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Press Release: Globe for All A Midsummer Night's Dream Tour Casting

THE OLD GLOBE Continues Successful Arts Engagement Program as
GLOBE FOR ALL Tour Casting Is Announced for
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM,
Directed by PATRICIA MCGREGOR,
OCTOBER 30 through NOVEMBER 18, 2018

Touring Free Shakespeare to 17 Community Partner Venues,
Culminating with Low-Cost Public Performances
on the
Globe’s Lowell Davies Festival Theatre Stage

Your Coverage Is Invited ~
Join Us at One of the Available Community Venues!

 

SAN DIEGO (October 11, 2018)—The Old Globe invites your participation and coverage as Globe for All celebrates five years of making theatre matter to more people! This talented company of professional actors will tour William Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, throughout San Diego County to a wide variety of economically, geographically, and culturally diverse communities. The free Globe for All Tour begins Tuesday, October 30 and will visit 17 Community Partner venues new and old, from Oceanside to the South Bay, from Linda Vista to the Imperial Valley. Patricia McGregor returns to direct her second Globe for All Tour, following Measure for Measure in 2016. She recently received critical acclaim for her direction of the world premiere of Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole (People’s Light, Geffen Playhouse) and Skeleton Crew (Studio Theatre, Geffen Playhouse).

Audiences across San Diego County will fall under this midsummer night’s spell filled with magic, humor, music, and magnificent poetry. A dream unfolds in an enchanted forest where fairies play tricks on unsuspecting lovers, and bumbling actors are transformed beyond their wildest imaginings. Add to this a secret potion that grants love at first sight, and anything can—and does—happen!

The cast features Sam Avishay* (Demetrius, Snout, Cobweb), Nora Carroll* (Hermia, Fairy, Moth), Daniel Ian Joeck* (Egeus, Peter Quince), Jose Martinez* (Lysander, Snug, Peaseblossom), Jake Millgard* (Theseus, Bottom), Kimberly Monks (Titania, Robin Starveling), Renardo Charles Pringle Jr.* (Oberon, Flute), Larica Schnell* (Helena, Mustardseed), and Samantha Sutliff* (Hippolyta, Puck).  *Indicates a graduate of The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program.

The creative staff includes Samantha Rojales (Scenic Design), Amanda “Junior” Bergman (Costume Design), Miki Vale (DJ), David Huber (Voice and Text Coach), and Chandra R.M. Anthenill (Production Stage Manager).

“We are delighted to present Shakespeare’s masterpiece A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 17 Community Partner venues this year. Our community connections have deepened considerably since we launched Globe for All five years ago, and we value these crucial and rewarding partnerships,” said Old Globe Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “Globe for All is inspired by two simple but deep beliefs: that theatre is an art form for everyone, and that as the flagship arts institution of San Diego, The Old Globe should be accessible to the entire community. Taking our show on the road each year to new corners of our region advances our values of equity, inclusion, access, and, of course, excellence. This year’s tour embodies these values vividly, and our close friend Patricia McGregor’s beautiful production of Midsummer will bring joy, fun, and the special magic of Shakespeare to our neighbors around San Diego County.”

Patricia McGregor recently directed the world premiere of Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole (also co-writer, People’s Light, Geffen Playhouse), Skeleton Crew (Studio Theatre, Geffen Playhouse), Good Grief (Center Theatre Group), Measure for Measure (Globe for All), The Parchman Hour (Guthrie Theater), Hamlet (The Public Theater), Ugly Lies the Bone (Roundabout Theatre Company), brownsville song (b-side for tray) (Lincoln Center Theater), Stagger Lee (Dallas Theater Center), Hurt Village (Signature Theatre Company), and A Raisin in the Sun, The Winter’s Tale, and Spunk (California Shakespeare Theater). She served as consultant for J Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only tour and Associate Director of Fela!,coaching Patti LaBelle on Broadway. She is also the co-founder of Angela’s Purse with her artist/activist sister Paloma McGregor.

