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About Door Shakespeare Door Shakespeare was created under the umbrella of American Folklore Theater in collaboration with Blue Circle Theatre in 1995. The first season produced in the Garden at Björklunden included A Midsommer Night’s Dream and The Comedie of Errors, which played in conjunction with the same acting company performing across the peninsula at American Folklore Theatre. In 1999, the organization became its own non-profit and has since produced 43 striking productions of classical and contemporary theater by timeless playwrights including William Shakespeare, Oliver Goldsmith, Jean Baptiste Moliere, Edmond Rostand, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, and Oscar Wilde in the Garden of Björklunden’s estate on Lake Michigan in Baileys Harbor. In early 2018, Amy Ensign and Michael Stebbins were hired as Door Shakespeare’s managing director and producing artistic director. Since that time, Door Shakespeare’s presence in the local and regional community has continued to grow and is enriched by educational programming, including Door Shakespeare’s Summer Theatre Program, Camp Will, as well as Will In The Woods lectures, Shake It Up Saturdays pre-show family activities, and Wine Nights. Door Shakespeare’s productions are regularly recognized in year-end top theatre lists, and for many local residents and visitors, Door Shakespeare has become a regular part of their Door County summer experience. 2
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A Note From the Chairman of the Board dear friends of door shakespeare,
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Door Shakespeare, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to our 2020 Fall Season.
2020 has indeed been a year for the record books. Admittedly, it was disappointing when we, along with so many other arts organizations, had to cancel our summer season, especially so, since it is our 25th Anniversary. That said, I’m proud of the way our leadership team has risen to the challenge of navigating the world of virtual production. Together Michael Stebbins, Producing Artistic Director, and Amy Ensign, Managing Director, have taken every opportunity to recreate the experience of live theater not only for you, our audience, but also for the talented actors and production team who are part of this season. From the variety of dates and times of performances, to the purchase of tickets, to the online playbill, to your visual experience, we hope you will feel the excitement and anticipation of “going to the theater.” In addition to the considerable talents of Amy and Michael, I offer my heartfelt thanks to our Board members, all of whom have dedicated their time and talents to the success of this Company. I would also like to thank our longtime Company player, Neil Brookshire, for his skillful editing of The Comedy of Errors. 8
Finally, my sincere thanks to all of you. We thank you for volunteering, for attending performances, for your financial donations and in-kind contributions. Your continued support has sustained us for 25 years, and it will see us through these extraordinary times. In the words of the Bard, “Thy friendship makes us fresh.” We hope you will enjoy this fresh new Fall Season. As for what’s next, mark your calendars for December 4-19 for our upcoming reading series. Until we can safely gather in the Garden again, Carl Zapffe hair, Board of Directors, C Door Shakespeare, Inc.
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We were so excited to return to the Garden at BjÖrklunden this summer. We even added a third production to our list of offerings in order to give you more options! But, then, you know what happened. Rather than close our doors, which, when you come to think of it, is hard to do in a garden that has no doors, we regrouped and decided to go virtual! Learning curve? You bet! Exciting? You bet! Here is what is in store for 2020.
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2020 Season the door shakespeare reading series
The Door Shakespeare Reading Series is free and open to the public, with donations welcomed. Readings will feature many of your favorite Door Shakespeare actors from productions past and present, as well as other guest artists. Our current schedule for the remainder of 2020*, includes:
Shakespeare’s Legacy by J. M. Barrie
Featuring Amy Ensign, Rayne Kleinofen, Isabelle Kralj and Jarrod Langwinski October 12 • 7 pm
Door Shakespeare is pleased to announce the second only known reading in the United States of one of J. M. Barrie’s rarest of works. Shakespeare’s Legacy was first produced at Drury Lane Theatre, London, on April 14, 1916, at a matinee for the benefit of the Young Women’s Christian Association
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2020 Season for funds to provide hostels, canteens and restrooms for the munition and other war workers. J. M. Barrie gave permission for twenty-five copies of the play to be printed by English journalist and editor Clement King Shorter for distribution to his friends. There are only three known copies of Shakespeare’s Legacy in the United States. The Folger Library in Washington, DC, is in possession of two copies, and The University of Chicago’s Special Collections Research Center has copy number seven, part of a trove of Barrie’s work donated by a retired Chicago accountant in 1969. The 26-page absurdist comedy follows a newly married man who finds out that his wife grew up in a house scattered with previously undiscovered manuscripts written by Shakespeare. In addition to revealing Shakespeare to be a Scot who definitely did not rely on Sir Francis Bacon as a coauthor, one of the lost works contained the cosmic secret to enduring physical beauty—virtue, charity, and sacrifice. The husband is pleased his wife will remain angelic inside and out, until he realizes one of her acts of charity may have been giving up a handsomer suitor to “complete that perfect face.” —Helen Gregg, The University of Chicago Magazine, Winter 2017
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2020 Season Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
December 4, 5, 6, 18, 19, 20 at 7 pm • December 6 and 20 at 5 pm
Select essays from the David Sedaris classic, Holidays on Ice, return once again to Door Shakespeare as an alternative to more mainstream holiday fare. Door Shakespeare’s producing artistic director, Michael Stebbins, is also the performer, and has been sharing Sedaris’ writing and producing his works for a number of years. Stebbins says, “My wish, Door Shakespeare’s wish, and I think Mr. Sedaris’ hope, is that we’ll continue to find humor in the holiday and in the everyday.” Adult content and language. Parental discretion is advised.
