Titan Goes Into The Schools With New Educational Program... SHAKESPEARE ON DEMAND!

Titan has announced an exciting new program called SHAKESPEARE ON DEMAND. A mobile student matinee created to give schools specific programing based on their individual needs. This program (Sponsored by Queens Council on the Arts) is designed to bring the works of Shakespeare to schools in Queens for FREE, and inspire the next generation of theatergoers and lovers of the Bard!  

Photo Flash: Titan Celebrates Opening of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING!

by BWW News Desk Apr. 9, 2018

Queens-based Titan Theatre Company opened the final production of its 2017/18 season with its highly anticipated MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. The show will run through April 22nd at the Queens Theatre, the borough's premier performing arts venue, located in beautiful Flushing Meadows Park. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below!

"Opening weekend has been a smashing success," said Managing Director Kevin Beebee. "Audiences have been joining us at Queens Theatre, in beautiful Flushing Meadows Park, to help us celebrate a wonderful production and the closing of an amazing season."

The cast of MUCH ADO stars Titan Alum Molly Thomas as Beatrice, and Titan Artistic Director Lenny Banovez, as Benedick. The production also features Titan Resident Acting Company Members Michael Selkirk as Antonio, Tristan Colton as Don John, Marcus Denard Johnson as Don Pedro. and Alyssa Van Gorder as Ursula. Rounding out the cast are Titan Journeymen Members Lindsay Nance, Andrew Garrett, Analiese Puzon, Sara Ornelas and Guest Artists Jack Cirillo, Carine Montbertand, Ann Flanigan, Mike Lee, Kevin Stanfa, and Evan Wilberg. Adham Haddara, Michael Thatcher, and Jake Lesh will understudy.

The production is directed by Jenny Bennett (Classical Theatre of Harlem, The REP Delaware, American Shakespeare Center). The creative team includes Mike Sabourin (Scenic Design) Eric Van Tassell (Lighting Design), Olivia Trees (Costume Design), PJ Ju (Sound Design), Beth Albrecht (Scenic Charge) and Kris Murphy (Stage Management).

Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased online at www.TitanTheatreCompany.com. Performances are at Queens Theatre. Queens Theatre is located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in the lovely Flushing Meadows Park, directly under the iconic towers of the New York State Pavilion. They are easily accessible by car, bus and subway. Queens Theatre also provides a free shuttle service from Mets Willets Point 7 Train stop to and from the theatre. For more information, visit www.TitanTheatreCompany.com.

Source: https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Photo-Flash-Titan-Celebrates-Opening-Of-MUCH-ADO-ABOUT-NOTHING-20180409

Meet Titan's 2016/17 Young Company

They hail from as far away as Japan, and as close to home as Titan's very own Queens. They got their start in the theatre by playing everything from a Jumping Bean to an Isocolese Triangle.

Their current specialties range from Acting, to Stage Management, to Design.

But one thing they all have one thing in common...

they are all Members of TITAN'S 2016/17 YOUNG COMPANY!

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SPECIAL EVENT! An expert's eye into the world of Othello THIS THURSDAY!

In case you were undecided about which of the last four Othello performances to attend....

A very special presentation and discussion with Queens College Professor of English, Dr. Miles Parks Grier, will be following Thursday's performance.

And he very well may be the perfect scholar to discuss Titan's take on Othello!

Miles Parker Grier
Miles Parker Grier

Uniquely qualified to lead a fascinating discussion on race and gender in Shakespeare --

Dr. Miles Parker Grier teaches classes at Queens College within and across: Shakespeare Studies, Early American Studies, African-American Studies.

His is also currently working on a book manuscript entitled “Reading Black Characters: Atlantic Encounters with Othello 1604-1855.

Of his manuscript, Reading Black Characters, Parker Grier states: " I follow Shakespeare’s blackamoor across two and a half centuries of print and stage iterations, showing the play’s implication in a British-American project of producing legible gendered and racialized characters out of the strangers in a far-flung Atlantic economy."


Delving further into Reading Black Characters: Atlantic Encounters with Othello 1604-1855, Parker Grier explores the influence of professional writers such as Aphra Behn and Herman Melville who rewrite Shakespeare’s plot–and the relationship between white writers and enslaved bodies–in attempts to overcome disadvantages of gender and postcolonial positioning.

Also according to the Queens Faculty page, he has begun work on:

"a second project that uses Joni Mitchell’s insistence that she is a black man trapped in a white woman’s body to consider the (changed and unchanged) relationship to authority and prestige white artists achieved in the wake of the black protests of the 1960s."

All in all, pretty much the perfect person to end an evening of Titan's All-Female Othello with!


Additional Publications by Dr. Miles Parker Grier

“Inkface: Britons and the Slave Stigma in Antiquity and the Renaissance,” forthcoming.

“’The Base Indian’ Attends Othello: The Theatre of Racial Value in Late Colonial Virginia.” Forthcoming.

“Said the Hooker to the Thief: ‘Some Kind of Way Out’ of Rockism,” in The Journal of Popular Music Studies, March 2013

“The Only Black Man at the Party: Joni Mitchell Enters the Rock Canon,” in Genders, Fall 2012

“Having Their Cake… and Outlawing It, Too: How the War on Terror Expands Racial Profiling by Pretending to Erase It,” in Politics and Culture, February 2006