Community Partners will enjoy this unique experience of A Midsummer Night’s Dream up close and personal, presented in non-traditional venues within their own neighborhoods. New partners this year include Cal State San Marcos, Oceanside Public Library, and Sweetwater High School/A Reason to Survive (A.R.T.S.). Globe for All will return to familiar haunts including San Diego Rescue Mission; Veterans Village of San Diego; Fourth District Seniors Resource Center; San Diego Public Library branches including the Central Library, City Heights/Weingart Branch Library/SAY San Diego, and Otay Mesa-Nestor Branch Library; Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility; Chaldean Middle Eastern Social Services/San Diego County Library – El Cajon Branch Library; South Bay Community Services/Chula Vista Promise Neighborhood; Father Joe’s Villages; Naval Base San Diego; Lemon Grove Academy/Lemon Grove Historical Society/San Diego County Library – Lemon Grove Branch Library; California State Prison, Centinela; and San Diego Military Family Collaborative/Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) San Diego’s Serra Real Connections Healthy Start Program. The tour will culminate in two low-cost public performances on Sunday, November 18 on the Globe’s Lowell Davies Festival Theatre stage.

To become familiarized with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, each Community Partner organization is offered a Bard Basics workshop, designed to enhance the understanding and enjoyment of Shakespeare’s work. Professional Globe Teaching Artists Kendrick Dial, Gerardo Flores, Lisel Gorell-Getz, Kimberly King, Erika Phillips, James Pillar, Tara Ricasa, and Valeria Vega will introduce participants to Shakespeare, his work, and the common themes and ideas of the play. These artists also begin each performance with an introductory pre-show warmup and end them with a casual talk-back.

Globe for All presents free professional theatre to diverse, multigenerational audiences in locations around San Diego County, with a cast of nine professional actors and nine production staff members. Over the past four years, Globe for All has continued to extend its reach, performing in military bases, homeless shelters, senior and correctional facilities, recreation centers, libraries, and other community venues. It has made theatre matter to more than 7,200 audience members, many of whom, for whatever reason, do not enjoy regular access to the professional performing arts. With production values scaled to non-theatrical venues such as gymnasiums, cafeterias, and multipurpose rooms, the tour gives audiences an intimate, up-close, and visceral experience of live performance and fosters a shared sense of community between performer and spectator.

Globe for All will be presented with free public performances at:

  • Fourth District Seniors Resource Center (The George L. Stevens Senior Center, 570 S. 65th St., San Diego, 92114) on Friday, November 2 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Oceanside Public Library (Civic Center Community Rooms, 330 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, 92054) on Saturday, November 3 at 12:45 p.m.
  • San Diego Public Library – Central Library (Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common, Shiley Special Events Suite, 330 Park Blvd., San Diego, 92101) on Sunday, November 4 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Chaldean Middle Eastern Social Services/San Diego County Library – El Cajon Branch Library (St. Michael Chaldean Catholic Church, 799 E. Washington Ave., El Cajon, 92020) on Wednesday, November 7 at 6:15 p.m.
  • San Diego Public Library – City Heights/Weingart Branch Library & Performance Annex/SAY San Diego (3795 Fairmount Ave., San Diego, 92105) on Saturday, November 10 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Cal State San Marcos (Arts 111 Performance Hall, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd. San Marcos, CA 92096) on Sunday, November 11 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Naval Base San Diego (Navy Region Southwest, Anchors Catering & Conference Center, Main at Yama St., 2375 Recreation Way, Building 3210, San Diego, 92136) on Tuesday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. (open to Navy personnel and family members).
  • San Diego Military Family Collaborative/Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) San Diego’s Serra Real Connections Healthy Start Program (Junipero Serra High School, 5156 Santo Rd., San Diego, 92124) on Friday, November 16 at 5:45 p.m.
  • San Diego Public LibraryOtay Mesa-Nestor Branch Library (3003 Coronado Ave., San Diego, 92154) on Saturday, November 17 at 12:45 p.m.

