First Rehearsal for Wooden O 2014

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    It's a Wooden O tradition to start the first rehearsal with a potluck dinner.
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    (L-R) Amy Thone plays Cassius in Julius Caesar, Carolyn Marie Monroe plays Sylvia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Heather Hawkins plays Calpurnia in Julius Caesar.
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    Stage Manager Susy Butler checks in with her cast members.
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    Darrell Sanders talks with Board members Sarah Alsdorf, Emily Evans, and Renee Roub.
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    Heather Hawkins, Nikki Visel, and Macall Gordon will appear in our all-female production of Julius Caesar.
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    "I don't care what the calendar says...summer starts tonight with our first Wooden O rehearsal," said Artistic Director George Mount as he spoke to both Wooden O companies.
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    Crystal Dawn Munkers will create choreography for both shows, Vanessa Miller directs Julius Caesar, and Christian Duhamel will compose music for Julius Caesar.
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    Cast members from Julius Caesar and The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
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    (R-L) Therese Diekhans plays Caesar and Suzanne Bouchard plays Brutus in Julius Caesar, and Conner Neddersen plays Valentine in The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Staff member Lauren Domino and Board member Susan Petitpas watch from near the wall.
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    Jason Marr plays Proteus in The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
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    Director David Quicksall shares with the cast why he's so fond of The Two Gentlemen of Verona and why he's decided to set it in the 1950s.
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    Craig Wollam has designed the sets for both productions.
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    Set design sketch for The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
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    Christopher Morson plays Speed, Kevin Bordi plays Launce, and Jim Gall plays the Duke in The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
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    Jocelyne Fowler shares her 1950s inspired costume designs for The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
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    A costume sketch for The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
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    Director Vanessa Miller will stage Julius Caesar.
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    Craig Wollam shares his set designs for Julius Caesar.
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    Set design sketch for Julius Caesar.
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    Costume designer Kelly McDonald created contemporary and slightly futuristic looks for her Julius Caesar designs.
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    Costume research for Julius Caesar.
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At Seattle Shakespeare Company summer officially starts with the first rehearsal for Wooden O.  This summer we’ve got our biggest casts ever — a total of 30 actors! Both “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” and our all-female “Julius Caesar” feature original music and choreography.  It’s going to be a great summer of Shakespeare.  Make your plans with friends to join us in the parks.

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