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Press Release

 

2010 SUMMER SHAKESPEARE INTENSIVE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO PRESENT TWELFTH NIGHT AND AS YOU LIKE IT

 

SAN DIEGO (July 28, 2010)—The Old Globe’s third annual Summer Shakespeare Intensive for teens will conclude on Monday, August 16 at 8:00 p.m. with a bilingual (English/Spanish) performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and As You Like It.  The four week program began on July 19 and is a unique opportunity for local High School actors and actresses to refine their skills as performers in a professional setting.  To celebrate the Globe’s 75th anniversary, this year the students will perform 50-minute versions of the two Shakespeare plays.  The original Old Globe Theatre was built in 1935 for the presentation of abridged versions of Shakespeare's plays as part of the California Pacific International Exposition.  Tickets are $9 for children and $13 for adults and are available online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by calling (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Globe Box Office in Balboa Park.

“The excitement surrounding the Summer Shakespeare Intensive program has grown in the three years since we began it,” said Old Globe Executive Producer, Lou Spisto.  “Students are receiving an incredible theatrical experience and we are proud to have these talented young people performing on our stage.  Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we are able to offer this program with full scholarships for each and every one of these students and contribute to the training of the next generation of theatre professionals.”

Throughout the Intensive, the students have the unique opportunity to study classical theater technique, voice, movement and stage combat while observing the productions of the Globe’s Shakespeare Festival, which runs concurrently with the program.  Festival company members are able to lend the students insights into the art of performing Shakespeare that they then apply to their own performances of the Bard’s work.  Full scholarships are provided to all students accepted into the program. For more information about the program, please visit TheOldGlobe.org/SummerIntensive.

This year’s Summer Shakespeare Intensive participants are:  Eddy Allen (Point Loma High School), Matthew Bantock (Scripps Ranch High School), Zach Bunshaft (Coronado High School), Daniela Camilleri (Canyon Crest Academy), Celeste Conowich (San Francisco State University), Jennifer Cox (Coronado High School), Emma DePuy (home school), Taylor Fugere (The School for the Creative & Performing Arts), Jennifer Garcia (University of Notre Dame), Rebecca Gold (The Bishop’s School), Amanda Grant (The School for the Creative & Performing Arts), Angela Han (Canyon Crest Academy), Megan Hollingsworth (Grossmont Middle College High School), Emily Hoolihan (San Marcos High School), Audriana Hull (Westview High School), Jack Koester (University of California, Riverside), Geoff Lizar (Mira Mesa High School), Julia Lusitana (Grossmont Middle College High School), Tracy McDowell (Canyon Crest Academy), Naomi McPherson (High Tech High School), Jack Mullen (The Bishop’s School), Rebecca Myers (High Tech High School), Emma Perkis (Classical Academy), Sara Phelps (La Jolla High School), Caleb Puckett (Monte Vista High School), Caleb Roitz (Scripps Ranch High School), Chloe Schneider (Westview high School), Marie Shelton (The Academy of Our Lady of Peace), Kayla Solsbak (The School for the Creative & Performing Arts), Steven Turk (Linfield College), Daniel Valdez (Monte Vista High School), Paul Williams (St. Augustine High School), Christopher Yim (Classical Academy) and Laura Zablit (Scripps Ranch High School).

Please see the attached list for students grouped by city.  For photos of this year’s students, please visit http://www.theoldglobe.org/pressphotos/2010_ShakesIntensive_press.html.

The Old Globe’s Education and Outreach Programs are supported by Donald and Darlene Shiley; The James Irvine Foundation; The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture; The County of San Diego at the recommendation of Chairwoman Pam Slater-Price and the County Board of Supervisors; The Shubert Foundation; Legler Benbough Foundation; Globe Guilders; Mary Ann Blair; QUALCOMM; California Bank & Trust; Wells Fargo; The San Diego Foundation – a grant made possible by the Colonel Frank C. Wood Memorial Fund, Ariel W. Coggeshall Fund, Kantor-Lebow-Stroud Memorial Endowment Fund, Mary E. Hield and Robert R. Hield Endowment Fund; Bank of America; US Bank; Anonymous; Union Bank of California; Sempra Energy; Torrey Pines Bank; Peter Cooper and Norman Blachford; National Endowment for the Arts; ResMed Foundation; The Mr. Isaac C. Malamud and Mrs. Agustina R. Malamud Endowment; Price Family Charitable Fund; National Corporate Theatre Fund; Samuel I. and Henry Fox Foundation; Allison & Robert Price; WD-40; and The Arthur & Jeanette Pratt Memorial Fund.

LOCATION:  The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way.  There are numerous free parking lots available throughout the park.  Valet parking is also available ($10).  For additional parking information visit www.BalboaPark.org.

CALENDARKing Lear (6/12-9/23), The Madness of George III (6/19-9/24), The Taming of the Shrew (6/16- 9/26), Robin and the 7 Hoods – A New Musical (7/14-8/29), The Last Romance (7/30-9/12), Brighton Beach Memoirs andBroadway Bound (9/14 – 11/7), Welcome to Arroyo’s (9/25 –10/31).

PHOTO EDITORS:  Digital images of The Old Globe’s productions are available at www.TheOldGlobe.org/pressroom.

The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional regional theaters and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for 75 years.  Under the direction of Executive Producer Louis G. Spisto, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre, the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre and the 612-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival.  More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theater's education and community programs.  Numerous world premieres such as The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, A Catered Affair, and the annual holiday musical, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theaters across the country.

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STUDENTS BY CITY
Carlsbad – Emily Hoolihan
Coronado – Jenny Cox
Del Mar – Tracy McDowell
El Cajon – Zach Bunshaft
Encinitas – Emma Perkins
La Jolla – Sara Phelps
La Mesa – Morgan Hollingsworth
Lakeside – Kayla Solsbak
Lemon Grove – Julia Lusitana
Murrieta – Steven Turk
Oceanside – Jack Mullen
Poway – Matthew Bantock

San Diego – Eddy Allen
San Diego – Daniela Camilleri
San Diego – Celeste  Conowitch
San Diego – Emma DePuy
San Diego – Taylor Fugere
San Diego – Jennifer  Garcia
San Diego – Rebecca Gold
San Diego – Amanda Grant
San Diego – Angela Han
San Diego – Audriana Hull
San Diego – Geoff  Lizar
San Diego – Naomi McPherson
San Diego – Rebecca Myers
San Diego – Caleb Roitz
San Diego – Chloe Schneider
San Diego – Marie Shelton
San Diego – Paul  Williams
San Diego – Laura  Zablit

Spring Valley – Jack Koester
Spring Valley – Caleb Puckett
Spring Valley – Daniel Valdez

Vista – Christopher Yim