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SHAKESPEARE IN DELAWARE PARK OPENS TONIGHT

Press Release

Contact Lisa Ludwig 856-4533

Photos upon request

 

 

SHAKESPEARE IN DELAWARE PARK

OPENS TONIGHT

 

June 23, 2016, 2016 Buffalo, NY … Shakespeare in Delaware Park (SDP) will be cutting the ribbon and debuting their brand new stage TONIGHT on the opening night of their 41st season of free professional outdoor theater.  This summer season will celebrate the success of their 1.2 million dollar capital campaign for the new stage.  The ribbon cutting for the new stage will take place at 7:15pm right before the actors take their places for the evening’s performance of THE WINTER’S TALE which will begin at 7:30pm

It is interesting to note that THE WINTER’S TALE was SDP’s very first production in 1976 and will now be the first production on the brand new stage in 2016!  Founder and Artistic Director Saul Elkin directs, Matt Witten, Patrick Moltane, Jenn Stafford, Lisa Vitrano and Tom Loughlin in this production known as one of Shakespeare’s late romances.  The crowd pleasing THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, will be the second offering of the summer featuring Chris Hatch, Bonnie Jean Taylor, Rolando Gomez and Norm Sham directed by Steve Vaughan. The courtship of Petruchio and Kate hits the stage on July 28th.

Shakespeare in Delaware Park reaches over 40,000 audience members each season and is excited to be celebrating 41 incredible years of high-quality professional theatre.  SDP is proud to remain as one of the largest FREE outdoor Shakespeare festivals in the county.  THE WINTER’S TALE runs June 23rd – July 17th with TAMING OF THE SHREW on stage July 28th –August 21st.  Performances are held every evening (except Mondays) at 7:30 p.m.  Shows take place on Shakespeare Hill in Delaware Park, next to Hoyt Lake behind the Rose Garden, off Lincoln Parkway near the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

To purchase tickets for the opening night reception or for further information about SDP please visit www.shakespeareindelawarepark.org or by calling (716) 856-4533. Or like us on facebook at www.facebook.com/shakespeareindelawarepark. See you on the hill.

 

Scinta Photo.Matt Witten as Leontes and Scot Kaitanowski as Leontes Aide

 

 

Pictured: Matt Witten as Leontes and Scot Kaitanowski as Leontes Aide in THE WINTER’S TALE, running June 23-July 17, 2016. Photography by Scinta Photography

SHAKESPEARE IN DELAWARE PARK DEBUTS NEW STAGE AND OPENS THEIR 41st SEASON JUNE 23

SHAKESPEARE IN DELAWARE PARK

DEBUTS NEW STAGE AND OPENS THEIR 41st  SEASON JUNE 23

June 10, 2016, 2016 Buffalo, NY … Shakespeare in Delaware Park (SDP) will be cutting the ribbon and debuting their brand new stage June 23 on the opening night of their 41st season of free professional outdoor theater.  The summer season will kick off with an opening night reception at the top of the hill to celebrate the success of their 1.2 million dollar capital campaign for the new stage.  The ribbon cutting will take place at 7:15pm right before the actors take their places for the evening’s performance of THE WINTER’S TALE which will begin at 7:30pm

It is interesting to note that THE WINTER’S TALE was SDP’s very first production in 1976 and will now be the first production on the brand new stage in 2016!  Founder and Artistic Director Saul Elkin directs, Matt Witten, Patrick Moltane, Jenn Stafford, Lisa Vitrano and Tom Loughlin in this production known as one of Shakespeare’s late romances.  The crowd pleasing THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, will be the second offering of the summer featuring Chris Hatch, Bonnie Jean Taylor, Rolando Gomez and Norm Sham directed by Steve Vaughan. The courtship  of Petruchio and Kate hits the stage on July 28th.

Shakespeare in Delaware Park reaches over 40,000 audience members each season and is excited to be celebrating 41 incredible years of high-quality professional theatre.  SDP is proud to remain as one of the largest FREE outdoor Shakespeare festivals in the county.  THE WINTER’S TALE runs June 23rd – July 17th with TAMING OF THE SHREW on stage July 28th –August 21st.  Performances are held every evening (except Mondays) at 7:30 p.m.  Shows take place on Shakespeare Hill in Delaware Park, next to Hoyt Lake behind the Rose Garden, off Lincoln Parkway near the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

To purchase tickets for the opening night reception or for further information about SDP please visit www.shakespeareindelawarepark.org or by calling (716) 856-4533. Or like us on facebook at www.facebook.com/shakespeareindelawarepark. See you on the hill.

