Wed, May 05 | Zoom

Wed@One Who Owns The Classics

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Wed@One Who Owns The Classics

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May 05, 2021, 1:00 PM


Curious about the classics but find the language intimidating? Want to create a modern adaptation of a classic play? Did you have a bad experience with Shakespeare in high school? This is the Wed@One for you!

Lateefah Holder and Tyrone Henderson will discuss their first experiences with the classics and how that relationship has changed throughout their acting careers. While many theatre classics are in the public domain, we are constantly receiving signals from cultural institutions about how they should be adapted and which productions are worthy of praise. Join us as Lateefah and Tyrone discuss taking ownership of the classics and their recent experience in The Public's production of Much Ado About Nothing featuring Danielle Brooks.

Lateefah Holder is an actor and educator. She’s performed in TV, film and stage across the country including American Conservatory Theater and The Public. She’s appeared in (ABC)Modern Family, (Amazon)Transparent, (CBS)Two Broke girls, (Netflix) Disjointed, (HBO)Getting On, and many more. Lateefah received her Bachelors in Communications and Theater from Temple University and a Masters in acting from American Conservatory theater.

Tyrone Henderson New York credits: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, YELLOWMAN, BRING IN DA NOISE-BRING IN DA FUNK first national tour, KING LEAR starring Billy Porter, THE AMERICA PLAY, THE TEMPEST Starring Patrick Stewart, TWO NOBLE KINSMEN, MEDEA, and STONEWALL.