Tempest Talks

Looking Behind the Curtain

A Digital Series

Hosted by CSC Associate Artistic Director Bryn Boice

In anticipation of the summer 2021 production of The Tempest on Boston Common, Tempest Talks give audience members the opportunity to get a unique look at the play itself and a peek behind the scenes with the creative team that is working to bring the play to life. The series focuses on the various elements that come together to put a great production on the stage: direction, design, performance.

The series begins in March and includes one event per month. Events are free of charge, but advance registration is required and a donation of $10 per event is suggested. Registration will open in January. Dates, topics, and speakers subject to change.

Creative Team

Bryn Boice

Bryn Boice  is an award-winning director, actor, educator and producer. Recent work includes: Universe Rushing Apart: Blue Kettle Here We Go, two one-act plays by Caryl Churchill for CSC (Elliot Norton Award, Outstanding Director, Large Theater); Admissions by Joshua Harmon (The Gamm Theatre, Providence); The Children by Lucy Kirkwood (Speakeasy Stage); an all-female production of Julius Caesar for Actors’ Shakespeare Project, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (CSC2). New York and Regional credits as actor and/or director include work with Asolo Repertory Company, Boston Playwrights’ Theater, InProximity Theatre Company, Theatre Row, Rebellious Subjects, Monomoy Theatre, Caroline’s on Broadway, and Manhattan Theatre Club. Bryn holds an MFA in Directing from Boston University and an MFA in Acting from the Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training (FSU). Proud member of Actor’s Equity Association since 2002. She currently teaches at Salem State University (Acting III, Voice for the Actor, Applied Movement, Directing, among others.  www.brynboice.com

Jenna Worden
Production Manager
Jenna Worden
Production Manager

Jenna Worden is delighted to return to CSC, where she works most often as a Stage Manager. Favorite CSC credits include Birdy, Universe Rushing Apart, and Our American Hamlet. Jenna also works with Brian O’Donovan to present both A Christmas Celtic Sojourn and The Rockport Celtic Festival.  Additional regional credits include New Rep Theatre, Gloucester Stage Company, Phoenix Theatre, and Childsplay AZ. She earned both her BA in Theatre Studies and BSEd in History from Northern Arizona University, and is constantly looking for new ways to teach and be in conversation with the past. Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Events in this series are held on Zoom and speech-to-text captioning will be available.

As with all of our programming, we encourage you to let us know about any disability-related accommodations that you need in order to participate. Please reach out to us at audienceservices@commshakes.org with your requests, or to let us know how we’re doing in our efforts to make all of our work engaging and accessible to all audiences.

Featured Photo: Set Design for The Tempest by Clint Ramos and Jeffrey Petersen

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