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A Modern Verse Translation of Shakespeare

Twelfth Night

Playwright and Dramaturg

  • Alison Carey is director of American Revolutions: the United States History Cycle, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s multi-decade program of commissioning and developing 37 new plays about moments of change in United States history. Carey is co-founder of and former resident playwright of Cornerstone Theater Company, which creates work with and for communities, sometimes through adaptations of Shakespeare and other older works. Her work has been produced at venues nationwide, including the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Arena Stage, the Public Theater, the Mark Taper Forum, the shuttered mother plant of Bethlehem Steel, and a dirt-floor cattle sale barn.

    Alison is working on Twelfth Night – Click here for more info!

    Alison Carey

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    Lezlie C. Cross is a dramaturg, scholar, and teacher currently working at the University of Portland. Her recent dramaturgical work includesTimon of Athens; The Very Merry Wives of Windsor, Iowa; As You Like It; All’s Well That Ends Wellat the Oregon Shakespeare Festival; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Treasure Island, Guys and Dollsand William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Playat the Utah Shakespeare Festival; A Raisin in the Sun at Cincinnati Shakespeare Love’s Labours Lost at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville;and The Tempest,Much Ado about Nothingat Classic Stage Company. Her published articles and book reviews appear in the journals Shakespeare Bulletin, Theatre Annual, The Journal of American Drama and Theatre and Theatre Survey as well as the book projects Shakespeare Expressed: Page, Stage, and Classroom and Performing Objects and Theatrical Things. Her article in Theatre History Studies (2017) places the controversy surrounding Play On! in historical context. She holds a PhD from the University of Washington, a MA from the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, UK, and a BA from Whitman College.

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Production History

  • 2020

    May. 4 2020

    • Hero Theatre FIRST READS Online

      Presented by Play On’s partner Hero Theatre as a part of our educational series FIRST READS.

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  • 2019

    Jun. 1 2019

    • Play On! Festival NYC

      Rehearsal and Staged Reading directed by JaMeeka Holloway with full cast as part of the Play On! Translation Festival in NYC.

    • Produced by:

      Play On! / Classic Stage / Oregon Shakespeare Festival