We miss you! It's been too long since we've all crowded into a bar together and told a story. We know that will return to us, but we're not there yet.
Over the last year, we've focussed our energy on staying connected to our community through education. This has included seven incredible sessions of Class BASH'd, working with amazing actors, honing their audition skills; the inaugural session of The Scene Wherein We Play, a continuation of Class BASH'd where actors sharpen their skills in scene work; and three sessions of The Play's the Thing: Shakespeare for Everyone, where we've delved deep into The Tempest, King John, and Pericles with a wonderful group, including actors, directors, audience members, students, and Shakespeare enthusiasts.
In addition to this, we've been running BASH'd Book Buds, our free monthly book club, exploring the works of some of Shakespeare's contemporaries. We've also been able to give free tuition to our classes to over thirty phenomenal actors, and offered monologue feedback to over forty actors, through our free program Quarantine BASH'd.
It has been so rewarding to be able to connect during this time of isolation. It has made the time go by more swiftly, offering plenty of moments of joy and inspiration.
We can't wait to see you all again soon. Until then, stay safe! Julia & James Co-Founders & Co-Artistic Directors