Muse of Fire: A New Play by William Shakespeare

On Nov. 15, 2007, the world premiere of a new play by William Shakespeare, created by Steve Shade and a talented ensemble of 16 students, opened on the Glen Wallichs Stage.

Using Shakespeare's Sonnets -- some of the most vibrant and passionate poetry that the English language has ever known as a inspirational point of departure,"Muse of Fire," explored themes of love, lust, obsession, betrayal and mortality. The production fused Shakespeare's spoken text, contemporary music, song and movement into a new multimedia performance work in which many of Shakespeare's familiar characters --recast in a modern context -- intersect each other in surprising and provocative ways.

Collaborating with Director Steve Shade on the production were Marco Schindelmann from the School of Music as vocal director; Snezana Petrovic, set and multimedia designer; Deborah Bradford, costumer designer; and Kevin Palkki, lighting designer.

November 15 - 17, 2008

Creator and Director Steve Shade
Set and Multimedia Designer Snezana Petrovich
Costume Designer  Deborah Bradford
Lighting Designer Kevin Palkki
Vocal Director Marco Schindlemann
Stage Manager Bernadette Siscon
Assistant Director Michael Trobisch
Technical Director Dan Cork
Song Arranger Michael-Raco Rands



Young Man Sean Cork
Orlando Derek Delmar
Rosalind Lara Fernando
Lucy Haley Keim
Proteus Dustin Lovell
The Dark Lady; Celia Devan Liljedahl
Another Romeo; The Queen Chris Reed 
Sylvia  Lindsay Nielsen 
 Juliet Sunday Mancini 
Kate  Emily McGowan 
Helen Robyn Odell
Demetrius Bryan Plummer
Romeo Brett Serrell
Adriana Jesse Teplow
Poet Keith Wolgemuth
Benvolio Nick Zaharopoulos