In addition, the Globe for All Tour will be performed for members of the following organizations (not open to audiences outside the organization; advance clearance needed for media coverage):

  • San Diego Rescue Mission on Tuesday, October 30.
  • Sweetwater High School/A Reason to Survive (A.R.T.S.) on Wednesday, October 31.
  • Veterans Village of San Diego on Thursday, November 1, OPENING NIGHT.
  • Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility on Tuesday, November 6.
  • South Bay Community Services/Chula Vista Promise Neighborhood on Thursday, November 8.
  • Father Joe’s Villages on Friday, November 9.
  • Lemon Grove Academy/Lemon Grove Historical Society/San Diego County Library – Lemon Grove Branch Library on Wednesday, November 14.
  • California State Prison, Centinela on Thursday, November 15.

These last performances are NOT open to the public, so PLEASE DO NOT publish any details about them.

The tour culminates with two low-cost public performances on the Globe’s Lowell Davies Festival Theatre stage on Sunday, November 18 at 12:00 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. These tickets are $10.00 for subscribers and donors, on sale Friday, October 12 at 12:00 noon; and $15.00 for the general public, on sale Friday, November 2 at 12:00 noon; subject to availability.

We strongly encourage potential audience members to make arrangements to attend public performances by contacting the community venues in their neighborhood. Seating is subject to availability. Your media coverage is welcome, either to review the production—opening night is Thursday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. at Veterans Village of San Diego—or to help spread the word within each community as the tour progresses. Even though the private community venues are intended to reach audiences within that neighborhood, we can request exceptions for media coverage should there be a specific neighborhood you wish to see the production in. Please contact Susan Chicoine ASAP for more information about how to join us and see for yourself exactly what happens as the tour reaches out into the San Diego community! Advance media reservations are an absolute must, and those wishing to attend Centinela or Las Colinas must apply for necessary clearances now.

Globe for All is supported in part through lead gifts from Elaine and Dave Darwin, Silvija and Brian Devine, and Theatre Forward, with additional support from Maggie Acosta and Larry Shushan, Ann Davies Fund for Teaching Artists, Stuart Foreman, The James Irvine Foundation, Holmlund Family Fund at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation, Sanderson Family Foundation, Torrey Pines Bank, Michael T. Turner and Suzanne Poet Turner in loving memory of James Whitfield Poet, The City of Chula Vista Performing and Visual Arts Grant, the County of San Diego, and Viasat. Financial support for The Old Globe is provided by The City of San Diego.

Organizations interested in partnering with Globe for All in the future should contact Karen Ann Daniels, Associate Director of Arts Engagement, at kdaniels@TheOldGlobe.org or (619) 231-1941 x2105.

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CALENDAR: The Heart of Rock & Roll (9/6–10/21), M.F.A.: Julius Caesar (10/20–10/28), AXIS: Day of the Dead Celebration (10/28), Globe for All Tour: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (10/30–11/18), Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (11/3–12/29), Looking for Christmas: The New Clint Black Christmas Musical (11/11–12/16), The Grinch sensory-friendly performance and AXIS: Jungle Poppins (12/1), Familiar (1/26–3/3/2019), Tiny Beautiful Things (2/9–3/10), AXIS: I Love Africa Concert (2/9), Life After (3/22–4/28), They Promised Her the Moon (4/6–5/5), AXIS: Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare! (4/20), AXIS: concert TBD (5/9), Ken Ludwig’s The Gods of Comedy (5/11–6/16), What You Are (5/23–6/23), AXIS: Tuesday Dances (6/4, 6/11, 8/18, 6/25), AXIS: Make Music San Diego (6/21).

PHOTO EDITORS: Digital images of The Old Globe’s productions are available at www.theoldglobe.org/press-room.

The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional regional theatres and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for over 80 years. Under the leadership of Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Managing Director Timothy J. Shields, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, both part of The Old Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 605-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 theatre’s artistic and arts engagement programs. Numerous world premieres such as the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Meteor Shower, Bright Star, Allegiance, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,and the annual holiday musical Dr. Seuss’s 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 theatres across the country.