Dream Upon Avon by John Kishline
December 11 and 12 at 7 pm • December 13 • at 5 pm
It is Christmas Eve at the Windmill Inn, Shakespeare’s favorite pub in Stratford-upon-Avon. While the Bard quaffs his favorite beverage at his usual table, he encounters a series of visitors, each with an unrealized dream and unanswered questions. As things turn out, the CUSTOM SAILS, MARINE CANVAS, AND UPHOLSTERY
2020 Season Bard has some questions, too, for his visitors, as both playwright and guests discover the true meaning of Christmas. Dream Upon Avon had its world premiere at the Shakespeare Project of Chicago in 2017. For close to fifty years, playwright John Kishline has been making and performing professional theatre across the United States and in Holland, England, Wales, Ireland, Sweden, Germany, India, and Japan. He has 14 produced plays and helped create 50 more from scratch. He was a founding member of Milwaukee’s Theatre X. His work has been nominated for national and regional awards and won an OBIE from the Village Voice. He makes his home in Milwaukee.
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You inspire us, you motivate us, and we thank you. Until we meet again, please tell your friends about Door Shakespeare, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. “…let us…on your imaginary forces work.” —Henry V Sincerely, Michael Stebbins Producing Artistic Director
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Cast and Crew duane boutté *
Duke Solinus of Ephesus, Antipholus of Syracuse, Antipholus of Ephesus
Duane Boutté is a New York based actor known for his roles in the films Stonewall (1996) and Brother To Brother. He was in the original Broadway companies of Carousel (1994 Revival), and Parade, and has originated roles in works by Terrence McNally, Robert O’Hara, Matthew Lopez, Kirsten Childs, Charles Randolph Wright, John Logan, and others. His regional appearances include Goodman Theatre, Arena Stage, McCarter, Berkeley Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Alliance, Long Wharf, Dallas and Denver theatre centers, Penumbra Theatre, and more. Additional film and television credits include All is Bright, You Belong To Me, Sex And The City, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Boutté recently directed the world premiere of Neil LaBute’s Appomattox for Summer Shorts (NY, 2019). As a musical-theatre composer, Boutté’s produced works include Lyin’ Up A Breeze, Caravaggio Chiaroscuro, and Thanks To The Lighthouse.
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Cast and Crew neil brookshire *
Neil Brookshire is an actor, visual artist, and filmmaker. Previously with Door Shakespeare he played Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night, and various other characters in the 2016 and 2017 seasons. He is also the founder of Dirt Hills Productions, which produces short films and audio theater. Neil has a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Boise State and an MFA in Acting from Northern Illinois University.
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Egeon, Second Merchant, Courtesan
James Carrington returns for his 4th appearance with Door Shakespeare, having appeared in their 2016, 2018 and 2019 summer seasons. He is an actor and singer based in Milwaukee. He is a graduate of UW-Madison’s Acting Specialist BFA Program. Some favorite roles include Matt in Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play, Man 3 in The Ballad Of Emmett Till, The Lion in The Wiz at First Stage and William Barfée in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Skylight Music Theatre. James has also worked with: Children’s Theatre of Madison, Ordway Center for Performing Arts, Renaissance Theaterworks, Forward Theater and Milwaukee Rep Theatre. He recently appeared in Forward Theaters first virtual production of Lifespan of a Fact. Be well, be safe, be loved.
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Jailer, Dromio of Syracuse, Dromio of Ephesus
Charles Fraser has been an actor in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota, for over 25 years. In the Twin Cities, he has performed with the Guthrie Theater, History Theatre, Zephyr Theatre, Yellow Tree Theatre, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Mixed Blood Theatre, Playwrights’ Center, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Minnesota Shakespeare Project, and Illusion Theatre, among others. He is a co-recipient of an Ivey Award for ensemble acting in Jungle Theater’s Driving Miss Daisy. Since 2011, he has played the role of Mr. Dussel in Park Square Theatre’s annual production of The Diary of Anne Frank. Outside of Minnesota, he has performed at New Stage Theatre in Mississippi, Lincoln Amphitheatre in Indiana, and aboard Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Magic. He is featured in a variety of commercials and the films Pull, Jurisprejudice, Hinkleton, and The Completely Remarkable, Utterly Fabulous Transformation of a Regular Joe.
