Author: Eileen Moeller

GRSF & #StayHomeMN

In light of Governor Walz’s “Stay Home” order, which went into place this past Friday at midnight, we want to update you on what the Festival is doing to comply with the State of Minnesota. We are fully supporting the Governor’s order and will be working from home for the next two weeks to reduce…
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Women & Shakespeare Spotlight: Victoria Teague

This spotlight focuses on Victoria Teague, GRSF Resident Dramaturg. A dramaturg is often one of those jobs which makes people ask, “What is that?” when they hear the word the first time. Many theater companies hire dramaturgs (who often work as text coaches as well), but you’ll most often find them at theaters doing “classical”…
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Women & Shakespeare Spotlight: Rebecca Bernstein

Today’s spotlight focuses on Rebecca Bernstein, one of the costume designers here at Great River Shakespeare Festival. Rebecca has spent many years as a costume designer for GRSF, but her interest in and knack for costume design goes all the way back to childhood. This is really all I’ve ever done or wanted to do. …
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Women & Shakespeare Spotlight: Beth Gardiner

This post is part of our continuing series “Women & Shakespeare”, as part of Women’s History Month at GRSF. Today’s interview is with Beth Gardiner, who is a director in the company. In past years with the Festival, she has directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Servant of Two Masters. This season, Beth will…
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Women & Shakespeare Spotlight: Mary Capers, Wig & Makeup Designer

As part of our “Women and Shakespeare” series for Women’s History Month, we reached out to some of the women in the company who are not usually on stage. We’ll be posting more of these profiles throughout the coming weeks as part of our Women’s History Month series. The spotlight for this piece is Mary…
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To be or not to be Hamlet: Women and one of Shakespeare’s greatest roles

Tarah Flanagan & Eileen Moeller | Great River Shakespeare Festival If theater is all about the suspension of disbelief why, when it comes to an actor identified with one gender playing a character of another gender, do some people have such strong negative reactions? After all, we don’t believe we are actually in Scotland when…
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Women & Shakespeare

Eileen Moeller | Great River Shakespeare Festival In celebration of Women’s History Month (the month of March), GRSF will be publishing a series of blog posts about women, Shakespeare, and theater. While women were not allowed to appear on stage in England during the time Shakespeare was writing and acting, that was not the case…
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2017 Reviews

(T)he production is spell binding. ….A muscular production that captures the audience throughout, from Richard’s opening lines, “Now is the winter of our discontent,” through his downfall on the battlefield, where he desperately cries “A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse! Central to this is a fantastic performance by Christopher Gerson in the…
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2018 Reviews

“…a theater festival is not just about seeing a play, it’s about the greater experience that a theater festival offers. A theater festival allows you to see a company of actors performing several different plays in rep, which doesn’t happen often anywhere else. So you get to see the same actor play several different parts…
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About the Artist

Season 17 Artwork was created by Winona tattooist Molly Lyn of Black Moth Tattoo. Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) recently released the artwork that will be used throughout the season for each plays. For many years, the festival has commissioned different artists to create new pieces that bring together some of the themes in the…
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