Because the show just looks so damn good…Final performances are Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th at 2pm in Central Park. Free admission, no tickets or reservations required!
Kathryn “Kat” Meister is the Stage Manager Extraordinaire for Boomerang’s production of CYMBELINE. Kate began with Boomerang last summer as the Stage Management Intern on A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, and followed that up as Assistant Stage Manager for our production of LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST. In addition to her work at Boomerang, she’s stage managed productions with numerous companies around NYC in her short time on the East Coast. Kat answered a few random questions while preparing for the final four performances of CYMBELINE…
Full Name: Kathryn Gloria Meister
Home town: Corona, CA
How many Boomerang shows have you done? This is my 3rd Boomerang show and second time working with Cailin!
Tell us a little about the job of the Stage Manager: The Stage Manager really takes care of the show from rehearsals to performance. This is done by making sure that everything stays on schedule, actors are safe, and lines of communication are kept open between the director, actors, designers and producers. The SM is really the center spoke of a wheel to keep the show moving along, SM’s are also known to function on little sleep plus a lot of coffee.
What is your favorite thing about working on Cymbeline? The new music by Henry Aronson really gets stuck in my head in the best way and I love watching the beautiful Kabuki moments take place every performance, specifically the River sequence when Imogen must swim across a river.
What’s your favorite place in New York City? There’s a coffee shop in the Village called The Uncommons that has all kinds of board games in addition to decent coffee.
In keeping with the spirit of economy, can you give us your 6 word memoir: LA to NY, never looked back.
Cymbeline runs July 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th at 2pm in Central Park (enter at 72nd and Central Park West) Additional details can be found here. Cymbeline is free, no tickets or reservations are required.
Folks, we have a crackerjack team lined up for Shakespeare’s CYMBELINE this summer, and we’re so excited to have you check out this show. CYMBELINE marks our 17th Summer producing free theatre in NYC Parks. Where does the time go?
Here’s the description:
In 60’s Britain, and the world has gone mad! There’s rock-n-roll and magic in the air. Lovers marry and then are forced to separate, wagers are placed on fidelity, and our heroine dresses as a boy to win back her true love. New families are discovered, poisons work and then don’t, and Jupiter comes down from on high to oversee this wild ride. It’s a Shakespeare play like no other where anything can happen!
Boomerang Associate Artistic Director Cailin Heffernan will direct the 1960’s themed production. The cast includes Boomerang veterans Deborah Carlson (Cornelia), Amanda Jones (Imogen), Annalisa Loeffler (The Queen), Uriel Menson (Caius Lucius), Jake Minevich (Arviragus), Vinnie Penna (Pisanio), Jared Reinmuth (Iachimo), Buzz Roddy (Cymbeline), Stephanie Rosenberg (Ensemble) and Michael Russinik (Cloten). They’re joined by Brian Robert Burns (Posthumus), Hannah Hartmann (Ensemble), David Marmanillo (Guiderius), Roger Lipson (Belarius) and Stephanie Summerville (Philaria)
Our stage management and design team is also terrific. Kathryn Meister handles Production Stage Manager duties, assisted by Daniela Gonzalez y Perez as Assistant Stage Manager/SM Intern. Mengxuan Zhou is Cailin’s Assistant Director/Directing Intern. Samantha Newby is designing the costumes, Grace Riehl is handling props, Dan Renkin is choreographing movement/fights, and Henry Aronson is creating original songs and orchestrations. Roger Lipson is doing double duty as our Associate Musical Director. And Theresa McElwee is design voice and dialects. Stefano Imbert is designing original artwork.
Performances run June 20th-July 19th in Central Park at 70th and Central Park West, just south of Strawberry Fields. Showtimes are Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm (no performances on July 4th and 5th). And as usual, all performances are…
No admission. Gratis.
So bring a blanket, bring some sunscreen, bring a cold bev, or just bring yourself down to the park and check out the show.
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