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Cast and Crew heidi hodges
Heidi Hodges has called Door County home for over 30 years, lured to these rugged shores because of happy childhood vacations here and to be closer to the peninsula’s world-class performing arts scene. She started at the Door County Advocate, was editor of Door County Magazine and, today, is the co-publisher of The Door Kewaunee Arts Guidebook and owner of Heidi Hodges Photography. Her first book, Hidden History of Sturgeon Bay, co-authored with Kathy Steebs, was published last summer. She is the mom to two teen sons who love the county as much as she does. rayne kleinofen
First Merchant, Luciana, Doctor Pinch
Rayne Kleinofen is so excited to be able to work on The Comedy of Errors with Door Shakespeare. She was recently in Renaissance Theaterworks’ Br!NK festival staged reading 28 Light Years From Now (Maddie/Young Josie). She has also participated in three Door Shakespeare staged readings (Shakespeare’s Legacy, Red Velvet, How Shakespeare Won the West). She is glad that during a time of uncertainty and unconventional interaction this show brings forward laughter and fun. 22
Cast and Crew linda stein
Angelo, Adriana, Emilia the Abbess
Linda Stein is thrilled to be a part of Door Shakespeare and to have the opportunity to work with Michael Stebbins again. A Buffalo, NY native, she has performed with Buffalo Laboratory Theatre, Irish Classical Theatre, Jewish Repertory Theatre, New Phoenix Theatre, Shakespeare in Delaware Park, Torn Space and Theatre of Youth. Regionally, she has performed with Coterie Theatre, Creede Repertory Theatre, Kentucky Shakespeare Festival (playing the Courtesan in The Comedy of Errors), The Maryland Stage Company, Missouri Repertory Theatre and in NYC performing her one woman show, Click This! ď Š directed by Michael at Stage Door in NYC and the Alleyway Theatre in Buffalo. Linda received her BA from the University of Maryland and her MFA from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
Cast and Crew ann warren
Composer and Sound Designer
Ann Warren works extensively with engag ing theatricality to blur the distinctions between concert performance, installations, and theater while challenging creators, performers, and audiences to venture deeply and without restraint. As the Artistic Director of Concrete Timbre, she has created many theatrical events with 20+ artists including: Voyage de Ouf, Dziewczyna, Satie’s Birthday Party, Folie Pure, Coq tôt, Anna Strong’s Laundry, Un Lieu de Vie, 4 Wars, and A/K/A Benjamin (Franklin’s Women). Her compositions have been performed at contemporary venues in New York City, Paris, London, and throughout the USA. Her long-time collaboration with Michael Stebbins includes three other J.M. Barrie plays (Mary Rose, The New Word, and The Old Lady Shows Her Medals) as well as several other plays including Bury the Dead, The Santaland Diaries, Click This!, and David Mamet’s The Frog Prince. Merde! Year round fun nights, social mixers and our annual Pride Festival in June. learn more about us
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Cast and Crew amy ensign
Amy Ensign began her career with Door Shakespeare twelve years ago as part of the Acting Company (Elmire in Tartuffe, Ceres in The Tempest). Last seen as Mistress Page in 2019â€™s The Merry Wives of Windsor, other Door Shakespeare credits include Portia in The Merchant of Venice, Julia in The Rivals, Jane in Pride and Prejudice, and Rosalind in As You Like It (among others). A past Company Manager and Education Director, Amy initiated Door Shakespeareâ€™s Shakespeare in the School program. She returns to Door Shakespeare after working for some time as the Marketing and Development Director for Third Avenue Playhouse. An actor, director, and theatre educator, Amy lives in Door County where she has performed with Third Avenue Playhouse, Northern Sky Theater, Teatro Caravaggio, Theatre M, and The Peninsula Players. Amy holds a BA in theatre from the University of Washington and studied with the Suzuki Company Supporting the Performing Arts of Toga-Mura in Japan. Curand the Great Outdoors in Door County. rently the Drama Director at Sevastopol School, Amy is a voyaging sailor and underwater hockey player. She lives in Sturgeon Bay with The Pathway for Your Printed Product. her husband and son. 920.743.8138 www.LfpDesign.com 25
Cast and Crew elyse edelman
Director of Camp Will
Elyse Edelman is very grateful to work at Door Shakespeare as Director of Camp Will, Door Shakespeare’s summer theater program! Wisconsin theater credits as an actor include multiple productions with First Stage, Forward Theater Company, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, American Players Theatre, In Tandem Theatre, and Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Other regional acting credits include The Guthrie, Park Square Theatre, People’s Centre Theatre (Minneapolis/St. Paul), Utah Shakespeare Festival (Cedar City), Chicago Children’s Theatre, The Accidents (Chicago), and Riverside Theatre in the Park (Iowa City). Elyse is a teaching artist and develops curriculum for a number of professional theaters in the state. She is a proud graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor’s Training Program. VISITOR CENTER WEEKDAYS: 8 - 4 WEEKENDS: 12 - 4
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Director and Stage Manager Producing Artistic Director
Michael Stebbins has appeared on regional stages across the country, from NYC (off-Broadway’s Mint Theatre Company and The Public Theater) to CA (Berkeley Repertory Theatre) and many states in between. As a director, his work has been seen at summer stock, college and regional theatres. In 2005, after being based in NYC for 12 years, he was hired as the producing artistic director of Rep Stage, a regional theatre based in Maryland. While there he championed works of up-and-coming playwrights such as Liz Duffy Adams, David Davalos, Will Eno, and Stephen Karam, and also programmed long-forgotten chestnuts. Wisconsin acting credits include Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s Jeeves at Sea, Theatre Gigante’s I Am My Own Wife and Woyzeck, Optimist Theatre’s Much Ado About Nothing, Skylight Music Theatre’s production of Urinetown, and Door Shakespeare’s Henry V, in which he played the Archbishop of Canterbury and King Charles VI. Michael received his BFA/MFA from UWM’s Professional Theatre Training Program. He is the recipient of a Helen Hayes Tribute Award for his work in the DC/MD/VA region, and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association. Michael and his friend, Magnolia Regina Erin Hartman Stebbins, a purebred Bengal cat, are currently based in Shorewood, Wisconsin.
