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Dram Tree Shakespeare

Dram Tree Shakespeare Dram Tree Shakespeare, Inc. is an award-winning Shakespearean theater company located in Wilmington, NC.

910.726.3545
[email protected]

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Operating as usual

Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
05/24/2019

Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.

Wow! Thank you to Jamie Carda and Garry Fischer with LeSaisons for the fabulous floral arrangement for our Mardi Gras themed membership party. The patrons loved it and so did we.

07/15/2018
CALL BACKS AND AUDITIONS FOR ROMEO AND JULIET WILL BE HELD THURSDAY EVENING AT 7PM JUNE 14 ON THE MAIN STAGE OF THALIAN ...
06/14/2018

CALL BACKS AND AUDITIONS FOR ROMEO AND JULIET WILL BE HELD THURSDAY EVENING AT 7PM JUNE 14 ON THE MAIN STAGE OF THALIAN HALL. or if you cannot make Thursday night and would still like to audition call 910-762-3545. If we are seeing you for the 1st time, please come prepared with a short reading or monologue from Romeo & Juliet. We will have someone available to read with you if necessary. Sign in with Jessi Hunt when you arrive. We will be seeing people up until 10 PM - first signed in, first seen - with Callbacks having FIRST PRIORITY. Thanks and hope to see you there!

Dram Tree Shakespeare's cover photo
05/31/2018

Dram Tree Shakespeare's cover photo

05/31/2018

DRAM TREE SHAKESPEARE Romeo and Juliet Audition Announcement

Dram Tree Shakespeare in association with Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts will hold auditions for the fall production of ROMEO AND JULIET scheduled Oct 25-28 and Nov 1-2, 2018. The production will be utilizing the historic Main Stage of historic Thalian Hall located in downtown Wilmington and will be a part of the 160th anniversary of the original opening of the theatre. Don Baker will be directing the production. This multi-racial production is embracing “color conscious casting, reflecting the heritage and culture of each actor to help illuminate the story and the theme.” No previous acting experience in Shakespeare is required but certainly welcome. Participants will be asked to read a selection from ROMEO AND JULIET. Auditions will be held on Monday and Tuesday June 11 and 12 from 7:00PM until 9:00PM at the Community Arts Center at the 120 South 2nd Street in Wilmington, NC. Advance audition appointments are not required. For further information, please call 910-762-3545.

Thanks to Salt Magazine for taking the time to speak with King Lear director Jamie Rocha Allan. We are back at it again ...
03/15/2018
Lear in the Age of Trump - Salt Magazine

Thanks to Salt Magazine for taking the time to speak with King Lear director Jamie Rocha Allan.
We are back at it again this weekend!
http://www.saltmagazinenc.com/lear-age-trump/#

The un-common stagecraft of Jamie Rocha Allan By Gwenyfar Rohler Jamie Rocha Allan smiles and tells me that his middle name is pronounced ROSH-ah. “It’s Portuguese,” he explains. “We went back every year.” His mother’s family is from a small village south of Lisbon, where Allan visited u...

Today, Sunday March 11th, Cleve Callison gives a pre-show lecture for King Lear. The talk is from 2:15-2:40. He's also g...
03/11/2018

Today, Sunday March 11th, Cleve Callison gives a pre-show lecture for King Lear. The talk is from 2:15-2:40. He's also giving a talk next Sunday, March 18th at the same time.
Cleve Callison was station manager of WHQR from 2010 to 2017. He has an AB in English from Duke, and an MA and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. At UNCW’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, he has taught courses in History of English, Shakespeare, William Faulkner, Poetry, Who Wrote the Old Testament?, The Universe from Antiquity to the Renaissance, and Paradoxes, Puzzles and Illusions. He appeared on Jeopardy! on Bloomsday, June 16th, 1994, but didn’t win any money.

Fantastic opening last night! Put King Lear on your calendar for this weekend!
03/09/2018
StarNews

Fantastic opening last night! Put King Lear on your calendar for this weekend!

