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NEW SWAN FESTIVAL EVENTS

All the World’s a Stage

Released weekly on YouTube Thursdays at 6pm:
July 8, 15, 22, 29 | August 5, 12, 19, 26

A unique New Swan offering: this collection of short films features actors from around the world performing Shakespeare in the language of their choice.

More information will be coming your way as each film is released.

Wherein I See Myself

Saturday, July 17th
6:00 – 7:30pm PDT

Please join us for the premiere of this original New Swan film exploring monologues from Shakespeare’s plays, featuring a cast of Black UCI students and alumni. The film will be followed by a conversation with director Wayne T. Carr and actors Maya Smoot and Tristan Turner.

The Pericles Project

August 21, 2021
6:00-7:30pm PDT

Join us for the premiere of The Pericles Project, directed by Beth Lopes in order to introduce audiences to this beautiful late work by Shakespeare.

Want to learn more about the play? Join the Pericles Reading Group with Julia Lupton, four Mondays in July and August.

REGISTER HERE!
REGISTER HERE!

All the World’s a Stage

Released weekly on YouTube Thursdays at 6pm:
July 8, 15, 22, 29 | August 5, 12, 19, 26

A unique New Swan offering: this collection of short films features actors from around the world performing Shakespeare in the language of their choice.

More information will be coming your way as each film is released.

Wherein I See Myself

Saturday, July 17th
6:00 – 7:30pm PDT

Please join us for the premiere of this original New Swan film exploring monologues from Shakespeare’s plays, featuring a cast of Black UCI students and alumni. The film will be followed by a conversation with director Wayne T. Carr and actors Maya Smoot and Tristan Turner.

REGISTER HERE!

The Pericles Project

August 21, 2021
6:00-7:30pm PDT

Join us for the premiere of The Pericles Project, directed by Beth Lopes in order to introduce audiences to this beautiful late work by Shakespeare.

Want to learn more about the play? Join the Pericles Reading Group with Julia Lupton, four Mondays in July and August.

REGISTER HERE!

NEW SWAN CENTER EVENTS

Jos Repertory Theatre, Nigeria

All the World’s a Stage
Sunday, July 18th
2:00-3:30pm PDT

Featuring five short videos in different languages from Jos Theatre Company in Nigeria. After the screening, please join us for a conversation with Patrick-Jude Oteh, Artistic Director of Jos Repertory Theatre.

Educators’ Day

Wednesday, July 14
3:00-6:00pm PDT

Calling all educators and future teachers!
Join us for a day focused on teaching “Romeo and Juliet” and social justice featuring Chris Anthony.

Hamnet Book Club

Wednesday, July 21
5:00-6:30pm PDT

Please join us for a discussion of Maggie O’Farrell’s award-winning novel “Hamnet,” led by Dr. Ariane Helou.

Sarah Enloe, American Shakespeare Theater

Wednesday, July 28
5:00-6:30pm PDT

Please join us for this special interactive workshop with Sarah Enloe on how and why actors speak to the audience.

REGISTER HERE!
GET MORE INFORMATION!
GET MORE INFORMATION!
GET MORE INFORMATION!

Jos Repertory Theatre, Nigeria

All the World’s a Stage
Sunday, July 18th
2:00-3:30pm PDT

Featuring five short videos in different languages from Jos Theatre Company in Nigeria. After the screening, please join us for a conversation with Patrick-Jude Oteh, Artistic Director of Jos Repertory Theatre.

REGISTER HERE!

Educators’ Day

Wednesday, July 14
3:00-6:00pm PDT

Calling all educators and future teachers!
Join us for a day focused on teaching “Romeo and Juliet” and social justice featuring Chris Anthony.

GET MORE INFORMATION!

Hamnet Book Club

Wednesday, July 21
5:00-6:30pm PDT

Please join us for a discussion of Maggie O’Farrell’s award-winning novel “Hamnet,” led by Dr. Ariane Helou.

GET MORE INFORMATION!

Sarah Enloe, American Shakespeare Theater

Wednesday, July 28
5:00-6:30pm PDT

Please join us for this special interactive workshop with Sarah Enloe on how and why actors speak to the audience.

GET MORE INFORMATION!

WATCH NOW: HISTORY OF NEW SWAN

“Admit me Chorus to this history;
Who prologue-like your humble patience pray,
Gently to hear, kindly to judge, our plays.”

– Chorus, Henry V

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players:
they have their exits and their entrances;
and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.”

Seminars &
Education

  • Seminar Series
  • Community Conversations
  • Shakespeare Weekend
  • Friday Folios Series
  • Apprentice Program

Load-In Video

  • 16-ton movable, 130 seat, mini-Elizabethan theater.
  • Every seat is very close to the action.
  • Winner of Arts Orange County Award 2013: Outstanding Contribution to the Built Environment.

Diversity
Statement

At New Swan, our productions include people with a variance of backgrounds and experiences, celebrating each individual both on stage and off. We allow our differences to affect our productions, manifesting richer and deeper stories. Theater without diversity is meaningless, and diversity without equity is an empty promise.

Join &
Support

  • Early Ticket Purchase and many more benefits
  • Name a Seat
  • Sponsor an Actor
  • Become an Honorary Producer
COMING SOON
WATCH THE VIDEO
READ MORE
JOIN TODAY

Seminars &
Education

  • Seminar Series
  • Community Conversations
  • Shakespeare Weekend
  • Friday Folios Series
  • Apprentice Program
COMING SOON

Load-In Video

  • 16-ton movable, 130 seat, mini-Elizabethan theater.
  • Every seat is very close to the action.
  • Winner of Arts Orange County Award 2013: Outstanding Contribution to the Built Environment.
WATCH THE VIDEO

Diversity
Statement

At New Swan, our productions include people with a variance of backgrounds and experiences, celebrating each individual both on stage and off. We allow our differences to affect our productions, manifesting richer and deeper stories. Theater without diversity is meaningless, and diversity without equity is an empty promise.

READ MORE

Join &
Support

  • Early Ticket Purchase and many more benefits
  • Name a Seat
  • Sponsor an Actor
  • Become an Honorary Producer
JOIN TODAY

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New Swan Shakespeare Festival is hosted and produced in collaboration with the Drama Department at the University of California at Irvine, the Office of Research, the Claire Trever School of the Arts, and the School of Humanities.

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