A Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

Dale Rose, the director for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, approached me with a list of daring stunts and exciting ideas for physical story telling and I made the magic of those ideas a reality. He cast three young men as a chorus and divided up Puck’s lines between the three of them. I worked closely with them to create movement that allowed them to function as a single unit, one faery with three bodies that flipped, leapt, and created mayhem throughout the production. I choreographed a dance for the faeries during Titania’s lullaby, and a rousing clogging dance at the end to celebrate the weddings. I also helped the lovers lift, fight, and pursue each other through their fae induced madness. The set was full of ramps, levels and trap doors. It was a playground for the actors, and they leapt and crept all over it. Our production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream was intensely physical and magical.