Theater, concerts, comedy and more. Dram Tree Shakespeare Dead Crow Comedy Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. Big Dawg Productions Cape Fear Playhouse Odell Williamson Auditorium Opera House Theatre Company Wilson Center - Cape Fear Community College UNCW

The show opens tonight!Infinite thanks to our director Jamie Rocha Allan for guiding us up to this moment.
03/08/2018

The show opens tonight!
Infinite thanks to our director Jamie Rocha Allan for guiding us up to this moment.

Jerome Davis as King Lear is moving, terrifying, and thought provoking. Jerome is an equity actor whose passion and sinc...
03/06/2018

Jerome Davis as King Lear is moving, terrifying, and thought provoking.
Jerome is an equity actor whose passion and sincerity in every moment captivates and thrills.
March 8-25
Buy Tickets: https://dtskinglear.brownpapertickets.com/

We make our return to McEachern's Warehouseon Thursday, March 8th. 121 South Front StreetMarch 8-25 Thursdays,Fridays, a...
03/03/2018

We make our return to McEachern's Warehouse
on Thursday, March 8th.
121 South Front Street
March 8-25 Thursdays,Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30PM and Sundays at 3:00PM
Buy Tickets: https://dtskinglear.brownpapertickets.com/

The poor have it, the wealthy need it, and if you eat it you die...What is it?Grace Berry (Cordelia) and Abbey Farris (C...
03/02/2018

The poor have it, the wealthy need it, and if you eat it you die...What is it?
Grace Berry (Cordelia) and Abbey Farris (Cordelia's Gentlewoman) come to understand the meaning of this answer.

Secrets...In order to keep reactions amongst actors genuine, Director Jamie Rocha Allan does something brilliant....He g...
03/01/2018

Secrets...
In order to keep reactions amongst actors genuine, Director Jamie Rocha Allan does something brilliant....He gives them secrets. Quentin Proulx (Kent) is being prescribed a secret motive during this rehearsal.

Take a peak at some of the elements our AMAZING Costume Designer Stephanie Aman has pulled togetherKING LEAR Opens soon!...
02/28/2018

Take a peak at some of the elements our AMAZING Costume Designer Stephanie Aman has pulled together
KING LEAR Opens soon! Tickets are going quickly...Get yours here: https://dtskinglear.brownpapertickets.com/

Taking a moment to talk out a little stage combat...Tamica Katzman(Servant), Alissa Fetherolf (Regan), and John Denison(...
02/27/2018

Taking a moment to talk out a little stage combat...
Tamica Katzman(Servant), Alissa Fetherolf (Regan), and John Denison(Gloucester) check in with one another before executing a fight scene.

Shakespeare isn't always death and despair...Jerome Davis(Lear) shares a smile during a text rehearsal
02/27/2018

Shakespeare isn't always death and despair...
Jerome Davis(Lear) shares a smile during a text rehearsal

"What should follow these eclipses"Tyler Crittenden (Edmund) and Jordan Wolfe (Edgar) shown during the calm before the s...
02/25/2018

"What should follow these eclipses"
Tyler Crittenden (Edmund) and Jordan Wolfe (Edgar) shown during the calm before the storm

The work is never doneFully understanding this text is priority! Abbey Farris(Cordelia's Gentlewoman) and Erin Plum(Lear...
02/25/2018

The work is never done
Fully understanding this text is priority!
Abbey Farris(Cordelia's Gentlewoman) and Erin Plum(Lear's Gentlewoman) spend time with pencils in hand

What an awesome experience! Director Jamie Rocha Allan had a moment to sit down with a group of students from Cape Fear ...
02/23/2018

What an awesome experience!
Director Jamie Rocha Allan had a moment to sit down with a group of students from Cape Fear Community College to teach a workshop this week. We love spending time in our community to share and grow in the arts. Thank you to the students and teachers who continue to inspire us!!

Comic relief... Randy Davis(Fool) and Jerome Davis(Lear) take a moment to laugh it outWorking with an equity actor like ...
02/22/2018

Comic relief...
Randy Davis(Fool) and Jerome Davis(Lear) take a moment to laugh it out
Working with an equity actor like Jerome has made this rehearsal process entertaining and professional.