Playgoer’s Guide william shakespeare
A Biography Courtesy of Folger Shakespeare Library
William Shakespeare was probably born on about April 23, 1564, the date that is traditionally given for his birth. He was John and Mary Shakespeare’s oldest surviving child. Growing up as the big brother of the family, William had three younger brothers and two younger sisters. Their father, John Shakespeare, was a leatherworker, a prosperous businessman, as well as Stratford’s alderman,
later, bailiff—much like a mayor. He married Mary Arden. William, as the son of a leading Stratford citizen, almost certainly attended Stratford’s grammar school. Like all such schools, its curriculum consisted of an intense emphasis on the Latin classics, including memorization, writing, and acting classic Latin plays. Shakespeare most likely attended until about age 15. In late 1582, William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway. She was already expecting their first-born child, Susanna. Anne grew up just outside Stratford in the village of Shottery. In early 1585, the couple had twins, Judith and Hamnet. completing the family. In the years ahead, Anne and the children lived in
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Playgoer’s Guide the comedy of errors
Set in the city of Ephesus, The Comedy of Errors concerns the farcical misadventures of two sets of identical twins. Many years earlier, the Syracusan merchant Egeon had twin sons, both named Antipholus. At their birth, he bought another pair of newborn twins, both named Dromio, as their servants. In a shipwreck, Egeon lost his wife, one of his sons, and one of the Dromios. Egeon’s remaining son, Antipholus of Syracuse, and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, come to Ephesus, where—un-
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Playgoer’s Guide how this production of the comedy of errors came to be In the late 70s and early 80s, as cable television was taking the country by storm, people in towns and villages realized that they, too, could be on TV. They, too, could have a cable show. Door County Squares was one such cable show. Ephraim Village Hall acted as the studio for Door County Squares. The first episode, recorded on January 3, 1984, now lost forever due to a flood that wiped out the archival beta videocassette collection, featured a group of fishermen. Each fisherman reached into a hat and pulled out a piece of paper. Written on the paper was a type of fish and a subject. When the clock started, the fishermen had to act out the type of fish – sort of like charades – and then talk for two minutes on the subject. That was the beginning of the short-lived, much-loved but not-much-watched Door County cable show, Door County Squares.
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Playgoer’s Guide On October 27, 1984, five actors came to the studio. They were told that they had to act out The Comedy of Errors in one hour and fifteen minutes or less. Then they reached into the hat and pulled out a piece of paper. Each piece of paper had three characters written on it. Those were the characters they had to play. If they beat the clock, they would win … nothing. The show ended abruptly in late 1984. The episode that you are about to see, episode number seven, is the only thing that remains of Door County Squares.
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Playgoer’s Guide the true story of how this production of the comedy of errors came to be A square can represent many things to many people. In the early days of the pandemic, Zoom squares (some call them “boxes”) represented a way to connect to the outside world. They represented something novel, something new. They allowed people, artists specifically, to come together and read plays and share ideas. It was a lifeline. A few months into the pandemic, Zoom began showing its age and its limitations. The bloom on the rose had worn off. While many people wanted to support the arts by tuning into readings offered on Zoom, how much longer could anyone stay engaged looking at little people in little squares on a computer? No matter how much creativity and thought went into the offering, it wasn’t live theatre. There was the issue of the quality of watching something on Zoom. With internet glitches, actors froze up for minutes on end, sound was wonky, disconnections common, as was the control one had over the platform itself. All because of a global pandemic. Despite all this, I prefer to think of myself as an optimist. But lately, pessimism has been creeping in. Yet, I have attempted (operative word) to look on the bright side, sometimes, though not always, with success. On a pessimistic day, the Zoom square was a damn square. 36
On an optimistic day, the Zoom square was a gift box or a toy chest that I could open up to see what was inside.
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On a good day, I could look at Zoom and embrace it in all its glory. Some of the pros: It existed. What if it was 1984 when the pandemic hit? What would we have done then? Because of the internet and platforms like Zoom, at least we could keep on keeping on – creating in some way, shape, or form. There were some job opportunities for actors and fellow artists. Some.
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Playgoer’s Guide was a piece of furniture. It had wooden legs. It was, in fact, entirely encased in wood. I polished our television set. It was big. Our family gathered around the television set on Saturday nights. Think of it, the 1973 – 74 CBS Saturday night lineup: All in the Family, M*A*S*H, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show, and The Carol Burnett Show. Game shows were also popular in the Stebbins household, and none more so than the Hollywood Squares. In 1974, when the show celebrated its 2000th episode, the players included Charley Weaver, Rose Marie, John Davidson, George Gobel, Kent McCord, host Peter Marshall, Vincent Price, Ruta Lee, Sandy Duncan, and – in the center square – Paul Lynde. I wondered why Zoom squares today should be any different than the Hollywood Squares of yesterday? If all of those celebrities were having so much fun in their squares, why was I soured to the point of thinking that 2020 squares should be any different? Well, I guess life was simpler then. We could be entertained for a half hour without looking at our cell phones, texting, or watching another channel at the same time. I started thinking of my frustrations over the quality of Zoom engagements. I was frustrated and impatient. Why? In the 70’s and the 80’s national and local cable access came along. The quality of most local cable access was horrible, but I wasn’t upset about it then. 38
If I could accept and embrace the challenges that came with 70s and 80s television and local cable access, why couldn’t I do the same with platforms like Zoom in 2020? A square is a square is a square, no matter what decade it is, right? If what I wanted to see promised to be interesting or entertaining, I could give over to it. Well, we have attempted to introduce the 1970s and 1980s squares to the squares of 2020 with this, Door Shakespeare’s second virtual offering, William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors. We hope you enjoy our offering!
