Each spring, Delaware Shakespeare’s Community Cornerstone initiative aims to engage in community programming that fosters dialogue around key themes found in the Summer Festival plays that connect to modern life.
In connection with our 2019 summer production of The Merry Wives of Windsor, Delaware Shakespeare will gather scholars, artists, Community Tour partners, and members of the general public to create responses to Shakespeare’s boldly ridiculous comedy during the “Merry Wives Jam Session.”
Over a late spring weekend (date TBD), participants will hear scholarly perspectives of the play and explore the themes through theatre exercises before writing short plays that capture connections between Shakespeare’s play and contemporary issues.
Audience members can gather at the end of the weekend “jam session” to see the results of these “overnight” plays written and performed by community members.
Past Community Cornerstone Programs