We're excited to bring Brush Up Your Shakespeare back for Season 2! Sponsored by Navigant Credit Union, this season Gamm Artistic Director Tony Estrella will be talking with great actors and artists to get their insights into Shakespeare's genius and how his work has helped shape their artistic lives.

S2, EP1: ANDREW BURNAP

Air Date: Nov. 6, 2020

Andrew was recently nominated for the Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play for his turn as Toby Darling in Matthew Lopez' The Inheritance. We'll discuss his experiences as Valentine in Two Gentlemen of Verona (Commonwealth Shakespeare) and Troilus in Troilus & Cressida (Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park) and how his training in Shakespeare's language informs all of his work on stage.

S2, EP2: RICARDO PITTS-WILEY

Air Date: Nov. 13, 2020

Ricardo is an actor, director, teacher, and writer. From Leontes in The Winter's Tale (Actors' Shakespeare Theatre), to Banquo in Macbeth (Trinity Rep.), to Othello (Colonial Theatre, Shakespeare in the Park), King Lear and many, many more through decades, as a teacher and director working with actors and students to bring Shakespeare's amazing words to life on stage and in the classroom, Ricardo will talk about the vitality of these great plays and why and how they still matter today!

S2, EP3: KAREN MACDONALD

Air Date: Nov. 27, 2020

Karen has worked many years in the New England area, worked nationally from The Wilma Theatre to Berkeley Rep. She has been awarded several IRNE and Eliot Norton Awards, most recently receiving the 2017 Eliot Norton for Best Performance by an Actress in Finish Line. She has received the Robert Brustein Prize for Sustained Achievement in the Theatre and the Eliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence. She is a graduate of Boston University and teaches Acting at Harvard University. You may recognize her from our production of  Escaped Alone from our 34th season.

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