Bakerloo Theatre Project Adds "Story Project" to 2009 Season

Posted June 13, 2009

Bakerloo Theatre Project Presents:
10th Annual Summer Season
Hamlet: What Dreams May Come
Much Ado About Nothing
The Story Project
Academy Hall
Corner of 15th Street and College Avenue
Troy, NY
July 17-August 1, 2009

Troy, NY, June 12, 2009— Bakerloo Theatre Project has announced that they are adding a third production, a workshop of new short plays collectively called The Story Project, to the previously announced 2009 schedule. This collage of adaptations of great American short stories will be performed, in a workshop format, on July 31 at 7pm and August 1 at 2pm in Academy Hall on the campus of RPI.

“We are pleased to add this new workshop to our season. Bakerloo has long been committed to giving playwrights the opportunity to work on bringing great works to new audiences, and The Story Project is just one more example,” said William Addis, Bakerloo’s artistic director.

The 2009 season (with adjusted dates) is as follows:

Hamlet: What Dreams May Come
adapted By Adam Mathias
from Hamlet by William Shakespeare
conceived and directed by William Addis
July 17, 18, 19, 22, 23 and 30th at 7PM, with a special matinee on July 25th 2PM.
$16

Much Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare
directed by Ryan Howe
July 24, 25, 26, 29, and August 1 at 7PM
$16

The Story Project
conceived and curated by William Addis and Ryan Howe
July 31 at 7pm and August 1 at 2pm
$5

"We are very excited about this season, " says Addis. "We are a small company that stays just below the radar, but we know the work we do is appreciated by our audience. That is why we come back each year. We believe that small, do-it-yourself-theatre is the what will keep the American theatre movement alive. I firmly believe that it is our commitment to remaking big plays in small, intense ways that has helped us make it to our ten year mark."

Visit www.bakerloo.org for information about discount tickets and group rates. "The best thing about Bakerloo's production is that it neither merely interprets dialogue nor tries to reinterpret it, but rather builds on the wonderful foundation of the playwright's words."

-The Albany Times-Union

It is the mission of Bakerloo Theatre Project to present vital, intelligent productions of Shakespeare's canon and other classic works by serving as a home to up-and-coming professional theatre artists of the highest caliber. Through performance and education, Bakerloo produces high-quality, low-cost, innovative theatre that shuns pretense so that a new generation of audiences will see theatre as a dynamic, accessible and inclusive experience.

Since 2000, Bakerloo Theatre Project has produced a summer theatre residency in the capital region of New York State. Beginning as a brief retreat for early career actors from New York City the residency has developed into a precious sanctuary for emerging theatre artists from around the country. In ten years, Bakerloo Theatre Project has provided over 100 actors, directors, designers and stage managers the opportunity to work on the greatest plays in the dramatic canon in a focused, intensive setting. As a result, Bakerloo Theatre Project has become a summer tradition in the capital region. Audiences looking for intelligent, athletic and literate productions appreciate Bakerloo's style. Augmenting our summer productions, Bakerloo produces many readings, workshops and educational programs, including an ongoing curriculum-based scene study project—first produced for the cadets of the United States Military Academy at West Point—while serving as a hothouse for the development of new interpretations of classic texts. Bakerloo has also participated in Troy Night Out, the Victorian Stroll and the Troy Food and Film Festival and conducts the weekly Greenwich Village Literary Pub Crawl.

Bakerloo Theatre Project’s 2009 season is made possible in part through COMMUNITY ART$GRANTS, a program funded through the State and Local Partnership of the New York State Council on the Arts and The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

Bakerloo is grateful to the continued in- kind support of the Student Union of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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