Above Left: Rehearsal setup for Door Shakespeare’s production of J. M. Barrie’s Rosalind, as seen from the apartment of director Michael Stebbins. 2020. Photograph by Michael Stebbins. Above Right: Some costumes for Door Shakespeare’s virtual production of J. M. Barrie’s Rosalind, before they got packed up to be delivered to each actor’s place of residence. This photograph was taken in the costume shop at Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin, where Costume Designer Kim Instenes works. 2020. Photograph by Michael Stebbins.
Above: Scenic and Properties Designer Jody Sekas built three matching fireplaces in his garage. Made completely from Styrofoam, these were constructed for Door Shakespeare’s virtual production of J. M. Barrie’s Rosalind. After they were completed, they were delivered to each of the actor’s homes. Photographs by Jody Sekas.
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Camp Will dear friends , Our hearts ached that we weren’t able to be together in person this summer, but we still enjoyed building friendships, learning theatre technique, and working together in celebration of the human spirit, and Shakespeare’s legacy. Camp Will looked a bit different, yet was an adventure full of heartfelt collaboration, learning, and friendship. This summer, camp scenes were filmed and edited together in order to share our work with you. Enjoy the 2020 Camp Will GreenShare shows by clicking the links on the facing page!
Photo by Elyse Edelman
A big thank you goes out to Camp Will Director Elyse Edelman, our fabulous teaching artists: Scott McKenna Campbell, Jarrod Langwinski, and our wonderful Teaching Apprentice: Selma Rivera.
Virtual Camp Will campers and Teaching Artists work on clowning technique.
Camp Director Elyse Edelman constructs the Camp Will Kit: a handcrafted process. The Milwaukee Post Office calls it â€œCamp-in-a-box! Photo by Elyse Edelman
Camp Will campers and Teaching Artists Zoom in for session two. Photo by Elyse Edelman
Families Review Virtual Camp Will “Camp Will was a particular joy at this time. You are so wonderful to have the spirit of ‘the show must go on’ in these challenging times.” —Dennis Gordon, Camp Will Grandparent “I was so amazed at how much fun Camp Will was this year! All the instructors were extremely positive, bright, and motivational. It was really wonderful to be part of such a fun thing in such an irregular time.” —Bea Dramm, Camp Will Camper “Zoom Camp Will …turned out to be such a cool learning experience for the kids to perform in a new way and to be able to see how professional actors are now adapting to a different medium. Camp Will has always been the favorite part of [my daughter’s] summer. She thinks you should start doing a Zoom Camp in the Winter as well.” —Rowan Haug, Camp Will Parent related material
A chat with Camp Will teaching artists
https://www.doorshakespeare.com/blog/a-chat-withcamp-will-teaching-artists/ camp will in the winter ? We’re game! Give Amy a shout if you would like to sponsor the program: email@example.com or 920.854.7111. 45
Shakespeare Circle Door Shakespeare is pleased to announce the members of The Shakespeare Circle giving program. The Shakespeare Circle consists of donors who make a pledge for three consecutive years to support Door Shakespeareâ€™s mission. This circle provides the sustaining foundation on which we produce each summer season, and build our presence in both the Door County and Midwest region. We are so grateful for this integral ensemble of donors! For more information on The Shakespeare Circle, please call Michael Stebbins at 920.854.7111. The donors listed include those who gave between June 1, 2019, through August 24, 2020. If we missed placing you on the list, please let us know so we can update immediately. Thank you! sustainers Mary Anderson
Bibi & Greg Rosner
directors Helen Ambuel Nancy T. & David A. Borghesi Mary Lynn & Randal Brotherhood David Clowers & Janice Galt Kit & Dick Conner Dawn & Jason Crane Perry Duderstadt Family
Tom & Bev Lisle MMG Foundation, Inc. Kaye Wagner William K. & Sunshine Walker Clyde & Marsha Williams Carl & Sandy Zapffe
Individual Contributors the monarch : $5,000 &
Kit & Dick Conner Jackie & Steve Kane
Skinner Family Fund Carl & Sandy Zapffe
the nobility : $2,500-$4,999 Mary Lynn & Randal Brotherhood David Clowers & Janice Galt
the gentry : $1,000-$2,499 Helen Ambuel Virginia S. Bare In memory of Gary Buerstatte Anna Pepelnjak In Memory of Gary Buerstatte Kaye Wagner Virginia Burns Private Charitable Foundation The Nancy T. & David A. Borghesi Fund Dawn & Jason Crane Doug & Judy Drew Perry Duderstadt
Amy Ensign & David Foulds Ms. Carol Fiedler Jake Gudmundsen Rod Matthews & Marie Sieker In Memory of Michael P. Shaneyfelt Nancy Ciezki & Diane Kostecke Jeff, Jenny, Nick & Noah Trimark Andrew & Katy Weber William K. & Sunshine Walker Mr. Paul Zillgitt & Ms. Patrice Peltier
the knights : $500-$999 Priscilla & Anthony Beadell Charles Billington & Susan Berry Kenneth & Carol Boyd Mark Breseman Mr. & Mrs. R. David Callsen Bob & Alice Chrismer Allyn Ensign Mindi & Paul Grittner Mr. James K. Hardy Arlene J. Johnson Robert Kinosian Santosh N. Krishnan Anthony & Judith Likata
Lee Marquardt Memmen Family Foundation Maureen Sandstrom McGrath Wayne & Barbara Mohr Michael & Ann Morgan Jerry Okarma Nancy Rafal Kevin & Mary Rechner Michael Stebbins Deanna & John Swanson Lurana Day & Evan Webster Clyde & Marsha Williams
Individual Contributors the esquires : $250-$499 Anon dâ€™Allouez Ms. Nancy Andriacchi Bob Balderson Robert & Betty Barbolini Bublik Family Jillaine Burton Miles Capron Bill & Nancy Carpenter Lynn & Kathleen Casey-Mckee Lorie Chaiten & Harold Hirshman Dennis & Bonnie Connolly Dr. Peter & Beverly Conroy Peter R. Coladarci & Liz Kelly Gretchen Courtney Jim & Carole Crane Mr. Michael Elkow, Jr. Rob & Lori Gardenier Janet & Jerry Gallagher Christopher & Lorrie Garces Jami & Joe Hanreddy Michael & Lisa Humke Albert & Cynthia Johnson Jann & Keith Kostecke Anne Landre & Charlie Dee
Right: Door Shakespeareâ€™s Managing Director, Amy Ensign, and Producing Artistic Director, Michael Stebbins, observe rehearsal during the 2018 season. Photograph by Heidi Hodges.
