Twin Cities Theater Chat

S1E4 Mainstage: Great River Shakespeare Festival & Their 20th Season

June 27, 2023 Twin Cities Theater Bloggers Season 1 Episode 4
Twin Cities Theater Chat
S1E4 Mainstage: Great River Shakespeare Festival & Their 20th Season
Show Notes

On this episode, Jill Schafer of Cherry and Spoon and Carol Jackson of Minnesota Theater Love are joined by Doug Sholz-Carlson and Melissa Maxwell from the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona to talk about their new season, why they love doing repertory theater, and some of the lessons Great River has learned from the We See You, White American Theater movement.

Doug Sholz-Carlson is Great River Shakespeare Festival’s Artistic Director. He works nationally as a director, fight choreographer, actor and certified intimacy director. Doug was the first intimacy director at the Metropolitan Opera. This season at Great River Shakespeare Festival, he is directing A Winter’s Tale.

Melissa Maxwell is the  Co-Associate Artistic Director of The Great River Shakespeare Festival and the Director of Professional Development at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. She is a director, actor, writer, educator, motivational speaker, and an award-winning playwright. Her latest play, IMBROGLIO, which she is also directing, receives its world premiere at the Great River Shakespeare Festival this season. 

The Great River Shakespeare Festival is located in Winona, Minnesota and runs from June 20 through July 30. 

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