The New York Shakespeare Exchange is the nonprofit organization behind the nearly complete (123 of 154 films released) Sonnet Project… which is now going global. Their mission is to “provide fresh points of entry to the work by intersecting contemporary culture with the poetry of Shakespearean words and themes in unexpected ways,” and to that end, they announced this week a 48-hour Shakespeare Shorts film contest next weekend in Texas.
This March, NY Shakespeare Exchange is bringing our community immersion event, INTERSECTIONS to Bryan/College Station. In just one week, we will engage as much of your community as we can with the words of William Shakespeare. If you love cinema and want to flex your muscle with a little iambic pentameter, then this contest is for you! In just 48 hours you will pick a Shakespeare Sonnet and turn it into an indie-style short film which we will screen at a special Sonnet Project party. Shakespeare Shorts is a perfect way to show your sense of cinematic artistry.
Combining the spectacle of the stage, energy of our pub crawls, and the multimedia approach of The Sonnet Project, INTERSECTIONS, the latest offering from NYSX, is a community immersion initiative for the world beyond NYC.
Working with community leaders and local institutions, our troupe of actors, directors, and teachers will create a direct-from-NYC, tailor-made series of events special to your town.
Wait. Did they say “pub crawls”? Yes they did:
The true spirit of Elizabethan London lives on.