Shakespeare Festival St Louis - In the Schools

WINNING JULIET

04.2013 – 05.2013


Synopsis

When the school drama department announces auditions of Romeo and Juliet at Stratford High, no one expects that the competition for the role will end in tragedy. A new student arrives at school, and a cyber-mystery of torment and mistaken identity ensues. Digital reality seems to have dire real-world consequences when it is reported that a video of a student’s suicide has gone viral on social media.

WINNING JULIET – A MetroYouth Shakespeare “Kids for Kids” performance: This new play features 15 students from three diverse schools.  1,500 students will have the opportunity to see the production and continue a discussion in their school about competition, bullying, and the dangers of the digital world.


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Cast

Kids

JULIE Abigail Oldham
GWYNETH Dasia Vence
TYSON Leo B. Ramsey
CARMEN Aevion Dancy
KHADIJA Rachelle Martin
KAYLA Zoe Achilleus
MARCO Tyler Smith
STUDENT 1 Katie Kohler
STUDENT 2 Sariah Henning
STUDENT 3 Emily Jackoway

Adults

MIDDY (GWYNETH’S MOM) Christina Rios
ENGLISH TEACHER Chuck Lavazzi
DRAMA TEACHER Rachel Nicole Fenton
DEAN DUKE Chuck Lavazzi
ANCHORWOMAN Gabrielle Greer

Creative Team

WRITTEN BY Elizabeth Birkenmeier &
Christopher Limber
DIRECTOR Emily Kohring
MUSIC BY Dave Toretta
MUSIC DIRECTOR Christopher Limber
CHOREOGRAPHER Melfreya Findley
SET & LIGHTING DESIGN David Blake
MEDIA DESIGN Michael B. Perkins
MEDIA CONSULTANT Mark Wilson
STAGE MANAGER Drew Arnett
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER Elizabeth Kuehne
DRAMATURGY Emily Kohring

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

Clayton High School Grand Center Arts Academy
Clyde C. Miller Career Academy Webster Groves High School

Media Links

88.1 KDHX Theatre Review: ‘These violent delights have violent ends’: ‘Winning Juliet’
The Beacon: Cyber-bullying: Using Shakespeare to ward off tragedy
Broadway World: SFSTL Introduces Area Students to Cyber Bullying
West End Word: SFSTL Takes On Issue Of Cyber Bullying
Ladue News: Bullying: Shakespeare Festival
St. Louis Public Insight Network/Nine Network: What do you know about cyberbullying?
Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch: SFSTL Introduces Area Students to Cyber Bullying