Socially-Distant Soliloquies were an online series inspired in part by the wild success of the end result of our MadLib the Bard! game and in part by the successful Shakespeare Solos series on the Guardian’s website that uses popular actors from British stage and screen. This series allowed our artists to play a bit, and our audiences a bit of entertainment, during the early part of the lockdown.
We invited our ensemble to take part by choosing any set speech, soliloquy, or sonnet and performing it in a mundane (and socially distant) environment like an empty playground, their front porch, or while on a neighborhood walk for the camera.
In this playlist you’ll find entries from Sadie Lockhart, Salem Brophy, Ned Averill-Snell, Roxanne Fay, Cornelio Aguilera, Amy E. Gray, Michael C. McGreevy, Matt Acquard, and Giles Davies.
Please also make sure to check out our One From the Vaults series! We expanded the concept to not only include personal tours through Jobsite memories from our ensemble but also scenes and songs from past performances.
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Socially-Distant Soliloquies | Nicole Jeannine Smith
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Socially-Distant Soliloquies | Sadie Lockhart
Sadie Lockhart performs Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116.
Socially-Distant Soliloquies | Salem Brophy
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Socially-Distant Soliloquies | Matt Acquard
Matt Acquard offers his take on Benedick’s Act II, scene 3 monologue.
Socially-Distant Soliloquies: Roxanne Fay
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Socially-Distant Soliloquies | Amy E. Gray
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Socially-Distant Soliloquies | Michael C. McGreevy
Michael C. McGreevy performs Shakespeare’s Sonnet 29.
Socially-Distant Soliloquies | Cornelio Aguilera
Cornelio Aguilera performs Shakespeare’s Sonnet 123.
Socially-Distant Soliloquies | Ned Averill-Snell, Cassiu
Ned Averill-Snell offers Cassius’ speech to Brutus from Julius Caesar.
Giles Davies | Madlib Sonnet 18
Giles Davies performs Madlib Sonnet 18.