Co-Director Aneesha KudtarkarCo-Director Em WeinsteinTickets: Free
Two River’s most popular education program breaks the mold to create something entirely new with Tiny Shakes: Romeo and Juliet, co-directed by Aneesha Kudtarkar and Em Weinstein (A Little Shakespeare: Twelfth Night). As in A Little Shakespeare productions, Tiny Shakes brings high school students together with a professional design team, with students performing and supporting the production behind the scenes.
This year, the program takes the limitations of 2021 as an opportunity for students to delve deeply into Shakespeare’s star-crossed romantic tragedy, giving them the agency to tell the story of each scene in their own way and film it: Traditional Zoom scene reading? Rap battle? Movement or dance piece? Animation? The sky’s the limit! These videos will be edited into a theatrical collage that can be accessed through Two River’s website this May. There, audiences and educators can take the journey of the play through the videos, and continue to use this site as a resource.