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Romeo and Juliet
By William Shakespeare
Accidental Shakespeare Co.
The world's greatest love story, for the world's longest year.
Set in Chicago during the COVID-19 pandemic, my fresh, queer, Chicago-based staging of the play explores what it's like to find love and be separated from it amidst a pandemic. My staging intentionally uses Zoom recordings, video art, self-tapes, and socially-distant filming to intentionally tell this iconic story like it's never been seen before.
Video available upon request.
Elizabeth Quilter, Melody DeRogatis, Sierra Bryn Buffum, AC Rakotoniaina, Erik Schiller, Terri Lynne Hudson, Polley Cooney, Lauren Miller Victoria Montalbano, Julia Kessler, and Angeli Primlani
Video Editing by Evelyn Landow
Text Coaching by Julia Kessler
Fight Choreograpphy by Polley Cooney
Original Music by Owen Owens