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Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis: Puppetry Workshop

Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis: Puppetry Workshop



Join Shakespearean actors Suzanne Savoy and David Logan Rankin for a creative afternoon exploring puppetry and The Bard! Participants will work with puppets built for The Shakespeare Project’s NYC-based production of Venus and Adonis. Please wear comfortable clothing in muted colors (see photo) and sneakers or other soft-soled shoes. Face-masks are required. Invite your family and friends for the final hour of the seminar to watch the exciting results of your work as a puppeteer in an excerpt from this tragi-comic tale of infatuation and rejection. More information on Shakespeare’s epic poem is here.

Limited to 16 participants (age 18+) and registration is required.

Suzanne Savoy is an educator and a veteran of stage and screen, with extensive onscreen and voice-over work. She recurred as Judge Gina Sorensen in the ABC series For Life, DNC Chairwoman Patricia Whittaker on House of Cards, Victoria Robertson in The Knick, and plays "Grandma" in the indie feature Keeping Company and Charlotte in the feature film The Upside. Past stage projects have included the creation, design, and direction of  shows based on classical literature: The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Labors of Herakles, Areito (tales from the Taino tradition), and The Adventures of Lancelot. Suzanne spent ten years designing for the acclaimed NYC touring company The Shakespeare Project and created and ran their education program. Her popular online program offered through the Lewes Public Library, Lunchtime Short Story Readings for Adults, has created a vibrant community of readers and listeners in conversation.

David Logan Rankin is New York-based actor, voice actor, singer-songwriter. He studied at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, graduating in 1982. Mr Rankin has performed with the Alley Theater, The Urban Theatre Company, was Co-Artistic Director and a performer with The Chamber Repertory, performing many productions under the auspices of DiverseWorks, Inc. In New York, David was a mainstay of The Shakespeare Project, performing many roles with the company until he became Managing Director of the company for the last two seasons. Mr Rankin was also Artist-in-Residence at Mabou Mines/PS122 Artist Suite, where he developed & performed his original play, "Mister Nameless Returns - An Epic Theatre Piece in Three Movements with a Prelude and an Aftermath". Also in NYC, David has performed with Raw Theatre Space, Intar53, The Hypothetical Theatre Company and The Metropolitan Theater. His film credits include "The Doll", directed by Shal Ngo, "Brute", directed by Bonnie Black and "Saint Janet", directed by Habib Azar.

The Shakespeare Festival, a program of the Lewes Public Library since 2015, seeks to provide the community with experiences that foster the understanding of Shakespeare and the world in which he lived and wrote. In addition the Festival fosters the development of new works celebrating the spoken word and hosting performances of classical texts.

The Shakespeare Festival is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com.



Saturday, April 9, 2022
1:00pm - 3:30pm Eastern Time
Large Meeting Room, Medium Meeting Room
Lewes Public Library
  Adults     Families     Older Adults  
  Literacy and Language  
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