James Laufenberg Paulette Laufer & Richard Carlson Madi & Helen McDermott Florence D. McMillan Ms. Michael Mahoney Patrick Mansky & Raphaela Goldbach-Mansky Carole & Jim Maronek Don & Mary Miech Sara & Howard Miller Lori Morse Kenneth Mueller Ms. Carrie Murphy Robert & Terri Murphy Kathy Nagle & Ralph Johnson Jason Parkin Mr. Jonathon Roberts Todd & Sheryll Rockway Kathlin & James Sickel Steven & Arlene Stanger David & Rose Warner Jim Williams & Lisa Wood In honor of Board Chair Carl Zapffe Sam Perlman & Mariah Goode
Individual Contributors the merchants : $100-$249 Anonymous Claudia J. Alt Sara Ellen & James H. Anderson Christine Andrew Allie Babich Ms. Jane A Babich William Banks Francha Barnard Paul & Linda Bartlett John J. Beck Marty Blalock Carl Boyens Kevin & Alison Briscoe Sue & Jim Buck Mrs. Theresa Campbell Lisa Carlson M. & B.L. Charous Mrs. Sara Chrismer Douglas Coyle Chris Cramer Elizabeth & Robert Czys Stephen Daugherty Mr. & Mrs. Robert Davis Tom & Ethel Davis Robert & Lynn Doneff Hans Dramm & Sarah Keller Nina Edelman Anne & Richard Egan Charitable Fund of the Door County Community Foundation, Inc. Susie & John Eley V. Daniel Elvira & Cecilia E. Gerber Gregory Fast Holly & Jason Feldman David Flores Allen & Linda Ford Sarah J. Ford & Randall Klumb Gerald & Lois Garrity Connie & Mike Glowacki Dr. Jendra Gosai Judy & George Harmon Bill & Mary Hartman Becky & Steve Heller Busy Graham & Stew Hickman Susan & Leon Hoffmann Ronald & Alice Holden Ms. Wendy Holland Dee Hopper
Ron & Donna Hupe Libby Raymond & Paul Hybel Mrs. Lydia Lague Mr. Theodore Londo Carolyn Kane Terry Kita Samer Khouli Marie Kohler & Brian Mani Isabelle Kralj Emil & Susan Lesniak Peggy Lott Diana & Mark Metz Judith Miller Mr. Dan Mortier Mr. Paul Neuman Brad & Pat Nielsen Jeff Ottum Robert & Marcella Paddock Barb & Bill Perloff Stephen Polster Sylvia K. Pratt Holly Rabe Todd & Sheryl Rockway Ron & Marianna Rohde Mrs. & Mr .Elaine Ruggless Martin Scanlan Monique Schaulis & Matthew Werdegar Ann Sheridan Joan Shiels Jeff & Chris Siefker Carol Slusser Dr. Ronald & Christine Small In honor of Arnold Stebbins Sara & Howard Miller Nancy & Marty Solhaug The Spude Family Charitable Trust John & Jill Spude Pam Starr David Steeno Barbara Strom Dale Vanden Houten Fran & Mary Wasielewski Ron & Barb Weir Kate Wulle-Dugan Jerry & Joan Zaug Robert W. & Linda M. Zillmer
Individual Contributors the masters : $99 and under Dave Amato Mr. & Mrs. Curt Anderson Anonymous Charles & Mary Anderson Charitable Fund James & Elizabeth Baxter Megan Bean & Ben Harvey Heidi Becker Greg & Peg Berezewski Judith Brehm Heather Brendelson Mr. Elliott Brotherhood Pete & Ruth Budic Paulette Laufer & Richard Carlson Darlene R. Castonia Amy Chaffee Trudy Chelmecki Louis Cornelius Susan Cotter Cheryl Culver Susan Dewitt Davie Tracy Deak Ross Dippel & Christine Henkel Michelle Doneff Ed & AdĂ¨le Douglass Mark & Janet Eastman Thomas & Victoria Eley Leslie Fitzwater Sarah Frudden & Jeff Bergman Dennis Gordon Diane Gruener Rowan & Marty Haug David & Gail Henderson Michaela Holey Jim Huston & Theresa Miller Marcia Kirtland Robert & Sara Larsen Estella & Chuck Lauter Robert & Holly Ligocki Jim & Cathy Liska Mark Lundberg Terry & Ally McArdle Marilyn McDonald Rita McDonald Mary & Vince Mahler Allan Markowitz Jill Melchoir Dan & Diane Neal Janet M. Nelson
