Join us as students and faculty from Napa Valley College Performing Arts once again share original performances that seek to make sense of what it means to live in today’s world. Performed in repertory, these pieces live in dialogue with di Rosa’s current exhibition, Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times (part 2). The performances were developed under the guidance of Jennifer King, Napa Valley College Performing Arts Coordinator and Artistic Director, and as part of a workshop with Shakespearean actor and author Ben Crystal.
Free for members, children 17 and under, and Napa Valley College students (with ID)
Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance to allot for shuttle service from admissions to Gallery 2. Guests who arrive more than 45 minutes in advance will be asked to pay general admission.
About The Artists
Jennifer King is the Founder and Artistic Director of Napa Valley Conservatory Theater and Shakespeare Napa Valley. Her teaching and directing credits include work for the California Shakespeare Theater (Associate Artist), Dallas Theater Center, Aurora Theatre Company, Playground, Berkeley Playhouse, Sonoma County Repertory Theater, 6th Street Playhouse, The White Barn, the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, Napa Valley College (Professor of Theater), Richland, Foothill and Solano Colleges, as well as the University of California, Davis.
Ben Crystal is an actor, author, producer, and explorer of original practices in Shakespeare rehearsal and production. He was the co-writer of Shakespeare’s Words (Penguin 2002) and The Shakespeare Miscellany (Penguin 2005) with his father David Crystal. His first solo book, Shakespeare on Toast – Getting a Taste for the Bard (Icon 2008) was shortlisted for the 2010 Educational Writer of the Year Award. His 2017 TEDx talk is called Original Practices: Shakespeare’s Craft. Ben collaborates with theatre companies, and gives workshops & talks on performing Shakespeare around the world. He is providing a workshop for Napa Valley College Theater in conjunction with this project.