June 28, 2012

Tamara Podemski in A Midsummer Night's Dream

Dream job

Tamara Podemski Gets Set to Do Double Duty in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By Jon Kaplan
The current production, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, has been the most frequently mounted work in High Park; this is its eighth staging. As always, the show features a strong and diverse blend of young and established artists.

“I think this year’s version will have a connection to the park as never before,” says actor Tamara Podemski, who doubles as Amazon queen Hippolyta and fairy queen Titania. “Without giving too much away, the staging respects and honours the fact that we’re in the outdoors.

“That’s just the way it should be, since a production of this sort rejoices in doing theatre in the natural world. Why pretend it’s anything like a traditional staging?”
Comment:  For more on Natives doing Shakespeare, see Aboriginal Romeo and Juliet and Schellenberg's King Lear Reviewed.

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