SU Drama lecture to explore Shakespeare and gender
SU Drama lecture to explore Shakespeare and genderOctober 06, 2004Amy Schmitzaemehrin@syr.edu
The Syracuse University drama department will host Lisa Wolpe, actor and artistic director for the Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company (LAWSC), Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Wolpe’s lecture, titled “The Universal Actor-Gender and Cosmology in Performing Shakespeare” will explore the sociopolitical and spiritual resonances of cross-gender content in the works of Shakespeare. It will take place at Syracuse Stage’s Arthur Storch Theatre, and it is free and open to the public.
Wolpe has been acting, producing, writing and directing in theater for 20 years. Recent credits include directing for the California Shakespeare Festival and performing at Berkeley Repertory Theater. She works as a freelance producer for corporate events and video projects. Wolpe is on the faculty of Shakespeare & Company and the Sedona Shakespeare Institute.
“As the founder and artistic director of LAWSC, my drive is, first, to integrate myself into the fabric of a society as a person who has the power to be seen and heard, and to help bring women’s voices onto the stage and into the world,” says Wolpe.
LAWSC is an all-female Shakespeare company which seeks to create collaborative, multi-racial productions that provide theater opportunities for women and girls. Since 1993, LAWSC has produced nine award-winning theatrical productions, including “Romeo and Juliet,” “Othello,” “Hamlet,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Much Ado About Nothing” and “Twelfth Night.”