Pop-UpRight Shakespeare

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A Shakespearean adventure "pop-up" style!

Some of Nashville’s favorite (and bravest!) actors will bring Shakespeare’s words to life in these lively “upright” staged readings in unique locations in and around Nashville. In our 2018 season, ticket holders were notified of the mystery location 24 hours in advance. Our 2019 season will have other surprises in store to ensure that audiences will experience these magnificent plays in an exciting and unusual way.

What is a Pop-UpRight?

Here are examples from Season 1

Pop-Ups coming UP:

Stay tuned for the NEXT season of Pop Ups, starting in February, 2019!

Interested in being cast in a future Pop UpRight Shakespeare?

Past Pop-UpRights

November 17, 2018 2pm - RICHARD III, directed by Stella Reed
LOCATION: TSU Performing Arts Center
King Richard: Eddie George

October 20, 2018 2pm - THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, directed by Kim Bretton
LOCATION: Gordon Jewish Community Center
Sly: Houston Mahoney
Lord: Antonio P. Nappo
Tapster Denice: Denice Hicks
Jo (servant 1): Josh Inocolla
Mim (servant 2): Nyazia Martin
Bartholomew: Jonah Jackson
Kate: Emily Landham
Bianca: Mary Marguarite Hall
Petruchio: Kim Bretton
Lucentio: Shannon Hoppe
Baptista: Martha Wilkerson
Gremio: Paula Flautt
Hortensio: Carrie Brewer
Tranio: Rachel Agee
Biondello: Siobhan Kennedy
Grumio: Bella Higgingbotham
Vincentio: Denice Hicks
Pedant: Leah Lowe
Widow/Messenger/Others: Brad Oxnam
Curtis: Herbie Horrocks
Tailor: Kai Harvard
Peter/Musician: Cynthia Cardenas

July 21, 2018 2pm - TITUS ANDRONICUS, directed by Laramie Hearn
LOCATION: Maggiano's Little Italy
Titus -Michael Roark
Marcus - Kelly Lapczynski
Saturninus - Jack Chambers
Lucius - Mackenzie Smith
Bassianus/Second Goth - Britt Byrd
Quintus/Publius - Melinda Paul
Martius/Sempronius - George Sekeres
Mutius/Aemilius- Lauren Stillwell  
Tamora - Nettie Kraft
Demetrius - Andrew Johnson
Chiron - Joe Cash
Lavinia - Lauren Mincey
Aaron - Bakari King
Young Lucius -  Rowan McCoy
Alarbus/Clown/Nurse/First Goth- Isabel Webb

June 16, 2018 2pm - THE TEMPEST, directed by Natalie Risk
LOCATION: Zeitgeist Art Gallery
Prospero: Denice Hicks
Ariel: Miranda Pepin
Caliban: Everett Tarlton
Ferdinand: Scott Patrick Wilson
Miranda: Merrie Shearer
Alonso: Carrie Brewer
Sebastian: Josh Kiev
Antonio: Shannon Hoppe
Gonzalo: Stella Reed
Trinculo/Boatswain: Bekah Stogner
Stephano/Master of Ship: Morgan Bowling

May 19, 2018 2pm - THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, directed by René Millán
LOCATION: Boundry Events & Catering
Portia: Morgan Davis
Antonio: Santiago Sosa
Shylock: Nat McIntyre
Bassanio: Joe Leitess
Gratiano: Justin Hand
Nerissa: Brooke Bethel
Jessica: Alexa Lauren
Lorenzo: Conner McCabe
Launcelot: Andrew Kaines
Gobbo/Duke: Josh Kiev
Tubal: Tom Jordan
Morocco: Chamberlin Little
Salarino: Andrew Johnson
Salario: Nate Bumpus
Salerio: Johnathon Killebrew
Balthazar/Stephano: George Sekeres

March 24, 2018 2:00 pm - MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, directed by David Wilkerson
LOCATION: Woodland Presbyterian Church
Bakari Jamal King-- Leonato, governor of Messina
Margaret Horne-- Messenger
Tamiko Robinson Steele-- Beatrice, niece to Leonato
Lauren Frances Jones-- Hero, daughter to Leonato
Christopher Bosen— Don Pedro, prince of Arragon
Brent Maddox-- Benedick, a young Lord of Padua
onah Jackson-- Claudio, a young Lord of Florence
Ty Brown— Don John, Don Pedro's bastard brother
Melissa Silengo-- Margaret, attendant to Hero
Nyazia Martin- Borachio, follower of Don John
David Wilkerson-- Conrade, follower of Don John
Rachel Agee-- Dogberry, a constable of the watch
Tony Nappo-- Verges, a partner of the watch
Andrew Johnson— Seacole, sexton of the watch
Joe Cash— Oatcake, a member of the watch
Janie Wilkerson-- Friar Francis