R+J: The Vineyard
R+J: The Vineyard
Capulet and Montague families ignite intense cultural lines between hearing and non-hearing in this beautiful and physical production. Set in 1890’s Martha’s Vineyard when a unique deaf/hearing bilingual agricultural community gave way to a budding tourism industry. Both spoken and performed in American Sign Language, this production is intended for all audiences.
By William Shakespeare;
Concept by Janette Bauer;
Directed by Artistic Director Aaron Sawyer;
Sign Master: Crom Saunders;
Sign Coach: Rob Russo
Oct 24-Nov 21, 2015
Friday, Sat, and Monday at 8pm
Sundays at 7pm
Co-Produced with Oracle Theatre and with coordination from Five Eyes Project
Photos by Joe Mazza
“Red Theater has been a powerful force in shaping the public’s understanding of Deaf culture, establishing ASL, and providing opportunities for Deaf and hard of hearing performers.
John was recently seen as Brian in a critically acclaimed webseries, High Maintenance. He recently played the role Billy in Tribes at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, and Everyman Theatre in Baltimore.
Dates: October 24th, 2015 – November 22nd
Location- Oracle Theatre
3809 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613
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Roles ActorRomeo*Brendan ConnellyBenvolio*Brenda Scott WlazloMercutio*Chris SchroederAbram*/MusicianC. Richard CostesLady CapuletLona LivingstonJuliet*McKenna LiesmanNurse*Beth HarrisSister Laurence* /Gregory/MusicianSimone ZebotParis/TybaltJeff KuryszFriar John/Apothecary/ServantsPavi ProczkoPrinceMike StarkParis/Tybalt understudyChristopher MuellerAbram*/Musician understudyOlivia Soliz
Oracle Executive Producer Ben Fuchsen
Oracle Producer Tony Santiago
Oracle Director of Programming David Boren
Red Theater Producer Janette Bauer
Director Aaron Sawyer
Sign Coach Rob Russo
Managing Director Janette Bauer
Stage Manager Mary Kate Ashe
Director of Corporate Sponsorship Brenda Wlalzo
Dramaturg Claire Alston
Scenic Designer John Wilson
Costume DesignerAmber Kessler Freer
Props Designer Scott Dickens
Sound Designer Patrick O’Brien
Combat Consultant Dwight Sora
Rehearsal Interpreter Daniella Doll
Rehearsal Interpreter Isaac Riddle
Chicago Community Trust provided key funding to help establish a community and resources for this project.
The Saints provided support to help pay the unique artists required for this production.
This project is partially supported by an Individual Artist Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, as well as a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts
Kevin Michael Christy