SHAKE ON THE LAKE PRESENTS TWELFTH NIGHT
2016 PERFORMANCE DATES GENESEO - JULY 28 Wadsworth Homestead 6:30PM DARIEN CENTER - JULY 30 Darien Lakes State Park 6:00PM ATTICA - AUGUST 3 Attica Historical Society 6:30PM Tickets available at the door for Geneseo and Silver Lake shows $10 per person $35 for groups of five All other shows are FREE! Shake on the Lake goes on rain or shine - please check facebook for show day status www.facebook.com/shakeonthelake CAST & CREW
ABOUT US The mission of Shake on the Lake is to entertain, engage, and enrich the community through the theatrical arts and inspire audiences to envision new creative place-making opportunities in their communities. In doing so, we seek to serve the community by mounting professional theatre productions, touring our productions to rural parts of the state, educational outreach, artistic accessibility, community collaboration, and sustainable business practices concerning our natural environment. “One touch of nature makes the world kin.” ~William Shakespeare In 2011, Josh Rice and Pilar McKay founded Shake on the Lake over facebook. The hope was to bring Shakespeare to the shores of Silver Lake and eventually around to other rural communities in Upstate New York. In 2012, Josh, along with Chad Bradford and Austin Blunk, performed THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) to crowds at the Perry Public Beach. Since its inaugural season, SOTL has grown into a touring company that hosts professional actors from throughout the country at Silver Lake. Shake on the Lake now tours in five counties in Upstate New York, brings Shakespeare into the local schools & communities with Arts Education residency programs, and continues to bring creative placemaking through theatre to rural communities throughout the area. The objectives supporting this mission are P.L.A.Y.: Production: Creating fun, family-friendly, outdoor productions of Shakespeare and other works, of the highest artistic standards Loving the Lake: Utilizing cost-efficient, green production practices; recycling and refurbishing found materials for costumes, and sets; conserving energy by performing in daylight; all in an effort to preserve and celebrate the natural landscape playing host to the festival Accessibility: Recognizing the power of, and believing in community, through outreach, education, and promoting local businesses and individuals as artistic partners Youth Development: Cultivating the talents of local youth through teaching educational theatre workshops in conjunction with the festival PERFORMANCE HISTORY: 2012: THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) 2012: AN IMPROVISED CHRISTMAS CAROL 2013: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS 2014: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM 2014: THEY UGLY DUCKLING by Katie Campbell 2015: THE TEMPEST (First Tour) 2016: TWELFTH NIGHT Awards/Grants: Recipient of 2016 Arts-in-Education Grant from the Arts Council for Wyoming County Recipient of 2015 NYS Regional Economic Development Council Grant for Shake on the Lake through the Arts Council for Wyoming County Recipient of 2013 Certificate of Merit from the New York State Assembly recognizing “Contributions to the Arts & Culture of Wyoming County” Recipient of 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2016 Community Arts DEC Grants from the NYSCA and the Arts Council for Wyoming County FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO BECOME A PARTNER WITH SHAKE ON THE LAKE PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK, AND DOWNLOAD OUR PROGRAMMING PDF PICTURES FROM PAST PERFORMANCES EMAIL SHAKEONTHELAKE@GMAIL.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION
SHAKE ON THE LAKE PRESENTS TWELFTH NIGHT 2016 PERFORMANCE DATES GENESEO - JULY 28 Wadsworth Homestead 6:30PM DARIEN CENTER - JULY 30 Darien Lakes State Park 6:00PM ATTICA - AUGUST 3 Attica Historical Society 6:30PM Tickets available at the door for Geneseo and Silver Lake shows $10 per person $35 for groups of five All other shows are FREE! Shake on the Lake goes on rain or shine - please check facebook for show day status www.facebook.com/shakeonthelake CAST & CREW Chad Bradford Chad is honored to spend his 5th consecutive summer on Silver Lake with such wonderful friends in such a supportive community. Most recently, Chad finished his 6th season with the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre performing in WEST SIDE STORY and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, as well as directing this co-produciton of TWELFTH NIGHT. Before that, Chad spent his 2nd season performing with the American Shakespeare Center and Blackfriar's Playhouse in Virginia. Off-Broadway/New York: MARE IN THE MEN'S ROOM, MACBETH, BECHDEL PROJECT. National Tours: THE FANTASTICKS (El Gallo), A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Scrooge). Selected Regional theaters: Sonoma Valley Shakespeare Company, Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre, Farmers Alley Theatre, Pennsylvania Centre Stage, Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival, and Nebraska Theatre Caravan. Chad was also named a 2015-2016 Creative Community Fellow through National Arts Strategies for his project "Voices UnCaged" which focuses on bringing theatre into prisons. This Fall, Chad will travel back to Arkansas as a Visiting Professor in Theatre at the University of Central Arkansas where he will direct David Ives' adaptation of THE LIAR. "Love to KCRMJ and a special thanks to Josh and Pilar. So much love to this amazing cast. Thanks for supporting SOTL! Sneck up! " www.Chad-Bradford.com Samantha Harrington Samantha L. Harrington is beyond thrilled to be returning to Shake on the Lake this summer! She was last seen at