Breaking the Shakespeare Code
by John Minigan
Directed by James Peter Sotis
March 6 – 15, 2014
The Factory Theatre
791 Tremont St, Boston
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Devon Scalisi as Curt
Sarah Leary as Anna
Lighting Designer: Andrew Menard
Literary Director – Stage Management: Zach Winston
Marketing Director: Allison McDonough
Sound Design, Properties, and Set Design: Vagabond Theatre Group
Literary Staff: Rachel Katherine Alexander, Noah Tobin, Kyle Geneitis
When Anna approaches jaded acting teacher Curt for help with an audition, a fierce relationship begins. In this psychological thrill ride, neither can be sure if the other is truthful, but through deception and manipulation of each other, they explore the human nature in some of Shakespeare’s most intricate works. Their 16-year relationship is portrayed in three scenes, during which the two of them help each other grow as artists and as people.
About Playwright John Minigan
John Minigan was named “Best Playwright of 2011” in the 8-Minute Madness Festival in New York City. He was the winner of the Firehouse Theater New Works Contest in 2010 and 2012, the KNOCK International Short Play Competition in 2010 and a National Finalist in the 2013 City Theatre New American Short Play Contest. His plays have been produced in New York City by the Circle Repertory Company, Turtle Shell Productions, Quaigh Theatre, Gran Mal Theatre and Shelter West and by theaters throughout the country and in the United Kingdom. His plays have been developed by the Orlando Shakespeare Theater and the Utah Shakespearean Festival’s New American Playwrights Project. His scripts have won the Playwright’s Collaborative Award and been selected for the Samuel French Best of Off-Off Broadway Festival and the Boston Theater Marathon. When not writing, John teaches theater, Shakespeare and writing in the Boston area, where he lives with his wife, dance scholar and choreographer Lynn Frederiksen. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild.