Join us for the Play On Shakespeare educational series First Reads. This week we’ll be reading and discussing Love’s Labor’s Lost, translated by Josh Wilder with dramaturgy by Davina Moss.
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, Loves Labors Lost
Josh Wilder is a playwright from Philadelphia. His work has been developed,...
Josh Wilder is a playwright from Philadelphia. His work has been developed, commissioned, and produced at various regional theaters and festivals across the country including The Fire This Time Festival, New York Theatre Workshop, True Colors Theatre Company, The Kennedy Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 2015 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, PlayPenn, Milwaukee Rep, Company One, and InterAct Theatre Company. Past awards include the Holland New Voices Award, The Lorraine Hansberry Award, The Rosa Parks Award, and The ASCAP Cole Porter Prize. Josh is a former Jerome Fellow and the first national recipient of the Jerome Many Voices Fellowship at The Playwrights’ Center. He has been in residence at The Royal Court Theatre ; Sundance at UCross; and served as Co-Artistic Director at The Yale Cabaret for its 50th season. MFA: Yale School of Drama. Member of The Dramatist Guild.
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Dramaturg, Loves Labors Lost
Davina Moss serves as Literary Manager at Hampstead Theatre, London. Previous...
Davina Moss serves as Literary Manager at Hampstead Theatre, London. Previous employment includes Public Theater and New Works at the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse. As a freelance dramaturg, her most recent projects include the first production of The Merchant of Venice in the Venetian ghetto with Italian-American theatre collective Compagnia de’ Colombari. She holds an MFA in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from the Yale School of Drama, where her credits include ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Macbeth, The Oresteia, Tiny, and Clybourne Park.
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