Shakespearean Shadows Come to Light

Orlando Shakes has commissioned playwright Mark St. Germain to adapt a world premiere stage adaption of John Updike’s best-selling novel, Gertrude and Claudius. For those who don’t know, Updike’s novel tells the story of Gertrude and Claudius, the “villains” of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The story gives readers a fresh look at several famous Shakespearean characters Read More

The Man Behind the Legends

Antony and Cleopatra director Joseph Discher answers questions about his past work and Orlando Shakes‘ current production: OST: Tell us a little bit about your past work in theatre? JD: I’ve been directing for twenty-five years, primarily Shakespeare and classical theater, though recently I have been working on new plays. I also love working on American Read More

Leading Talent On and Off Stage

In Orlando Shakes’ production of Love’s Labour’s Lost, Jim Helsinger, Artistic Director at Orlando Shakes, takes on the role of Don Armando de Armado. I recently got the opportunity to speak with Jim about his role and what it feels like to be back on stage. OST: Can you describe your character in Love’s Labour’s Read More

Justice With a Side of Hilarity

With the 9th Annual John R. Hamilton Mock Trial scheduled for Tuesday, March 14, 2017, Advocates Kimberly A. Ashby, partner at Foley and Lardner LLP, and Nicholas A. Shannin, Esq. are busy investigating the facts and gathering evidence. This year’s trial will be the Senate Confirmation Hearing of Ferdinand, the King of Navarre (from Love’s Read More

From Intern to Leading Lady

This Orlando Shakes spotlight falls on Kathryn Miller soon to be performing in the Theater’s production of The Great Gatsby as Daisy Buchanan. Before stepping foot on an Orlando Shakes stage, Miller was a core company actor at a non-equity Shakespeare company in Pennsylvania for three years. A few of the roles she took on during her time Read More