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON VENUES WITH PERFORMANCES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Many of these venues have pre-show community meals. Please contact us to cover this portion of the event.

Fourth District Seniors Resource Center

  • The George L. Stevens Senior Center, 570 S. 65th St., San Diego, 92114
  • Friday, November 2 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Pre-show performance by FDSRC Seasoned Line Dancers at 1:00 p.m.
  • The Fourth District Seniors Resource Center is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization serving moderate- to low-income seniors residing within the 4th Council District. It is primarily funded through grants and private donations. The Center provides a place where seniors can meet to voice their concerns on various seniors’ issues, receive updates on legislative measures, socialize, and enjoy daily congregate meals. Participants are afforded the opportunity to interact with youth, thus fostering mutual pride and self-respect.

Oceanside Public Library

New Community Partner/venue in 2018

  • 330 N Coast Highway., Oceanside, CA 92054
  • Saturday, November 3 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Bard Basics Workshop – Thursday October 25 at 5:15 p.m.
  • The Oceanside Public Library is the cultural heart of Oceanside, empowering the community by promoting literacy, information access, civic engagement, cultural inclusiveness, and openness to new ideas. The mission of the Oceanside Public Library is to engage, inform, connect, and inspire.
  • Camp Pendleton/Intrepid Spirit Center - Intrepid Spirit Centers are built nationwide to treat traumatic brain injuries and psychological conditions affecting service members. With over 45,000 Marines and Sailors, it is a prime location to have such a resource. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes fund has a profound history of treating service members by instilling in them hope and comfort while dealing with their conditions.

San Diego Public Library – Central Branch

  • Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common, Shiley Special Events Suite, 330 Park Blvd.,
    San Diego, 92101
  • Sunday, November 4 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Bard Basics Workshop – Saturday October 20 time TBD
  • The San Diego Public Library, the largest library system in the region, serves a population of more than 1.3 million people. Its mission is to inspire lifelong learning through connections to knowledge and each other. The San Diego Public Library is a popular destination that connects this diverse community to free educational and cultural resources that enrich the lives of visitors and residents alike. The San Diego Central Library, the heart of the city’s 35-branch public library system, opened in September 2013.

Chaldean Middle Eastern Social Services/San Diego County Library – El Cajon Branch Library

  • St. Michael Chaldean Catholic Church, 799 E. Washington Ave., El Cajon, 92020
  • Wednesday, November 7 at 6:15 p.m.
  • Bard Basics workshop – Saturday, October 21at 10:00 a.m. (San Diego County Library – El Cajon Branch Library, 201 E. Douglas Ave., El Cajon, 92020)
  • The mission of Chaldean Middle Eastern Social Services (CMSS) is to help refugee communities maximize their potential toward a better way of life, as well as to facilitate their acculturation into American society. To this end, CMSS educates and empowers resettling Chaldean and Middle-Eastern refugees by providing them with the primary healthcare, education, and social service tools and programs necessary for comprehensive wellbeing and success in their new homeland.
  • The mission of San Diego County Library (SDCL) is to inform, educate, inspire, and entertain. Conferred the national 2012 Library of the Year award by Library Journal and Gale (part of Cengage Learning), SDCL provides sanctuaries for all ages and has its finger on the pulse of the community.

San Diego Public Library – City Heights/Weingart Branch Library & Performance Annex

  • 3795 Fairmount Ave., San Diego, 92105
  • Saturday, November 10 at 3:00 p.m.
  • The Performance Annex is the only theatre that the City of San Diego both owns and operates. It is a 50-foot-by-50-foot black-box theatre, a physical asset and real estate parcel of the San Diego Public Library. It was developed in the 1990s as part of the Urban Village project, a private–public partnership between the city and Price Charities that includes the library itself, the park and recreation center, the retail center, affordable housing, and the office building on University Avenue that houses Price and a number of other not-for-profits and non-governmental organizations. The intention is that with technical upgrades and other improvements in the near future, the theatre will become the central feature in a larger cultural production facility.

