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Flatwater Shakespeare’s Weblog Information: 2021 and Dealing with Adversity


 

From Board Chair Kelly Stage

“Candy are the makes use of of adversity / Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, /  Wears but a treasured jewel in his head.”        As You Like It, 2.1.12-14

The previous yr has been rife with adversity. 2021 has required
endurance, creativity, flexibility, empathy, kindness, and generosity, seemingly in countless provide. Everybody concerned with Flatwater Shakespeare
Firm, from our stellar management to our latest forged members, has demonstrated these qualities over and
once more. However, the response to that adversity has certainly been candy: in June Twelfth Night time, a yr within the making, lastly marked Flatwater Shakespeare’s
return to reside, in-person performances. Regardless of some trials and
tribulations—and some extreme thunderstorms—the
present was a triumph. 

We had been additionally overjoyed to see Little However Fierce return, in
individual, this previous summer time as we continued
to offer free and enjoyable instructional programming to Lincoln children. The pandemic
has made many issues tough, but it surely additionally inspired
experimentation and innovation in response. New works, new skills, and new
concepts emerged as Flatwater conquered challenges with creativity. In September, we premiered a enjoyable, partaking,
and considerate pageant
of one-act performs, Unshaken, and an uproarious and creative two-person A Midsummer
Night time’s Dream
. These thrilling new works and new methods of presenting Shakespeare had been additionally necessary alternatives for
Flatwater to develop and to succeed in new audiences. We’re particularly grateful for
our partnerships with The Mill and The Indian Heart, which offered the venues for these reveals. 

In addition, the inventive and schooling crew behind A Midsummer Night time’s
Dream
prioritized outreach,
and wowed lots of
of college students at Blue Hill Neighborhood 
College, Harvard Elementary College, Sutton Elementary
College, and the Malone Neighborhood
Heart. We are extraordinarily
pleased with every thing that Flatwater Shakespeare Firm has completed on this
yr of adversity. We’d not have
had these brilliant moments up to now yr with out the continued assist of our
donors— people, foundations, and
company entities alike. 2022 will carry extra challenges in addition to new
management for our firm, however we will proceed Flatwater Shakespeare’s important mission to present high quality
schooling, leisure, and outreach to the Lincoln
neighborhood and past.
There is nonetheless a lot uncertainty in our world, however we discover
our mission extra necessary and inspiring than ever. We can’t wait to see what 2022 will carry.

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