Building the "skeleton" of a sceneDirector Jamie Rocha Allan works with Maggie Miller(Goneril) and Don Baker (Albany) to...
02/20/2018

Building the "skeleton" of a scene
Director Jamie Rocha Allan works with Maggie Miller(Goneril) and Don Baker (Albany) to create some intense moments on stage

Vocal Consultant Maria Mason helps find proper placement for full voices. Performing four nights a week in an acoustical...
02/16/2018

Vocal Consultant Maria Mason helps find proper placement for full voices. Performing four nights a week in an acoustically unforgiving warehouse requires vocal vitality and stamina. Our cast and production team are working hard to deliver outstanding performances.

Director Jamie Rocha Allan and Voice/ Text Consultant Maria Mason diving deep into the script. King Lear's text is rich ...
02/14/2018

Director Jamie Rocha Allan and Voice/ Text Consultant Maria Mason diving deep into the script.
King Lear's text is rich and, at times, challenging. We are so grateful to have such an amazing team!

Dram Tree Shakespeare's cover photo
02/10/2018

Dram Tree Shakespeare's cover photo

Announcing the cast of our upcoming show...KING LEARClick for Tickets: http://bit.ly/2EqIdhMMarch 8-March 25Thursdays, F...
02/10/2018

Announcing the cast of our upcoming show...
KING LEAR
Click for Tickets: http://bit.ly/2EqIdhM
March 8-March 25
Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays @ 7:30 pm
Sundays 3:00
McEachern's Warehouse
121 South Front Street

Tyler Crittenden who will be playing Edmund in King Lear is not to be missed in Buyer & Cellar.
02/10/2018
Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.

Tyler Crittenden who will be playing Edmund in King Lear is not to be missed in Buyer & Cellar.

"A fantasy so delightful you wish it were true." —The New Yorker.

The entertaining one-man romp “Buyer & Cellar” imagines a Z-list actor dropping into the world of A-list star Barbra Streisand.

Inspired by Streisand’s My Passion for Design, Buyer & Cellar is part truth, part fiction. The facts? Streisand has a shopping mall in the basement of her Malibu home, featuring a doll shop, an antique clothing store and a sweets shop, complete with a frozen yogurt machine, as detailed in her 2010 book.

Playwright Jonathan Tolins takes the wackiness a step further as he imagines a man who is hired to work in the basement of the mall…with Babs as his only customer. The one-man show tells the story of Alex More, a struggling Los Angeles actor who takes a gig working in the basement mall, and develops an unlikely and hilarious friendship with Streisand.

Buyer and Cellar is a very funny show that strives to examine life on the other side of the red carpet.

A Thalian Hall CUBE Theatre Production directed by Shane Fernando, starring Tyler Crittenden.

Buy tickets online or by calling the Box Office 910-632-2285 2pm-6pm.

Have more than thou showest, speak less than though knowest, lend less than thou owest, ride more than though goest, lea...
01/18/2018
Dram Tree Shakespeare

Have more than thou showest, speak less than though knowest, lend less than thou owest, ride more than though goest, learn more than thou trowest, set less than thou throwest.
King Lear
March 8-25 @ McEachern's Warehouse

Directed by Jamie Rocha Allan. Jerome Davis (pictured above) plays the title role. Tickets are available online , at the door, or on the telephone: 800-838-3006.

Dram Tree Shakespeare presents its fourth annual theatrical party with live entertainment, tasty food, and delectable dr...
11/27/2017

Dram Tree Shakespeare presents its fourth annual theatrical party with live entertainment, tasty food, and delectable drinks, all included in the admission price!

The party is held at Dennis Hopper's former home in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina.

All proceeds support the work of Dram Tree Shakespeare, including our spring 2018 production.

