OLIVE BRANCH and LAUREL CROWN V: Road to Bedlam
Created by OLIVE BRANCH LAUREL CROWN members David Hanauer and Richard Wirth
Featuring: Sarah Rodman, Zach Feller, Kim Cincotti-Seldon, Matthew Imholte, Christopher Bennet, Sharon Preator
OLIVE BRANCH and LAUREL CROWN ENSEMBLE
This ensemble exists within the ranks of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Resident Artists. It was born from classes sponsored by and in partnership with VetArts Connect, finding ways for health and wellness through the arts. The Ensemble will accept new members upon completion of the CSC Vets Acting Class. (see below)
Productions / Sharings
Members of the OBLC Ensemble were featured in the 2020 CSC production of Measure for Measure.
Olive Branch and Laurel Crown V – Fall 2019 ensemble presented ‘Road to Bedlam’
Members of the OBLC Ensemble were featured in the 2019 Summer High School Ensemble production of Much Ado about Nothing.
Olive Branch and Laurel Crown IV – Spring 2019 explored themes of Leadership (Henry V)
Olive Branch and Laurel Crown III – Fall 2018 ensemble explored themes of Bravery and Fear
Olive Branch and Laurel Crown II – Spring 2018 explored themes of Love and Dreams
Olive Branch and Laurel Crown I – 2017 ensemble explored themes of War and Peace
CSC VETS Acting Class: Once-a-week class every fall, for ten weeks.
Meets: The Studio, 206 E. Redwood St. Baltimore, MD 21202
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Participants will explore Shakespeare’s texts under the guidance of a CSC trained and credentialed Teaching Artist to find connections with their knowledge, skills, and experiences. Meeting weekly, participating veterans explore themes and understand character. Students will focus on awareness of the physical and vocal aspects of theatre and performing as a unit. No acting experience is needed. A strong sense of ensemble encouraged. Enrollment is open to U.S. veterans from all branches and years of service, as well as active and reserve military.
The class will share performance pieces for a public culminating event.
thou art worthy of the sway,
To whom the heavens in thy nativity
Adjudged an olive branch and laurel crown,
As likely to be blest in peace and war;
And therefore I yield thee my free consent. (2 Henry IV)