Juliet and Her Romeo
Written by Emily C. A. Snyder
With verse from William Shakespeare
Directed by Elizabeth Ruelas
Oliver Shirley* as ROMEO
Emily C. A. Snyder as JULIET
Paul Battiato* as CAPULET
Andre Sguerra as TYBALT
Austin Nguyen as MERCUTIO
Jordan Goodsell* as PARIS
Lauren Cafrelli as BENVOLIO
Anna Lewein as LAURENCE (LORI)
Madison McKenzie Scott as PRINCE ESCALUS
* Denotes member of AEA
Produced under the Equity Showcase Code
Intimacy Directors: Brooke M. Haney and RheAnn Mennefield
Fight Director: Lauren Cafrelli and Andre Sguerra
Casting Director: Regina Russell
Stage Manager: Jessica Newman
Lead Producer: Chris Rivera
Production Assistant: Theodor M Gabriel
Photographer/Social Media: Lisa LaGrande
Social Media: Becca Musser
Community Associate: Julianne Lavallee
About the Show
“Love is love is love” in TURN TO FLESH PRODUCTIONS (TTF) presentation of Juliet and Her Romeo--Emily C. A. Snyder’s vibrant retelling of Shakespeare’s most famous love story.
TTF is dedicated to taking classical work and turning them into new verse—this time centering women and LGBTQIA+ characters. In this version, written by Emily C. A. Snyder with language from Shakespeare’s original text, there is more than one love story, and Verona is more complex than ever before.
Performances are Thursdays-Sundays, February 6-16, 2020 at the Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street, NYC. Tickets are available through Frigid New York.
My Digital Couch: A Conversation with Renaissance Woman Emily C. A. Snyder
Emily C. A. Snyder is no stranger to the stage, exploring and creating theater as an actor, singer, playwright, director and producer. She founded her own company, TURN TO FLESH PRODUCTIONS, dedicated to developing and producing new plays in heightened text. In February Snyder will be starring in TTF's new production, Juliet and Her Romeo, a re-examination of William Shakespeare's famous tragic romance, written by Snyder herself. She sat down with me on my digital couch recently to talk about her journey to this moment.
Photos courtesy of Lisa LaGrande
Photos from Romeo and Juliet Combative
Staged Reading: Spring 2019
Photos from the TTF Developmental Staged Reading, April 2019, courtesy of Lisa LaGrande. Performed at the El Barrio Art Space Theater, with thanks to The Shakespeare Forum.
From top: Emily C. A. Snyder and Ari Dalbert as Juliet and Romeo. Andrew Garrett, Regina Renee Rusell and Lorenzo Luccetti as Paris, the Prince, and Mercutio. Lorenzo Lucchetti and Ari Dalbert as Mercutio and Romeo. Greg Pragel and Emily Rahm Whitman as Tybalt and Benvolio.