Julian and Margaret catch up after their Thanksgiving celebrations, and then sit down with the cast and crew of Twelfth Night to get the inside scoop about the show, now playing at the Lincoln Park Conservatory through December 17.
It’s our Halloween episode! Julian and Margaret discuss witchcraft in Shakespeare’s time, and the Midsommer Flight ensemble and guest artists perform some of Shakespeare’s best spooky music and monologues. Later in the episode, they interview Sam Cheeseman, who played Hamlet in the company’s recent production.
It’s a mini episode! Catch up briefly with Julian and Margaret, and hear what’s in store for October and beyond at Sommercast and Midsommer Flight.
Julian and Margaret sit down with Midsommer Flight’s Founder and Producing Artistic Director, Beth Wolf. They chat about Beth’s journey in the Chicago theatre scene, the genesis of Midsommer Flight, and New Year’s resolutions. They also show off their best audition monologues and talk about the Dos and Don’ts of auditioning for Shakespeare.
Julian and Margaret talk about how they fill their well when they are in between acting projects, and then take a field trip to Gross Park to interview the cast and director of Hamlet.
Julian interviews Elizabeth Rentfro, Midsommer Flight ensemble member and Resident Music Director. Their lively conversation hits upon everything from music in Shakespeare’s plays, to Elizabeth’s experiences creating music from classical text for Midsommer Flight, to Paul Rudd.
Listen to our newest venture!
Midsommer Flight invites you to join Chicago actors Julian Stroop and Margaret Kellas on an audio tour of Shakespeare in Chicago. They cover everything from text work and history to modern day practice and current trends for Shakespeare nerds and newbies alike. Enjoy performances and interviews from guest artists, and some new perspectives on some very old plays. Also stay up to date with information about Midsommer Flight’s performance and events to catch some free public Shakespeare in Chicago.
Episodes are released monthly and will be available through this blog and on iTunes.