Cal State San Marcos

New Community Partner/venue in 2018

  • Arts 111 Performance Hall, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd. San Marcos, CA 92096
  • Sunday, November 11 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Bard Basics workshop – Tuesday, October 30       at 3:00 p.m.
  • California State University San Marcos is a public comprehensive university in San Marcos, California, United States, and one of the 23 campuses of the California State University system. San Marcos is a suburban city in the North County area of San Diego County. CSUSM offers more than 60 degree and credential programs, which include the arts and music, humanities, natural and applied natural sciences, education, business, and the health professions. It has a student body of 13,893 undergraduate and graduate students.

Naval Base San Diego (Open to Navy personnel and family members)

  • Navy Region Southwest, Anchors Catering & Conference Center, Main at Yama St.,
    2375 Recreation Way, Building 3210, San Diego, 92136
  • Tuesday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m.
  • As the Naval shore installation management headquarters for the Southwest region (California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada), Navy Region Southwest provides coordination of base-operating support functions for operating forces throughout the region. This includes providing expertise in areas such as housing, environmental, security, family services, port services, air services, bachelor quarters, supply, medical, and logistical concerns for the hundreds of thousands of active-duty, reserve, and retired military members in the area. The Anchors Catering & Conference Center is located at Naval Base San Diego just outside the Main St. Gate; it allows for easy access to non-military guests.

San Diego Military Family Collaborative/Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) San Diego’s Serra Real Connections Healthy Start Program

  • Junipero Serra High School, 5156 Santo Rd., San Diego, 92124
  • Friday, November 16 at 5:45 p.m.
  • The San Diego Military Family Collaborative provides an inclusive forum to maximize the collective impact of community resources to enhance military family life. More than anywhere else in the nation, active-duty military, returning veterans, and their families call San Diego home. The San Diego Military Family Collaborative provides one coordinated place where military families can find resources and stay strong, healthy, and connected. Together as a community, in partnership with active-duty, reservists, veterans, and their families, San Diego will give military men and women the just response for their sacrifice and service.
  • Serra Real Connections (SRC) is a school-based family resource center, located on the Junipero Serra High School campus, serving all students and families in Tierrasanta/Murphy Canyon. SRC engages students and families to enhance campus climate and culture by developing student leaders and strengthening social and emotional confidence of teens, preparing them for college or post-high school success, thus promoting healthy families in healthy communities.

San Diego Public Library – Otay Mesa-Nestor Branch

  • 3003 Coronado Ave., San Diego, 92154
  • Saturday, November 17 at 12:45 p.m.
  • The new Otay Mesa-Nestor Branch Library extends the mission of the facility beyond that of merely a home for books. It embraces the notion of a place, which is an important resource and anchor for the community. The new entrance brings visitors off the street and down into the library and aligns its axis with a new outdoor courtyard. The courtyard—which is visible from the existing library, its new addition, and the street—is both an extension of the interior space for community events and a quiet place for reflection and reading. The new 5,000-square-foot addition houses the community meeting and media rooms. It has a place of prominence at the corner of the site, where a 20-foot-tall structural glass wall gives a glimpse of the main community room to the public from the street. The use of teak hardwood and stone floors, coupled with the scale of the room, further reinforces the building as an anchor for the neighborhood.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON OUR NON-PUBLIC PERFORMANCE VENUES
For Possible Media Scheduling Only ~ Please Do Not Publish These Anywhere!

Many of these venues have pre-show community meals. Please contact us to cover this portion of the event.

Sweetwater High School, A Reason to Survive (A.R.T.S.)

New Community Partner/venue in 2018

  • 2900 Highland Ave. National City, CA 91950
  • Wednesday, October 31 at 6:30 p.m.
    • A Reason to Survive’ s (A.R.T.S.) unique, sequential program model of therapeutic arts, arts education, and college and career preparation is based on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. The model follows youth long-term, meeting them where they are emotionally, socially, developmentally, and artistically. This provides a one-stop shop to move from crisis to college or career using the arts and creativity. By providing youth with a sense of identity and a forum for positive expression, A.R.T.S. aims to heal, inspire, and empower youth to affect positive change in their own lives, the communities they live in, and the world.

