Since we had to cancel our free April 16th Shakespeare Day in downtown Milford, we are doing what folks all over the world are doing: finding a creative way to celebrate a birthday.
For our 5th Annual Shakespeare Day, a Del Shakes tradition which celebrates the Bard’s birthday, we’re taking the party ONLINE — Saturday, May 2 at 2pm on Facebook Live.
Del Shakes typically presents a speed-round of every single play Shakespeare ever wrote in the course of one hour, using volunteers from all walks of life. 38 plays. From All’s Well that Ends Well to The Winter’s Tale.
It’s a whirlwind group activity – a fun, light-hearted event that honors the dizzying diversity and vitality of Shakespeare’s writing, and our community. It’s kid friendly, too! This year’s quotes will aim to focus on the themes of thanks, togetherness, and healing.
We currently have filled all our 2020 Shakespeare Day volunteer needs. Thanks to all who reached out!
|Be in Our Virtual Audience||Volunteer to Recite Lines|
|To take joy in our socially-distant theatre experiment:|
Visit our Facebook page
on Saturday, May 2 at 2pm.
Look for our live video and click it. Use your computer or smart device.
You can react and comment in the live video feed if you’re logged into Facebook, and you can also watch our video at a later date.
(We will also share more information for those who aren’t Facebook users as the date approaches.)
|_||In the past, we’ve had pastors. Drummers. Teachers. Writers. Media. Homeschoolers. Ice cream makers. Brewmasters. |
All stepping up to the mic for their moment of Shakespeare glory.
We are particularly hoping to recruit some first responders to take a quick Shakespeare break and join us for about 20-30 seconds of dialogue.
If you would like to participate, complete this form then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Or send us the required answers in the email.)
Use this same email if you can introduce us to someone who would be a good fit!
More info for volunteers:
YOUR ROLE: You’ll be assigned a brief piece of text from a Shakespeare play to read (don’t worry, you don’t have to memorize it!). Many will be read solo, but if you have a partner to perform with you, we can assign a piece of dialogue to be read in tandem with them. And if you have a favorite Shakespeare play, we can try to match you with that one.
We can even plan a time to “rehearse” with you over Zoom.
HOW IT WORKS: All volunteers will be asked to join the Zoom meeting at the start. (Some segments can be pre-recorded, as well.)