SOTL last summer in THE TEMPEST as Miranda/Trinculo/Sebastian. She has her BFA in Acting from Oklahoma City University and is a proud native of Little Rock, Arkansas. This year, she has been seen at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre in THE LITTLE MERMAID as Allana/Ariel US/Ensemble, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre in WESTSIDE STORY as Anybody's and TWELFTH NIGHT as Viola, as well as performing in shows like SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! at the Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre. Some other roles include Charlotte Dennon/Ensemble/Jovie US in ELF THE MUSICAL at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Jo March in LITTLE WOMEN at the AACCT, and Yelena in UNCLE VANYA and Aumerle in RICHARD II at OCU. Special thanks to Josh and Chad for believing in me and letting me come back this summer! Jordy Neill Jordy is super pumped to be back for his 4th season of Shake on the Lake! Jordy comes from Little Rock, AR and you may recognize him from last year's production of THE TEMPEST in which he played Antonio/Stephano. Jordy just finished playing Sir Toby/TWELFTH NIGHT and Snout/A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre. Josh Marcks Josh F. Marcks is a New York City based theater maker currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree at Pace University. He is the Co-Artistic Director with "The Cult Next Door Theater Company" which is developing Now What?, an original adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH. Additionally, he’s a member of The Friendly Ghost, an indie folk band based out of New London, CT. He is thrilled to be joining Shake on the Lake this summer. Thank you to KM, MJ, VC, and JR! Matthew Duncan Matt Duncan loves Shake on the Lake and is stoked to be back for a third season! A native of Bentonville, AR and graduate of the University of Central Arkansas, Matt will be attending Purdue University's Acting MFA program this fall. Love to all, and many thanks to Josh and Chad. Sharon Combs Sharon is ecstatic to be returning for her second season with Shake on the Lake! You may remember her as Hermia/Snug in A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM from the 2014 SOTL season. Since that season, Sharon has been traveling around the country acting and teaching for companies such as Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, Murrys Dinner Playhouse, Sonoma Valley Shakespeare Company, and Nebraska Theatre Caravan. Some favorite roles include: Elaine Harper in ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, Daisy in THE GREAT GATSBY, Sally in THE CAT IN THE HAT, and Rosalind in AS YOU LIKE IT. She plans to eat at John and Sarah's and The Hole in the Wall everyday while she is based in Perry, and play at least 162 holes of mini golf at the Charcoal Corral. "Much love to Josh Rice and Chad Bradford for giving me the opportunity to play a dream role and love to my family for always supporting my dreams." Vinny Mraz Vinny is a multidisciplinary artist currently focusing on writing plays, poetry, and sketch comedy as well as directing and scenic design. Most recently he was the production manager and scenic designer for the Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford in Stratford, Connecticut on the grounds of the old American Shakespeare Festival Theater. His writing has been produced at Dixon Place, Little Theater, Sarah Lawrence College and at the Second City in Chicago. He continues to work as a teacher, recently leading workshops in creative and experimental writing for senior citizens at the Yonkers Public Library. His latest projects include his solo performance THE ESCAPE PLAN, a look at the American dream through the eyes of an artist and the Koch Brothers which was recently seen at the Dallas Solo Festival presented by the Audacity Theatre Lab. Last year he launched the "100 Letters 100 Days" project which exchanged monetary donations for personalized letters, the proceeds of which went to the National Alliance for Mental Illness. You can follow his letter writing at onehundredonehundred.tumblr.com. Sara Stabley Sara Stabley is a writer, photographer, and proud Perry native. She’s honored to be returning to Shake on the Lake for the third time as this year’s Production Manager and Stage Manager. Outside of Shake, her latest projects include a photography series called Delta that focuses on promoting feminism on social media and online communities. She will be furthering her education this fall at the University at Buffalo where she will be pursuing her MFA in Media Arts Production. In the meantime, you can check out her work at sarasayssillythings.tumblr.com. Josh Rice Josh is proud to be the co-founder and Producing Artistic Director of Shake on the Lake. Last year, Josh directed SOTL's 2015 production of THE TEMPEST. He has also appeared onstage for SOTL as Puck in 2014's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, as Aegeon/The Courtezan in 2013's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, or as himself in 2012's THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED). Josh is a New York City-based theatre artist specializing in physical performance, improvisation, and puppetry. Most recently, Josh was a puppeteer in the world premiere of Dan Hurlin's DEMOLISHING EVERYTHING WITH AMAZING SPEED at Bard Summerscape. He will also be touring to Japan in August for an international tour of the puppet piece, SHANK'S MARE. Original work includes: (ALMOST DEFINITELY) QUESTIONABLE ACTS at the NYC Clown Theatre Festival, the New Orleans Fringe Festival, and the Physical Festival (Chicago, IL); THE VAUDEVILLAINS at the first annual La MaMa Puppet Slam. Puppetry credits: PETRUSHKA with the NY