Silicon Valley Shakespeare is innovating, illuminating, and inspiring with a mix of exclusive performances, behind-the-scenes interviews, and an exploration into the weird and wonderful world of William Shakespeare.
It’s the second half of ShakesPod’s Nasty Women series, featuring the behind-the-scenes stories from the ultimate lady bosses of theatre, our panel of female stage managers. This week, ShakesPod shines a spotlight on the ladies who defy convention. Hosted by SVS Production Manager Tonya Duncan, and featuring Bay Area stage managers Chrissie Schwanhausser, Michelle Singh, and Alexandra Maisonneuve Teixeira, this episode is an inside look at the empowered women of our daily lives.
ShakesPod shines a spotlight on the ladies who defy convention. We’re diving into the history of women in theatre with SVS dramaturg Doll Piccoto and featuring some of the most talented female-identifying and non-binary actors as they tackle traditionally male Shakespearean monologues. Featuring pieces from Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, and other iconic Shakespearean monologues, this episode is a battle cry for Nasty Women.
In this episode, SVS is getting into the Halloween spirit! This frighteningly funny Halloween special is hosted by the creepiest couple on the block, Ms. Tamora and Titus (Doll Piccotto and James Lucas). Join our devilishly delightful hosts as they interview the infamous witches of Macbeth.
We sat down with Bay Area theatre veteran Aldo Billingslea to chat about his work with The Black Theatre Fund, which supports the development and production of Black Theatre across the United States. Learn more about the fund and donate here.
Learn more about Aldo's production of Polar Bears, Black Boys & Prairie Fringed Orchids here.
Hosted by SVS Managing Director Annalisa Tkacheff
Our premiere episode, “Bard Talk: History of Macbeth,” dives into the horrific hidden history of Macbeth and features special performances by 2019’s Macbeth Theatre Bay Area Award Finalist Witches (Drew B. Jones, Sarah Thermond, and Sara Razavi) and Porter (Keenan Flagg).