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Richard II – University of Evansville

University of Evansville

Taylor Bailey, Associate Creative Director at Play On Shakespeare: “One of the ways we connect with the great potential of the Play On translations is through our partnerships with educational institutions. Working with the leaders and creators of tomorrow, we get a chance to see how Shakespeare's works might resonate with this generation and where our field is heading. It is an additional pleasure to be working with my esteemed alma mater, University of Evansville, and to get to meet the current student artists on that campus.”

University of Evansville Department of Theatre Chair, Eric Renschler: “In 2017, UE alumnus and Associate Creative Director Taylor Bailey, brought the creative team of Romeo and Juliet to campus for a multi-day workshop and public readings with our students. Ever since, we have looked forward to the time when we could again partner with Play On Shakespeare’s wonderful collective of artists. When the current pandemic forced us into a virtual season, the generous support of the Hitz foundation allowed us to bring Play On artists virtually to campus, working with students to explore three of Shakespeare’s plays; Pericles, Edward III, and Richard II. During this very strange and difficult time, this partnership has been a highlight for our students, allowing them to see this material with fresh eyes and renewed excitement.”

This production – part of University of Evansville Theatre’s ZOOMBOX, student-directed series – features a translation by Naomi Iizuka and is directed by Lavina Jadhwani, UET 2020–21 Virtual Artist-in-Residence.