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This summer, Dan & Alicia of the Harborside Shakespeare Company will be directing a community-driven production of "Romeo and Juliet".

Our Project...

In the summer of 2012, the Harborside Shakespeare Company will begin its maiden season in Bar Harbor, Maine by putting on a production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, directed by Dan Mahler and Alicia Hynes. Rehearsals will begin in June 2012, and the production is set to open in August.

Harborside Shakespeare Company strives to keep Shakespeare's plays accessible to modern audiences through contemporary stage design, music and costumes. In Romeo and Juliet, we will be blending the classical and the contemporary; mixing the streets of Verona with music and dances of today. Our cast and crew will be drawn from members of the local community, and auditions will be open to everyone in late May/early June.

Our project will culminate with two weekends of performances of Romeo and Juliet in early August, along with workshops and events held throughout the summer so everyone can enjoy the Bard all summer long!

What is the Harborside Shakespeare Company?

Harborside Shakespeare is a community-based, non profit Shakespeare Company which seeks to keep the works of William Shakespeare accessible to modern audiences through contemporary stage design and community participation. Founded by College of the Atlantic graduates Daniel Mahler ('10)  and Alicia Hynes ('12), Harborside Shakespeare will serve the greater community of Hancock County by providing all citizens with high-quality Shakespeare performances, educational programming and opportunities to participate in facilitating productions as the cast, crew and patrons of Shakespeare’s plays.

Past productions by Daniel Mahler and Alicia Hynes, the founding directors of Harborside Shakespeare, have included:

The ship-wrecked cast of The Tempest finding themselves stranded on an island infused with magic, love and Bollywood music.

Cora Rose Lewicki as Ariel and Nina Wish as Miranda in The Tempest.

Hamlet’s tragic soliloquies told through the styles and music of 70’s glam-rock idols such as Bowie, Queen and the Velvet Underground.

Hamlet (Bo Dennis) and Gertrude (Brianna Larsen) in the famous "closet scene" of Hamlet

The eerie, fateful story of Macbeth, come to life through shadows and puppetry, revealing what ambition lies within each of us.

Brianna Larsen, Victor Smith and Sarah Colletti as the three witches.

By re-contextualizing Shakespeare’s language, Harborside Shakespeare aims to demonstrate the relevance of these classic plays

Why we need money!

In order to successfully complete this project, we need to raise approximately $25,000. This money will cover the cost of rehearsal and performance space, set construction, costumes, props and makeup for the performances, and financial compensation for our hard-working cast and crew. Through our Kickstarter page, we are hoping to cover the cost of space needs alone (approximately $4,000) because this is our most immediate expense. (Without rehearsal and performance space, we have no production!) 

For our performances of Romeo and Juliet, Harborside Shakespeare will be using an indoor and an outdoor performance space. For indoor evening performances, we will be using the Gates Community Center at College of the Atlantic. 

Above: the Gates Community Center at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, ME) 

For outdoor matinees this summer, we will be using the beautiful shrine at College of the Atlantic, as seen below from our 2008 production of The Bacchae:

As stated in our mission, the Harborside Shakespeare Company strives to keep these productions accessible to community members throughout Downeast Maine. One of the ways we hope to achieve this is to keep our ticket prices low. But in order to do this, we need to raise as much money as possible through other sources. The more we get from Kickstarter, the more affordable we can keep our prices, and the more people can enjoy Shakespeare!

Please help us bring Shakespeare's classic and tragic romance of Romeo and Juliet to the community of Bar Harbor by making a donation towards our space needs, and we hope to see you at the show!

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    You will receive a personal e-mail from directors Dan and Alicia thanking you for your contribution.

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    You will receive a personal e-mail thanking you for your contribution, and your name will be listed under the “Cousins” sponsorship level in the program of “Romeo and Juliet.”

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    In addition to everything listed above, you will receive a personal postcard from Dan and Alicia thanking you for your contribution. You will also receive a "Romeo and Juliet" production poster, signed by the cast and crew. Your name will be listed under the “Pages” sponsorship level in the program of “Romeo and Juliet.”

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    In addition to everything listed above, You will receive a DVD of "Romeo and Juliet." Your name will be listed under the “Princes” sponsorship level in the program of “Romeo and Juliet.”

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    In addition to everything listed above, you will receive 2 VIP tickets to "Romeo and Juliet," which will include a “meet and greet” with the cast and crew after the show. You will also receive a personal invitation for you and one guest to watch a rehearsal of the production. Your name will be listed under the “Kings and Queens” sponsorship level in the program of “Romeo and Juliet.”

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    In addition to everything listed above, directors Dan and Alicia will personally thank you in the curtain speech of one performance of “Romeo and Juliet” of your choosing. You name will be listed under the “Bards” sponsorship level in the program of “Romeo and Juliet.”

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    In addition to everything listed above, directors Dan and Alicia will personally thank you in the curtain speech of ALL performances of “Romeo and Juliet.” Dan and Alicia will also cook you and a guest a fabulous authentic Elizabethan dinner.

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    In addition to everything listed above: (The e-mail, The postcard, The t-shirt, The poster, The DVD, The VIP tickets, The rehearsal invitation, AND the Elizabethan dinner...) the cast and crew of “Romeo and Juliet” will arrange a personalized performance featuring a scene or monologue(s) of your choice for a private function or event in the state of Maine.

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