Members of Mystery Shakespeare Theater 1592—our popular Shakespearean Watch Party inspired by Mystery Science Theater 3000—reunite for the second conversation in our Direct Address: Resisting Shakespeare series. Actors Phil Wong and Safiya Fredricks, founder of the Theatre Nerd Shakespeare Pandemic Watch Party Alex Moggridge, and dramaturg Philippa Kelly will join Artistic Director Eric Ting to reflect on the solace and laughter #MST1592 offered us in the early months of a pandemic and the reasons we chose to stop. And they’ll be joined throughout the evening by familiar Cal Shakes faces as we collectively wrestle with laughter’s role in times of tragedy.
Safiya Fredricks (actor)
Philippa Kelly (dramaturg)
Alex Moggridge (actor and founder of the Theatre Nerd Shakespeare Pandemic Watch Party)
Phil Wong (actor)
Moderated by Artistic Director Eric Ting
ASL interpretation will be provided.