Author: Eileen Moeller

Professional Equity Theater Company, Education, Free Events and more

Season 16 Artwork

The mixed media piece Sarah Johnson created for the 16th Season of Great River Shakespeare Festival is her interpretation of the varied productions. The base for this piece is a print of On the Mississippi near Winona, Minnesota by Alfred Thompson Bricher (1868. Oil on canvas. Private collection, Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, Minnesota.) All of…
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Youth Performer Auditions for Season 16 (2019)

Great River Shakespeare Festival seeks 5 young performers to play the roles of Fleance, Young Siward and the Macduff children in the professional company production of  Macbeth this summer directed by Paul Barnes. Type: Young actors ages 8 to 18. For the roles of Fleance and Young Siward we are looking for young actors of…
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Front Porch Events and Summer Programs Fast Approaching

Now that this years’ Shakespeare in the Schools program has completed, GRSF’s Education team are moving on to planning for the summer! Our Education program here at the festival continues to grow, and this year we have some exciting new offerings. Read on to learn what’s in store for Season 15! GRSF at the Winona…
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Bard, Beer, Birthday on April 22

Please join us for our second annual Bard, Beer, Birthday celebration at Island City Brewing Company! We’ll celebrate the Bard’s birthday with beer, food, music and more. We’ll also be recognizing the Friends of Will, who season after season support the festival and work so hard to keep it going.

Great River Reports: March

Your GRSF company is busy as always! GRSF Artistic Director Doug Scholz-Carlson’s production of Pirates of Penzance at Park Square Theatre opened to vast acclaim last month. Doug’s adaptation is being praised as “a lark and a goof; a piffle of a social satire that aims to entertain”. The production featured several GRSF company members: Rebecca…
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Shakespeare in the Schools

March 27 Update: Carrie and Benjamin finished working with the kids at Cotter High School last week and moved on to Arcadia High School. They also visited Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts for a day-long session with a group of Winona homeschoolers. This week, they’ve been at Rushford-Peterson High School and tomorrow will round out…
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Design Expo March 18, 2018

FREE pre-season event for all ages! Every year, the GRSF artistic staff (directors, designers, and craftspeople) meet for a conference in Winona to discuss the design elements for the upcoming season. The weekend culminates in a public expo where community members can get a look at the early design drawings and set renderings, ask questions,…
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Save the Date – Design Expo on 3.18.18

FREE pre-season event for all ages! Sunday, March 18, 2018 Winona County History Center 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Every year, the GRSF artistic staff (directors, designers, and craftspeople) meet for a conference in Winona to discuss the design elements for the upcoming season. The weekend culminates in a public expo where community members can…
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July 21: Women in Performing Arts Panel Discussion

Women in Performing Arts Panel Discussion Women artists from across a variety of performing arts disciplines will present a panel discussion on their experiences in the industry at different levels. Guests include: Melissa Vaughan of the Statera Foundation Melissa Maxwell, Teaching Artist, Director, and GRSF Company Member Rachel Lann, GRSF Assistant Technical Director Sharon Mansur,…
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July 14: Tonia Sina – Intimacy Directing

Tonia Sina - Intimacy Directing: Creating Safe Spaces On and Off Stage Tonia is the founder and Executive Director of Intimacy Directors International (along with co founders, Alicia Rodis and Siobhan Richardson). She was the Intimacy Choreographer for the production of The Bakkhai at the Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada, as well as being an international sexual…
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