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The Merchant of Venice was conceived for and minted in the Jewish Ghetto of Venice in 2016 on the 500th anniversary of its founding.


Originally produced in the Venice Ghetto in partnership with Ca' Foscari University of Venice and the Creative Europe Project "Shakespeare In and Beyond the Ghetto."  Mille graze to Shaul Bassi, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Beit Venezia, Maria Ida Biggi, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Carol Rutter, David Kastan; filmmakers Ted Hardin and Elizabeth Coffman; and the entire company of extraordinary actors and crew who together breathed the production into its first life.  We honor you all.


After the performance in the Venice Ghetto, the production traveled to Castello degli Ezzelini in Bassano del Grappa, Italy and to the high security Padova Prison for men in Padova, Italy.

North American Tour

June 19–23, 2018

The International Festival of Arts&Ideas

Courtyard of the Yale Law School

127 Wall Street

New Haven, CT


June 26–28, 2018

The BEMA

Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth

Hanover, NH


Cast

Sandro Isaack - Antonio

Sorab Wadia - Graziano/Shylock #1

Linda Powell - Portia

Sofia Jean Gomez - Nerissa

Karim Sulayman - Salanio

Titus Tompkins - Bassanio

Paul-Robert Pryce - Salarino

Michelle Uranowitz - Jessica

Paul Spera - Lorenzo

Frank Rodriguez - Arragon/Shylock #2

Francesca Sarah Toich - Lancillotto

Trazana Beverley - Duke/Shylock #3

John Rothman - Tubal/Shylock # 5

Michael Rogers - Morocco/Shylock #4

Dietrice Bolden - Balzarina


Frank London (A&I, Yale) - trumpet, MD

Joshua Camp - piano/ accordion, AMD

Nikole Stoica - violin

Alexandra Stoica - violin

Kaitlyn Raitz (A&I, Yale) - cello

Aaron Alexander (A&I, Yale) - drums/rhythm

Brian Shankar Adler (Dartmouth) - drums/rhythm

Eva Boodman (Dartmouth) - trumpet

Jane Scarpantoni (Dartmouth) - cello


Cailtin O'Rourke - PSM


September 19–October 1, 2017

Peak Performances at Montclair State University


Cast

Reginald Cathey - Antonio
Sorab Wadia - Graziano/Shylock #1
Frank Rodriguez - Arragon/Shylock #2
Myra Lucretia Taylor - Duke/Shylock #3
Michael Rogers - Morocco/Shylock #4
Ned Eisenberg - Tubal/Shylock # 5
Linda Powell - Portia
Abigail Killeen - Nerissa
Karim Sulayman - Salanio
Paul Pryce - Salarino
Titus Tompkins - Bassanio
Michelle Uranowitz - Jessica

Paul Spera - Lorenzo

Francesca Sarah Toich - Lancillotto

Dietrice Bolden - Balzarina

World Premiere

Venice, Italy

In partnership with Ca' Foscari University of Venice and the Creative Europe Project "Shakespeare In and Beyond the Ghetto."

Cast

Andrea Brugnera

Ned Eisenberg

Monica Garavello

Ziv Gidron

Michelle Guidi

Adriano Iurissevich

Jenny Lea Jones

Emeline Mele

Matthieu Pastore

Elena Pellone

Hunter Perske

Emanuele Piavone

Linda Powell

Alessandra Quattrini

Francesca Sarah Toich

Michelle Uranowitz

Stephano Scherini

Paul Spera

Sorab Wadia

Enrico Zagni

Creative Team

Frank London (Grammy Award, member of Klezmatics) - music

Peter Ksander (Obie Award) - set & lights

Stefano Nicolao (Oscar nominated) - costumes

Walter Valeri - dramaturgy

Gigi Buffington - voice and text

Andrea Santini - projections and sound

John Conklin - graphics

Karin Coonrod - director

The Merchant of Venice was conceived for and minted in the Jewish Ghetto of Venice in 2016 on the 500th anniversary of its founding.


Originally produced in the Venice Ghetto in partnership with Ca' Foscari University of Venice and the Creative Europe Project "Shakespeare In and Beyond the Ghetto."  Mille graze to Shaul Bassi, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Beit Venezia, Maria Ida Biggi, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Carol Rutter, David Kastan; filmmakers Ted Hardin and Elizabeth Coffman; and the entire company of extraordinary actors and crew who together breathed the production into its first life.  We honor you all.


After the performance in the Venice Ghetto, the production traveled to Castello degli Ezzelini in Bassano del Grappa, Italy and to the high security Padova Prison for men in Padova, Italy.

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