Project Info

Measure (Still) for Measure is an intersectional, feminist adaptation of Shakespeare and Middleton’s “problem play” Measure for Measure. Its aim is to facilitate discussions regarding rape culture and instigate policy change in educational institutions.

This website is a repository for our research and rehearsal process. It is licensed under Creative Commons and is open access. That means you can make use of and adapt anything that you find on this site for your own purposes, as long as you give us credit when you do so.

As the project grows, we hope that this website will become both an archive of our process and a resource for groups looking to adapt Shakespeare themselves.

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Sally Naylor, Harry Kingscott, & Nicola Wong

This site will be continuously updated with new information, images, videos, and links. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, feel free to contact us.

If you want Measure (Still) to come to your school, college/university, or community group for a one-off workshop, if you’d like to create a full-scale production based on this project, or if you have questions about any aspect of the project, please contact Project Facilitator Nora Williams by clicking here.

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Inti Brittan-Karshud, Brian Tank, and Myles Hervey

The project formally began with a research and development (R&D) week in February 2016, made possible by the The Bike Shed Theatre and Exeter City Council.

In the 2016-17 academic year, we collaborated with the Advanced Acting class at Nichols School. More information is available here.

 

 

 

About Us

Measure (Still) for Measure is a collaborative project involving partners from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, France, and India. On this page you can learn more about some of the people involved.

 

img_3104 Nora Williams – Project Facilitator/Director 

Nora is an independent scholar and theatre maker with a PhD in Early Modern Drama and an MA in Staging Shakespeare from the University of Exeter. She is also a graduate of Nichols School, which is hosting the pilot phase of this project. Her research interests include Shakespeare and early modern drama in performance; digital media and the archive; gender, identity, and performance; and adaptation studies. She’s on Twitter @noraj_williams

 

 Sharanya – Dramaturgical Consultant/Writer

Sharanya lives and writes in England. You can find her on Twitter @sharanya_ .

 

 Kristen Tripp Kelley –  Co-Facilitator, Nichols Pilot Project

Kristen Tripp Kelley earned her B.A. in Theater from the University at Buffalo as a performing arts scholar in the Honors Program, and graduated with an M.F.A. in Acting from the Professional Actors’ Training Program at Purdue University. She has been teaching and directing theatre at Nichols Upper School for 18 years, and currently serves as the Arts Department Chair. Kristen works with theatre teachers and students from across the state as the Western Region Chair of the New York State Theatre Education Association. She also works as a professional actress and director with various Buffalo theater companies including the Irish Classical Theater Company, Shakespeare in Delaware Park, The Kavinoky Theatre, Jewish Repertory Theatre, Road Less Traveled Theatre, and Torn Space Theatre. She has won two Artie Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Play, and was named Best Actress in a Play through Buffalo Spree’s 2016 Best of WNY Awards.

 

sam_3247-blk Harry Kingscott – Movement Consultant 

Harry is a theatre director and performer who specializes in movement. After completing a Drama degree at the University of Exeter, he formed the physical theatre company High Wall and produced a collection of shows which focused on telling stories through movement and the power of the ensemble. Harry is currently furthering his training at the Jacques Lecoq school in Paris.

 

 Kristen Zaza – Composer 

Kristen is a Toronto-based composer, actor, and musician. A graduate of University of Toronto’s Master of Arts program for the Study of Theatre, Drama and Performance as well as UTM and Sheridan’s Professional Actor Training Program, she is also a founding member of The Howland Company. Select composer credits include: EARNSHAW (Self-produced one-person show); Casimir and Caroline (The Howland Company); Hamlet (Hart House Theatre); Can You Believe? (Toronto Fringe); Don’t Drink the Water (Theatre Erindale); After Juliet (YPT). UPCOMING: Kristen’s music can be heard in the new musical Pickled Heart (London Fringe).

 

 Samantha Theobald-Roe – R&D Week Cast/Photographer

Samantha trained at the University of Exeter and has since gone on to perform in new and exciting works. She is experienced in immersive and physical theatre in addition to narrative driven plays, and is equally comfortable acting for screen. She recently completed shooting short film INK, playing the lead role of Emma, and has previously worked with companies including High Wall Theatre on adaptations of classical texts to contemporary physical pieces. During her time in Devon, Samantha had the chance to perform at The Bike Shed Theatre and the Exeter Northcott Theatre, as well as working with up and coming playwright Emily Holyoake. Outside of acting, Samantha is an artist/graphic designer and recently illustrated the children’s book Mandy & Mitch: and the Big Brave Boots with Little Boot Books. She also worked as Second Assistant Director on ‘Steer’, a short film by Aftermath Films, directed by Rebecca Pantiling. She was thrilled to be part of this process re-writing classic Shakespeare text to include the voices of and bring focus to the women often in the background of the narrative.

myles Myles Hervey – Performer, Nichols Pilot Project

Myles graduated from Nichols School in 2017. He currently attends Hilbert College, where he plays basketball and hopes to make great memories.

Inti Brittan-Karshud – Performer, Nichols Pilot Project  

Inti graduated from Nichols School in 2017 and currently attends Oberlin College.

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Lily Thompson – Performer, Nichols Pilot Project 

Lily graduated from Nichols School in 2017 and currently attends Alfred State University.

 

 

Contact Us

You can reach the team by email using the contact form below.

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In addition, please feel free to contact Project Facilitator Nora Williams on Twitter @noraj_williams.