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The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company specializes in authentic performances of Shakespeare's works

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company who explores theatrical practices employed by performers from the Shakespearean era

About NPO Showcase

NPO Showcase highlights nonprofit and government organizations and the work that they're doing in our community. The program is a feature of GRTV, a service of the Community Media Center, with producer and host Adrian Hirsch. You can catch it on GRTV on Saturdays at 8 AM and 6 PM and can view past episodes on Grand Rapids Community Media Center website. If your nonprofit would like to be interviewed on NPO Showcase, please contact Adrian Hirsch.

Katherine Mayberry on NPO Showcase

Katherine Mayberry on NPO Showcase /GRTV

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Katherine Mayberry, executive director from The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company discusses how the organization uses productions of Shakespeare era works by employing performance techniques used by performers from that time. Approaches range from universal lighting, minimal sets, cross-gendered casting, audience engagement, doubling, and the overall structure of the company.

Pigeon Creek specializes in non-traditional performance spaces and often performs at Grand Rapid's Dog Story Theater. Additionally, Pigeon Creek is Michigan's only year-round professional touring Shakespeare company. 

Currently, Pigeon Creek is performing Cymbeline, a "romance" written late in Shakespeare's career, and has performances at Dog Story Theater through August, as well as performances in Spring Lake and Jenison in September. 

Community members can get involved with Pigeon Creek by auditioning for roles, or by assisting as a director, stage manager, or designer. 

Check back next Wednesday for a new segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, featuring Ele's Place.

NPO Showcase is just one of the many ways that the Community Media Center serves the nonprofit community. For information about this and other CMC services for nonprofits, or to schedule a future interview, contact Nonprofit Outreach Coordinator, Adrian Hirsch, at 616-459-4788 x105 or email [email protected].

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