San Diego Rescue Mission (Not open to the press)

  • 120 Elm St., San Diego, 92101
  • Tuesday, October 30 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Bard Basics Workshop – Thursday October 25 at 6:30 p.m.
  • For over 50 years, it has been more than San Diego Rescue Mission’s purpose—it has been their privilege—to help San Diego’s homeless and poor populations create better lives for themselves and, in turn, build a better community for everyone. Their comprehensive programs meet basic needs, and then go further. They help clients address the challenges behind their homelessness for positive, lasting change. They provide an opportunity for those in need to take control of their lives, find a new level of stability, and return to their communities as fulfilled, contributing members of society.

Veterans Village of San Diego

  • 4141 Pacific Hwy., San Diego, 92110
  • OPENING NIGHT – Thursday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Bard Basics Workshop – Thursday October 18 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Founded in 1981, Veterans Village of San Diego (VVSD) assists homeless veterans who have substance abuse and/or mental health issues, including men and women who have recently returned from Iraq and Afghanistan. With five locations throughout San Diego County, VVSD is the only program of its kind in the United States. Each year VVSD provides services to more than 2,000 military veterans who have served and sacrificed for their country.

Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility (Advance clearances needed)

  • 451 Riverview Pkwy., Santee, 92071
  • Tuesday, November 6 at 6:00 p.m.
  • The Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility (LCDRF) serves as the primary detention facility for women in San Diego County. LCDRF opened a new and improved facility in August 2014, emphasizing academic and pre-employment classes and reentry services to better prepare inmates for successful reintegration in the community and to lower the chance of reoffending.

South Bay Community Services/Chula Vista Promise Neighborhood

  • Hilltop Middle School, 44 East J St. Chula Vista, CA 91910
  • Thursday, November 8 at 5:45 p.m.
  • Bard Basics workshop – Thursday, October 24 at 6:00 p.m.
  • South Bay Community Services is a community-based organization that provides a holistic and comprehensive array of programs and services for children, youth, and families to help them overcome challenges and succeed. The organization focuses on the Chula Vista Promise Neighborhood. Inspired by the success of the Harlem Children’s Zone, President Barack Obama initiated Promise Neighborhoods, a federally funded program that provides comprehensive approaches to changing the odds for struggling, most-at-risk children.

Father Joe’s Villages

  • St. Vincent De Paul Village Family Health Center, 1501 Imperial Ave., San Diego, 92101
  • Friday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Bard Basics workshop – Friday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Father Joe’s Villages is San Diego’s largest residential homeless services provider and has been providing innovative programs and services since 1950. Their mission is to prevent and end homelessness one life at a time, which they do by providing housing, healthcare, food, clothing, case management, education, job training, and child development in an internationally modeled, one-stop-shop approach. Their mission is made possible only through the efforts of compassionate staff, dedicated volunteers, and generous public and private donors.

Lemon Grove Academy/Lemon Grove Historical Society/San Diego County Library – Lemon Grove Branch Library