Joanne Nelson Michelle Nelson Martha Newkirk Soren Nieminen Jerrilee O`Malley Tom Patrick Mr. & Mrs. Noel Perlman Ms. Corliss Phillabaum Dave & Wendy Pike Lisa Pildes Joan Pleuss Janet Process Jim & Ann Reeve Bob & Nancy Richards Amy Rivera Marion Rosenau Stephen Rupsch Stephen & Jackie Salmon Howard Saltzman David & Karen Schmaltz Jeff Schmeckpeper & Susan Ramsey Richard Schroeder Kate Schultz Pete & Carol Schuster Mr. Richard Scott Mary Seeberg Carol Sills Linda Silvasi-Kelly Karen Slotarski Neil & Barbara Smith Esther Yin-ling Spodek Chuck & Carol Stout Karen & David Studebaker Bob & Rita Sullivan Kay & Joe Tierney Bruce Timmons Jack Travis & Diane Morgan Dennis & Eileen Vaccaro Ms. Bonnie Watlington Shirley Weese Young Debra Wellens Debbie Wickman Terry Williams Terry Wolf David Wolski Leslie & Duane Youngsteadt Sarah Zaug Anita Zipperer & Patrick O`Hearn Mr. & Mrs. Paul Zovic
Individual Contributors special thanks for dontations of time , talent , goods , and services Dave Alley Mark Anderson & Isabelle Kralj Allie Babich Björklunden Mark Breseman Elliott, John, & Luke Brotherhood Laura & Peter Buergin-Witt Bill Busch Scott McKenna Campbell Carthage College Department of Theatre Centerpoint Marina Door County Library Bea Dramm Kim Eckstein Elyse Edelman David Ensign Betsy Ensign-George Bryce Foster Bobby & Greta Fraser The Fraser Family of Mississippi Christopher J. Guse & Lisa Klimczak Tanya Hasenjager Becky Heller Heidi Hodges Leda Hoffmann Marcella Kearns Erin Kellam Mikkel Knutson
Jarrod Langwinski Lawrence University Latora Lezotte Carl Lubbick David E. McGlynn Mark Moede Ann Morgan Bob Morton Katherine Norman Northern Sky Theater Peninsula Players Cheryl Pfister Ryan Schabach Ryan Schaut Sevastopol School Elodie Senetra Kim Souther Frank & Rose Stebbins Billy Stroud Bill Theisen Logan Thomas Kurt Thomas The University of Wisconsin - Parkside Theatre Arts Department Jonathan Wainwright C. Michael Wright Ryan Zierk
special thanks from the cast Many thanks from Duane Boutté to his husband Billy Stroud- Boutté, Nancy Miller, and Paul Klein, for their support, both practical and inspirational. Charles Fraser would like to thank Bobby Fraser, Greta Fraser, Keith Fraser, Maris, West, and Baker.
Right: Eric Schabla as King Henry V and Elyse Edelman as Katherine, Princess of France in Door Shakespeare’s production of William Shakespeare’s Henry V, directed by Matt Daniels. 2019. Photograph by Heidi Hodges.
Individual Contributors special thanks for donations of goods , and services for the 2019 gala silent auction Al Johnsons American Players Theatre Birch Creek Music Performance Center Blue Front Cafe Chop Jean Crane Dancing Bear Dancing Dragonfly B & B Door Artisan Cheese Company Door County Candy Door County Maritime Museum Door County Trolley Door Kinetic Arts Festival Ed Fenendael 5th and Jefferson Coffee Shop Fineline Gallery The Five Birches Forward Theater Company Frykman Studio Gallery Gibraltar Grill Glacier Ledge Restaurant & Bar Grasse’s Hatch Distillery Heidi Hodges Photography Island Lavender Lost Moth Gallery Madison Avenue Market
For information on Door Shakespeare’s educational programming and the 2020 youth production, call Amy Ensign at 920.854.7111.
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DOOR DOOR SHAKESPEARE SHAKESPEARE YOUTH YOUTH THEATRE THEATRE PRESENTS PRESENTS
SOMETHING'S IN THE STATE OF DENMARK BY JOSEPH WALLACE
Educational Programming Contributors family fund Megan Bean Heather Brendelson Ross Dippel & Christine Henkel Mr. Hans Dramm & Dr. Sarah Keller
Ms. Lorrie Garces Dennis Gordon Michelle Nelson Katy Weber
thank you to our sponsors !
Building on the strong foundation of Camp Will, and our other educational programs such as Shakespeare in the Schools, Shake it Up Saturday, and Will-In-The-Woods, Door Shakespeare is proud to have presented our first youth production: Something’s Rotten in the State of Denmark by Joseph Wallace (and William Shakespeare), in December of 2019. We couldn’t have done it without our sponsors! Thank you.
