Jonathan Hopkins & Beth Ann Hopkins of Smith Street Stage’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Smith Street Stage presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, directed by Jonathan HopkinsListen in as Smith Street Stage‘s Executive Director (and director of this show) Jonathan Hopkins, and Beth Ann Hopkins, Artistic Director (& “Titania”), discuss their new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Carroll Park, why this was the right year for the company to produce this comedy, playing to a large & diverse audience, going beyond actor voice for the outdoor stage, the overlap of personal/professional partnerships, making original music & sound, advice for producing in public places, and why it’s important to be an active part of the community you’d like to perform in.

“…I think last year, we tried to afflict the comfortable, and this year we’re trying to comfort the afflicted…”
“…although this is not a ‘Midsummer’ of just clowns and fools, there’s a lot of deeper ground that we’re digging…”
“…it’s a play about the power of art to change people, and bring people outside of the normal boundaries, and it’s a play about how people change themselves, and the circumstances in which people are changed…”

Smith Street Stage presents

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

written by William Shakespeare
directed by Jonathan Hopkins

June 20–July 1, 2018
Carroll Park
Brooklyn

July 11–15, 2018
The Actors Fund Arts Center
160 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn

tickets: FREE at Carroll Park (no tickets required), $25–$55 at The Actors Fund, available via SmithStreetStage.org

Smith Street Stage presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, directed by Jonathan Hopkins, photo by Chris Montgomery Photography Smith Street Stage presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, directed by Jonathan Hopkins, photo by Chris Montgomery Photography Smith Street Stage presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, directed by Jonathan Hopkins, photo by Chris Montgomery Photography Smith Street Stage presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, directed by Jonathan Hopkins, photo by Chris Montgomery Photography Smith Street Stage presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, directed by Jonathan Hopkins, photo by Chris Montgomery Photography Smith Street Stage presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, directed by Jonathan Hopkins, photo by Chris Montgomery Photographyphotos by Chris Montgomery Photography

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