Join us for the Play On Shakespeare educational series First Reads. This week we’ll be reading and discussing Edward III, translated by Octavio Solis with dramaturgy by Kimberly Colburn.
First Reads aims to replicate that initial table read on the first day of rehearsal—the questions that come up, the discovery of rhythm, the wild world of Shakespeare. We’ll read and discuss the play with a group of actors, a director, playwright, and dramaturg. All over Zoom! We will be joined via live-stream by students and others who will be able to engage in the discussions as the readers weave through the play.
Playwright, Edward III
Octavio Solis is a playwright, director and fiction writer whose works have...
Octavio Solis is a playwright, director and fiction writer whose works have been produced in theatres across the country, including the Center Group Theatre in Los Angeles, South Coast Repertory, the Magic Theatre in San Francisco, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the Dallas Theater Center. His fiction and short plays have appeared in the Louisville Review, Zyzzyva, Catamaran literary Reader, the Chicago Quarterly Review and Huizache.
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Dramaturg, Edward III
Kimberly Colburn is South Coast Repertory’s literary director and co-director...
Kimberly Colburn is South Coast Repertory’s literary director and co-director of the Pacific Playwrights Festival. Her recent dramaturgical work has included the world premiere productions of Going to a Place Where you Already Are by Bekah Brunstetter, Orange by Aditi Kapil, and Future Thinking by Eliza Clark. Formerly, she was the literary manager at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where she was the dramaturg for the world premieres of Partners by Dorothy Fortenberry, The Roommate by Jen Silverman and Dot by Colman Domingo, among others. Prior to that, she was the associate literary director at SCR and was the dramaturg for world premieres of The Long Road Today by José Cruz González, Zoe Kazan’s Trudy and Max in Love and A Wrinkle in Time adapted by John Glore, among dozens of other productions and readings. She has worked with companies including Los Angeles Opera, Mixed Blood Theatre, Sledgehammer Theatre, Oregon Contemporary Theatre, Critical Mass Ensemble, Artists at Play and Native Voices at the Autry.
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