The Global Theatre Project’s Stratford/Shakespeare Connection

Bari Hochwald and the Global Theatre Project are getting ready for their next project: the Stratford/Shakespeare Connection. This year the group will be producing a rap ‘happening’ to Prospero’s speech from The Tempest, created by community members (with a focus on youth) and GTP’s artistic team. The event will be video taped and shared at the first Shakespeare Film Festival in Stratford.

The point of the Stratford/Shakespeare Connection is to celebrate and share the diversity of the Los Angeles community both with each other and with the global community. GTP does this by using Shakespeare’s work as a point of inspiration and connection and by incorporating multiple languages into the event. This year’s final video will include footage of community members and artists from Mumbai, India who will be joining in. The event will be open for participation but first they are forming the team of artists that will help shape it. They are looking for rap artists and members of the theatrical community. If you are interested in finding out more please contact Bari at

And if you’d like to get a better idea of what it’s all about, check out the video of last year’s event below.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gaven VanOver
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 18:19:31

    Hello Bari,
    Fulya wanted my brother and I to get ahold of you. She said you were looking poet rapper slash activist word players. Please send me a email with any details. I would love to hear more of this powerful project. Thanks, Gaven



  2. shakes2011
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 18:35:28

    Hi Gaven, I forwarded your message to Bari so she has your email address. Thank you for your interest!



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