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The Tempest by William Shakespeare


Rose of Athens, Shakespeare in the Park


Director, Mask & Puppet Designer

Artistic Overview

My approach to this play considered power and the illusion of power. How do people lose power and try to regain it? To explore this theme, every character was considered to be under the manipulation of someone, puppeted while on the island. Each puppeted character wore a unique mask to manifest the metaphor, and to elevate the actions of their character as their choices are out of their control. The two characters lowest in status, Stephano and Trinculo, were represented by puppets, as a manifestation of their total lack of free choice. As characters regained free will and power, they llost their masks.


Director's Notes

Production Images

Video - Full Performance

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