Happy New Year: A 2018 TTF Retrospective

What a year!  2018 was our Year of Visibility, and thanks to you - our wonderful classical theatre community - TTF was able to showcase and collaborate with so many wonderful artists!

Let's take a trip down memory lane, as we prep for the revelation of our 2019 theme and season.

Year Round: Monthly MUSE - Thanks to Chris Rivera, we were able to bring you Monthly MUSE, where new plays are developed and actors get to hone their cold reading skills.  We got to meet many new playwrights, actors and directors through this series, and are thrilled to continue MUSE through 2019! 

Winter-Spring 2018: Proteus Project - Thanks to sponsorship from the Sheen Center, TTF was able to give several of our house playwrights space to perform a music stand reading of their full length pieces, many of which were developed at MUSE. 

March 2018: March Masquerade - We were delighted to see just how many people of our TTF Community had doublets, corsets, pumpkin pants and hose in their closets, just waiting for an opportunity to wear them to a party!

March 2018: ShakesCon - TTF was thrilled to participate in the New York Shakespeare Convention this year, teaching a class on performing new verse and hanging out with some classical theatre lovers.

Starr Kirkland as Anne Page
in The Merry Widows of Windsor
(Part of the El Barrio Shakespeare Festival)
June 2018: El Barrio Shakespeare Festival (Shakespeare Forum) - 'Tis the season for a festival!  TTF was thrilled to give several open workshops on new verse, and discovering your true actor self, as well as a performance of classical scenes juxtaposed against new, as well as a very special Monthly MUSE for the Shakespeare Forum festival.  (Phew!)  Can't wait to do it again in 2019! 

June 2018: The Merry Widows of Windsor - Thanks to the Sheen Center, we got to bring Emily C. A. Snyder's sequel to Shakespeare's Merry Wives to life at the Second Annual Catholic Playwrights Festival.

July-August 2018: Lady Capulet and The Fall of Lady M - The staged reading series has been a staple of TTF's season since our inception, and we were thrilled to explore two of Shakespeare's strong women in these reimaginings.

October 2018: The Other, Other Woman and The Love & Death Trilogy - TTF is nothing if not ambitious!  Thanks to the Shakespeare Forum, TTF put on a fully staged production of Emily C. A. Snyder's new play in (mostly) rhyming couplets, The Other, Other Woman, as well as fully staged readings of the entire Love & Death Trilogy: Persephone Rises, The Seduction of Adonis and Cupid and Psyche.  It was epic.  It was awesome.  Let's do something (similar) again next year.

November 2018: Cocktails & Classics - It's our second annual evening of short parodies and homages to classical art and literature!  And this year we made fun of Monet, Dickens, and of course, loads of the Bard of Stratford-upon-Avon.  What will 2019 bring?

December 2018: Holiday Party - There's no better way to end the year than by partying with you, our TTF Community.

What will 2019 bring?  Keep an eye on our Facebook page, or email turntoflesh@gmail.com to make sure you get our weekly newsletter.  We can't wait to work with you as we start up again in mid-January.  See you soon!


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