IT IS LOADS OF FUN --- JUST ASK PREVIOUS ATTENDEES!
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3118380

Dram Tree Shakespeare's cover photo
11/21/2017

Dram Tree Shakespeare's cover photo

KING LEAR AUDITIONS DEC. 6 & 7Dram Tree Shakespeare holds auditions for their spring 2018 production of KING LEAR. Rehea...
11/09/2017

KING LEAR AUDITIONS DEC. 6 & 7
Dram Tree Shakespeare holds auditions for their spring 2018 production of KING LEAR. Rehearsals in late January and February. Three weeks of performances in March. All parts are open. No previous acting experience in Shakespeare is required. Please bring resume to auditions along with brief monologue of your choosing -- something by Shakespeare, please. Participants will be asked to read a selection from KING LEAR. Auditions will be held from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, December 6 and 7, 2017 at the Hannah Block Community Arts Center located at 120 South 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington, NC. Advance audition appointments not required. For further information or for answers to audition questions, please call 910-726-3545.

11/09/2017

AUDITIONS for KING LEAR!
Wednesday & Thursday, December 6 & 7
Hannah Block Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street
7:00pm-9:00pm
Dram Tree Shakespeare holds auditions for its spring 2018 production of KING LEAR. All parts are open. No previous acting experience in Shakespeare is required. Please bring resume to auditions along with brief monologue of your choosing -- something by Shakespeare, please. Participants will be asked to read a selection from KING LEAR. Rehearsals in late January and February. Performances: March 8-25 (Thursdays-Sundays). For further information or for answers to audition questions, please call or text 910-726-3545 or email [email protected]

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206 N 4th St, Ste 14
Wilmington, NC
28401

Opening Hours

Thursday 7:30pm - 10pm
Friday 7:30pm - 10pm
Saturday 7:30pm - 10pm
Sunday 3pm - 5:30pm

Telephone

(910) 726-3545

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Dram Tree Shakespeare is dedicated to professional quality production of the plays of William Shakespeare, his contemporaries, and related works. Dram Tree aims to approach these works by combining tradition and innovation to inspire a modern consciousness. In addition, Dram Tree seeks to preserve the value of live Shakespearean performance for future generations through high quality, accessible educational programming.

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Join us tomorrow 11-4 for a FREE community event. These awesome organizations are ready to see you! Big Dawg Productions Brunswick Little Theatre CFCC Theatre, Dancing Lion Music Works, Dram Tree Shakespeare, Panache Theatrical Productions, Pineapple-Shaped Lamps, Pender County Ghost Walk, Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Thalian Association Community Theatre, Snow Productions, Snead’s Ferry Theatre, TheatreNOW, UNCW Department of Theatre and Wilmington School of the Arts.
O ROMEO, ROMEO, WHEREFORE ART THOU ROMEO?
CALL BACKS AND AUDITIONS FOR ROMEO AND JULIET WILL BE HELD THURSDAY EVENING AT 7PM JUNE 14 ON THE MAIN STAGE OF THALIAN HALL. or if you cannot make Thursday night and would still like to audition call 910-762-3545. If we are seeing you for the 1st time, please come prepared with a short reading or monologue from Romeo & Juliet. We will have someone available to read with you if necessary. Sign in with Jessi Hunt when you arrive. We will be seeing people up until 10 PM - first signed in, first seen - with Callbacks having FIRST PRIORITY. Thanks and hope to see you there!
CALL BACKS AND AUDITIONS FOR ROMEO AND JULIET WILL BE HELD THURSDAY EVENING AT 7PM JUNE 14 ON THE MAIN STAGE OF THALIAN HALL. or if you cannot make Thursday night and would still like to audition call 910-762-3545. If we are seeing you for the 1st time, please come prepared with a short reading or monologue from Romeo & Juliet. We will have someone available to read with you if necessary. Sign in with Jessi Hunt when you arrive. We will be seeing people up until 10 PM - first signed in, first seen - with Callbacks having FIRST PRIORITY. Thanks and hope to see you there!
Hello. My name is Shaun Mitchell. I have volunteered for two days already. I had picked my two ticket days to watch KING LEAR to be on saturday 24. I would like to change that to thursday 22. Let me know if that is okay. Thanx. It is a wonderful show! The cast, set, costumes and crew are amazing!
I want to thank you for letting me be part of the inaugural show, MacBeth...I was walking around today and took this shot...Have a great run....