Genre: Classical
Written By William Shakespeare, Directed by Jessica Burr

  In A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, directed by Jessica Burr, Blessed Unrest heats up Shakespeare’s magical tale of people desperately trying to love each other in spite of volatile weather, identity confusion and meddling sprites. This physically dynamic production ignites Shakespeare’s language and tears open the heart of the play.

Blessed Unrest’s Production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAMuses the company’s core principals and safe structure of training, rehearsal and performance to create an environment where “dangerous things can happen.”


About the Company: Blessed Unrest

Blessed Unrest is committed to producing dynamic, disciplined, and exuberant new works for the stage by training and collaborating as an ensemble of artists, building original pieces, and reconstructing established texts.

Cast: Scott Barrow, Davina Cohen, Stephen Drabicki, Stephen Pilkington, Damen Scranton, Vaishnavi Sharma, Carlos Alberto Valencia, Laura Wickens, Hannah Wilson, Benjamin C. Tevelow-Lighting , Evan Prizant-Costumes , Evan Prizant-Set Design , Joan Jubett-Sound , Jaimie Van Dyke-Stage Mgr
Open:   03/20/10
Close:   04/12/10

March 20th, 26th, 27th, April 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th at 8:00pm
March 21st, 28th, April 10th, 11th at 5:00pm
March 22nd, 29th, April 5th, 12th at 7:00pm
Theater:   Interart Theatre Annex
Address:   500 W. 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
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Closest subway: C, E to 50th Street. Walk north on 8th Avenue to West 52nd Street, then west to the theatre.

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Jessica Burr  is a director, choreographer, peformer, and the founding Artistic Director of Blessed Unrest. She was honored with the 2011 Lucille Lortel Award from the League of Professional Theatre Women, in recognition of her work as a director and the body of work that Blessed Unrest has created under her leadership. She received the 2013 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Choreography/Movement and was a nominee for the same in 2015. She has directed and choreographed numerous productions and workshops for Blessed Unrest including Body: Anatomies of Being (with the New Ohio Theatre), Lying (2015 IT Award nominee), A Christmas Carol, Eurydice's Dream (2013 IT Award winner), The Sworn Virgin (with Florent Mehmeti of Teatri Oda, Kosova), The Storm, ArtCamp SexyTime FootBall, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Measure for Measure, the 365Days/365Plays Festival and Doruntine (with Florent Mehmeti). Burr has taught workshops in physical and devised theatre at Centenary College (NJ), Prishtina University (Kosovo), Texas Tech University, and at the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival. She has a degree in theatre and dance from Bard College.

Playwright Matt Opatrny is the Founding Managing Director of Blessed Unrest. With Blessed Unrest, Opatrny authored scripts for Body: Anatomies of Being, Hold (2008 NY Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Production), Burn, and Crave, and co-wrote The Sworn Virgin and Doruntine (with Teatri Oda). He also co-wrote Eurydice's Dream, ArtCamp SexyTime FootBall, and co-adapted Lying and Certain Things Which I Will Call Sacred (The Lovers' Project). Opatrny has taught devised theatre at Texas Tech's WildWind Performance Lab, and movement and stage combat at Centenary College, The School for Film and TV, Greenwich Academy and Columbia Preparatory. He has trained with the SITI Company and at Clemson University.