Kelly Kitchens on The Tempest

Kelly Kitchens (far right) in rehearsal for The Tempest with Jim Lapan, Jim Gall, Brandon J. Simmons, and Meg McLynn

Kelly Kitchens (far right) in rehearsal for The Tempest with Jim Lapan, Jim Gall, Brandon J. Simmons, and Meg McLynn

It’s hard to believe, but Kelly Kitchens, even with her deep love of Shakespeare, wasn’t all that drawn to The Tempest. Yet, it ‘s a play that kept coming back to her and asking her to explore it. “It’s a play that’s not done with me yet,” she said.  Kelly’s directing The Tempest for Wooden O this summer. Take 5 minutes and listen to what she thinks about the play now.

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  1. Stuart Ketcham says

    I loved your thoughts on The Tempest, especially the theme’s of restoration and second chances. When I saw Julie Taymor’s 2010 film version, I was blown away by Helen Mirren’s portrayal of Prospera – I had never before imagined a woman playing that role, tho’ in retrospect, I surely should have. So I am eagerly anticipating my first live viewing of a woman’s interpretation of that powerful role, by Amy Thone, and the exploration of gender.

    I notice you did not mention Caliban and the exploration of race, but maybe that was just because the clip is only around 5 min in length …

    Anyway, I am looking forward to the performance on July 17 with great excitement!

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