Wilmington! Shakespeare Day is coming back!
April 23, 2019 is William Shakespeare’s 455th birthday. To celebrate, Delaware Shakespeare would like to present every single play Shakespeare ever wrote in the course of one hour, on Market Street in downtown Wilmington.
So we could use some help!
After staging Shakespeare Day in Dover in 2017 and Rehoboth Beach in 2018, we’re coming back to street that started it all in 2016. In partnership with Buccini Pollin Group, Downtown Visions, and the Creative District, we aim to have about 20-30 seconds of dialogue from every Shakespeare play performed in a whirlwind fashion on “Shakespeare Day“ – a fun, light-hearted event that honors the dizzying diversity of Shakespeare’s writing and the collaborative spirit of downtown Wilmington. We hope to find volunteers from a wide cross-section of the community – from the government, arts, education, and business sectors – to step up to the mic for their 15 seconds of Shakespeare glory. Would you join us?
You’d be assigned a brief piece of text from a Shakespeare play (don’t worry, you don’t have to memorize it!). Some of these will be read solo, some will be a piece of dialogue to be read in tandem with another awesome volunteer. Delaware Shakespeare will hold a “drop-in” rehearsal in the baby grand lobby on a Monday, April 22, from 10am-5pm, when you can stop in at your leisure for 5-10 minutes to go over your dialogue and be briefed on the logistics. Then, all you need to do is show up on April 23 to take part in the fun. (Time commitment would be roughly 11:45am-1pm.)
If you are interested, CLICK HERE to download the “Volunteer Information” sheet and email the completed form (or email the information requested on the sheet) to firstname.lastname@example.org.