SDP 2016 Summer Job Opportunity

SDP Summer Job Opportunity for LIVE AUDIO REINFORCEMENT ENGINEER:
(please email Resumes by April 8th to mgmt@shakespeareindelawarepark.org)
 
LIVE AUDIO REINFORCEMENT ENGINEER (Seasonal/ Salaried)
The Live Audio Reinforcement Engineer is responsible for the setup, operation, removal and maintenance of all audio equipment needed for the production Shakespeare In Delaware Park’s summer plays.
Basic responsibilities include the reinforcement of actor’s lines through the use of wireless microphones as well as stage microphones, as well as the following:
Maintain 20 Shure ULX-P wireless mics and corresponding elements
-Cleaning mic elements on a regular basis
-Programming frequencies
-Troubleshooting faulty elements/transmitters
-Changing batteries for every performance
Mix all 20 wireless microphones during rehearsals and shows
Applicant should be comfortable with operating and programming a digital console, specifically the Midas Pro2. Applicant could be trained.
Maintain a Telex wireless comm system and corresponding belt pack receivers.
The availability to assist with season set up and strike of audio equipment is preferred.
Applicant must be available to attend all rehearsals and performances of the two (2) summer productions. Each production runs three (3) weeks with performances six (6) nights a week, with rehearsals set the week before opening of each production.
Hourly staging work is also available in pre-production and post production of each play.
 
Education/Experience:
Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older upon employment.
High school diploma or its equivalency required.
Two (2) years basic experience in the setup, operation, removal and maintenance of any one or more of the following technical areas: audio and staging.
Must have basic knowledge of technical theater and its components and possess competent skill sets and a working knowledge of standard theatrical equipment and principals.
 
Language Skills and Reasoning Ability:
Must possess excellent communication skills.
Must have the ability to deal effectively and interact well with the customers and employees.
Must have the ability to resolve problems/conflicts in a diplomatic and tactful manner.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately loud.
Must be able to stand, walk, and move through all areas of the outdoor theatre.
Must be able to lift up to fifty (50) pounds.
Maintain physical stamina and proper mental attitude to work under pressure in a fast-paced, theatre environment and effectively deal with customers, management, employees, and members of the business community in all situations.
 
Please Email Resumes by April 8th To:
mgmt@shakespeareindelawarepark.org
 

22nd Annual Fabulous Feast & Auction presents SHREW FEST

SHAKESPEARE IN DELAWARE PARK ANNOUNCES

The 22nd Annual Fabulous Feast and Auction

SHREW FEST

Saturday April 9th, 2016

 

March 2016- Buffalo, NY…Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Shakespeare in Delaware Park’s  The 22nd Annual Fabulous Feast and Auction is right around the corner.  Indulge in a scrumptious 5 course meal of delicious food and cocktails as this year we theme our feast: SHREW FEST in honor of this summer’s 41st season production of TAMING OF THE SHREW.

The Fabulous Feast will take place April 9th from 6 to 10pm at Buffalo’s own medieval castle, the Connecticut Street Armory. This one of kind event was voted as BUFFALO’S BEST LONG STANDING FUND RAISER 2015 by Buffalo Spree Magazine.

Join in on the fun where you’ll mingle with a whole array of Shakespearean characters.  Partake in games of “Elizabethan Chance”, have your photo booth picture taken in your finest apparel (we’ll even supply the crowns!).  Be amazed by all the entertainment that will surround you: music, dancers, jugglers, sword fights and much much more! And whatever you do-don’t miss out on the 3 royal auctions, silent, ticket and live with splendiferous items to bid on.

Come one, come all and help support Shakespeare in Delaware Park’s 41st Season of FREE Shakespeare.  Tickets are $80/$150 per couple for SDP members, $100/$180 per couple for nonmembers (ticket price includes all food, drink and entertainment)

Sponsorship tables are available.

Shakespearean attire is encouraged but not required.  Get your tickets now by calling 856-4533 or visit the website at www.shakespeareindelawarepark.org or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shakespeareindelawarepark. RSVP cutoff date is Friday March 28th.

Interviews for SHAKESPEARIENCE have been announced!

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Lisa Ludwig or Tracy Snyder, 856-4533

March 3, 2016

 

Shakespeare in Delaware Park Announces Shakespearience Interviews

 

Interviews for SHAKESPEARIENCE, (Shakespeare in Delaware Park’s high school apprentice program) are scheduled to be held on: April 16, 2016

9am to 12pm at Sacred Heart Academy -3860 Main Street

 

CALL 856-4533 by April 8th for an appointment

 

Session I : WINTERS TALE will run from: June 18 to July 17

 

Session II : TAMING OF THE SHREW will run from: July 23 to August 21

 

This season’s productions are:

WINTERS TALE directed by Saul Elkin- June 23– July 17

TAMING OF THE SHREW directed by Steve Vaughan- July 28 – August 21

 

SHAKESPEARIENCE is open to area high school students; this program is designed to provide in-depth theatrical experience with theatre professionals. Each session runs for five weeks, beginning the week prior to regularly scheduled SDP performances. In addition to attending theatre classes (Tuesday-Friday 1:30-4:30) students will gain hands-on experience in an SDP professional production as part of the technical crew and will perform on the main stage (the final Friday of the session) in a student performance, preshow to the SDP season production. Applicants will be required to participate in an enrollment interview and prepare a short Shakespeare Monologue/ Sonnet.

 

Tuition is $400 per five-week session. Scholarships are available.

 

APPLICANTS MUST CALL FOR AN INTERVIEW APPOINTMENT AND PREPARE A SHORT SHAKESPEARE MONOLOGUE OR SONNET. NO INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONDUCTED ON A WALK IN BASIS.

 

For an appointment or further information call 856-4533.

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