Under This Light
A Revelation of Shakespeare and Self
Seattle Shakespeare Company’s podcast series gathers locally and nationally recognized POC theatre professionals for a conversation about their relationship with Shakespeare and the classics. Each episode in this new, biweekly series hosted by Lamar Legend, Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Diversity Programming Coordinator, explores the guest artist’s background and career to uncover personal triumphs, current struggles, future ambitions, while revealing what Shakespeare means to them.
“My relationship, then, to the language of Shakespeare revealed itself as nothing less than my relationship to myself and my past. Under this light, this revelation, both myself and my past began slowly to open, perhaps the way a flower opens at morning, but more probably the way an atrophied muscle begins to function, or frozen fingers to thaw.”
— James Baldwin, “Why I Stopped Hating Shakespeare”