Reconceived Midsummer Night's Dream, Where Audience Members Pick Actor Roles Nightly, Aiming for Off-Broadway
By Michael Gioia
The Titan Theatre Company's production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, in which audience members picked the actors' roles at each performance, is aiming to play Off-Broadway in 2014.
Artistic director Lenny Banovez and producer Kevin Beebee presented the Shakespeare comedy, which played Oct. 18-Nov. 4 at The Secret Theatre in Long Island City.
"We were thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive response from critics and audiences during our sold out limited run in November and we're proud to be presenting this daring and innovative take on Midsummer to a wider audience in Manhattan," said Beebee, producer and managing director of Titan Theatre Company, in a statement.
Casting, creative team, venue and show dates will be announced at a later date.
Directed by Banovez, the cast included Titan Theatre company members Laura Frye and Alexis Black, as well as Sean Hudock ("Private Romeo"), Emily Trask (Twelfth Night at Folger Theater, Yale Rep, Utah Shakespeare), Matthew Foster ("House of Cards," "Law & Order: SVU"), Gregory Isaac (Chicago Shakespeare, Steppenwolf), Ryan Lee (Virginia Shakespeare, Illinois Shakespeare), Jonathon Mathew Finnegan (Actor's Theatre of Louisville) and Lloyd Mulvey (Milwaukee Rep, Utah Shakespeare).
The creative team also included Alan Piotrowicz (lighting design), Scott Frost (costume design), Michael Selkirk (sound design), Alexis Black (fight choreography), Alexis Achilles (technical direction) and Egypt Dixon (stage management).
A Midsummer Night's Dream was produced by Titan Theatre Company managing director Beebee and the late Leonard Banovez, Sr.
For more information, visit TitanTheatreCompany.com.
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