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THE TEMPEST

On Tour

April 4 - April 27

Mobile Unit

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Laurie Woolery

Mobile Unit goes on a three-week tour to all five boroughs.

For information about the sit-down production at The Public, visit this page.

Prospero, a powerful magician and the rightful Duchess of Milan, has been usurped by her brother and has escaped to a remote and barren island. There, despite the unforgiving landscape, she has tried her best to make a home for her daughter, Miranda. When Prospero conjures a powerful storm to sink her brother’s ship, she must decide how to deal with him and his confederates, who have washed ashore. How will she exact her long awaited revenge? How do you satiate a desire for justice? Director of Public Works Laurie Woolery directs this Mobile Unit production that journeys across the five boroughs and The Public’s Astor Place home.

Mobile Unit is a reinvention of Joseph Papp’s Mobile Shakespeare program, beginning in 1957 with the simple idea that theater belongs to everyone, evolving into the New York Shakespeare Festival and ultimately becoming The Public Theater. Now in its eighth year, the Mobile Unit meets audiences where they are by presenting world-class Shakespeare and other works in recreation centers, prisons, senior centers, schools, and other community gathering places across the five boroughs. The Mobile Unit has already toured Henry V, The Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, Pericles, Measure for Measure, Richard III, and Much Ado About Nothing

Jasai Chase-Owens

Jasai Chase-Owens

Dan Domingues

Dan Domingues

Danaya Esperanza

Danaya Esperanza

Christopher Ryan Grant

Christopher Ryan Grant

Sam Morales

Sam Morales

Nancy Rodriguez

Nancy Rodriguez

Reza Salazar

Reza Salazar

Myra Lucretia Taylor

Myra Lucretia Taylor

J.D. Webster

J.D. Webster

Mobile Unit is made possible with the support of The Andrew W. Mellon FoundationStavros Niarchos FoundationThe Tow FoundationThe McLaughlin Children's TrustBloomberg Philanthropies, and the Abrams Foundation. Additional support provided by JetBlue AirwaysOpen Society FoundationsSusan & David EdelsteinThe MAE Private Foundation, and The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Season support provided by the Blavatnik Family FoundationThe LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust provides leadership support for The Public Theater’s year-round activities.

Mobile Unit National is made possible by the Ford Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Denise Littlefield Sobel.

Tickets are FREE and OPEN to ALL.
Please refer to the tour stop below on how to RSVP.

Thursday, April 4 at 7pm
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/LGBTshakes

Friday, April 5 at 6:30pm
Pelham Fritz Rec Center
8 Mount Morris Park West at 22 St. in Harlem
RSVP at artsculturefun@parks.nyc.gov

Saturday, April 6 at 7:30pm
St. Paul's Chapel
209 Broadway at Fulton St. in Manhattan
RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/stpaulshakes

Wednesday, April 10 at 11:30am
Brownsville Recreation Center
1555 Linden Blvd in Brooklyn
RSVP at deirdra.lacy@parks.nyc.gov

Thursday, April 11 at 7pm
Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center
3225 Reservoir Oval E in The Bronx
RSVP at bronxacf@parks.nyc.gov

Monday, April 15 at 1pm
Roy Wilkins Recreation Center
177-01 Baisley Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens
RSVP at Ruth.Hernandez@parks.nyc.gov

Tuesday, April 16 at 2pm
Einstein Community Center
135 Einstein Loop, Rm 45 in Bronx
RSVP at cc50@riverbayboard.com

Thursday, April 18 at 6:30pm
Queens Public Library - Central Branch
89-11 Merrick Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens
RSVP to come

Saturday, April 20 at 12:30pm
Faber Park Recreation Center
2175 Richmond Terrace in Staten Island
RSVP at Benny.adorno@parks.nyc.gov 

Tuesday, April 23 at 7pm
A.R.R.O.W. Field House
35-30 35th Street in Astoria, Queens
RSVP at cultureartsfun@parks.nyc.gov

Wednesday, April 24 at 7pm
NYPL Performing Arts Library
40 Lincoln Center Plaza in Manhattan
RSVP to come

Saturday, April 27 at 4:15pm
North Brooklyn YMCA
570 Jamaica Avenue in Brooklyn
RSVP at joelo@ldceny.org

CREATIVE TEAM
Scenic Design Claire Marie DeLiso
Costume Design Wilberth Gonzalez
Composer Michelle J. Rodriguez
Movement Director Chris Windom

Production Stage Manager Janelle Caso
Stage Manager Katie Kennedy

Mobile Unit - The Tempest

Okay, but what is clowning? We can all think of the scary Pennywise clowns – but what about the lauded and misunderstood theatrical art-form? This video, care of the American Theatre Wing, will help explain (and make you laugh, too).

5 June

#clowning #theater #digiturgy #mobile unit spring 2019 #clowns

If you know someone incarcerated, do them a favor for me.

chingybaby:

Inmate Name ##inmate number##
Jail Adress St
Jail City
Jail state and Zip
Thats how you adress a letter to some one that you care about when they are locked up.

Love even behind bars and plates of glass, because every one needs love. That letter will mean so much to them. The worst part of the system is the isolating lonliness. If they give up on the outside, if they feel there’s nothing to cry about, they will be back. Give them someone to miss and something to follow the rules for. Save them.

The Mobile Unit

A really great reminder, for anyone out there who knows someone incarcerated: write to them. @chingybaby‘s post says it better than we could ever.

31 October

#mobile unit fall 2017 #mobile unit fall 2018 #mobile unit spring 2018 #mobile unit spring 2019 #prisons #incarceration #digiturgy