The Door County Community Foundation
Green Bay Packers Foundation
The Pivot Rock Foundation
Student actors from all over Door County joined together in December of 2019 to present Something’s Rotten in the State of Denmark. Photos by Michael Marit
Join the Fun! become a bard buddy volunteer ! Door Shakespeare is looking for friendly and energetic volunteers of all ages. We’re a non-profit organization… we can’t do it without you! Help run performances when we return to the Garden at Björklunden during our summer seasons by greeting patrons, parking cars, selling concessions, or ushering. We’d love to have your help with administrative projects and distribution of marketing materials, too! Our Bard Buddy volunteer program is a wonderful community of volunteers that are critical to each season’s success. Please join us, have fun, and help celebrate our love of Shakespeare and the theater! If you’d like to find out more please call us at 920.854.7111, or email firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you! to our bard buddy volunteers Much of what makes your Door Shakespeare experience memorable is the incredible assistance we receive from the generous supporters of this theater company. Door Shakespeare extends our heartiest gratitude to the members of our Bard Buddy volunteer program. Thank you for your effort, time, and assistance during our season and throughout the year!
Join the Fun! bard buddy volunteers Maddison Ayers Robert Barbolini Laurel Braatz Laura Buergin-Witt John Brotherhood Carla Byrnes Bridget Carlson Greta Carlson Richard Carlson Dawn & Terry Chier Kirsten & Carl Christianson David Clowers Kathy Conner Amelie Doneff Bea Dramm Hans Dramm Doug & Judy Drew Allyn Ensign David Ensign Owen Ensign-Foulds Alice Ensign-George Arthur Ensign-George Hannah Ensign-George Tim Feist Holly Feldman Scout Feldman Tanya & Mark Fischer David Foulds Mark Goldstein Patrica Grimm Mary Hall Jean & Bob Heidt Becky Heller David Heller Margaret Herrington Chrisa Hickey Rachel Hietpas Heidi Hodges Susan & Leon Hoffman Ron & Mrs. Holden Kathy & Dan Hubing Christina Johnson Rocklan Keene Sarah Keller Susan Kennedy DD Knutson Erica Knutson
Lucy & Jim Knutson Rachel Korn Michaela Kraft Susan & Werner Krause Kathie Kulhanek Ned & Mrs. Larson Paulette Laufer Susan & Emil Lesniak Sunny MacLachlan Erin & Jack McFarlane Michael Marit Nico Moreno Carol Omerick Amy Phillips Georgie Pink Max Pink Joan Pleuss Mya Ploor Bernadette Raspante Marion Rosenau Jim Roche Carly Ruggless Elaine Ruggless Izzy Ruggless Jonathan Ruggless Alex Sabin Siobhan Schallert Carmen Schroeder Linda Shealey Mary K. Stahler Josie Stahler Karen Stocker Nina Stoneham Sandra Stoneham Julie Stratton Deanna & John Swanson Josie Trettin Tory Trettin Olivia Vanden Heuvel Rochelle Van Erem Diane & James Warpinski Barbara & Ron Weir Marsha & Clyde Williams Catrina Williamson Patti & Howard Williamson Carl Zapffe Ryan Zierk
Past Productions 1995 A Midsommer Nights Dream & The Comedie of Errors, by Wm. Shakespeare 1996 Twelfe Night or What You Will, by Wm. Shakespeare 1999 As You Like It, by Wm. Shakespeare 2000 The Taming of the Shrew, by Wm. Shakespeare 2001 Twelfth Night, by Wm. Shakespeare 2002 A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by Wm. Shakespeare 2003 Romeo and Juliet & Much Ado About Nothing, by Wm. Shakespeare 2004 The Taming of the Shrew & The Merry Wives of Windsor, by Wm. Shakespeare 2005 The Comedy of Errors, by Wm. Shakespeare & She Stoops to Conquer, by Oliver Goldsmith 2006 As You Like It, by Wm. Shakespeare & The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde 2007 The Tempest, by Wm. Shakespeare & Tartuffe, by Jean Baptiste Moliere 2008 A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by Wm. Shakespeare & Cyrano De Bergerac, by Edmund Rostand 2009 The Merchant of Venice, by Wm. Shakespeare 2010 Much Ado About Nothing, by Wm. Shakespeare & The Rivals, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan 2011
Twelfth Night, by Wm. Shakespeare & Pride and Prejudice, adapted for the stage by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan & The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
2012 As You Like It by Wm. Shakespeare & The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield 2013 Macbeth & Love’s Labour’s Lost, by Wm. Shakespeare
Past Productions 2014 The Comedy of Errors & King Lear, by Wm. Shakespeare 2015 Romeo and Juliet & The Tempest, by Wm. Shakespeare 2016 A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Julius Caesar, by Wm. Shakespeare 2017 Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare & The Heart of Robin Hood, by David Farr 2018 Much Ado About Nothing & The Comedy of Errors, by Wm. Shakespeare 2019 Henry V & The Merry Wives of Windsor, by Wm. Shakespeare Door Shakespeare Youth Production Something’s Rotten in the State of Denmark, by Wm. Shakespeare & Joseph Wallace 2020 Rosalind, by J. M. Barrie & The Comedy of Errors, by Wm. Shakespeare
The full Door Shakespeare 2019 Company of The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Marcella Kearns, takes a bow. Photograph by Heidi Hodges
Allie Babich as Mistress Alice Ford in Door Shakespeareâ€™s production of William Shakespeareâ€™s The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Marcella Kearns. 2019. Photograph by Heidi Hodges.
Five actors are unexpectedly called upon to put on a virtual performance of The Comedy of Errors. “Hollywood Squares meets Noises off,” in t...
Published on Oct 27, 2020
Five actors are unexpectedly called upon to put on a virtual performance of The Comedy of Errors. “Hollywood Squares meets Noises off,” in t...