The Actor’s Craft and Tempest Talks: Provocative, enlightening, entertaining, that’s PlayOn@CSC! The pandemic has forced us to cancel in-person performances, but we’re taking this opportunity to give our artists, audiences, and members of the community a chance to experience our work in totally new ways.

PlayOn@CSC comprises three series of digital programs that feature actor performances, live conversations, film screenings, and much more, giving you a unique behind-the-scenes look at how productions are put together, how actors bring their characters to life, and how filmmakers have used Shakespeare’s stories as a springboard to realize their own visions. We hope you’ll join us!

The Actor’s Craft: Bringing a Character to Life

How does an actor take words on a page and bring a character to life on stage? Our second event in this series features acclaimed actors Amy Ryan and Jason Butler Harner, who will explore the roles of Beatrice and Benedick, the couple at the center of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare Reimagined: Bringing His Stories to the Screen

In partnership with the Coolidge Corner Theatre, we take an in-depth look at how filmmakers have reimagined Shakespeare’s timeless stories for today.

Tempest Talks: Looking Behind the Curtain

The creative team for CSC’s 2021 Shakespeare on the Common production of The Tempest give a unique behind-the-scenes look at how a production comes together.

Set Design for The Tempest by Clint Ramos and Jeffrey Petersen

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