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A Modern Verse Translation of Shakespeare

The Winter’s Tale

Playwright and Dramaturg

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    Tracy Young is a theatre director and playwright. Tracy developed several original plays with The Actors’ Gang in Los Angeles, including the musicals Hysteria (Ovation Award), Euphoria (Ovation and LA Weekly Awards) and A Fairy Tale (Garland and GLAAD Image Awards), as well as Dreamplay, a meditation on Carl Jung’s theories of collective unconscious. She created several adaptations of classic plays and novels, including the critically acclaimed Candude, or The Optimistic Civil Servant (from Voltaire’s Candide for Cornerstone Theatre Company), The Servant of Two Masters and The Imaginary Invalid for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (with co-adaptor Oded Gross), and most recently a theatrical adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time. Her most challenging and joyful work to date is Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella (with co-adaptor Bill Rauch), a simultaneous telling of Euripides’ Medea, Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Earlier forays into Shakespearean translation include productions of The Taming of the Shrew and The Merry Wives of Windsor at Idaho Shakespeare Festival.

    Tracy Young

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    Ben Pryor is the Provost and CEO of Antioch University Seattle. Before serving as a dramaturge for Play On!, Pryor was a founder and longtime member of the Glacity Theatre Collective in Toledo, Ohio. As an actor with GTC he appeared in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Breathing Corpses, Eurydice, Suburban Motel, All’s Well, Betrayal, Waiting for Godot, Exhibition, Hunting Cockroaches and Circle Mirror Transformation. Pryor joined the GTC for the Toledo Symphony’s production of Stoppard and Previn’s Every Good Boy Deserves Favour at Carnegie Hall in 2011.

    Pryor is originally from southern California where he attended the Johnston Center of the University of Redlands where he played Ferdinand in The Tempest. He has worked with the South Coast Repertory Theatre and has appeared in short films and a children’s television production for ABC. Pryor has a Ph.D. in Philosophy.

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Production History

  • 2019

    Jun. 1 2019

    • Play On! Festival NYC

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

    • Producing by:

      Play On! / Classic Stage / Oregon Shakespeare Festival

  • 2018

    Oct. 7 2018

    • Staged Reading

      Rehearsal and Staged Reading with full cast in NYC.

    • Producing by:

      Play On! / Holmes Productions