  • Lemon Grove Academy, Roberto Alvarez Auditorium, 3171 School Ln., Lemon Grove, 91945
  • Wednesday, November 14 at 5:45 p.m.
  • Bard Basics workshop – Wednesday, November 7 at 6:00 p.m. (San Diego County Library – Lemon Grove Branch Library, 3001 School Ln., Lemon Grove, CA 91945)
  • The mantra of Lemon Grove Academy (LGA) is “Keeping It RE2AL,” which stands for “Relationships, Expectations for Excellence, and Accelerate Learning.” LGA’s mission is to help young adolescents explore the questions “Who am I?” “What do I aspire to be?” and “What is the path to achieve these goals?” It enables students to become aware of both the real world applications of their learning and the ability to positively contribute to society.
  • The Lemon Grove Historical Society is located at the H. Lee House, a city-owned historic site maintained and operated by the Lemon Grove Historical Society. The Society preserves and shares the history of Lemon Grove within the context of regional, state, and national history; fosters interest in historical studies and the arts and humanities; and manages programs and buildings that advance this mission. It is governed by a seven-member board and is the leading cultural institution in Lemon Grove. The Society operates the Parsonage Museum and the H. Lee House Cultural Center, both in beautiful Civic Center Park in midtown Lemon Grove. The not-for-profit Society offers a paid membership; distributes a quarterly newsletter; presents free public history lectures from September to June; and offers chamber music, jazz, plays, art exhibits, and more.
  • The services offered by the Lemon Grove Branch Library provide everyone with books, e-books, computers, events for all ages from babies to seniors, and a 3-D printer. It is a branch of the San Diego County Library system and, as such, is committed to enriching the lives of the people of Lemon Grove. Its mission is to inform, educate, inspire, and entertain. Take a moment to step though its doors and see what the library has to offer you.

California State Prison, Centinela (Advance clearances needed)

  • 2302 Brown Rd., Imperial, 92251
  • Thursday, November 15 at 12:45 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.
  • California State Prison, Centinela is a male-only state prison located in Imperial County, California, approximately 20 miles from Imperial and El Centro. The mission of Centinela is to provide long-term confinement to men who have been convicted of felonious crimes and remanded to the State of California for incarceration. Inmate productivity and self-improvement are considered integral components to Centinela’s overall objective of reducing recidivism among those inmates incarcerated at the institution.

ALL INFORMATION (VENUES, DATES, AND TIMES) SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM BIOGRAPHIES

Sam Avishay (Demetrius, Snout, Cobweb) was last seen at The Old Globe as Ferdinand in The Tempest. He is a graduate of The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. His prior credits at the Globe and in the program include Prince/Chorus in Romeo and Juliet, Harry Percy in King Richard II, and Merriman in The Importance of Being Earnest. Before grad school, he studied cooking and butchery at restaurants around the world. He has a B.A. in History from UC Berkeley. @sammax.jpeg on Instagram. Theatre matters because it helps us share the stories that tell us where we come from, and it helps us better understand who and where we are today.

Nora Carroll (Hermia, Fairy, Moth) was raised outside of Chicago’s Southside. Before receiving her M.F.A. in Acting from The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program, she attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts for Drama. Some of her favorite roles include Miranda in The Tempest, Queen Isabel in King Richard II, and Guildenstern in Hamlet (The Old Globe) and Octavia in BLKS (Steppenwolf Theatre Company). Theatre matters because representative storytelling has the power to transform lives and challenge the status quo.

Daniel Ian Joeck (Egeus, Peter Quince) has appeared at The Old Globe in Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest, Hamlet, and King Richard II. As a graduate student, he has performed in Three Sisters, Romeo and Juliet, The Maderati, Ajax, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. His regional credits include Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew (Nebraska Shakespeare Festival), The Learned Ladies and The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare & Company), and Ramona Quimby (Children’s Theatre Company). Theatre matters because it can help build understanding, empathy, and community.

Jose Martinez (Lysander, Snug, Peaseblossom) was most recently seen at The Old Globe in its Summer Shakespeare Festival productions of The Tempest and Much Ado About Nothing. Some of his favorite credits include Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Keene in The Maderati, Pepe in San Diego Repertory Theatre’s My Mañana Comes, Orcus in She Kills Monsters, and Mau in Nation. Theatre matters because it gives the voiceless an opportunity to see themselves and their stories onstage.

Jake Millgard (Theseus, Bottom) considers The Old Globe a second home, and he is so grateful to be back working on Globe for All. He worked on a Globe for All production two years ago, playing Lucio in Measure for Measure. He received his M.F.A. from The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. jakemillgard.com, @jakemillgard on Twitter and Instagram. Theatre matters because stories matter, and they help to bring us as a society closer together.

