quiet is an arts community producing The Taming of the Shrew to create a place for dialogue about gender issues facing today's world.
Art is engaging. Art is challenging. Art is beautiful. Art is change.
There are lots of projects, lots of Shakespeare adaptations, and lots of other theater productions. So, what makes this any different? This is not just about putting on a great production - although that is hopefully part of it. This is not art for art sake; there are plenty of other theaters doing that well. This project is about creating a place for people from all different backgrounds to see art and then talk about how it influences our world. This is about something larger that the production itself. It is quiet's hope to create dialogue about issues of gender, misogyny, and feminine objectification by taking a different look at Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.
Set amidst the whiskey sipping chauvinism of early 1960, quiet's Mad Men-esque production of The Taming of the Shrew continues the investigation of our season-long theme, "enGender Bender: Exploring our social blueprints," through the eyes of Shakespeare's classic comedy.
quiet is pleased to be performing this adaptation of Shrew in the Rainer Valley Cultural Center (RVCC) - http://www.seedseattle.org/seedarts/rvcc.html. This is a beautiful space that offers many opportunities for cultural performances in the Columbia City community. quiet wants to support RVCC by brining a new look at a nostalgic piece to the area. The goal is to raise enough funds to cover the rental costs. We raised $605.00 from our last production to go towards the rental fees. We need an additional $1,775.00 to cover the remaining rental balance. All rental fees help fund the programs offered by RVCC and will only enhance the cultural and artistic events provided throughout the rest of the year.
Performing the play is only half of the event...
As an organization, quiet places a high priority on providing practical ways in which people can take active steps to become engaged in change. One of the ways we are staged to do this is by intentionally partnering with local, social organizations that are involved in addressing issues of gender, quiet's 2011 season theme. Each night of the production will sponsor a different partner organization. After each performance, the sponsored organization will participate in a community discussion about gender issues presented in the play. Panelists for the discussion will include actors, technicians, community members, academic instructors as well as representatives from the different partner organization. A key component of these discussions is creating a place for dialogue; thus, all patrons are encouraged to present questions and participate in the discussion.
Follow this link to purchase tickets to the show: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/142741
quiet is an Associated Program of Shunpike.
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