The Gallery Players announce JULIUS CAESAR directed by James Dean Palmer
(Brooklyn, NY) The Gallery Players (Mark Harborth, Artistic Director; Justine McLaughlin, Managing Director) are thrilled to announce a new production of William Shakespeare’s JULIUS CAESAR directed by James Dean Palmer, and featuring Erin Anderson, Elyana Aronow, Patricia Black, Erin Capistrano, Russell Linzy Carpenter, Sergio Fuenzalida, David Glover, Jenny Jarnagin, Drew Ledbetter, Bibi Mama, Cory Mccants, Kevin Mcguire, Victoria Morales, Elisha Mudly, Philip Schneider, Griffin Sharps and Eric Ryan Swanson. Palmer’s environmental production compresses Shakespeare’s story of ambition, duty and political intrigue into 16 high-voltage scenes using every corner and crevice of the 99-seat Park Slope venue.
Julius Caesar begins performances on Thursday, July 13, 2017. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Gallery Players Theatre (199 14th Street, Brooklyn, NY).
In Julius Caesar, we see how easy it is for well-intentioned patriots to let disagreement slip into bloody, civil war. Celebration of the end of a long war welcomes Julius Caesar back to the loving arms of Rome. But fear of the citizens unchecked devotion to Caesar pushes many of his closest friends to wonder how far will he go with such populist support? Those who fear tyranny and enslavement find themselves at odds with their neighbors who want security. The whole city becomes embroiled in the controversy. And after the fateful assassination on the ides of March, Marc Antony’s prophecy comes to pass: “Caesar’s spirit, ranging for revenge, With Ate by his side come hot from hell, Shall in these confines with a monarch’s voice Cry ‘Havoc!’ and let slip the dogs of war.”
The creative team also includes Sarice Olson (Sets), Susanne Houstle (Costumes), Kate McGee (Lights), Almeda Beynon (Sound), Ana Esposito (Fights), Myah Shein (Movement),Andrus Nichols (Voice & Text Coach), Drew Ledbetter (Associate Director), Irene Lazaridis(Production Stage Manager), Katharina Windemuth (Associate Costume Designer) andAnthony Stultz (Associate Sound Designer.)
Julius Caesar plays July 13 – 30, 2017, with performances Thursdays – Saturday at 7:30pm, and Sunday at 3pm.
JAMES DEAN PALMER (Director) is a New York-based producer, director and educator. In 2010 he was awarded a Joseph Jefferson Award for Direction of The Love of the Nightingale. His work has been presented at Goodman Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, American Theater Company, Chautauqua Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, Waterwell, and Chicago Dramatists, among others. For nine seasons he served as the Artistic Director of Chicago’s Red Tape Theatre. He was the assistant to the Artistic Director at Steppenwolf and served on the board of the League of Chicago Theaters. James has received fellowships from the Drama League, SDCF, Chautauqua Theatre Company and is a Peter Kaplan Fellow. He holds an MFA in Directing from Brown University and is a full member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers union. James teaches Voice and Speech at the Professional Performing Arts School in midtown Manhattan and has taught directing and acting at Trinity Repertory Company's Young Adult Summer Institute as well as teaching Viewpoints and Suzuki at Red Tape Theatre in Chicago. jamesdeanpalmer.com
THE GALLERY PLAYERS has providing Brooklyn audiences with quality theater since 1967. Located in Park Slope but beloved on both sides of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Gallery Players is dedicated to producing classic and contemporary plays and musicals as well as premiering new works. Recipient of the Off-Off Broadway Review’s 2000 Award for Lifetime Achievement, the 2013 Leonard da Vinci Award from the Beaux Arts Society, and the New York Innovative Theatre Awards for outstanding musical for Urinetown, Yank and Like You Like It. The Gallery Players’ season comprises three plays and three musicals, covering a remarkably wide range of dramatic and comedic styles. The season finale is the annual Black Box New Play Festival, which gives premiere performances of new works by playwrights.