Philharmonic Orchestra (London tour); SHANK'S MARE at La MaMa, ETC and the Ringling International Arts Festival; THE SCARLET IBIS at HERE Arts Center; JEWEL CASKET at Dixon Place; and Janie Geiser’s REPTILE UNDER THE FLOWERS at St. Ann’s Warehouse. Josh has collaborated on projects with David Neumann, Geoff Sobelle, Tom Lee, and Kristin Marting. He is Adjunct Theatre Faculty with Pace University and Sarah Lawrence College, and a Teaching Artist with the New Victory Theater and CultureHub NYC/La Mama. Josh and SOTL have been the recipient(s) of numerous grants from the NYSCA (2012-2016); a 2015 TCG/Andrew W. Mellon In the Lab Grant to travel/collaborate in Japan with fifth-generation puppet master, Koryu Nishikawa V; a 2015 Artist In Residency with Sagafest in Iceland; a 2015 Celebration Barn Theater Arts Incubator Residency; a 2015 Regional Economic Development Council Grant for SOTL; a 2015 Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide (SPARC) Grant from the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs; and was awarded a 2014 Creative Community Fellowship with National Arts Strategies for his work as Founder and Director of the Mnemonic Theatre Project, his puppetry program with seniors living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. "HUGE thanks and love to Pilar, Sara, Chad, the entire SOTL cast & crew, the Silver Lake/Perry community, and the Rice Family." Pilar McKay Pilar McKay is the Managing Director and co-founder of Shake on the Lake. In addition to her responsibilities with Shake on the Lake, she is a communication professor, rural arts & culture advocate, and active creative placemaking practitioner. She is also managing partner of Silver Lake Brewing Project in Perry, one half of the Rural Arts Weekly communication network and producing two documentaries. She studied Rural Sociology and Applied Economics & Management at Cornell University (B.S., College of Agriculture and Life Sciences) and Social Research Methodology at University of California, Los Angeles (M.A., and Ph.D., College of Education & Information Sciences). She currently is an adjunct professor at American University and is practicing her knitting when she isn't emailing people. ABOUT US The mission of Shake on the Lake is to entertain, engage, and enrich the community through the theatrical arts and inspire audiences to envision new creative place-making opportunities in their communities. In doing so, we seek to serve the community by mounting professional theatre productions, touring our productions to rural parts of the state, educational outreach, artistic accessibility, community collaboration, and sustainable business practices concerning our natural environment. “One touch of nature makes the world kin.” ~William Shakespeare In 2011, Josh Rice and Pilar McKay founded Shake on the Lake over facebook. The hope was to bring Shakespeare to the shores of Silver Lake and eventually around to other rural communities in Upstate New York. In 2012, Josh, along with Chad Bradford and Austin Blunk, performed THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) to crowds at the Perry Public Beach. Since its inaugural season, SOTL has grown into a touring company that hosts professional actors from throughout the country at Silver Lake. Shake on the Lake now tours in five counties in Upstate New York, brings Shakespeare into the local schools & communities with Arts Education residency programs, and continues to bring creative placemaking through theatre to rural communities throughout the area. The objectives supporting this mission are P.L.A.Y.: Production: Creating fun, family-friendly, outdoor productions of Shakespeare and other works, of the highest artistic standards Loving the Lake: Utilizing cost-efficient, green production practices; recycling and refurbishing found materials for costumes, and sets; conserving energy by performing in daylight; all in an effort to preserve and celebrate the natural landscape playing host to the festival Accessibility: Recognizing the power of, and believing in community, through outreach, education, and promoting local businesses and individuals as artistic partners Youth Development: Cultivating the talents of local youth through teaching educational theatre workshops in conjunction with the festival PERFORMANCE HISTORY: 2012: THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) 2012: AN IMPROVISED CHRISTMAS CAROL 2013: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS 2014: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM 2014: THEY UGLY DUCKLING by Katie Campbell 2015: THE TEMPEST (First Tour) 2016: TWELFTH NIGHT Awards/Grants: Recipient of 2016 Arts-in-Education Grant from the Arts Council for Wyoming County Recipient of 2015 NYS Regional Economic Development Council Grant for Shake on the Lake through the Arts Council for Wyoming County Recipient of 2013 Certificate of Merit from the New York State Assembly recognizing “Contributions to the Arts & Culture of Wyoming County” Recipient of 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2016 Community Arts DEC Grants from the NYSCA and the Arts Council for Wyoming County FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO BECOME A PARTNER WITH SHAKE ON THE LAKE PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK, AND DOWNLOAD OUR PROGRAMMING PDF PICTURES FROM PAST PERFORMANCES
EMAIL SHAKEONTHELAKE@GMAIL.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION
DANSVILLE - JULY 29 Williams Park Gazebo 6:30PM LETCHWORTH - JULY 30 Highbanks Recreational Area 12:00PM
KENT - JULY 31 Orleans County Marine Park 6:00PM ARCADE - AUGUST 2 Village of Arcade Park 6:30PM
SILVER LAKE AUGUST 4, 5, & 6 Perry Public Beach 6:30PM & SAT 2:00PM SPRINGVILLE - AUGUST 11 SYI Park 6:30PM