Love Goes Toward Love
We (Becca Musser and Taylor Flanagan) are creating an exploration of love and relationships through same-sex performances of Shakespeare’s couples and wannabe couples (from the more obscure to the most beloved).
Performances will focus on the story, text, and relationships because queerness is not a gimmick for us. We want to use Shakespeare's words to tell stories of queer love in a way that’s simple and honest. There are queer artists involved in every aspect of the production. We are collaborating with a powerhouse team that believes that everyone should have the chance to fall in love using the immortal words of the Bard.
What would your donation go towards?
This is a low-budget production, so our two largest expenses are venue rental and artist pay.
All of the artists working on this project are passionate about putting this show together and have agreed to be paid only once the venue and minimal marketing costs are paid off. So, theatrical elements like set, props, and costumes will remain simple, in the hopes of putting as much money into the artist's hands as possible.
This show will run for 6 nights at Austin Public in central Austin, May 26th - June 4th, and will feature Taylor Flanagan, Becca Musser, and a cast of rotating guest performers.
We have 26 years of Shakespeare experience between us. Taylor teaches Theatre and Shakespeare to high school students and Becca recently participated in a month-long theatre intensive with Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA. This will be Becca's penultimate performance in Austin, before moving to NY. This is a passion project for us, as it is our first and last opportunity to perform together onstage.
If you are interested in helping Austin, TX and William Shakespeare flip the bird to heteronormativity, please give what you can!
More information on this incredible team:
Amelia Turner & Bridget Gates (May 26)
Robert Deike & Jon Watson (May 27)
Kevin Moxley & Steve Cook (May 28)
Victoria Barton & Nell McKeown (June 2)
Kate Clark & Heidi Penix (June 3)
Rachel Marie Abbott & Chelsea Manasseri (June 4)
Taylor Flanagan & Becca Musser (every night)
Robert Matney, Sara Snyder, Rose Kentspeth, Katie Van Winkle, Rudy Ramirez, Lily Wolff, Deb Streusand, Amelia Turner, Jenny Lavery, Stephanie Donowho, and Nell McKeown
Script creation and compilation:
Taylor Flanagan, Becca Musser, Nell McKeown, Stephanie Donowho, and of course William Shakespeare
Hannah Hagar, Kristin Hall, and Jon Watson
Produced in cooperation with the fine people of:
Something For Nothing Theatre Company
Tickets available: www.secure.buyplaytix.com/LoveGoesTowardLove/reserve/love_goes_toward_love.html
Event page: www.facebook.com/events/125708217975774/
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/LoveGoesTowardLove
Jenny Lavery and Amelia Turner (May 26)
Robert Deike and Jon Watson (May 27)
Kevin Moxley and Steve Cook (May 28)
Victoria Barton and Nell McKeown (June 2)
Kate Clark and Heidi Penix (June 3)
Rachel Abbott and Chelsea Manasseri (June 4)
We assure you, this is no early April Fool’s Day joke. These amazing performers have indeed signed on to create Shakesqueerian magic with us.
How is this real?!
We’ll be announcing our cast list soon, but in the meantime we are champing at the bit to share our team of Consulting Directors. Our performers will receive guidance from Robert Matney, Sara Snyder, Rose Kentspeth, Katie Van Winkle, Rudy Ramirez, Lily Wolff, Deb Streusand, Amelia Turner, Stephanie Donowho, and Nell McKeown.
We can barely hold in the excitement! Can you?!