchin- Gaby Grice

Edward/John/Montague/Philip- Kristina Shepherd

Ralph/Sir Robert de Lesseps- Luis Arrojo

Marlowe/Armitage- Torey Urquhart

Wessex- Christopher Prentice

Ned Alleyn – Fabiana Cabral