Kimberly Monks (Titania, Robin Starveling) is an actress/writer who last appeared at The Old Globe in Thinking Shakespeare Live! She graduated from UC San Diego with her M.F.A. in Acting. Her UCSD theatrical credits include La Bête, Damascus, Native Son, The Taming of the Shrew, Are You There?, What of the Night, A Raisin in the Sun, and 53% Of. Her regional credits include Incurable: A Fool’s Tale (Guthrie Theater) and Wild Goose Dreams (La Jolla Playhouse). Theatre matters because it has the power to change minds and save lives!

Renardo Charles Pringle Jr. (Oberon, Flute) last appeared in Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest, Hamlet,and King Richard II in The Old Globe’s Summer Shakespeare Festival, and he appeared with The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program as Andrei Prozorov in Three Sisters, Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet, Teucer in Ajax, Ritt in The Maderati, and Antonio in The Two Gentlemen of Verona. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program. @livelovelaughliftnardi on Instagram. Theatre matters because it can change lives.

Larica Schnell (Helena, Mustardseed) is from South Africa and is a graduate of The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. She last appeared as Ursula in Much Ado About Nothing at The Old Globe. She also appeared in The Tempest, Hamlet, and King Richard II. Her previous credits in the M.F.A. program include Juliet in Romeo and Juliet. Theatre matters because when we’re in that room filled with strangers, we are connected and share in an experience that will help us understand ourselves and each other a little more.

Samantha Sutliff (Hippolyta, Puck) most recently played Juno in The Tempest and First Watch in Much Ado About Nothing in The Old Globe’s Summer Shakespeare Festival. She can be seen in the hit web series “The Leslie” and “Another Castle.” She graduated University of Miami with a B.M. in Musical Theatre and University of San Diego with an M.F.A. Theatre matters because in seeing ourselves reflected onstage, we know that we are not alone.

Samantha Rojales (Scenic Design) graduated with an M.F.A. in Scenic Design from UC San Diego in 2018. She has designed sets for theatre and dance at UC San Diego, including many productions that involved immersing the audience within the environment of the scenic design. She looks forward to becoming more involved within the theatre and dance communities in San Diego. Theatre matters because it can reach people and find ways to connect people within their own communities, as well as help them find a voice.

Amanda “Junior” Bergman (Costume Design) is a costume designer from San Diego, California and originally from Lansing, Michigan. She graduated from Michigan State University with a B.F.A. in Theatre. After graduating she began work at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts as the ager/dyer in entertainment costuming worldwide, before continuing her education at UC San Diego, where she received her M.F.A. abergmandesign.com. Theatre matters because we are all storytellers.

Miki Vale (Sound Design) is an international hip-hop artist, DJ, educator, playwright, and global hip-hop ambassador for the United States. She has co-created physical and virtual spaces for women’s presence and engagement, exploring the impact of hip-hop culture on race, class, and gender. In 2016 she was the DJ and sound designer for The Old Globe’s Globe for All Tour. mikivalethemc.com, @mikivalethemc on Facebook and Instagram. Theatre matters because it allows people to feel, and without feeling there is no life.

David Huber (Voice and Text Coach) has worked on over 30 Globe productions since 2014.His most recent shows include Barefoot in the Park, The Tempest, and A Thousand Splendid Suns. He has worked as an actor at the Globe, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Pittsburgh Playhouse, and many others. He coaches privately, teaches at several local colleges, and is an M.F.A. graduate of The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. Theatre matters because it helps us live an examined life that is capable of change.

Chandra R.M. Anthenill (Production Stage Manager) has worked on the Globe productions of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Twelfth Night (Globe for All), Guys and Dolls, Camp David, and The Comedy of Errors. Her credits as a production stage manager include Beachtown, Outside Mullingar, The Oldest Boy, Oedipus El Rey, and Honky (San Diego Repertory Theatre), and The Last Wife, Spring Awakening, Assassins, and Company (Cygnet Theatre Company). She is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. Theatre matters because it helps people understand a wider range of communities.

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