An Aerial “Tempest”

Shakespeare’s The Tempest has always been a favorite of mine. Why? That’s easy. It’s full of beauty and magic. Prospera brings to life an “insubstantial pageant” in which she creates “the cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces, the solemn temples, the great globe itself.” She is the playwright of her own performance, and this performative layering utilizes and … More An Aerial “Tempest”

Playing Your Opposite

Derrick Karas and Sophia Nelson play the young lovers in HHS’s production of The Tempest.  The only thing is that they play their traditional opposite.  Karas plays Mirando, the son of Prospera and Nelson plays Ferdinand, the daughter of Queen Alonsa.  These characters are traditionally a female Miranda and male Ferdinand but with this production, auditions … More Playing Your Opposite

Adapting “The Tempest”

If you’re looking to see Shakespeare like you’ve never seen it before, look no further than Homestead High School’s production of The Tempest. HHS’s The Tempest is the definition of collaboration. Adapted by Amelia Figg-Franzoi, one of the key distinguishing factors in this re-imagination of Shakespeare’s The Tempest is the movement, which features aerial dance choreography by Andrea … More Adapting “The Tempest”